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Salzburg tourist attractions: what to see in Salzburg

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Salzburger Dom is one of the main attractions of Salzburg. This is the most important Baroque building north of the Alps. This medieval cathedral was rebuilt in beautiful Baroque style by the two Italian architects Vincenzo Scamozzi and Santino Solari between 1614 and 1628. Inside the cathedral there is an ancient wooden organ and the baptismal font where Mozart was baptized.

Other attractions to visit in Salzburg are: The Benedictine abbey and monastery of St. Peter (Erzabtei St. Peter). Hohensalzburg Fortress. Getreidegasse with Mozart’s birthplace and Mozartplatz. A historic building such as the Residenz palace where the princes-archbishops of the city lived. The ancient cemetery of St. Petersfriedhof, the church of St. Sebastian with its cemetery, the Mirabell palace and finally the mannerist palace of Hellbrunn with its famous fountains are also worth a visit.

From late July to late August Salzburg hosts the famous Summer Music Festival (Salzburger Festspiele). Furthermore, Salzburg offers an important cultural program throughout the year with over 4,000 events of all kinds. The city is one of the main congress and fair destinations in the world, in fact it houses one of the most modern Congress Centers in Europe: the Congress Palace “Salzburg Congress” which is located in the center in the Mirabell Garden. Attractions in December are the famous Salzburg Christmas and Advent Markets which are generally held between the end of November and Christmas.

Salzburg is the main center of the Ski Amadé skiing region. This is the largest ski area in Europe, made up of a network of 28 ski areas and cities, all connected to each other by ski lifts or shuttle buses.


The museum offer in Salzburg is very rich, among these obviously there are numerous museums dedicated to Mozart and music which are among the main attractions of the city. But in the city there are also interesting museums dedicated to toys, weapons, puppets, natural sciences and numerous museums of ancient art.


Mozart’s Birthplace (Mozart Geburtshaus, Getreidegasse 9 A-5020 Salzburg), is the house where Mozart was born on January 27, 1756. The museum houses portraits, family documents and W.A. tools. Mozart.

The Mozart House (Mozart-Wohnhaus, Makartplatz 8 A-5020 Salzburg), this is the house in which W.A. lived. Mozart in the years between 1773 and 1780. There are exhibited objects from the life of the Mozart family and the history of the building, as well as an important audiovisual collection on Mozart and the Salzburg composers living in it.


The Toys and Musical Instruments Museum (Spielzeug Museum and Historische Musikinstrumente, Bürgerspitalgasse 2 5020 Salzburg), displays a rich collection of historical toys and musical instruments.

In the Archiepiscopal Residence (Residenz zu Salzburg, Residenzplatz 1 A-5010 Salzburg), it is possible to visit the Main Salons, with the ancient representative rooms of the archbishops-princes of Salzburg. While in the Gallery of the Residence (Residenzplatz 1 A-5010 Salzburg) there are works of European painting from the 16th to the 19th century.

There are two museums inside the Hohensalzburg Fortress: The Fortress Museum (Festungsmuseum, Festung Hohensalzburg Mönchsberg 34 A-5020 Salzburg). Which houses weapons and evidence of history and life in the fortress. The Marionette Museum (Marionettenmuseum) is also located in the Hohensalzburg Fortress (Mönchsberg 34 A-5020 Salzburg). With a rich collection of pieces belonging to the collection of the Salzburg Marionette Theater.

The Cathedral Museum (Dommuseum zu Salzburg, Domplatz). This museum houses the Cathedral Treasury, various works from the collection of the Archdiocese of Salzburg from the Middle Ages to the present, as well as the archiepiscopal hall of wonders from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Another interesting museum is the Museum of Natural Sciences (Haus der Natur, Museumsplatz 5 A-5020 Salzburg). It contains an aquarium, reptile house, dinosaur room, space room, the world of crystals, a journey through the body.

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