Essential Salzburg Wheelchair Accessible Tour
During this private 2-hour Essential Salzburg Wheelchair Accessible Tour you’ll travel back in time as you experience over 1500 years of history condensed into one memorable guided tour. This wheelchair friendly tour is specially designed using short distances and step-free routes.
This accessible Salzburg guided tour starts with your private, knowledgeable guide meeting you at the centrally located, famous Mozart monument on Mozartplatz.Using an accessible step-free route, your tour guide will escort you to the famous Residenzplatz where you’ll immerse yourself deeply into the history of ages ago.Named after the Residenz building of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg adjacent to Salzburg Cathedral, it is one of Salzburg’s most popular places to visit. It is a large, stately square with a beautiful fountain between nested between the old and the new Residenz. You may recognize the square from “The Sound of Music” where Maria sang “I have confidence in me”.
Your wheelchair friendly Salzburg stroll continues with an interior visit to the Salzburg Cathedral.This 17th century Baroque Cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg was originally dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius. As you are narrated through a visit of the Cathedral, you’ll learn about the unique position of the Price-Archbishops of Salzburg in the Catholic World as well as in the first (and still active) monastery in the German language area.
Next, on your Essential Salzburg Wheelchair Accessible Tour is a short stop at Kapitelplatz where you’ll have a spectacular view of the Salzburg Fortress “Hohensalzburg” before you continue to the fascinating St. Peter’s Monastery. This Benedictine monastery and former Cathedral is where W.A. Mozart was baptized.
The final part of your accessible Salzburg guided tour takes place near the popular Festival District. The Festival houses, consisting of historic buildings dating back to the Prince-Archbishops eras, are partly built into a mountain and quite a sight. Opposite to the Festival Halls you’ll see the Old University, from 1623, the University Church and, from Monday through Saturday, the colorful and vibrant Green Market. As the tour concludes, your guide will lead you through a small charming passage to Getreidegasse, which is the most famous street of Salzburg, Here, your guide will end the tour right in front of Morzart’s birth place, leaving you some time to explore the area on your own.
The Essential Salzburg Wheelchair Accessible Walking Tour includes:
- Accessible tour routes, confirmed to be wheelchair accessible
- 2-hour guided private walking / rolling tour of the center of Salzburg.
- Lively commentary by your local English speaking tour guide
- A memorable, firsthand sightseeing experience in Salzburg!
- Mozartplatz square
- Residenzplatz square
- Salzburg Cathedral (interior visit)
- Kapitelplatz square
- Peter’s Monastery
- Festival Halls
- Old University
- University Church
- University Platz Square
- Green Market (except on Sundays and Holidays)
- Mozart’s Birthplace (exterior only, as it is not accessible).
I gave the Essential Salzburg Wheelchair Accessible Tour a 4 Star Sage Accessibility Rating because the entire route is step-free and fairly flat. It did not get a 5 star rating because much of the route has mild cobblestones which may be challenging to some.
The tour meeting point is located at the Mozart statue in Mozartplatz Square (pictured below)
The tour route involves some mild cobblestones and paving stones shown below.
The Salzburg Residenz has a sidewalk ramp at the entrance which leads to a courtyard. The accessible entrance to the Residenz is located at the far end of the courtyard.
A flat sidewalk leads along the west side of town towards the Modern Art Museum. A flat entrance and an elevator are available for disabled visitors to reach the spectacular viewpoint over the city.
Tour Duration: 2 hours
Cost: €340 for 1-2 people, €390 for 3-4 people, €440 for 5-6 people, €490 for 7-8 people.
*€20 off if booked as part of an Accessible Salzburg travel package
Meeting place: At the Mozart monument on Mozart Platz (square)
Meeting time: Morning 10:00 am or Afternoon 1:00 pm
Days offered: Not on Sunday morning or Festival days due to mass at church.
Maximum number of people on tour: 20 (including 10 wheelchair users)
Entrance Tickets: Not needed
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Not included: Snacks/meals, gratuities, and transportation costs.
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