Is Salzburg Safe for Solo Female Travelers?

Salzburg is generally safe for solo female travelers. The city has a low crime rate, well-lit and bustling central areas, and the locals are friendly and helpful. While the usual precautions should still be taken, such as avoiding quiet and poorly lit areas at night and keeping an eye on personal belongings, Salzburg is typically considered a secure place to explore alone.

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How safe is Salzburg?

Safety at night:

Safety at night:Very safe

Salzburg is a city known for its low crime rates and high safety standards. The streets are well-lit, and there's a visible police presence, which can be reassuring for solo travelers. Its charm further enhances at night, with historical sites beautifully illuminated. As in any place, stay aware of your surroundings, stick to populated areas, and avoid rising confrontations or suspicious situations.
Public transportation:

Public transportation:Very safe

Public transportation in Salzburg is impeccable and reliable. Buses and trains are frequently available and are generally safe, even during late-night hours. Crimes or safety incidents on public transport are very rare. The stations and vehicles are well-lit and patrolled. Locals and tourists alike extensively use the network which allows for a sense of security.
Street harassment:

Street harassment:Very low

Salzburg is a remarkably safe city with almost non-existent cases of street harassment. The citizens are generally polite and respectful, especially towards visitors. This is not to say that offensive incidents cannot occur, but they are quite rare and not a regular feature. Always remain cautious and aware of your environment.
Petty crimes:

Petty crimes:Low

Salzburg generally has low levels of petty crime. While theft, pickpockets or purse-snatchings can occasionally happen, especially in crowded areas or near tourist hotspots, these incidents are not widespread. Nevertheless, it's always important to practice common safety measures, such as keeping your belongings secure and being aware of your surroundings, to prevent any unfortunate situations.
Tap water:

Tap water:Very safe

In Salzburg, the tap water is of excellent quality and is considered very safe to drink. The city sources its water supply from the alpine springs, which provides fresh, clean, and high-quality water. Enjoy your stay, and feel free to hydrate directly from the tap.

Is Salzburg safe to travel?

4.8 /5

Based on 8 experiences

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Yuen

Taiwan

Solo travel experience

Safe place for doing the solo trip and the view is beautiful in summer. I really enjoyed the sight view of the city and it’s a busy city but also kinda chill city. You can go to the mountains and the city just in less than one hour

Posted: January 7, 2024
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Things to do: - Untersberg - Hellbrunn Palace - Mozart's birthplace - Mozart's residence - Boat trip around Salzburg Safety: I felt safe when I was there. Recommendations: Salzburg is magical. There is something extraordinary about all those alleys and churches on every corner.

Posted: September 16, 2022
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To do: - Touring the Mirabell Gardens - Exploring the Old Town - Touring the Hohensalzburg Fortress Safety: I felt safe and had a good time. Recommendations: Salzburg is a truly amazing city. Such a pleasant combination of urban landscape with nature.

Posted: September 9, 2022
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Things to do: - Hohensalzburg Fortress - Mirabell Palace - Hellbrunn Castle - Mozart's birthplace - Salzburg Cathedral - Hellbrunn Salzburg Zoo - Getreidegasse - St. Peter's Abbey in Salzburg - Hangar-7 Safety: I traveled alone as a woman and I felt safe. Recommendations: Salzburg is a beautiful city, and there is plenty of nature nearby.

Posted: September 2, 2022
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Is Salzburg safe for women?

Safety rating

3.7 /5

Based on 4 experiences

Crime rates rating

1.1 /5

Based on 4 experiences

I‘ve lived here for four months through a student exchange program and have never felt unsafe. I am mindful of pickpockets in busy areas, but have never heard of it happening since I’ve been here. I‘m just cautious about that in general. The public transit is very reliable and I always feel safe, even when traveling alone after dark

Posted: June 14, 2024
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Salzburg is fairly safe. Depending which are and what time. I have lost my wallet and ID once and both was fully returned. I don’t think anyone ever stole from me and I can’t reaally remember if something like that happened to people I know. So its not as common as in other European countries but if you are in crowded places always look out for anything. As I’ve lived there for 24 years, of course, I have had a few uncomfortable experiences, but most of them happened while going out or at night, so if you make sure you don’t stay alone at those times, you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Posted: April 15, 2024
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Is Salzburg safe right now?

Before your visit to Salzburg, it's essential to check travel advisories for Austria, including your home country's official travel advisory. These advisories can provide up-to-date information on safety, health, and any specific considerations for travelers.
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United States Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The United States government advises exercising normal precautions in Austria. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: July 26, 2023
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Canada's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Canadian Government advises taking normal security precautions in Austria. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 4, 2024
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Australia's Travel AdvisoryTake normal security precautions

The Australian government advises exercising normal safety precautions in Austria. Check the full travel advisory.
Last updated: June 7, 2024

Is Salzburg worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 8 experiences

Rachel

Rachel (20)

Germany

Group travel experience

Salzburg is a very beautiful city! I really enjoyed my trip there with two friends of mine. We've been to a museum which was really interesting. The city center is clean and there are many shopping possibilities.

Posted: September 6, 2023Experienced: January, 2020
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I took a day trip to Salzburg by train. I went to the old town for a while, walked around a bit, and then took a bus to the Alps for a small walk. I took a cable car up the hill and from there I reached the highest point. The climb was quite hassle-free, and the view was beautiful. I recommend trying the apple strudel from the old town.

Posted: July 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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