Museum of Modern Art

Salzburg’s Museum of Modern Art (Museum der Moderne) is made up of two buildings. The Rupertinum is a baroque building in the historic city centre and home to new artistic concepts. The other building is on Mönchsberg Mountain and characterised by its spectacular views and contemporary architecture. The museum offers a total of approx. 3,000 m² of exhibition space and presents art from the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Pferdeschwemme

Salzburg’s famous Pferdeschwemme (Horse Pond) is located just 1 km from Salzburg Cottage, in front of Sigmund’s Gate at the foot of the Mönchsberg Mountain rock face. The magnificent Pferdeschwemme was built in 1693 and later restored and slightly modified in 1732. Today, the Horse Pond continues to impress visitors, taking them back to the Baroque period.

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Toy Museum

The Toy Museum is a child’s dream come true. A place filled with toys that are not just there to be admired, they can also be played with. A museum where children can simply let loose and enjoy – especially in the play zones. In addition to the many toys, there is also a children’s theatre and a children’s cinema. The museum also has many historic toys from former generations on display that are just as appealing to the children of today.

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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in Salzburg’s historic city centre is all about nature and technology. The museum covers 7,100 m² and includes an aquarium, reptile zoo, dinosaur hall and space exhibition. You can also embark on a journey through the human body or perform exciting experiments in the science centre. And the Natural History Museum offers even greater diversity by also offering temporary special exhibitions.

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Mozart’s Birthplace

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27th January 1756 at 9 Getreidegasse. Today, the building is one of the most visited attractions in all of Austria. The museum takes you through Mozart’s original rooms where you will see documents, portraits, memorabilia and historical instruments. There are also special exhibitions every year.

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DomQuartier

The DomQuartier in Salzburg was once a centre of archiepiscopal power that was exhibited through baroque splendour. Today, it’s a splendid building that gives an impressive insight into the history of political power, art history and baroque architecture. A visit to the DomQuartier also includes the Residence state rooms, the Residence Gallery and the Cathedral Museum.

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Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral was once an impressive early baroque monument and still represents the ecclesiastical centre of the city today. The building has a long and eventful history. Initial construction began in 767 and, over the centuries, the building was rebuilt, modified and extended. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptised in this building.

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Mozart’s Residence

In 1773, the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born became too small so the entire Mozart family moved to the “Tanzmeisterhaus”. Today, the musical genius’ former residence is home to a museum that presents the various stages in the lives of the Mozart family. Detailed information, prices and opening times can be found on the Salzburg website.

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Salzburg Museum

Salzburg Museum was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize in 2007 and the European Museum Prize in 2009. The museum harmoniously combines objects d’art with multimedia installations and also presents interesting archaeological finds from the Middle Ages. The Salzburg Museum is located in the restored “New Residence”.

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Hohensalzburg Fortress

Hohensalzburg Castle is the largest fully-preserved fortress in central Europe. The castle was built in 1077 by Archbishop Gebhard and extended by Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach between 1495 and 1519. One of the many interesting facts about the fortress is that it was never successfully conquered by enemy troops during its more than 900 year history. A visit is highly recommended!

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Mirabell Palace

Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau had the palace built in 1606 as a token of his love for Salome Alt. From 1721 to 1727, the palace was remodelled by Price-Archbishop Franz Anton. In 1818 the palace was badly damaged by a city fire and subsequently rebuilt. The extensive Mirabell Gardens are also very impressive and often used as a backdrop for wedding photos.

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Hellbrunn Palace

Hellbrunn Palace on the outskirts of Salzburg was known as a “pleasure palace” – a place used for celebration, entertainment and relaxation. The magnificent Renaissance palace was built in 1612 and is focussed on the theme of water. Today the mysterious grottos, water-powered figures and trick fountains impress visitors – as they once impressed the Archbishops.

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Salzburg Zoo

Salzburg Zoo is home to around 1,200 animals from 140 different species. The zoo covers approx. 14 hectares and features replicas of many different habitats to make the animals feel at home. Visitors can admire lions, rhinos, primates, otters, bears and many other animals. The zoo is well worth a visit and not just for families with children – adults will love it too!

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Bluntautal Valley

If you want to enjoy the beautiful nature of Salzburg, we recommend a trip into the Bluntautal Valley. The nature reserve offers you some gorgeous lakes with crystal clear waters and many hiking trails and relaxation areas. 

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