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The city of Salzburg often tops the ‘must see’ list for visitors to Austria. Lovers of music and mountains, devotees of snow and schnitzel flock to Salzburg to explore a city that enjoys a superb setting in the shadow of the Alps and just a stone’s throw from the border with Bavaria. There's a tremendous old centre (the Altstadt) full of fussy Baroque ornamentation. The city plays up its connections with Mozart of course. The downside is the crowds; Salzburg can get very full, and critics of the city often argue that it has sold its soul to mass tourism. We still think it worth a visit, but it's a destination best reserved for the quieter months.

Salzburg is a natural hub for rail traffic, and thus offers excellent connections to the rest of Austria and further afield. And, after many chaotic years of renovation, the city's main station (called the Hauptbahnhof) now seems to be a pretty civilised place again. ÖBB (Austrian Railways) use their premium Railjet trains on daytime services to Zurich, Vienna and Budapest. There are direct EuroCity trains to the German cities of Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Frankfurt and Cologne. Frequent trains run from Salzburg to Munich and Innsbruck, both less than two hours away. For night owls, there are direct overnight services from Salzburg to Zagreb, Ljubljana, Milan, Rome, Rijeka and Venice.

It is perfectly possible to reach Salzburg in a day from London, but it is a long day and you’ll need to make two or three changes of train along the way. Reckon on about 12 hours. You have a choice of routes, either via Brussels and Cologne or via Paris and Strasbourg.

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Ljubljana to Salzburg by train

from £35.50

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Venlo to Salzburg by train

from £123.00

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Utrecht to Salzburg by train

from £146.50

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Vienna to Salzburg by train

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Prague to Salzburg by train

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Kehl to Salzburg by train

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Kufstein to Salzburg by train

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Zagreb to Salzburg by train

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Lucerne to Salzburg by train

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Wörgl to Salzburg by train

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Heidelberg to Salzburg by train

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Prien am Chiemsee to Salzburg by train

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Aachen to Salzburg by train

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Amsterdam to Salzburg by train

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Berne to Salzburg by train

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Strasbourg to Salzburg by train

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Bad Endorf to Salzburg by train

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Venice to Salzburg by train

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Paris to Salzburg by train

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Stuttgart to Salzburg by train

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Freilassing to Salzburg by train

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Innsbruck to Salzburg by train

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Rosenheim to Salzburg by train

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London to Salzburg by train

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Koblenz to Salzburg by train

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Frankfurt am Main to Salzburg by train

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Offenburg to Salzburg by train

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Mannheim to Salzburg by train

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Cologne to Salzburg by train

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Düsseldorf to Salzburg by train

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Zurich to Salzburg by train

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Berlin to Salzburg by train

from £61.50

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Hanover to Salzburg by train

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Budapest to Salzburg by train

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