In Salzburg you can discover and experience many things without paying a lot of money. Museums, sports, art and culture. You just have to find out and save money.
WHERE CAN YOU EAT CHEAPLY IN SALZBURG?
For example, cheap meals are often available at the University of Salzburg. There, you pay between 5 and 6 Euros for a lunch. As a student you also get a Mensa stamp – a sticker that makes the food even cheaper. You can also take a look inside the Fairteiler. These are two refrigerators at the universities of natural sciences and social sciences. These hold food which cannot be sold in supermarkets, but still tastes good.
WHERE IS THERE ART AND CULTURE FOR NOT A LOT OF MONEY?
Every Tuesday you can visit a concert in Jazzit for free. Bands from Salzburg often play there, too. In summer, concerts of the Salzburg Festival are shown on the Kapitalplatz. These are the Siemens Festival Nights, which are outdoors and free for all spectators. Those who would like to go to the Salzburg Festival can also buy standing-room tickets. They are a bit cheaper than seated tickets. In autumn, the free Jazz and the City Festival takes place in the old town. Admission to all concerts is free.
In Salzburg, there are many museums where you can enter cheaply or even for free. Admission to the City Gallery Lehen and the Fotohof Lehen is free of charge. In the Künstlerhaus, there are many free exhibitions in the English language. With the Salzburg Card you can get free admission to all sights and museums in Salzburg. For example:
Films and cinema
In summer, you can watch a movie at the summer cinema in the Volksgarten and in the Stadtwerk Lehen once a week. It’s in the open air and free. The Salzburg Art Association also has a free open-air cinema in summer. The Shakespeare sometimes shows old films in the “Retro Cinema”, which are free of charge.
Districts and District Festivals
Some of the local service points for residents offer a variety of leisure activities. While participating in conversations, workshops, courses and events you get to know your neighbors. The development of new formats and ideas for activities is encouraged.
- BWS Aigen & Parsch
- BWS Gnigl & Schallmoos
- BWS Itzling & E-Vorstadt
- BWS Lehen & Taxham
- BWS Liefering & Forellenweg
- BWS Salzburg Süd
Many city districts have their own festivals. The most famous are the Linzergassenfest and the Kaiviertelfest. There is food, drink and music in the streets for all visitors. In summer, there is a barbecue festival in Schallmoos and one in Lehen. Here, you can bring your own barbecue or put your meat and vegetables on the public grills.
If you are unemployed, an asylum seeker or on a minimum state income, you can apply for the Culture Pass. This gives you free admission to concerts, cinema and the theatre.
Where can you do cheap handicrafts?
Those who like tinkering can do this in many places in Salzburg. At the Bike Kitchen in MARK, broken bicycles are repaired together with other people. In the Happy Lab and in the OK.Werkstatt, it is all about trying things out. Here, you can print with the 3D printer or get creative with tools.
WHAT IS THE FAMILY PASS?
The Family Pass helps families save money and makes planning recreational activities easier. With it there are many discounts on admissions in the City of Salzburg and in the county of SalzburgerLand. The Family Pass is valid for Salzburg families with their main residence in the City of Salzburg. The Family Pass is free of charge and can be requested from the Citizen’s Service.
WHAT FREE SPORTS ACTIVITIES ARE AVAILABLE IN SALZBURG?
Salzburg offers plenty of space for free sports activities.
- In the Lehen Park or at the Müllnerschanze there are fitness facilities where you can train for free.
- The Salzbeach in the Volksgarten is a super beach volleyball court.
- Around Salzburg there are many free bathing places, such as the Salzachsee or the Felsenbad in Faistenau.
- Anyone looking to let off steam can do so at the fitness course in the Volksgarten.
- In winter, Hellbrunn offers a free cross-country ski trail which starts at the palace.
- Snowboarding and skiing are particularly good on the Untersberg Mountain.
- A good tip is also the free USI courses – these are the sports courses offered at the universities.