Explore Salzburg with a local historian during this private, 2.5-hour tour. See the historic city center with its Baroque and medieval buildings, and learn about the salt trade, musical history, and the town's wartime past. You'll visit Benedictine St. Peter′s Abbey in the oldest part of the city, and your guide will also relay the tales of not only Mozart, as well as his sister, who spent their childhood in Salzburg, but also the Trapp family singers who inspired the movie 'The Sound of Music.'
After meeting your guide in the heart of Salzburg at Cafe Glockenspiel, begin your private, 2.5-hour tour with a walk through the narrow, crooked streets of Salzburg's Burgher Town. Here you'll find the passageways of the Getreidegasse shopping district, and enjoy the Salzburg commercial center which has retained its Baroque and medieval charm from the days when Archbishops ruled.
You'll visit the place where Mozart was born, as well as the Festival Halls, before arriving at the Benedictine St. Peter's Abbey, which dates to 696 AD. Because your guide is an expert historian, you'll hear tales of the city's Medieval salt trade and medical innovations, as well as follow the fascinating childhoods of Wolfgang and Nannerl Mozart. So, too, will you learn the history of composer, Michael Haydn, considered the second great musical son of this charming Austrian city. You'll also learn the intriguing true story that inspired The Sound of Music, one of the authentic refugee tales to emerge from World War II.
By the end of the guided walk through the city, you'll be familiar with local customs and classic Salzburg traditions, as well the city's cultural, political, social, and musical heritage. The tour ends in the historic center when you say goodbye to your guide.