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


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Explore interesting sights in Salzburg, Austria. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 38 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), Website

2. 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), Website

3. Haus für Mozart

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Haus für Mozart Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Haus für Mozart, or House for Mozart, is a 1,500-seat theatre of the Salzburg Festival in the city of that name in Austria. It was established in 1925 when horse stables were converted into a venue for the mystery plays that were a main facet of the five-year-old festival, becoming the festival's first dedicated performance space, its Festspielhaus. This name it retained through three rebuildings until, in 1960, the larger Neues Festspielhaus opened next door, whereupon it took the name Altes Festspielhaus, or Old Festival-House. But three seasons later, to end confusion in the minds of visitors unaware of the history, both theatres were renamed for their sizes, and the smaller was now the Kleines Festspielhaus. For forty-two seasons, through 2004, the nomenclature was settled. Then the theater was closed for its fourth gutting and reconstruction. It gained its current name upon reopening in 2006 as the festival's principal theatre for Mozart and Rossini operas as well as Baroque stageworks.

Wikipedia: Haus für Mozart (EN)

4. 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 initially adapted by the returned Salzburg faith and inmates of Jewish DP camp in the state of Salzburg and in the years 1967/1968 Financial means completely repaired again. In the course of the repair work, the building was expanded by a women's entrance. A ritual bath (Mikwe) was built on the east side. The latter is the only ritual bathroom of a Jewish community in Austria outside of Vienna. The administrative space of the cultural community is also housed in the east wing of the synagogue. The synagogue also follows the Orthodox rite today, which provides for a separation of the sexes in the prayers. Today, the Israelite cultural community of Salzburg has around 100 members, and since President Elie Rosen took office in January 2023, prayers will take place in the synagogue in Lasserstrasse on Friday evenings and Saturday morning.

Wikipedia: Synagoge (Salzburg) (DE)

5. Großes Festspielhaus

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The Großes Festspielhaus, in its current form, was designed by architect Clemens Holzmeister in 1956 for the Salzburg Festival in Austria. It was inaugurated on 26 July 1960 with a performance of Richard Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier conducted by Herbert von Karajan, who also worked with Holzmeister on aspects of the building's design. The Large Festival House includes office space and tunneling into the Mönchsberg as well as a 2,179-seat performance space adaptable for both scenic and non-scenic events and acoustically scalable down for piano and song recitals. The stage is one of the widest in the world, at 100 metres (330 ft). The auditorium is square. Access from the street to the lobby is through five bronze doors, above which is inscribed a Latin motto by Thomas Michels: SACRA CAMENAE DOMUS / CONCITIS CARMINE PATET / QUO NOS ATTONITOS / NUMEN AD AURAS FERAT.

Wikipedia: Großes Festspielhaus (EN)

6. 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 Waagplatz and 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 point of sale, 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 property at Waagplatz 3 has been used as a café.

Wikipedia: Michaelskirche (Salzburg) (DE)

7. 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.

Wikipedia: Franciscan Church, Salzburg (EN), Website

8. Richterhöhe

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At 507 m, the Richterhöhe is 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 date mainly from the Middle Ages, but are sometimes erroneously called the Lodron Zwinger or the 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 to him.

Wikipedia: Richterhöhe (DE)

9. Karolinenhöhe

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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 Empress Dowager, and in a northwesterly direction to Bavaria, the country of origin of Caroline Augusta, daughter of King Maximilian of Bavaria. Today, this is only possible to a limited extent due to the high tree growth.

Wikipedia: Karolinenhöhe (Salzburg) (DE)

10. Stiftskirche Sankt Peter

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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.

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

11. Kajetanerkirche

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Kajetanerkirche Manfred Werner - Tsui / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Roman Catholic Kajetanerkirche is located 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 12th. It was built as a monastery church of the Theatines, who had operated a Theatine monastery there from 1685 to 1808, by Archbishop Max Gandolf Kuenburg and consecrated on 31 October 1700 by Johann Ernst Graf Thun.

Wikipedia: Kajetanerkirche (DE)

12. Schloss Anif

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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.

Wikipedia: Anif Palace (EN)

13. 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 between the western end of Getreidegasse and the old Gstättentor in the old town. It was built as a hospital church. Together with the Holy Cross Minster in Schwäbisch Gmünd, it is the oldest hall church in southern Germany. The church is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Center of the City of Salzburg.

Wikipedia: Bürgerspitalkirche St. Blasius (DE)

14. 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), Website

15. Schloss Hellbrunn

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Schloss Hellbrunn Nicholas Even (own work) / CC BY 2.5

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.

Wikipedia: Hellbrunn Palace (EN), Website

16. Mirabellgarten

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The Mirabell Gardens are the gardens of Mirabell Palace in the city of Salzburg in Austria, in the Right Old Town. It is one of the most famous tourist destinations in the city. It includes the large garden parterre with the linden grove adjoining to the south the small garden parterre with the Boskett 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)

17. 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)

18. 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 Church of the Cooperative of the Daughters of Christian Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, dedicated to the Sacred 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)

19. 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)

20. Sankt Andrä Kirche

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Sankt Andrä Kirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Roman Catholic St. Andrew's Church is a large parish church in Salzburg's so-called Neustadt and belongs to the city deanery. It is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew, and the feast of the patron saint is celebrated on 30 November (St. Andrew's Day). The original church of the parish, which had existed since 1811, stood at Linzer Gasse 1.

Wikipedia: Pfarrkirche Salzburg-St. Andrä (DE), Website

21. 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 on behalf of Abbot Edmund Sinnhuber of St. Peter's Abbey. The letters above the entrance portal refer to the client: Edmundus Abbas Sancti Petri. It is now used by the University of Salzburg.

Wikipedia: Edmundsburg (DE)

22. Mozart's Birthplace

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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.

Wikipedia: Mozart's birthplace (EN), Website

23. Sebastianskirche

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The Roman Catholic Sebastianskirche is a Baroque church in Salzburg on the Linzer Gasse, which belongs to the Innere Rechtsstadt or Neustadt. The church is structurally connected to St. Sebastian's Cemetery and St. Sebastian's Brothers' House. The feast of the patron saint is celebrated on 20 January, Sebastiani.

Wikipedia: Sebastianskirche (Salzburg) (DE)

24. Markuskirche

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Markuskirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

St. Mark's Church is located in Gstättengasse in Ursulinenplatz, the old city of Salzburg. Patrozinium is on St. Mark's Day. Since it was the Abbey Church of Usulin until 1957, it is also known as Usulin Church. The Baroque Roman Catholic Church was offered to the Greek Catholic community in Ukraine in 1999.

Wikipedia: Markuskirche (Salzburg) (DE)

25. 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.

Wikipedia: Festungsberg (EN)

26. 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), Website

27. Mozart Denkmal

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Mozartplatz, formerly known as Michaelsplatz, is a square in the historic centre 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)

28. 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)

29. Schloss Neuhaus

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Neuhaus Castle 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 along today's Neuhauserstraße to the Kapuzinerberg and the city of Salzburg.

Wikipedia: Schloss Neuhaus (Salzburg) (DE)

30. Schloss Freisaal

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Freisaal Castle is nestled in the grassland belt in the south of the provincial capital Salzburg in Austria. In the immediate vicinity is the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Salzburg. The castle is located in the middle of a small pond.

Wikipedia: Schloss Freisaal (DE)

31. Maria Theresien Schlössl

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The Maria-Theresien-Schlössl is located in the Salzburg district of Morzg or Hellbrunn. The name of the building refers to the mother of the builder, the Uhlan cavalry captain Josef Ritter von Lommer (1864–1902), whose name was Maria Theresa.

Wikipedia: Maria-Theresien-Schlössl (Salzburg) (DE)

32. St. Erhardkirche

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The Roman Catholic Erhard Church, actually Parish Church of St. Erhard or Parish Church of St. Erhard, also Parish Church of St. Erhard Salzburg-Nonntal, is a church building owned by the city of Salzburg in the Nonntal district.

Wikipedia: Erhardkirche (Salzburg) (DE)

33. Stiftsmühle St. Peter

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The Abbey Bakery and Mill of 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), Website

34. Gurken

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Gurken Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

Cucumbers is a work of art consisting of five individual sculptures in the Wilhelm Furtwängler Garden in the old town of Salzburg. It was created as part of the "Salzburg Art Project" in 2011 by the Austrian artist Erwin Wurm.

Wikipedia: Gurken (Salzburg) (DE)

35. 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)

36. 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 Toscanini courtyard.

Wikipedia: Sphaera (Salzburg) (DE)

37. Volkskunde Museum Monatsschlössl Hellbrunn

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The Monatsschlössl, also Waldemsschlösschen, is a 17th-century hunting lodge located on the Hellbrunner Berg in the park of Hellbrunn Palace in the south of the Austrian city of Salzburg, which now houses a museum.

Wikipedia: Monatsschlössl (DE)

38. St. Elisabethkirche

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Elisabeth-Vorstadt is a district of the statutory city of Salzburg. It is located between the Salzach and Salzburg's main train station and is partly urban, partly characterized by residential villas.

Wikipedia: Elisabeth-Vorstadt (DE)


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