If you need more motivation to travel to Salzburg, the city has many wonderful natural points and is surrounded by beautiful nature just begging to be explored. You can take a stroll down the Salzach River or discover the many other parks and squares hidden along tiny winding streets throughout the city. See how many you can find without getting lost! Speaking of winding streets, be sure to wander along Getriedegasse, a long shopping street near the old town. Here you can find shops of all sorts – high-end luxury brands, local stores, average souvenir shops and the not-so-average souvenir shops. No matter much you have to spend on trinkets, it’s worth the time to experience. Fortress Hohensalzburg is an easy twenty-minute hike. The old Baroque fortress is an interesting place wander around and soak in some Austrian history. During the summer, the fortress hosts festivals and outdoor plays while in the winter, there is a cozy Christmas market.