The fourth largest city in Austria is one of the best preserved cities north of the Alps. Visitors love the charming center, baroque architecture, views of the mountains, and culture hugely influenced by Salzburg’s being the birthplace of Mozart. Running in Salzburg is a pleasure, with paths along the Salzach River, and two small mountains right in the city. The setting becomes pastoral only a few kilometers from the city center.
We’ve put together a ‘runseeing’ tour of Salzburg, including the path to Mönchsberg and to the Fortress. The Salzach River offers many km of running trails. Another highlight is the Hellbrunner Allee, a path that leads to the beautiful grounds of the Hellbrun Palace. There’s also some exciting trail running in Kapuzinerberg, and a gorgeous but challenging circuit around Gaisburg Mountain, only a few km from Salzburg.
Salzburg is very compact, so all of our routes are easily accessible from the city center. The city has a good bus system, but to explore Gaisburg or the nearby mountains, a car is needed.