Salzburg Music & Mozart | Private Walking Tour
Discover the picturesque Austrian city of Salzburg and its musical history on your Salzburg Music & Mozart Private Walking Tour.
Salzburg is famous for being the birthplace of Mozart, the iconic filming location for the Hollywood Classic The Sound of Music, and for its majestic Baroque and medieval architecture surrounded by those famous Austrian hills and craggy mountains.
Today Salzburg remains famous for its musical associations and hosts an annual festival of music – one of the most important in the world for opera, music, and drama.
This three-hour Music and Mozart themed tour delves into the life and times of Salzburg’s most famous composer and stops off at some of the beautiful filming locations made so famous by Julie Andrews as the innocently beguiling Fräulein Maria, governess to the Von Trapp family. The city truly comes alive with the Sound of Music on this amazing tour!
- Explore Mozart’s Salzburg with a passionate English speaking guide
- Learn about Salzburg’s rich history, musical past, and the fascinating life of Mozart
- Enjoy a coffee & delicious Mozart Ball - the local sweet treat
- See the Mozart family grave at the St Sebastian cemetery
- Admire the beautiful Mirabell Gardens as seen in the Sound of Music
Exclusive private Tours and Experiences. Also offered in Spanish, French, Portuguese, Swedish and Russian
Our prices always include tickets and reservations fees (no waiting in lines!)
Our tour guides and staff are selected experts and speak perfect English
Easy to book and prepay your tours with our secure payment system
Eco-sustainable tourism, designed to respect and support local culture, art and traditions
Your expert, English-speaking private guide will meet you in Mozart Square by the colossal bronze statue of the maestro himself – Salzburg’s musical hero, to begin this unique three-hour Music and Mozart themed private walking tour of Salzburg.
With a history stretching back to the Celts, the Romans and later the Holy Roman Empire, Salzburg is a city filled with medieval monasteries and baroque palaces, majestic domes and spires, and epic panoramic views over the rolling green and snow-capped hills. The Old City of Salzburg is a maze of quaint streets opening on to large and spacious squares. Today it is rightly designated a UNESCO World Heritage site.
On this tour you’ll learn all about the life, loves, scandals, and incredible achievements of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born here in January 1756. From Mozart Square, you will walk to Getreidegasse, a famous shopping street where Mozart was born and lived until age 17 at number 9. The youngest of seven children, five of whom died in childhood, Mozart was a child genius and composed his first piece of music at the age of five. He is considered one of the greatest, as well as prolific, composers of all time – with over 800 compositions finished by the time of his tragically young death at 35 years old.
Number 9 is now a museum, showing Mozart’s early life, his musical instruments, and early compositions. Your guide will show you around and share many fascinating stories of his extraordinary childhood.
Included in the tour is a welcome coffee stop at a beautiful, historic and family run Cafe where your guide will also treat you to a delicious Salzburg specialty called Mozartkugel the Mozart Ball. This chocolate ball filled with nougat, pistachio and marzipan was invented in 1890 by master confectioner Paul Furst, and named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Next, you’ll walk to the beautiful and tranquil grounds of the St. Sebastian Cemetery. The cemetery is filled with the graves of notable royals, aristocrats and important Salzburg families – including Mozart’s parents. (Mozart himself died in Vienna and was buried in a communal grave. His skull however is held at the Mozart Foundation in Salzburg).
Lastly, you’ll visit the spectacular grounds of the magnificent Mirabell Palace, built in 1606 by the archbishop-prince Wolf Dietrich for his mistress Salome Alt and her children. The gardens were redesigned in 1690 and consist of formal lawns and splendid fountains. Many scenes from the Sound of Music were filmed here, including when the Von Trapp children run around the Pegasus Fountain in front of the Palace singing Do Re Mi. They end the song where your tour ends on the impressive staircase with beautiful views across the gardens to Rose Hill!
- Private Tour Guide
- Getreidegasse - Mozarts Birth Place (with entry)
- Coffee and Mozart Ball
- Mirabell Gardens with Sound of Music staircase
- St. Sebastian Cemetery with grave of Mozart Family
- Mozart Square
LivTours’ group size of max 6 participants is and always has been based on sustainable travel, and we are proud to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the industry. LivTours is committed to providing travelers with truly sustainable tours with the lowest possible environmental impact, all while supporting the local industries and people of each unique destination. To learn more about how you can actively support sustainable tourism and how LivTours is contributing, click here.
When you book a LivTours Private Tour or Experience, you are guaranteed a dedicated, expert guide that allows you the flexibility to start your tour at a time which is convenient for you, making planning easy. Our private tours ensure that you will get a tailored experience to meet all your needs so we go at your pace, perfect for families with younger children, elderly, or individuals with accessibility needs. Please be advised that all private tours begin at a base price starting at two people*. Prices are inclusive of entry tickets where applicable. *Some Ferrari private experiences are inclusive of one person only.
By selecting Choose Dates Later / Buy as Gift at booking, any tour can be purchased without fixed dates. This is the perfect option if you want to purchase your tour as a gift for a loved one, or if you are in the pre-planning phase of your vacation. After booking, you will receive a Travel Voucher Code and full instructions on how to schedule your tours when ready. Once your travel plans are confirmed, you can easily use the Travel Voucher Code on the LivTours website to formally schedule your tours. You can find out more here.