Museums in Salzburg
Countless attractions for culture lovers in Salzburg
Salzburg does not only boast extraordinary baroque architecture throughout its historic city centre, it also houses countless museums dedicated a wide variety of topics! You shouldn’t miss out on the following Salzburg museums.
Mozart’s Birthplace and Mozart’s Residence
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in the house with the address Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg’s historic city centre 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 in Salzburg. 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.salzburgmuseum.at.
Baroque Museum Salzburg
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.salzburgmuseum.at.
15,000 magnificent square meters – 2,000 stunning exhibits – 1,300 moving years. The DomQuartier Salzburg is a unique highlight in the heart of Salzburg.
A single admission ticket lets you experience an extraordinary walking tour of the museum, which had previously been closed to the public for 200 years. Starting in the Residence, you will walk through the Residence State Rooms, the Residence Gallery, the Cathedral Museum and St. Peter's Museum. The baroque Rossacher collection can also be admired at the North Oratory. More on these Salzburg museums: www.domquartier.at
House of Nature
The House of Nature (“Haus der Natur”) gives an insight into the natural environment of both humans and animals. One of Salzburg’s most popular museums, 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.
Museum of Modern Art
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. www.salzburgmuseum.at
Cathedral Excavations Museum
The Cathedral Excavations 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 about this one and other Salzburg museums, visit www.salzburgmuseum.at.
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 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. michaelhaydn.com
Livery Museum Salzburg
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.
Toy Museum (“Spielzeugmuseum”)
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! www.spielzeugmuseum.at
Are you planning a family outing to one of Salzburg’s famous museums? The Romantik Hotel GMACHL team would gladly pass on their knowledge to you!