27 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 27 sights are available in Salzburg, Austria.

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1. Franziskaner Kirche

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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.

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2. Michaelskirche

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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.

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3. Richterhöhe

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With a height of 507 m, the Richterhöhe forms the highest elevation of the Mönchsberg in Salzburg. The two kennels in the southwest of the Mönchsberg, the upper Falkenzwinger and the lower Bertholdszwinger are part of the historic fortifications of the mountain. They mainly date back to the Middle Ages, but after Prince-Archbishop Paris of Lodron (1586–1653) they are sometimes mistakenly called Lodron's kennels or Paris-Lodron kennels. 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.

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4. 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. It 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, it used to be possible to look south at the Residenz, the residence of the imperial widow, and in a northwesterly direction to Bavaria, the country of origin of Karoline Augusta as the daughter of King Maximilian of Bavaria. Today, this is only possible to a limited extent due to the high tree growth.

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5. Salzburger Dom

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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.

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6. Stiftskirche Sankt Peter

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Stiftskirche St. Peter is a Benedictine monastery St. Peter's Abbey Church, located in St. The center of 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.

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7. 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.

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8. St. Blasiuskirche

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St. Blasiuskirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Former Bürgerspitalkirche and today's Roman Catholic parish church St. Blasius, located in Mönchsberg, Salzburg, next to the western end of Getreidegasse, next to the old Gstättentor in the Old City, was built as a hospital church. Along with the Heilig-Kreuz-Münster of Schwäbisch Gmünd, it is the oldest hall church in southern Germany. The church is part of the historic center of Salzburg, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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9. Mirabellgarten

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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

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10. Kajetanerkirche

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The Roman Catholic Kajetanerkirche is located in Kajetanerplatz, in Kaiviertel, south of the Old City of Salzburg. Named after the saints Maximilian and Kajitan, it celebrates the patron saint on Maximilian Day on December 12. It was built by Archbishop Max Gandolf Kuenburg, the abbey church where the theatre of the Theatre Abbey operated from 1685 to 1808, and consecrated by Johann Ernst Graf Thun in 1700.

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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 at Hübnergasse No. 5–7 in the Riedenburg district in the municipality of Salzburg. The Roman Catholic Ordenkirche, which was consecrated to the heart of Jesus, of the Cooperative of Christian Love from the Holy Vinzenz von Paul belongs to the Salzburz City Dean of Salzburg. The church is under monument protection (list entry).

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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.

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13. Schloss Fürberg

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Schloss Fürberg Franz Kuhlstrunk (1861-1944) / Public domain

The Fürberg Castle, which was also called Feyeragenstöckl after the Bavarian-Salzburg family Feyerag von Oberhausen, is located at the foot of the Kapuzinerberg in Salzburg at the end of Pausingerstrasse, formerly Fürbergstrasse. The property also includes a Meierhof and a chapel that, like the main building, is provided with valuable stained glass.

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14. Markuskirche

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Markuskirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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.

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15. Georgskirche

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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.

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16. Mozarts Geburtshaus

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Mozart's birthplace was the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at No. 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg, Austria. The Mozart family resided on the third floor from 1747 to 1773. Mozart himself was born here on 27 January 1756. He was the seventh child of Leopold Mozart, who was a musician of the Salzburg Royal Chamber.

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17. Festungsberg

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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.

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18. 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.

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19. Israelitische Kultusgemeinde Salzburg

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The Salzburg Synagogue is a Jewish prayer house in the state capital of Salzburg in Austria and has existed since 1901. After the Second World War, it was repaired by the returned Salzburg faith and former Jewish refugees from the eastern areas and reopened in 1968.

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20. 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.

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21. 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.

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22. Gurken

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Gurken Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Cucumber is a work of art, consisting of five independent sculptures, located in William-Furtwingler Garden in the old city of Salzburg. It was created by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm within the framework of "Kunstprojekt Salzburg" in 2011.

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23. Kurgarten

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The spa garden in the city of Salzburg is a park -like garden in the Neustadt district (Andräviertel). He connects to the well -known Mirabellgarten north. The English landscape garden is also known for its exotic old trees.

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24. Sphaera (Skulptur Mann auf Mozartkugel)

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Sphaera (Skulptur Mann auf Mozartkugel) Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Sphaera is a total 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.

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25. Stiftsmühle St. Peter

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Stiftsmühle St. Peter Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Stiftsbäckerei und Mühle St. Peter is an old bakery and water mill. It is located in the Almkanal of Mühlenhof between Kapitelplatz and Petersfriedhof in the Old City of Salzburg. It belongs to St. Peter's Monastery.

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26. Stefan Zweig

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Stefan Zweig s/a / Public domain

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 most popular writers in the world.

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27. 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 city of Salzburg. This artwork was created by French artist Christian Portanski within the framework of "Salzburg Art Project" in 2009.

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