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Running routes in Salzburg

You are into running? So are we. What’s nicer than a refreshing city run? Right, nothing! We tell you where to burn off energy!

Along the Salzach

Well, you probably came up with that one yourself. But here is an option to upgrade your route with a little workout: If you start running from the city centre southwards, make your way to Volksgarten. There, you can find a little outdoor gym including ten different training tools.

Length: depends on your motivation! The path along the Salzach is long.

Sightseeing track

If you want to combine jogging and sightseeing, this track might be something for you. Take the stairs in Mülln (Augustinerbräu) up Mönchsberg. From there, you can choose between different tracks. One of them even takes you up to the Fortress Hohensalzburg. The path is a little steep, so alternatively you might just want to take a nice walk.

Length: approximately 6 km for the loop track


You are into easy jogging routes? We have one for you. Start right at the Salzach-Seen and start running along the Salzach until you literally reach a dead-end that would force you to jump into the water. That’s where you turn and start running along the Saalach river on your right side for around one kilometer. Once the park on your left side is passed, you make a turn to the left and run back to the Salzach lakes. Take a swim afterwards, you won’t regret it!

Length: 7 km


Hellbrunnerallee is perfect for all runners who like flat, straight tracks. Starting from Schloss Freisaal a gravel path takes you out of the city centre through a more rural area all the way to beautiful Schloss Hellbrunn.  While running, you might encounter horses and you will also pass the mansion where the Trapp family used to live. Arrived at Hellbrunn, you can have a look at the famous pavilion from the Sound of Music. For more inspirations, read our blog post on Hellbrunn.

Length: 6,5 km both ways

Leopoldskroner Parcours: 

The Leopoldskron castle with its charming garden and pond is another popular area among joggers in  Salzburg. The little forest next to the castle features a loop track (approximately 1 km)  and a small outdoor gym.

Tip: there is a small zoo open to everyone close by in Wolfgang-Schaffler-Weg. Among the animals are mostly farm animals but also a pink flamingo colony- perfect for giving your running track something special.

Are you ready?

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