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Salzburg: Christmas Market and History Walking Tour

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Experience Salzburg during Christmas time. Take a walk through the nicely decorated medieval streets to the Salzburger Christmas Market. Listen, feel, taste, and see the spirit of Christmas and it's traditions in the Old town of Salzburg.
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Duration: 90 minutes
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English, German
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  • Visit the Salzburger Christmas Market and learn about the local history and arts and crafts
  • Discover the point of origin of the Song Silent Night - who wrote the song and how it spread into the world
  • Take a walk to St. Peter District and the Salzburg Festival Hall for more Christmas stories
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Start at the Residence square in front of the big Christmas tree. The biggest square of Salzburg is the perfect setting for the Christmas Market with 96 stands. On the way to the Salzburger Dom find local wood craft, ceramics, hand painted ornaments, and home made cookies. Learn about how Christmas markets have benefited the populations in the both the past and the present.

Inside the Dom find stillness. Look around the 17th century church and stop at a big nativity scene and the famous baptism font. Continue the walk and enjoy a view to the fortress Hohensalzburg before heading to the St. Peter Church. Discover why this Abbey was so important for the development of Salzburg.

A few minutes walk away, stand in front of the Salzburger Festival Hall, famous for the summer music festival. Christmas concerts evolved out of a desire to keep tradition alive. Here, your guide will even teach you how to yodel.

The tour continues to the University square to look at Mozart's Birthplace. Finally, you'll return to the Christmas Market to explore some more on your own and enjoy the Christmas sights and sounds.
  • 1.5-hour tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to the Salzburg Christmas Museum

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Meeting point

Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg. In front of the big Christmas tree

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This tour takes place during any weather.

From US$ 43.04 per person

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Product ID: 184565