You'd be hard-pushed to find coach holidays to Salzburg that don't incorporate the Sound of Music or Mozart somewhere along the way, but musical greats aren't the only reason for embarking on a Salzburg tour. Austria's visitors travel here to marvel at the awe-inspiring Alpine location, feast their eyes upon the Baroque architecture known to be amongst the best in the country, or to sample hot Austrian coffee in a traditional cafe, all of which result in a year-long stream of tourists that secure Salzburg's popularity.
Coach trips to Salzburg
After appreciating the scenery, which looks even more amazing from the 120 meter high vantage point of the eleventh century fortress of Hohensalzburg, no Salzburg tour is complete without paying homage to Mozart by visiting Mozart's Geburtshaus, the very home in which the musical prodigy was born in 1756 and grew up. In this yellow-fronted house turned museum resides Mozart's childhood violin, as well as portraits, letters and other fascinating relics linked to the famous musician, which you won't want to miss. Of course, coach tours to Salzburg should also incorporate a trip to Mirabelle Gardens where the 'Do-Re-Mi' song in the Sound of Music was filmed, although in the winter months be advised that it could be buried in snow. Other film locations to see on a Salzburg tour are the Nonnberg Convent and the Residenzplatz.