Salzburg Christmas Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

329656


Categories

First Time Visitor, Local Experience

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

German (fluent), English (fluent)

City tour in December


Your local guide will reveal the secrets of Austrian's Christmas traditions and the history of Salzburg on a walking tour through the historic center.
Enjoy a walk through the Salzburger Christmas Market, visit other famous historical sites and learn about local traditions or listen to a choir in front of the cathedral.
This tour is for all who are interested in the history of Salzburg and want to know more about Salzburg or the Silent Night Song which was performed almost 200 years ago for the first time.
The smell of Glühwein or warm local food and the unique decorations of the Residence square will get you into a Christmas spirit.

Itinerary

Starting a walking tour at the Residence square you will walk with your guide through the Salzburg Christmas Market and learn how the market developed, find traditional gifts and crafts made in Austria. On the way to the Salzburger Dom you will smell the Glühwein and hot potatoes or Gulasch from the food stands. Inside the Salzburger Dom you will get historical information about the Dom and also see the nativity scene and the babtismal from Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Mohr who wrote the lyrics to Silent Night, Holy Night. Listen to some interesting historical facts about the nativity scene and the song Silent Night. Continue the walk to St. Peters District where you will find a big christmas wreath and a small hidden Christmas Market. Many Christmas concerts are performed at the Salzburg Festival Hall and most of the people show up in traditional Dirndls and Lederhosen. Christmas time is a miraculas time with many interesting stories to be discovered on this tour.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Tour starts at the Residence square 1 at Salzburger Christmas market, in front of the big Christmas Tree.

End location: Tour will end again near the Christmas Tree at Residence square

Duration: 1 hour 30 min.

Transportation

This will be a walking tour

What’s Included

Tour includes guiding service plus Glühwein and one hot food tasting at the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt

Estimated Local Cash Needed

50 Euro - souvenirs

What’s Extra

personal expenses

Restrictions

Most tours will be walking tours. But I can arrange for a private car and driver if requested or needed for some tours. I also can accompany you in your vehicle.

A Recent Review of this tour

Michaela was a fantastic guide. Her in-depth knowledge of Salzburg and the history around Christmas in Austria is superb. She was very patient with us and answered all of our questions. She is a true professional with whom I would tour with again.
Mark Melum

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