Self-catering in Salzburg, Austria

In the course of the millennium, nature has created beautiful landscapes in the Salzburg region - sculptures of art, mountains of all kinds, and forests and meadows. A fascinating mountain world with rivers, cliffs, waterfalls, the purest lakes and ice caves invite you to discover at all times of year. Whilst the summer brings lush fields and clear weather in which to enjoy Salburg's many attractions, whilst in winter you can step out of your Austrian holiday homes or apartments in Salzburg to see enchanting snow-capped treetops. Experience the many-sided Salzburg County and be impressed by the various roles nature plays here.

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Discover magnificent landscapes from your villas

From a scenic point of view, the differences from the lively city of Salzburg with its hilly surroundings extend over the lakes of the Salzkammergut to the mighty peaks of the mountain chains of the Tennengebirge, the Kalkalpen and the Großglockner. Salzburg also has a share in the national park, Hohe Tauern. The lush alpine pastures, clear mountain streams, quiet valleys and the sighting of a marmot or capricorn make a holiday in the five regions of Salzburg quite the experience. These magnificent surroundings, of course make Salzburg a fantasic location for those who enjoy outdoor adventure holidays, or simply relaxing with the ultimate view. For more of the same, explore our range of Austrian holiday homes in Tyrol!

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Encounter cities and countryside in Europe

With Salzburg being such a varied region of Austria, there are several gems to stumble across on your travels to this rich and diverse country. From cosmopolitan hubs to charming villages and wide open natural spaces where there is nobody else in sight, Salzburg will amaze you. Salzburg city itself has much to offer, for example the fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Mozart's birthplace and the Felsenreitschule are among the sights of the city of Salzburg. But we would also recommend visiting the cities of Hallein, Saalfelden, Bischofshofen, St. Johann or Zell am See, which are well worth a visit from your holiday homes in Austria.

Austrian cuisine awaits in Salzburg

Discover the delights of the Austrian kitchen from your holiday rentals in Austria, either by visiting the wealth of resturants on offer, or by serving up a feat yourself in the privacy of your own holiday home. Those with a sweet tooth must try the Salzburger Nockerln in particular - a sweet soufflé from an egg-sugar-flour mixture, whipped into peaks. Or perhaps get your hands on some Salzburg Mozart balls, which consist of a chocolate ball, hazelnut nougat and white and green pistachio marzipan. The original Mozart ball was created in 1890 by the confectioner Paul Fürst and you can find them almost everywhere now regardless of where you stay on your self-catering holiday in Austria.

Activities and attractions in Salzburg - Lichtenstein Gorge

On your travels in Austria, why not disocver a legendary gorge right in the middle of Salzburg. The gorge leaves a huge impression through the depth and narrowness of this natural wonder with an almost ghostly light and shadow play creating an eerie and enchanting atmosphere. Visitors have always been fascinated - and you will be too! The roaring waterfalls and the tearing water masses have cut themselves ever deeper into the ravine for thousands of years and the rocks now stand so narrow and high that the sky can only be seen as a small strip. The Lichtenstein Gorge is not only one of the most beautiful, but also one of the deepest gorges of the Alps. Make this a must on your list of things to do in Austria.

Hellbrunn Palace and Salzburg Zoo

The Hellbrunn Palace with its park and the connected Salzburg Zoo is only a few minutes south of the city of Salzburg if you get the chance to pay a visit whilst self-catering in Austria. A tour of the Salzburg Zoo takes you past beautifully designed enclosures, where the animals feel at home. Afterwards you can visit the well-renowned water features of Hellbrunn Palace, built in by the Salzburg prince-bishop Markus Sittikus. From the beginning, the water features were the defining element of the castle. The numerous springs of the Hellbrunner mountain lend the mighty estate bubbling life. Hidden in the green shade of bushes and trees or alive splashing from unimagined hiding places - for almost 400 years the fountains have been the world-famous centerpiece of the Hellbrunner amusements.

Shopping in Salzburg

A variety of shops await you during your stay in Salzburg, making this province easily recommendable for those who enjoy retail therapy - especially young people. Make your way through fantastic markets selling fresh produce and traditional folkwear, souvenirs and handmade delicacies or take to the large shopping centres that cater to every taste. Cafes and restaurants can be found everywhere selling a variety of Austrian cuisine, including traditional meals and marvellous sweet treats. 

Service - Why NOVASOL?

With over 44,000 holiday homes in Europe, it is no wonder that we have a fantastic selection in Austria, not just apartments in Vienna or Tyrolean chalets, but a variety of comfortable properties scattered around the infamous Salzburg region. Book online at any time or day of the week, or give us a call and one of our travel experts will be happy to help you. We are dedicated to our customers, and NOVASOL's service doesn't end when you book or even when you arrive at your holidy lettings in Austria - call our local offices if you need assistance during your stay and someone will be able to make sure you are looked after.