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Salzburg Walking Tour with Traditional Food and Drink

Salzburg Walking Tour with Traditional Food and Drink


Salzburg is a beautiful destination that is well known for its delicious food and drink. Whether you are based in the heart of the city for your holiday, or on a day trip from one of the surrounding ski areas and resorts such as CLC World’s Alpine Centre Austria, you’ll no doubt be keen to sample as much of the traditional cuisine as possible. Fortunately, there are many options for a Salzburg walking tour which can help you and your taste buds get the most out of your stay. Whether you choose to take a guided walking tour through the city or go it alone on a gastronomic adventure, our short guide will help you decide how to experience the best eateries and hidden gems to be discovered in the city of Mozart.

Salzburg food markets

At the city’s food markets, you will find all kind of culinary delights: from locally grown produce to freshly baked bread,  pastries and spectacular sausages! The largest and most popular is the Grünmarkt, which takes place every Monday to Saturday in Universitätsplatz. Not only is the market a perfect showcase for traditional Austrian food and drink, but it is also a great place to learn about the fascinating history of Salzburg as well as pick up some tasty supplies for a lunchtime picnic on the banks of the Salzach River. On Friday mornings, Kajetanerplatz hosts Salzburg’s original organic farmers’ markets and this pedestrian-friendly area is a great place to sample some locally made cheeses, meats, and pastries.

Do it yourself Salzburg walking tour:

If you’re keen to taste the flavours of Salzburg at your own pace, here are a few addresses you’ll want to note:

  • Rigler’s (Getreidegasse/Kranzlmarkt 5): You may not know it, but Salzburg was once an important centre for the production of salt (and salzis the German word for salt!). One of the best places to discover the incredible possibilities with this simple pantry ingredient is Rigler’s. Along with herbs, spices, oils and vinegars, you’ll discover gourmet and flavoured salts from all over the world – there’s no end of possibilities here!
  • Vinothek De Gustibus (Bergstraße 14): This excellent wine shop near the Mozarteum University is the perfect place to learn more about Austria’s great wine-making tradition and grape varieties such as Grüner Veltliner for white wines and Zweigelt for red wines, in an authentic, atmospheric setting.
  • Café Mozart (Getreidegasse 22):You can’t leave Salzburg without trying the city’s most famous dish, the Salzburger Nockerl, a sweet soufflé. This café, named after its most famous son, is the place to try it.

Organised tours, gourmet experiences, cooking schools

If you’d prefer a guided experience, you may want to book yourself onto a private food and drink Salzburg walking tour. Whilst a little more costly than the self-guided option, these tours are led by experienced and local experts who are extremely knowledgeable and can directly introduce you to the best addresses for Salzburg local cuisine and the rich history which surrounds it. A typical walking tour is likely to last around three hours.

If you want to experience the Salzburg fine dining scene, then a gourmet food tour is a great way to approach your adventure. These tours make stops around some of the finest restaurants in the city (one stop for each course), even offering you the opportunity to greet esteemed chefs and, of course, sample some of Salzburg’s finest food and wine.

You could also participate in a cooking class to learn how to make savoury dishes such as pretzels and dumplings and classic sweet treats such as apple strudel and Salzburger Nockerl. This is a great way to learn how to recreate favourite flavours from your Austrian holiday in your own home.

Salzburg from CLC World

Salzburg is just over an hour from CLC Alpine Centre and resort staff can organise transfers to and from the main train station, as well as tour and cookery school bookings. They are also available to provide excellent advice on what their favourite stores to visit are, to ensure you get tasting the best food in the city on your Salzburg walking tour!

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About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.


  1. Heather
    November 4, 2018 at 3:30 am

    I was excited to read this post because I’m going to Vienna in December and wanting to Salzburg while we are there. This info and these tips are flipping fabulous!

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 5, 2018 at 11:34 am

      That’s great to hear, Heather! I hope you have a fabulous time 🙂

  2. Tori
    November 4, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Very informative post! Austria is on my long list of places to go, and I will have to bookmark this for when I make the trip. I would opt for the self guided tour as I am a bit of a budget traveler 🙂
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 5, 2018 at 11:34 am

      That’s a great way to go as well, Tori!

  3. Candy
    November 4, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    A gourmet food tour sounds like something I would definitely enjoy! A cooking class looks like so much fun too since I love cooking. My sister just went to this area, so I can’t wait to see if she did some of the things you did 🙂

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 5, 2018 at 11:35 am

      I hope she did! And yes, foodie activities while you’re traveling are always SO much fun.

  4. Heather
    November 4, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    I was excited to read this post because I’m going to Vienna in December and wanting to go to Salzburg while we are there. This info and these tips are flipping fabulous! I love to explore cities with walking tours and food. I am most interested in trying the Salzburg Nockerl. It sounds yummy!!

    • Carmen Edelson
      November 5, 2018 at 11:36 am

      Yes, exploring cities on foot and through food are just the best!

  5. Jenn and Ed Coleman
    November 5, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    Salzburg sounds like a great place to try a cooking class. They have so much great food and drink available I can only imagine all the inspiration for the class. It would be a great experience in one of Europe’s finest cities.
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    • Carmen Edelson
      November 6, 2018 at 12:06 pm

      Yes, so much inspiration for sure!

  6. Amber Tatton
    November 8, 2018 at 5:06 am

    I am a sucker for a good market and the Friday morning one in Salzburg looks amazing. I love the idea of a self-guided tour, as well as the gourmet tour. I am a massive foodie, so need to head to Salzburg.

  7. Bernie
    November 8, 2018 at 8:04 am

    That’s a really interesting thought about a private guided tour. I’m coeliac and allergic to milk, so food tours are sadly not on my agenda any more. Herbs, spices and salt definitely would be good though. And a private guide could certainly help with that, as might booking a tour with a course per restaurant, where they would know in advance and could maybe make adjustments. I’ve been to Cafe Mozart years ago (pre-diagnosis) and I have to say it was a wonderful experience. Maybe some of these adventures could be back in my life again. Thanks for opening my eyes to the possibilities.
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  8. Becky
    November 8, 2018 at 11:02 am

    I definitely needed this before I went to Salzburg (it was a total, last-minute whim and I only had 6 hours so everything I did was SUPER random and not planned at all). Someday I’ll go back for a real visit and looking forward to using your tips!
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  9. Nicola Hilditch-Short
    November 8, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    We have only got chance to visit Vienna whilst in Austria but it is a country we are desperate to get back to and Salzburg will be our next starting point for sure. I just fell in love with the architecture and food in Vienna so I know, and from reading this, that we will do so again in Salzburg!

  10. Erica
    November 8, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    I adore Austria! Tasty food, stunning views and so much to experience. I missed Salzburg the last couple of times I was in the area but I’m definitely planning on going back! I can already taste the apple strudel…

  11. Juliette
    November 9, 2018 at 3:24 am

    I don’t know much about Austrian food other than I think of pastries and sausages! I’d like to do one of those local cooking courses, I think that would be a great introduction to the food. That city dish of the sweet soufflé sounds quite amazing!
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