SALZBURG – an insider tip for gay travelers

At the top of the list is SALZBURG.

“I consider the areas of Salzburg, Naples and Constantinople the most beautiful in the world,” said Alexander von Humboldt.
Indeed: with its picturesque location in the Salzach Valley, its diverse cultural offerings and its rich cultural history, Salzburg is a jewel among Europe’s metropolises and is called the “Stage of the World”.
especially for gays and lesbians. The new website , which is exclusively tailored to gay travelers, is also about this. proves how serious the city is about promoting gay tourism.

Blick auf Altstadt von Salzburg /                Foto:Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Salzburg has a well-established and active LGBTI scene. Regular parties such as the HOSI-Fest, the CSD, the Pride Boat and many other events are highlights of the annual scene calendar. And of course the scene bars are there all year round for locals and guests from all over the world. That is Salzburg queer.

Salzburg is conveniently located in western Austria on the border to Germany. Many European airlines used to fly to the airport, which is close to the city. By train it is very comfortable and fast from Munich to the Salzach. And a car would not be necessary in Salzburg. On foot, by bike
or with the Salzburger Verkehrsverbund you can get everywhere without problems.
However, Salzburg is also particularly easy to reach by car.

Abendstimmung bei den Siemens    Festspielnächten am Kapitelplatz. Foto:Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

In Salzburg you will encounter European history of the Middle Ages and modern times at every turn. A visit to the Hohensalzburg Fortress is an absolute must. Here history comes alive in many museums – with a fantastic view of the city. The Cathedral Quarter or the house where W.A. Mozart was born are also places of preoccupation with the past that explain what we see today.

In hardly any other European metropolis are there so many cultural offerings as in Salzburg, where numerous museums and galleries display a broad artistic spectrum, some with outstanding architecture. Music is at home in Salzburg anyway, for example with the Salzburg Festival. And drama, ballet and music theatre are not only to be found in the Salzburger Landestheater. Salzburg is a hotspot for culture lovers.

Salzburg not only has a lot to offer as a city, but is also situated in very attractive surroundings. The Untersberg on the border between Salzburg and Berchtesgaden offers a magnificent view over the wide country. The cable car takes you up to the 1972-metre-high mountain and can be used with the Salzburg Card. The Hellbrunn Palace, the “Fahrtraum” car museum in Mattsee, the Salt Worlds in Hallein or the “Traumwerk Hans-Peter Porsche” toy museum near Bad Reichenhall are also sure to enrich a visit to Salzburg.

Homosexuelle im Mirabellgarten in Salzburg. Foto:Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Especially for gay couples we recommend the Romantik Hotel GMACHL Salzburg in the heart of Elixhausen only 5 km away from the festival city. Here at the gates of the city of Mozart, you can finally get away from the stress of everyday life and spend some romantic hours together.

In the spa oasis “Horizont” relaxation dreams come true. With a magnificent view of Salzburg’s towering mountains, you will experience pure relaxation on 1,500 square metres of relaxation space, combined with an extremely invigorating pampering programme. Relaxation in the infinity pool, the outdoor pool and the saunas, vitalising massages and heavenly beauty treatments with the best compatible natural cosmetics in the wellness area
successfully round off the first-class relaxation offer for a wellness holiday in Austria.

Finally an update
The HOSI Salzburg has postponed the date for the CSD Corona from the beginning of June to the first weekend in September. Thus Salzburg is now under the sign of the rainbow from 04.-06.09.2020. The exact program is not yet fixed, but a new date is a good start. More information will follow as soon as possible, also for the Long Night of Diversity and the Pride Boat.