With the Free Walking Tour, we coordinate introductions to Salzburg intended for you and other travelers who are also independent, and eager to not only learn about Salzburg from historic and cultural perspectives but from a local perspective.
Like most places in the old town, the Free Walking Tour’s meeting point is within walking distance from everywhere in the old town. That’s because Salzburg is small.
In 1,5 hours we cover the must-see sights but we also love to answer questions, recommend places to eat, and offer ideas of things to see and do.
How do Free Walking Tours work?
The Free Tour concept was not invented by us. They were invented as a part of rising interest in shared economies and alternative ways of life and travel that resonate with us. The way Free Walking Tours works is that you partake in a tour that doesn’t have a fixed price and no payment upfront. The participants decide at the end of the tour how much they would like to pay for the experience.
To maintain a personal and enjoyable experience for all, we limit our tour groups to a maximum of 25 individuals. Therefore, bookings are required. In case you can’t make it for some reason, please cancel in order to release the spot for someone else.
Reviews of the Free Walking Tour
Free Walking Tour Meeting Point
The meeting point for the Free Tour is an artwork by Marina Abramovic called the “Spirit of Mozart”. It consists of a 15-meter high metal chair facing eight normal-sized chairs next to Staatsbrücke, the main bridge. Sometimes guests assume that the tour’s focus is Mozart. It’s not. Mozart is one of the topics, but the “Spirit of Mozart” is the meeting point. At times we were also asked to change the meeting point. The chairs are hard to find, not because they are hidden, but because they are not obvious. You also can’t sit on them because they are often full of pigeon droppings, and sometimes it’s noisy. But we love this place. Next to Salzburg’s main bridge, it feels like the lifeline of the city.
The Sights we discover
We meet next to the Staatsbrücke bridge, a central location in the old town. After taking a look at Mozart’s residence and Mirabell Palace, we cross the river and enter Getreidegasse, the most famous street in Salzburg and the place where Mozart was born. We cross University Square and the University, take a look at the Concert Hall, where we learn about the Salzburg Festival, visit the monastery of St. Peter, take a look at the Cathedral, admire the fortress from below and pass Residenzplatz square, before ending our walk in front of the statue of Mozart, where you will learn how the Mozart cult began.
The Free Tour covers the following Topics
What’s included in the Free Walking Tour?
Free Walking Tour Schedule
Book your Free Walking Tour by clicking your desired date in the calendar below!
In the event that the tours are fully booked, you are still welcome to show up at the meeting point. We cannot guarantee a spot in that case, but we will do our best to accommodate you, and you can at least grab a printed city map, a free postcard, and get some personal recommendations.
Because we guarantee a personal experience and we like to get to know our guests, tours are limited to 25 participants. Therefore, reservations are required. You find all upcoming tours in the calendar above. Click on the date to reserve your spots!
Also, the Free Walking Tour is for individual travelers. Groups of nine or more, therefore, have to request a private tour instead.
Frequently Asked Question
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions of the Free Tour in Salzburg. You can use this page to inform yourself. If you have a question that is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.