25 Sights in Salzburg, Austria (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Salzburg, Austria. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 25 sights are available in Salzburg, Austria.

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1. Salzburg Cathedral

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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.

Wikipedia: Salzburg Cathedral (EN)

2. Schloss Leopoldskron

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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.

Wikipedia: Schloss Leopoldskron (EN)

3. Hohensalzburg Fortress

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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.

Wikipedia: Hohensalzburg Fortress (EN)

4. Michaelskirche

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The Roman Catholic St. Michael's Church, a branch church in honor of the Archangel Michael, belongs to St. Peter's Abbey and is the oldest church in the city of Salzburg that still exists today. It is located between the Waagplatz and the Residenzplatz in Salzburg's old town. Before the middle of the 17th century, the long transverse building on the east side of the church was a so-called Schranne, a common sales outlet, 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 a hardware store on the ground floor. Since 1925, the building with the address Waagplatz 3 has been used as a café.

Wikipedia: Michaelskirche (Salzburg) (DE)

5. Karolinenhöhe

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Karolinenhöhe luckyprof / CC BY-SA 4.0

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.

Wikipedia: Karolinenhöhe (Salzburg) (DE)

6. St. Blasiuskirche

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St. Blasiuskirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The former Bürgerspitalkirche and today's Roman Catholic parish church of St. Blasius is located in Salzburg directly on the Mönchsberg next to the western end of Getreidegasse and next to the old Gstättentor in the old town and was built as a hospital church. Together with the Heilig-Kreuz-Münster in Schwäbisch Gmünd, it is the oldest hall church in southern Germany. The church is a listed building and is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg.

Wikipedia: Bürgerspitalkirche St. Blasius (DE)

7. Stiftskirche Sankt Peter

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Stiftskirche St. Peter is the Abbey Church of Benedictine Monastery St. Peter, located in the center of St. Peter District, just at the foot of Mönchsberg Mountain. This church is built in memory of saints. The Apostle Peter. The whole complex of St. Peter's Monastery is protected (list entry). After a year of extensive renovation, the College Church was officially opened on June 22, 1975. In September 2019, the Archbishops of Salzburg and St. Peter consecrated a new altar.

Wikipedia: Stiftskirche St. Peter (Salzburg) (DE)

8. Salzburg State Theatre

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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.

Wikipedia: Salzburger Landestheater (EN)

9. Kajetanerkirche

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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 as a monastery church of the Theatinians, who had operated a Theatine monastery there from 1685 to 1808, and consecrated in 1700 by Johann Ernst Graf Thun.

Wikipedia: Kajetanerkirche (DE)

10. Mirabellgarten

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The Mirabell Gardens are the gardens of Mirabell Palace in the city of Salzburg in Austria. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the city. It includes the Great Garden Parterre with the adjacent lime grove to the south the small garden parterre with the adjacent bosquet to the south the theatre garden (hedge theatre) the dwarf garden the Bastion Garden (Water Bastion) the orangery and the rose garden

Wikipedia: Mirabellgarten (DE)

11. Herz Jesu Heim Kirche

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Herz Jesu Heim Kirche Arne Müseler / www.arne-mueseler.de / CC BY-SA 3.0 at

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.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Asylkirche (DE)

12. Kollegienkirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Kollegienkirche, Salzburg (EN)

13. Markuskirche

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Markuskirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

St. Mark's Church is located in Gstättengasse on Ursulinenplatz in Salzburg's Old Town. The patron saint is located on St. Mark's Day. Since it was the monastery church of the Ursulines until 1957, it is also popularly called Ursuline Church. The Roman Catholic Baroque church was made available to the Ukrainian Greek Catholic community in 1999.

Wikipedia: Markuskirche (Salzburg) (DE)

14. Edmundsburg

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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 OSB of St. Peter's Abbey (Salzburg). The letters above the entrance portal indicate the client: Edmundus Abbas Sancti Petri.

Wikipedia: Edmundsburg (DE)

15. Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Salzburg

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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.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Salzburg) (DE)

16. Mozart Denkmal

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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.

Wikipedia: Mozartplatz (EN)

17. Museum der Moderne

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Museum der Moderne Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Museum der Moderne Salzburg (EN)

18. Residenzbrunnen

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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.

Wikipedia: Residenzplatz (EN)

19. St. Erhardkirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Erhardkirche (Salzburg) (DE)

20. Stiftsmühle St. Peter

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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.

Wikipedia: Stiftsmühle St. Peter (DE)

21. Kurgarten

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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.

Wikipedia: Kurgarten (Salzburg) (DE)

22. Gurken

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Gurken Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Gurken (Salzburg) (DE)

23. Sphaera

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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.

Wikipedia: Sphaera (Salzburg) (DE)

24. Stefan Zweig

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Stefan Zweig was an Austrian novelist, playwright, journalist, and biographer. At the height of his literary career, in the 1920s and 1930s, he was one of the most widely translated and popular writers in the world.

Wikipedia: Stefan Zweig (EN)

25. Kunstprojekt Salzburg 2009, Vanitas, von Christian Boltanski

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Vanitas is a shadow play in the choir crypt of Salzburg Cathedral in the old town of Salzburg. The artwork was created by the French artist Christian Boltanski as part of the "Salzburg Art Project" in 2009.

Wikipedia: Vanitas (Salzburg) (DE)

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