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  • 1 The Salzkammergut Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Traditionally associated with health and wealth, salt gave its name to the Salzkammergut and, until relatively recently, a leading economic role. Some 76 lakes, including those of St Wolfgangsee, Attersee and Gosaus, plus countless summits and the im..

  • 2 Mönchsberg Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Gstättengasse 13

    From the Mönchsberg terrace, to which you arrive by lift, just below the Café Winkler, you can see how Salzburg is divided in two, between an anonymous and modern city, mainly spead out on the Salzach's right bank, and the town nestling between the r..

  • 3 Hohensalzburg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Moenchsberg 34

    At 120 m above the Salzach, the familiar, big, crenellated towers of the Archbishops' Castle, leaning on powerful bastions, watch over the city. With its towers, barbicans, armouries and arms depots, it is a real mini town perched on the Mönchsberg. ..

  • 4 St. Peter's Cemetery Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings


    The touching and romantic thing about Salzburg's oldest cemetery, St. Peter's Cemetery, are the chapels cut into the vertical rock face of the Mönchsberg. They are delimited by Baroque arcades and wrought iron grilles and are the last resting places ..

  • 5 Benediktinerstiftskirche St. Peter Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings


    If the Benedictine abbey-church, founded by St. Rupert in the 8th century, retains sections from the Romanesque period (West portal and St. Catherine's Chapel), it was greatly remodelled in the 17th and 18th centuries. At the entrance, a wrought iron..

  • 6 Nature House (Natural History Museum) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumsplatz 5

    The " Nature House " is, first of all, a very fine museum which, in a modern way, shows, throughout its 90 rooms, almost everything that you would wish to know about the natural environment of this region and elsewhere. Highlights of the to..

  • 7 Getreidegasse Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Like all the Old Town's streets, squashed between the river and mountain, the Getreidegasse or "Grain Street" spreads out, narrowly, between its old four-to-five-storey houses that lodge courtyards and passages within their depths. Sculpted..

  • 8 Residenz Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Residenzplatz 1

    In 1595, the former 11th-century bishop's palace was replaced by this fastuous building, on the initiative of Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau. The north-west wing only dates from the end of the 18th century. Young Mozart played numerous concerts in the Co..

  • 9 Gaisbergstraße Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens


    Near Salzburg, the Gaisberg enables you to overlook the whole region. On the road leading to the summit, the view faces West towards Salzburg, the Salzach gap, then Bavaria and much further afield, the Salzburg Alps. When reaching the top, at 1,288 m..

  • 10 Dom Interesting

    Religious buildings


    For the fastuous Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, this cathedral was supposed to surpass St. Peter's Basilica ! His successors were more realistic, but it is nevertheless an imposing building. It was built from 1614 to 1655, in Italian Renaissance, then B..

  • 11 Hettwer Bastei Interesting

    Nature and gardens


    The Kapuzinerberg stands on the other side of the Salzach, opposite the Mönchsberg, and ends in a spur occupied by the Hettwer Bastion, crowned by a church. From here, you can see the finest views of the Old Town, which, as in a fairy tale, spikes th..

  • 12 Franziskanerkirche Interesting

    Religious buildings


    The Franciscan church offers us a striking contrast between its Romanesque nave, bathed in darkness, so favourable to meditation and mystery, and its Gothic choir, with flamboyant openings that are inundated with light. The nave's massive pillars, de..

  • 13 Judengasse Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    The narrow and picturesque Judengasse, where the former Jewish district once stood, opens out into the Alter Markt (or Old Market) where you can visit a Rococo-decorated chemists, called Hofapotheke, and the famous Café Tomaselli. As in the Getreideg..

  • 14 Mirabellgarten Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Originally, this palace is a present from Wolf Dietrich, a real Renaissance prince both by his panache and excesses, to his mistress, Salome Alt. It was remodelled, then burned down, before being rebuilt in 1818, and is now the City Hall. From its pr..

  • 15 Salzburger Barockmuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Mirabellplatz 3

    Housed in the very pleasant setting of the south wing of the former Orangerie, which belonged to the Mirabell palace, this small, but very interesting museum greatly covers the Baroque style in 17th and 18th-century Europe. It exhibits a, sometimes, ..

  • 16 Schloss Hellbrunn Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Fürstenweg 37

    This former Summer residence was built from 1613 to 1616, by archbishop Marcus Sitticus, in an Italian villa style. The trompe-l'oeil virtuosity in the Music Room and Octagon, as well as garden fountains will surprise you more than you think (beware ..

  • 17 Volkskundemuseum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Fürstenweg 37

    It took just one month of the year 1615 to build the hMonatsschlösschl, which was one of Archbishop Marcus Sitticus' whims. A Folklore Museum presents three floors of exceptional rooms dedicated to Salzburg regional traditions, costumes, popular devo..

  • 18 Untersberg Interesting

    Nature and gardens


    A wonderful panorama awaits you, 12 km from Salzburg, at the end of a cableway, leading you to the top of the 1,853 m-high Untersberg. There, you overlook the Salzburg Basin and the view stretches as far as the neighbouring Alps, Berchtesgaden and be..

  • 19 UniversitätsPlatz Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    Consecrated in 1707, the collegiate church (Kollegienkirche) by Fischer von Erlach dominates the square. This grandiose and monumental Baroque church is seen as one of the architect's finest works. As the name suggests, the church was affiliated to t..

  • 20 Modern Art Museum - Mönchsberg Interesting

    Museums and art

    Mönchsberg 32

    This large white building was constructed in 2004 by the Munich architectural practice Friedrich Hoff Zwink. Nicknamed, not without irony, the "shoebox" by the locals, it has a vast exhibition space dedicated to modern art. Its 2 000km2 int..

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