Salzburg does not only boast extraordinary baroque architecture throughout its “Old Town”, it also houses countless museums dedicated a wide variety of topics!
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the house with the address “Getreidegasse 9” in Salzburg’s “Old Town” in 1756. His family lived in the building for a total of 26 years. Mozart’s Residence, on the other hand, can be found at the address “Markartplatz 8”, also in Salzburg. Both houses have been turned into museums. For further information visit: www.mozarteum.at
The Salzburg Museum was awarded the European Museum Award in 2009. It is the city’s largest museum. The main building “Neue Residenz” on the “Mozartplatz” is connected directly with the Panorama Museum. Here you can find multimedia installations and aesthetically pleasing presentation alongside valuable artefacts. For further information visit: www.smca.at
The Baroque Museum Salzburg is located in the Mirabell gardens and is an important institution of international baroque research. It is dedicated to baroque imagery from the 17th and 18th centuries. For further information visit: www.barockmuseum.at
The House of Nature (“Haus der Natur”) gives an insight into the natural environment of both humans and animals. It houses 80 display rooms, of which the aquarium section is especially noteworthy. It is a local favourite for family outings. For further information visit: www.hausdernatur.at
The Museum of Modern Art (“Museum der Moderne”) in Salzburg consists of two separate buildings at truly spectacular locations. The “MdM Rupertinum” is right opposite the main festival hall and showcases a wide variety of artistic concepts. The “MdM Mönchsberg” towers above the city and is a contemporary venue for all kinds of modern art. For further information visit: www.museumdermoderne.at
The “Festung Hohensalzburg”, which is one of the largest intact medieval fortresses in Europe, showcases a number of artefacts illustrating its history. Here you can learn how fortresses were used as residential areas and much more.
The Cathedral Excavation Museum (“Domgrabungsmuseum”) is located beneath the two main squares surrounding the Salzburg cathedral – the “Residenzplatz” and the “Domplatz”. It showcases cultural artefacts from the Roman era. For further information visit: www.kirchen.net
The Salzburg Residence (“Residenz”) is the representative building of the Salzburg prince bishops. Today it houses a gallery dedicated to two hundred years of style history with changing topical exhibitions. For further information visit: www.residenzgalerie.at
This small museum, tucked away in the courtyard of the St. Peter abbey, is dedicated to the famous musician and church music virtuoso Michael Haydn.
The Livery Museum (“Trachtenmuseum”) in the “Griesgasse” shows why historic traditional costumes are still considered stylish today. Here you can also purchase some traditional Austrian garments.
The ideal place to make your children happy! Dolls, teddy bears, miniature train sets, tin figurines and wooden toys – the historic “Bürgerspital” building has been showcasing the toy collection of local “Carolino Augusteum” since 1978!
Are you planning a family outing to one of Salzburg’s famous museums? The Romantic Hotel GMACHL would gladly pass on their knowledge to you!