Solo In Salzburg: The Best Things To Do On Your Own


Hey everyone! Firstly, apologies for this post being so delayed. For some reason I’ve been doing everything BUT making time to write it. But here I am, and I’m super excited to share my amazing trip with you all. From exploring the old town and making apple strudel, to visiting the Sound of Music filming locations, Salzburg was one visual treat after another. My camera was practically glued to my hand the entire trip, so for this post, I’ve decided to do more of a photo diary.


Know as one of the main filming locations for the Sound of Music, if you’re a fan like me, then this garden should be on your bucket list. But make sure to get there early if you want to avoid the crowds.




I booked myself on a lakes and mountains tour and it did not disappoint. After a short bus trip we took a boat ride around Salzburg before stopping at St Giligan. This place absolutely took my breath away and with it’s incredible views of lake Wolfgang, it was by far the highlight of my trip.



This class was hosted in the cutest house I’ve ever seen. The instructor taught in both English and German and the recipe was incredibly easy to follow. Afterwards, we all sat around the dining table enjoying a light lunch of goulash soup and of course, apple strudel. The lunch part comes at an additional price of €10, which I thought was worth it to get the full experience.



I booked myself on the official Sound of Music tour and if I’m completely honest, I don’t think it’s worth the money. A lot of the filming locations we passed without having the opportunity to get out of the bus, which was quite disappointing. The places you do stop at, it’s only for a few minutes, so you need to be on point with your photography.  Which luckily I was at the atrium, which was without a doubt the highlight of the tour.

You can actually find a lot of the filming locations yourself, and most of them are easy enough to get too without a guide, so I’d recommend doing your research on this first.



Now if there’s one place I’d recommend visiting to indulge in traditional Viennese sweets, it’s Cafe Tomaselli. This family run cafe has been going strong for over 150 years and the moment I stepped into this charming and EXTREMELY BUSY establishment, I could tell why. Waitresses wearing white pinafore dresses walk around with trays full of cakes ready for you to purchase, and the coffee (or in my case, tea and hot chocolate) are some of the best around. Not to mention the buzzing atmosphere, where you sit anywhere that’s available. Even if that means joining a table with complete strangers.




20 thoughts on “Solo In Salzburg: The Best Things To Do On Your Own

  1. Haley Plotkin says:

    Salzburg is such a beautiful city! I’ve been really wanting to go back, so I’m definitely saving this for later for when I do 🙂


  2. marystange says:

    Salzburg looks like a fairytale! Great pictures, and I’m sure it was difficult to narrow it down. There’s nothing more that I like when I travel than learning how to make something local, and apple strudel seems about right. Nice post!


  3. Emily Lush says:

    Sold! I’ve only ever experienced Western Europe in winter—I think it’s time to spread my wings and give autumn a go. I’d love to try my hand at making strudel too! What a cool experience.


  4. Kristi (@daytriptips) says:

    Salzburg is one of my favorite places in the world. Looks like you had quite the photo shoot there. I did the Sound of Music tour as well and loved every minute of it! I’m not sure which one you took, but we stopped at all of the filming locations.


  5. Jess Shetler Stom says:

    I LOVED the Sound of Music growing up. I 110% need to go take photos at all of the Sound of Music filming locations. I love that you included making apple strudel too. That looks fun and delicious!


  6. Mateja Drobnic says:

    Love all the images, there’s so much color in them, especially the gardens! Seems like a perfect city to visit solo, and food looks yummy!


  7. carrieemann says:

    I love the idea of doing an apple strudel baking class, especially if you visit solo! Cooking classes are such a great way to meet people, plus you learn a useful skill.


  8. Carly | says:

    I would have never thought to take a cooking class in Salzburg, but I would love to learn to make apple strudels (and they’re vegetarian-friendly too!). What a great idea!


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