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Learn some of Salzburg's darker secrets during a 1.5-hour city tour. Hear legends, facts, and centuries-old tales of horror in Salzburg along the way.
About this activity
Duration 90 minutes
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Follow the paths of witches, torturers, and executioners of centuries past
  • See the dark side of Salzburg
Full description
On this spooky and sinister tour of Salzburg, you will learn about the jobs of executioners and torturers and get to know the city’s medieval and modern methods of torture.

The main focus of this guided tour will be the Salzburg witch trials and the Zauberer Jackl trials, as well as the role of the Catholic Church at the time. Dip into the history of superstition, legends, and sayings – and visit original sites such as the pillories, the torture chambers, and the place of execution.

With its mix of dark and humorous tales, this tour is appropriate for children ages 10 and up. It lasts about 1.5 hours.
Includes
  • Walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance Fees

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Festungsgasse, in front of the Talstation of the Festungsbahn, 5020 Salzburg

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Important information
Know before you go
For additional groups or larger events, additional guides can be provided!
You may request that the tour be given in English, Spanish, or German!
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 15 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.8/5

Organized by

TourGuide Sabine Rath

Product ID: 19987