Beautiful Salzburg, Austria
Do you want to explore Salzburg by hired car? That is an excellent idea. Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and one of the country's cultural metropolises. The city is known as the venue of the world-famous Salzburg Festival and has a lot to offer musically and culturally. The best way to reach your desired locations in Salzburg is by hired car. The historic center of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is architecturally impressive. Salzburg is located on the northern edge of the Alps directly on the German border in the immediate vicinity of the Berchtengardener Land. Visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Mirabell Garden and numerous other sights of Salzburg with your hired car and let yourself be enchanted by Mozart's birthplace!
Are you still looking for reasons why Salzburg in particular should be on the program for your autumn holiday? We will convince you. A walk through Salzburg has never been more beautiful than in the autumn months. Collect chestnuts, hear the leaves in all autumn colors rustling under your feet and discover the most beautiful paths for your autumn walk. Do not miss the Hellbrunner Allee. Another highlight of your autumn holiday in Salzburg is the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Once you have reached the top you can enjoy a wonderful view over the autumnal Salzburg. As a reward for the ascent you can treat yourself to a cocoa in one of the Salzburg cafés. This tastes especially delicious after such a varied autumn day.
Car hire in Salzburg
Book your hired car in one of the many car hire agencies in the center of Salzburg or at Salzburg Airport. It is best to use the comparison platform Driveboo.com to find out in advance about the local providers and their offers of rental cars and to reserve your dream car. Ask directly about the equipment you need, such as a navigation system or child seats, to ensure that they are available. At Salzburg Airport you will find many car hire companies to choose from and you can pick up your dream car directly. Salzburg Airport W. A. Mozart is located about 6 km from the city center.
No matter if you are driving in Vienna or Graz, Austria can be discovered very well and comfortably by hired car. The well-developed road network and the mostly moderate traffic make travelling easy. As Austria is an important transit country for travelers all over Europe, it is best to inform yourself in advance to avoid the peak travel times and routes and to enjoy the picturesque nature in a relaxed way.
Do not forget winter tyres
Think about the child seat
In Austria there is a general toll obligation, a valid vignette must be used. If your hired car does not yet have a valid vignette, you can buy one at customs stations, gas stations or at the post office. Currently, ten days cost 7.90 Euro and two months cost 23 Euro. The vignette is stuck to the inside of the windshield, it must be clearly visible. For some tunnels and roads there are also separate fees that you can pay directly on site. It is best to ask at your car hire agency or at the tourist information, they will be happy to advise you.
Salzburg is the city of music and the city of Mozart. Here you can walk in the footsteps of the famous composer, visit the house where he was born and where he lived and get in the mood for music. The popular Mozartkugeln are a good and tasty souvenir for those at home.
The Salzburg region offers impressive mountain landscapes and excursion possibilities with unique mountain panoramas. With your hired car you are flexible and independent - use the freedom for an excursion in the attractive Salzburg area!
Hohe Tauern National Park
View of Untersberg
The National Park Hohe Tauern consists of a multitude of glaciers between high mountains in untouched nature. Hiking trails and numerous sports facilities in a spectacular scenery await the visitors.
The Untersberg is the local mountain of the city of Salzburg and one of the most popular local recreation areas. Magnificent views await you here. Park your hired car near the station and take the Untersberg cable car to get up the mountain.
The Krimml Waterfalls in Krimml near Salzburg are the highest waterfalls at 385 meters. They are located in the scenic National Park Hohen Tauern and can be explored on foot over serpentine paths with a little bit of endurance.
In the Hallein Salt Worlds large and small visitors get their money's worth. Learn in the three accessible salt mines why Salzburg is called Salzburg and how traditional salt production works.
In the following table you will get an overview of the distances of the excursion destinations by hired car from Salzburg:
|Destination||Distance from Salzburg||Duration|
|National Park Hohe Tauern||131 km||1 hour 50 min|
|Krimml Waterfalls||158 km||2 hour 20 min|
|Untersberg||28 km||37 min|
|Salt Worlds Hallein||20 km||30 min|