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Things to do in Salzburg

Climb the Kapuzinerberg city walls

With its sheer rock faces and dramatic terrain, Salzburg is a climbers' destination. It's possible to do rock climbing, bouldering and balancing on slack lines with varying degrees of difficulty. As for the unforgettable via ferrata (protected climbing route) on the Kapuzinerberg city walls - Akzente (tel: +43 662 849 291; www.akzente.net/home) holds the key.

Follow in the footsteps of The Sound of Music

Set in Salzburg, the legendary film The Sound of Music hit the silver screen in 1965 and has provided one of the city's main attractions for decades. Fans still look to follow in the footsteps of Maria and Captain Von Trapp with Panorama tours (tel: +43 662 883 2110; www.panoramatours.com). There are also special events and concerts throughout the year.

Get a classical masterclass at the Grosses Festspielhaus

The largest of Salzburg's two festival halls, the Grosses Festspielhaus (tel: +43 662 804 50; www.salzburgfestival.at), with a capacity of over 2000, is the city's premier venue for classical music and hosts operas and concerts all year round. The building itself dates back to the 1950s and was designed by the acclaimed architect Clemens Holzmeister.

Run up a mountain, come down a hill

Running enthusiasts will find terrific routes throughout the city, including Salzburg's mountains of Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg. Intended for individual runners, they take you past breathtaking alpine scenery and winding, hilly lanes. There are also guided running tours available (tel: +43 650 982 2102; www.sportsbrothers.at), including along the Almkanal River.

Soak in the high culture of the Salzburger Landestheater

Get some high culture under your belt by enjoying an evening at Salzburger Landestheater (tel: +43 662 8715 12222; www.salzburger-landestheater.at). The biggest of Salzburg's permanent theatres, it has been home to performing arts since long before Mozart and today its programme ranges from opera and ballet to drama.