The surroundings of Salzburg ecstasize visitors with perfect lake and mountain sceneries. And they are encircling the city with some severe outdoor activity opportunities. So it may or may not come as a surprise that even the noble capital itself calls for some sporty condition – if you really want to see it all.
Here comes your unexpected sports program. On both sides of the fast flowing river Salzach you have hills at your choice to work your pounds off. Run uphill Mönchsberg to pay a personal visit to the famous crowning of Salzburg – the white cliff-top fortress. If history is not your thing discover excellent exhibitions in the contemporary Museum der Moderne (for those who are not so much into sports: there is an elevator!).
Next, run downhill to cathedral square where the city presents its beauty and pomp in a cumulative way. Down there the famous Getreidegasse is also near. There the cumulation of tourists will automatically squeeze you out onto the shore of the Salzach river. Now take a deep breath and cross the river (you can also use any of the many bridges). Wander through the beautiful rose gardens of the Mirabel castle, then climb uphill again onto the green lung of the city, the Kapuzinerberg.
Breathing heavily you will throw a glance back to where you've come from. And from this mesmerizing point of view you'll have to admit that the Unesco-listed scenery of Salzburg is one elegant beauty, lying serenely at the foot of a hill and self-confidentially sticking out several spires.
In case your head starts feeling dizzy at that sight, your blood sugar drops or your feet get tired, there is always one little and easy to find helper: treat yourself with one of those Mozartkugeln. Or two. Or three. Or... in any case the yum-yum combo of chocolate, nougat and marzipan will swiftly make you ready for more sightseeing sports.