Sights to see and places to go in Salzburg and the surrounding region
The pilgrimage church of Maria Plain, Salzburg's historic centre and more
Your Hotel & Gasthof Bräuwirth is the perfect base for your exploration of Salzburg and the wider region. Both the city and the surrounding area have plenty to offer!
A popular Austrian pilgrimage site: Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain
The pilgrimage church of Maria Plain is located close to your Hotel & Gasthof Bräuwirth in Bergheim. The church is one of Austria's most popular pilgrimage sites dedicated to the Virgin Mary, and the site of an annual performance of Mozart's Coronation Mass. The basilica, commissioned by Prince Archbishop Max Gandolf von Khuenburg in 1674, is a major Bergheim landmark and popular attraction.
Visitors also enjoy a unique panoramic view stretching across Salzburg to the Alps. The basilica of the Maria Plain has long been an important place of power and retreat for many people, even in Mozart's day: "To Maria Plain on Sunday morning, not from a sense of devotion, but purely to enjoy the beautiful view." (Excerpt from Leopold Mozart's letter to his daughter Nannerl, 3/9/1784)
Sightseeing in Salzburg
Mozart's birthplace and residence, the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Salzburger Dom cathedral and many museums are just some of the unmissable sights to see in Salzburg. Enjoy the baroque flair of the city as you stroll through the ornate alleyways of the historic old town and soak up the fascinating history and culture of the city of Mozart! The Salzburg Card is the ideal companion to your explorations, providing numerous attractive benefits for your sightseeing tour of the city and surrounding area.
Places to go in the diverse natural landscape of the Salzburg region
The city of Salzburg is amazingly easy to get to, but so too are a wide variety of attractions and popular destinations across the region. No matter what you want to do, there's something for every taste. Discover wonderful hiking paths, marvellous destinations such as the Eisriesenwelt ice cave in Werfen, Salzburg's salt mines, a range of cycling routes – your Bergheim hotel is located right on the Tauernradweg cycle path – and the Imperial city of Bad Ischl.
If you like to be close to the water, you need only visit the fabulous lakes of the Salzburg and Salzkammergut regions. The Salzburger Seenland, Wallersee, Mondsee, Irrsee and Obertrumersee lakes are all within a 30-minute drive of Bergheim, near Salzburg. The stunning turquoise waters of Lake Wolfgang are also not far from Bergheim.
Looking for more suggestions? The team at the Hotel & Gasthof Bräuwirth will be delighted to help you plan your expedition!