Salzburg tours and excursions
From April to October tourists can enjoy a Salzach Cruise on the river boat Amadeus Salzburg and see the sights of Salzburg from the river.Tel: +43 662 825 858.
Panorama Tours and Salzburg Sightseeing Tours operate daily bus tours of the city and a number of themed tours, such as 'Mozart tours' and 'Sound of Music tours', visiting places where scenes from the film were shot.Tel: +43 662 883 2110; +43 662 881 616.
You can see the largest ice caves in the world at Eisriesenwelt near the town of Werfen around 40km (25 miles) south of Salzburg. The system of caverns stretches over 42km (26 miles), and the first kilometre features huge ice formations. Getting to the caves involves a bit of walking and a ride up Austria's steepest cable car ascent. Closed in winter.Tel: +43 06468 5248.
Hellbrunn Palace is a mannerist fairytale palace built in the early 17th century with gardens containing unique water automata, trick fountains, grottos and much more. It is only 5km (3 miles) out of town, but it offers a calming and even healing escape from the hustle and bustle of Salzburg.Tel: +43 662 820 3720.