Salzburg City Hiking

City hiking to the Mönchsberg, Kapuzinerberg or Festungsberg? If you want to view Salzburg from above and are looking for peace and quiet, it’s best to walk up to one of the three hills within the city limits.

The Kapuzinerberg rises out of the city like a green island. Take the Imbergstiege trail up to viewpoints where the panorama of Salzburg is particularly beautiful. The Franziskischlössl at the top offers the chance of a bite to eat followed by the return to the city past the Capuchin monastery.

Views from the city hills in Salzburg
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The Mönchsberg is an easy destination to get to, located right next to the Festungsberg. One of the ways to climb it begins at the Nonnberg monastery. Hikers reach the highest point of the mountain on their way past the Krautwächter-Häuschen.

From here you can either walk on to Hohensalzburg Fortress or past the Museum der Moderne Salzburg to the popular Augustiner Bräu with its large brewery guest garden. There is also a lift from the city centre up to the Mönchsberg.

Both city walks are around four kilometres long and take about 90 minutes each for hikers.

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