There is so much to see in Salzburg, so you need to plan your day beforehand and decide which areas you want to visit. Having already been on a few sightseeing trips to Salzburg previously, we decided on this occasion to stay in the city centre for some retail therapy!
On the journey in to Salzburg, we left the Tauernautobahn at Puch and took the scenic route through the south of Salzburg, which is less industrial than the recommended route via the west of Salzburg. and is a nice start to the day.
We walked around Salzburgs pretty cobbled alleyways filled with lots of interesting independent shops. Our favourites to visit are always 'Gehmacher' home and furniture store, 'Christmas in Salzburg', selling easter egg and christmas decorations, the 'Manner' chocolate wafer store and the Salzburger Heimatwerk.
As you exit out of the restaurant, and take a left, you come to the pretty Petersfriedhof, at the foot of the famous Festungsberg.
We parked in the Tiefgarage Altstadtgarage B, Hildmannplatz 1 (or you can park in garage A). It's right in the Altstadt and up to 8 hours costs only 6€ if you get one of the shops in the Altstadt to stamp your parking ticket.
We'd booked a table for lunch at the St. Peter Stiftskeller, which is the oldest restaurant in central Europe.
There is a great atmosphere in the restaurant and you really feel surrounded by history. We enjoyed the experience and the food and would recommend ordering one of the recommended daily 2 course menus.
It took around 1.5 hours to dine there, so it's not somewhere to consider if you want to spend more time sightseeing.