The City of Salzburg is known for its many parks and mountains. That’s why it’s a good idea to do sports here. In addition to the modern Sports Centre Nord, there are many sports halls and public workout facilities. In the parks, Salzburg’s residents play football, beach volleyball and basketball. Sport in Salzburg is free in many places.
WHAT KIND OF SPORTS ARE THERE IN SALZBURG?
Ball games in parks
The parks in Salzburg offer enough space to play ball games with friends or family. Football, basketball, streetball, volleyball and other ball games are allowed. Parks that are suitable for playing ball games are:
Hans-Donnenberg Park (football)
Volksgarten (basketball, volleyball)
Lehener Park (volleyball, streetball, basketball)
The Freigelände Salzachsee (football, streetball, volleyball and basketball)
Ball games are free in the parks. When playing ball games, you should always be aware of the other park visitors.
Ball games in halls
The modern Sports Centre Nord in Liefering is a good place to play ball games indoors. Many of the halls in Salzburg can be reserved via an online platform.
Ball games in halls is not free. Two hours cost between 80 and 200 Euro.
Workout facilities in the city
In the City of Salzburg there are public workout facilities which everyone is allowed to use. These are in the Lehener Park, on the Müllner Schanze, at the Franz-Josefs-Kai and in the Schlosspark Hellbrunn.
Training on the workout facilities is free.
Climbing in the city
The most famous local mountains in Salzburg city are called the Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg mountains, and you can go climbing on both of them. The climbing route on the Kapuzinerberg is called “City Wall” and is free of charge. It is important that you use a fixed rope set, a helmet and sturdy shoes.
On the Müllner Schanze is a second climbing wall, right next to the workout facility. It is necessary to use a helmet and safety belts.
Climbing in the city is free. Beginners should climb with a professional on the first tour.
Bathing in Salzburg
In Salzburg there are some public baths where you can swim for fun or for sport. Many of the baths belong to the City of Salzburg and offer sports pools, family pools and sunbathing lawns that invite you to relax.
Tip: If you own the Salzburg Family Pass, you pay less entrance to the swimming pools and many other facilities.
WHERE CAN YOU FIND A SPORTS FIELD?
Sports Facilities Checker
Anyone who wants to train with a club or friends on a sports field in Salzburg, should look on the internet at the Sportstätten-Check site. On the website you can check whether a sports field is free and book it immediately online.
HOW DO YOU FIND A SPORTS CLUB IN SALZBURG?
Sports clubs in Salzburg
In Salzburg it is normal for people to train in sports clubs. There are clubs for all kinds of sports: football, volleyball, ice hockey and many more. Being part of a club is an advantage because you get to know new people and the use of sports fields is cheaper.