34 Sights in Salzburg, Austria (with Map and Images)
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1. Salzburg CathedralBook Ticket*
Salzburg Cathedral is the seventeenth-century Baroque cathedral of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg in the city of Salzburg, Austria, dedicated to Saint Rupert and Saint Vergilius. Saint Rupert founded the church in 774 on the remnants of a Roman town, and the cathedral was rebuilt in 1181 after a fire. In the seventeenth century, the cathedral was completely rebuilt in the Baroque style under Prince-Bishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau to its present appearance. Salzburg Cathedral still contains the baptismal font in which composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.
2. Hohensalzburg FortressBook Ticket*
Hohensalzburg Fortress is a large medieval fortress in the city of Salzburg, Austria. It sits atop the Festungsberg at an altitude of 506 m. It was erected at the behest of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. The fortress is 250 m (820 ft) long and 150 m (490 ft) wide making it one of the largest medieval castles in Europe.
3. Franziskaner Kirche
The Franciscan Church is one of the oldest churches in Salzburg, Austria. The church is located at the intersection of Franziskanergasse and Sigmund-Haffner-Gasse opposite the Franciscan Friary in the Altstadt section of the city. The first church on this site was erected in the eighth century. Between 1408 and 1450, a Gothic choir replaced the Romanesque choir. A slender Gothic tower was added between 1468 and 1498. The church was dedicated to the Virgin Mary and served as the parish church until 1635. It was ceded to the Franciscan Order in 1642. Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach redesigned the church interior in the baroque style in the eighteenth century.
The Roman Catholic St. Michaels Church, a branch church in honor of the Archangel Michael, belongs to the Sankt Peter Abbey and is the oldest church in the city of Salzburg to this day. It is located between the Waagplatz and the Residenzplatz in the old town of Salzburg. The long cross building on the east side of the church was a so -called Schranne, a joint sales point, here the baker for bread. The Trakl family later lived on the first floor, Georg Trakl spent his childhood and youth here, while his father Tobias Trakl ran an hardware store on the ground floor. Since 1925 the property has been used as a café with the address Waagplatz 3.
At 507 m, the Richterhöhe is the highest elevation of the Mönchsberg in Salzburg. The two Zwinger in the southwest of the Mönchsberg, the upper Falkenzwinger and the lower Bertholdszwinger are part of the historic fortifications of the mountain. They date mainly from the Middle Ages, but are sometimes erroneously called Lodron Zwinger or Paris-Lodron Zwinger after Prince Archbishop Paris von Lodron (1586–1653). In 1906, the hill of the Upper Zwinger was named Eduard-Richter-Höhe in honor of the geographer, historian and alpinist Eduard Richter (1847–1905), and in 1907 a monument was erected there.
At 506 metres, the Karolinenhöhe is the second highest elevation of the Mönchsberg in the city of Salzburg. She was named after Karoline Augusta, the fourth wife and widow of Emperor Franz I, who is known in Salzburg as a patron in the social and cultural field. From this vantage point, one could previously see the residence of the Empress Dowager in a southerly direction, and Bavaria, the country of origin of Karoline Augusta as the daughter of King Maximilian of Bavaria, in a northwesterly direction. Today, this is only possible to a limited extent due to the high tree growth.
7. Stiftskirche Sankt Peter
The Collegiate Church of St. Peter is the abbey church of the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Peter in the middle of the St. Peter district directly at the foot of the Mönchsberg in the city of Salzburg. The church was consecrated to St. Peter the Apostle. The entire complex of St. Peter's Abbey is a listed building. After a year of extensive renovation work, the collegiate church was reopened on 22 Sept. 2019 with the consecration of a new altar by the Archbishop of Salzburg and the Archabbot of St. Peter.
8. Schloss Anif
Anif Palace, also known as the Water Palace Anif, is located beside an artificial pond in Anif on the southern edge of Salzburg, Austria. The palace was once the seat of the bishops of Chiemsee, and then later was used as a court until the nineteenth century. It was remodeled between 1838 and 1848 in the neo-Gothic style. Anif is most famous for its use in several movies, including The Sound of Music, The Great Race, and Frederick Forsyth's The Odessa File.
9. Salzburg State Theatre
The Salzburg State Theatre is a theatre situated in Salzburg, Austria, a venue for opera, theatre, and dance, contemporary and older works, with resident companies of actors, singers and dancers. The theatre presents approximately 400 performances each season, from September to June. The main theatre building is located next to the Mirabell Gardens and seats an audience of 707. The staff consists of 340 people originating from 35 different countries.
The Roman Catholic Kajetanerkirche stands on Kajetanerplatz, which is located in the Kaiviertel, in the south of Salzburg's old town. It is named after Saints Maximilian and Cajetan, the patron saint is celebrated on Maximilian's Day, October 12. It was built by Archbishop Max Gandolf Kuenburg on 31 October 1700 by Johann Ernst Graf Thun as a monastery church of the Theatinians, who had operated a Theatine monastery there from 1685 to 1808.
11. Schloss Hellbrunn
Hellbrunn Palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size, near Morzg, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria. It was built in 1613–19 by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and named for the "clear spring" that supplied it. Hellbrunn was only meant for use as a day residence in summer, as the Archbishop usually returned to Salzburg in the evening; therefore, there is no bedroom in Hellbrunn.
12. Schloss Leopoldskron
Schloss Leopoldskron is a rococo palace and a national historic monument in Leopoldskron-Moos, a southern district of the city of Salzburg, Austria. The palace, and its surrounding seven hectare park, is located on the lake Leopoldskroner Weiher. The palace has been home to Salzburg Global Seminar since 1947. In 2014, the palace and the neighboring Meierhof building were opened as a privately owned hotel, Hotel Schloss Leopoldskron.
The Mirabellgarten is the garden of the Mirabell Castle in the city of Salzburg in Austria, in the right old town. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the city. One of the large garden parterre with the Lindenhain adjacent south The small garden parterre with the boskett adjacent south The theater garden (rear theater) The dwarf garden The bastion garden (water bastion) The orangery and the rose garden
14. St. Blasiuskirche
The former Bürgerspitalkirche and now Roman Catholic parish church St. Blasius are located on M ö nchsberg Hill in Salzburg, near the western end of Getreidegasse, near Gst ä ttentor in the Old City. Along with the Heilig-Kreuz-Munster of Schw ä bisch Gmünd, it is the oldest hall church in southern Germany. The church is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and is the historic center of the city of Salzburg.
15. Herz Jesu Heim Kirche
The Herz-Jesu-Asylkirche is structurally integrated into the Herz-Jesu-Heim in Hübnergasse No. 5–7 in the district of Riedenburg in the municipality of Salzburg. The Roman Catholic Church of the Cooperative of the Daughters of Christian Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, dedicated to the Heart of Jesus, belongs to the Salzburg City Deanery of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. The church is a listed building.
The Kollegienkirche in Salzburg, Austria, is the church of the University of Salzburg. It was built in Baroque style by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. Dedicated to the Immaculate Conception, it is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Centre of Salzburg. It is now both the parish church of people connected to the university and a venue of the Salzburg Festival.
The Markuskirche is located in Gstättengasse on Ursulinenplatz in the old town of Salzburg. The patronal feast lies on Markus Day. Since it was the monastery church of the Ursulins until 1957, it is also called Ursulinenkirche in a popular way. The Roman Catholic Baroque Church was made available to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community in 1999.
The Edmundsburg is located above the Salzburg Festival Halls on the Mönchsberg. The three-storey, cubic building was built between 1694 and 1696 by order of Abbot Edmund Sinnhuber of St. Peter's Abbey. The letters above the entrance portal indicate the client: Edmundus Abbas Sancti Petri. It is now used by the University of Salzburg.
The Roman Catholic Sebastian Church is a baroque church in Salzburg an der Linzer Gasse, which belongs to the inner right city or Neustadt. The church is structurally connected to the Sebastian cemetery and the St. Sebastian Bruderhaus. The patronal feast will be celebrated on January 20, Sebastiani.
Festungsberg is a mountain in the city of Salzburg in Austria,, which rises to an elevation of 542 metres (1,778 ft). It is the site of the Hohensalzburg Fortress, which towers over Salzburg's historic city centre to the north, and forms part of the city's UNESCO World Heritage Site.
21. Schloss Neuhaus
Neuhaus Castle (German: Schloss Neuhaus) is located on the Kühberg in the Gnigl district of the city of Salzburg and, together with the Gnigler Schanze, used to be part of a fortification that stretched across today's Neuhauserstraße to the Kapuzinerberg and the city of Salzburg.
22. Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Salzburg
The Salzburg Synagogue is a Jewish house of prayer in the state capital Salzburg in Austria and has existed since 1901. After the Second World War, it was repaired by returned Salzburgers of Jewish faith and former Jewish refugees from the eastern territories and reopened in 1968.
23. Mozart Denkmal
Mozartplatz, formerly known as Michaelsplatz, is a square in the historic centre (Altstadt) of Salzburg in Austria. In the centre of the square is a statue in memory of the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who was born in the city and after whom the square is now named.
24. Museum der Moderne
The Museum der Moderne Salzburg has two buildings at two different locations in Salzburg, Austria. The Rupertinum in the old town for new artistic concepts opened in 1983 and the Museum on the Mönchsberg for modern art in a contemporary setting opened in 2004.
Residenzplatz is a large, stately square in the historic centre (Altstadt) of Salzburg in Austria. Originally named Hauptplatz, it is now named after the Alte Residenz of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. It is one of the city's most popular places to visit.
26. Schloss Freisaal
The Freiaal Castle is embedded in the grassland belt in the south of the state capital of Salzburg in Austria. The scientific faculty of the University of Salzburg is located in the immediate vicinity. The castle is located in the middle of a small pond.
27. Maria Theresien Schlössl
The Maria-Theresien-Schlössl is located in Salzburg's Morzg and Hellbrunn districts. The name of the building refers to the mother of the builder, the Ulanenrittmeister Josef Ritter von Lommer (1864–1902), whose name was Maria Theresa.
28. St. Erhardkirche
The Roman Catholic Erhardkirche, actually Pfarrkirche St. Erhard or Stadtpfarrkirche St. Erhard, also Pfarrkirche St. Erhard Salzburg-Nonntal, is a church building owned by the city of Salzburg in the Nonntal district of Salzburg.
29. Stiftsmühle St. Peter
The monastery bakery and mill St. Peter is an old bakery and water mill. It is located on the Almkanal in the Mühlenhof between Kapitelplatz and St. Peter's Cemetery in the old town of Salzburg. It belongs to St. Peter's Abbey.
30. Volkskunde Museum Monatsschlössl Hellbrunn
The Monatsschlössl, also Waldemsschlösschen, is a hunting lodge from the 17th century located on the Hellbrunner Berg in the park of Hellbrunn Palace in the south of the Austrian city of Salzburg, which today houses a museum.
The Kurgarten in the city of Salzburg is a park-like garden in the district of Neustadt (Andräviertel). It adjoins the famous Mirabell Gardens to the north. The English landscape garden is also known for its exotic old trees.
Gurken is a work of art consisting of five individual sculptures in the Wilhelm-Furtwängler-Garten in the old town of Salzburg. It was created by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm as part of the "Salzburg Art Project" in 2011.
The Sphaera is a work of art in the old town of Salzburg, consisting of a male figure, standing on a huge golden ball on the Kapitelplatz, and the "woman in the rock", a female figure in a crevice in the Toscaninihof.
34. Schloss Frohnburg
The Frohnburg is located at Hellbrunner Allee No. 53 in Salzburg in the landscape garden Hellbrunn. It was also called Grafenauerhof or Kuenburg Castle in history and is a typical Salzburg country castle.
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