The sun is always shining above the clouds and for this reason FlightHub thinks that your next side-adventure to the Austrian city of Salzburg is an absolute must. Visiting Salzburg and the Gaisberg Mountain can be a breeze when FlightHub Review has done all the work for you! Make sure your vocal pipes are ready and you’ve got the sound of music in your heart for this Austrian adventure.
Salzburg is an Austrian city that was made famous for two reasons: It’s the setting for the opening credits of the Sound of Music (where Sister Maria (Julie Andrews) gloriously sings with outstretched arms among the Austrian Alps) and for the Gaisberg Mountain.
A popular student hub, Salzburg is home to four universities and other educational institutions, allowing the city to come alive. It’s also known for its rich architectural history and the city’s “Old Town” is internationally known for its well-preserved baroque-style architecture. Also known for being the birthplace of Mozart, the city has many wonderful attractions, activities and sites for tourists and locals to enjoy whether it’s winter or summer. FlightHub suggests wandering through “old Town” and appreciate the winding roads and quaint Austrian shops, and imagine yourself transported into the fairytale settings of your youth.
But the real winner of the 4th largest city in Austria is the much-loved Gaisberg Mountain. Recognized by its large television antenna, the mountain is located just east of the city and thanks to the Gaisberg Panoramastraße, this comfortable road will lead you straight up the mountain without exhaustion and attracts over 600,000 annual visitors. You can access the mountain by the routine bus that departs from Mirabell Square. Once at the summit, the beautiful and panoramic views of Salzburg, neighboring Bavaria and the Salzburg Lake District will leave you breathless. If you’re looking to hike the mountain, there are a number of trails and paths to get your heart pumping and ready to take on the mountain by foot! FlightHub suggests taking the 2 hour climb and make your way up the 1,288m mountain by foot! The mountain also has local cafes and bistros to grab a quick bite, so grab a warm beverage and sit back while enjoying the beautiful view!
In the winter months, visitors can enjoy multiple—and well maintained—trails and paths for cross country skiing and alpine tours. If skiing isn’t your thing, then FlightHub suggests taking advantage of the skating options while on the mountain!
But if you’re looking for a bit more adventure, then FlightHub suggests researching your paragliding options! Get the ultimate birds-eye view from above the clouds as you wind your way back down to earth. Tours and guides for this adventure activity are made plentiful throughout the town and on the mountain. FlightHub suggests booking in advance, but take caution for the weather.
Among the activities the mountain promotes it’s the natural phenomenon that draws tourists to this mountain year-round. Once you make your way to the peak, enjoy the enchanting view of the clouds that hover just below the peak, effectively covering the city. Heaven and earth really do meet at the summit of the Gasiberg Mountain.
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