Map out the city’s past with a romp of the rocks at this subterranean archaeology museum beside the Dom. Particularly of interest are...
With its horse-drawn carriages, palace and street entertainers, this stately baroque square is the Salzburg of a thousand postcards. Its...
The adjacent Dommuseum is a treasure-trove of baroque art, lavish goldwork and tapestries.
Going strong since 1705, this marble and wood-panelled cafe is a former Mozart haunt. It’s famous for having Salzburg’s flakiest...
University cafe in the Altstadt, with courtyard seating and pocket-money priced lunches.
Residenzplatz 1 · interesting places nearby
Nowhere is the pomp and circumstance of Salzburg more tangible than at the regal Residenz. A man of grand designs, Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, prince-archbishop of Salzburg from 1587 to 1612, gave the go-ahead to build this baroque palace on the site of an 11th-century bishop’s residence. The prince-archbishops held court here until Salzburg became part of the Habsburg Empire in the 19th century.
An audioguide tour takes in the exuberant state rooms , a hotchpotch of baroque and neoclassical styles, which are lavishly adorned with tapestries, stucco and frescoes by Johann Michael Rottmayr.
Admission also covers the Residenz Galerie . Here the focus is on Flemish and Dutch masters, with must-sees such as Rubens’ Allegory on Emperor Charles V and Rembrandt’s chiaroscuro Old Woman Praying . Thomas Ender’s alpine landscapes and Heinrich Bürkel’s Salzburg scenes are among the 19th-century standouts.