Ever wanted to explore places off the beaten track, find spots which lie beyond the tourism radar, see things with the eyes of a Salzburg local and understand signs, which remain undiscovered for most people passing by? Then this selection should properly feed your bucket list.
Secret spots to be uncovered
- Collision with an American Army Tank
- The hand of asylum
- Revelation of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
- The King of the night
- Coronation of Holy Mary
- Masks of Mirabell
A Salzburg map full of surprises
Find all our undtold places of Salzburg in this convenient map. Zoom in / out and click the icons to grasp a short teaser. Each marker enabls you a deep dive into city facts, most locals have never heard of.
The full list of spots underneath the map lets you easily:
- create a route from your current location
- enlarge the map to fullscreen
- download the whole map as .kml file for your personal navigation system
- create a QR code to have an easy shortcut in your pocket during your travels.
Therefore simply use the small icons in the top right corner at each untold place.
|Coronation of Holy Mary|
Discover the perfect baroque gimmick of optical illusion on Domplatz Square.
Details to the Coronation of Holy Mary to be found here.
Domplatz Salzburg, Austria
|Masks of Mirabell|
Discover two scary faces behind beautiful rose tendrils.
Find the full story of the Masks of Mirabell here.
Mirabellgarten Salzburg, Austria
|Listening to the raging bull|
Kapitelplatz Salzburg, Austria
|Order some WW2 morphium|
Bürgerspitalgasse Salzburg, Austria
|Stairway to hell|
Müllner Hauptstraße 5 Salzburg, Austria
|King of the night|
The Königsgässchen or "King's alley" not named after a king. In fact Salzburg never had a royal king. The alley's name goes back to a much darker and more down-to-earth history. Find out its origin.
Königsgässchen Salzburg, Austria
|A melodic facade|
Mönchsberg 32 Salzburg, Austria
|The hand of asylum|
The small hand on the west portal entry of the Salzburg Franciscan Church is inconspicuous and well hidden. Even if you are specifically looking for her, you may not find her at first glance. Read here about its meaning.
Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse 15 Salzburg, Austria
|A church for Napoleon's horses|
Universitätsplatz Salzburg, Austria
|The holy stairs to Pontius Pilatus|
Kajetanerplatz Salzburg, Austria
|Remainders of the City Wall|
Getreidegasse 36 Salzburg, Austria
|The 5 dead wives of Sebastian Stumpfögger|
Sankt-Peter-Bezirk 1 Salzburg
|Collision with an American Army tank|
The reason of a huge missing piece of wall at the corner of the house Giselakai 11 was an American Army tank who crashed in the days after World War 2. How that happened can be read here.
Steingasse Salzburg, Austria
|The cathedral coppola's asymmetric lump|
Domplatz Salzburg, Austria
|The revelation of Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity|
Albert Einstein presented his famous Theory of Relativity at a research conference on September 21, 1909 for the first time to the world. And it happened right here. Read the details.
Faberstraße 8 Salzburg, Austria
|Secret Terrace on Mönchsberg|
Müllner Hauptstraße Salzburg, Austria
Cover image provided by Leonhard Niederwimmer
Antisemitism at the Jewish Square