The fourth largest city in Austria, located near the German border, Salzburg is famous for being the birthplace of Mozart. The old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997 thanks to its famous baroque architecture. The majestic Hohensalzburg Fortress sits above the city on a hillside and adds to its fairytale-like charm.
You can buy a Salzburg Card which gives you free single admission to all the city's attractions, discounts and free use of public transport throughout the city, including the fortress funicular, Salzach boat and the Untersberg cable car.
The best way to see and get around Salzburg is by foot although there are city buses available. Bus tickets can be purchased from the driver or at a kiosk. Electric buses operate from the airport into the town centre.
There are a number of restaurants, bars, cafes and beer gardens around the city catering to all budgets and tastes, and the city plays host to many exhibitions, events and festivals throughout the year, including a famous Christmas market from mid-November onwards.
Flachau ski area
Flachau (920m)is part of the Salzburger-Sportwelt ski area, itself part of the larger Amadé ski area, the biggest in Austria - your ski pass covers a massive 760km of runs over the entire Amadé area. The linked Flachau-Wagrain-Alpendorf area alone covers 120km of predominantly red marked runs from 950m to 2000m.
There is so much choice here that the resort caters to absolutely everyone. From World Cup runs, to carving slopes, fun slopes, family runs, snowparks and cross country tracks there is so much to do here that it is difficult to pinpoint any one highlight. The excellent lift system and well groomed slopes make this a world class ski area.
See the accommodation tab for information on the ski bus service between Salzburg and Flachau.
Salzburg Short 4* Ski Break
A city break and ski break in one - this flexible 3 night winter break allows you explore both the historic city of Salzburg and the world class ski slopes of Flachau, part of the huge Amadé ski area. The package includes accommodation at a centrally located 4* Hotel in Salzburg with daily ski bus to Flachau. Ski passes are not included so you are at liberty to decide what you want to do each day
- Soak up the atmosphere of Salzburg, with its baroque architecture and medieval fortress, the city is especially beautiful in the winter
- Enjoy the extensive Flachau ski area, where there is skiing for all levels less than an hour from Salzburg city centre
- Check out the city’s packed events calendar and see what is going on when you are there
- Accommodation in 4* Hotel Salzburg
- Bed & Breakfast basis
- Daily ski bus to Flachau
- Meals & beverages - unless otherwise specified above
- Ski pass/hire
- Local taxes where applicable
- Everything not specified above
4* Hotel in Salzburg
You will be accommodated at a comfortable 4* hotel in the centre of Salzburg - Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Hotel Imlauer Altstadt, Hotel Wyndham Grand or similar.
Full details will be sent by the supplier via email after booking. Please let us know if you have a preference.
Ski Bus to Flachau
The ski bus departs from Mirabell Square at 8.30 am and returns at approx 5 pm. The journey time to/from the ski resort is approximately 50 minutes each way.
Pick up at hotel and drop off by minibus. There will be a change from minibus to coach at Mirabell square for the transfer to Flachau.
Nearest Airport: Salzburg (approx. 30mins)
Follow signs to city centre.
By Public Transport
Bus line 2 to ‘Paris-Lodrin-Strasse’ stop.
By Private Transfer
Taxi available outside airport.
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