2. Kapuzinerberg – Salzburg, Austria
Here’s a hidden gem right in the heart of Salzburg, the city known for being the filming location of the Sound of Music. Kapuzinerberg sits on the Eastern bank of Salzach river, which runs through Salzburg. The hike up is an unconventional but refreshing one – where else can you trek through a forest and hear church bells and nearby concerts playing?
When you finally reach the top, brace yourself for an incredible view of the city as you stand among the clouds.
Getting there: There are three different starting points – the Imbergstiege stairway, the Franziskustor gate or from Fürbergstraße, all of which can be found on Google Maps. The 4.5km trail brings you from the starting points to the summit, where you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Alps and Salzburg.
Insider tip: Though the trail generally has a modest terrain, many parts of the hike require climbing up steep steps – so be prepared for that!