Museum der Moderne
Numbers in the Woods
On Mönchsberg you will find Mario Merz’ 21 neon-lit Numbers in the Woods, which shimmer high above Salzburg by night.
Open to the sky, James Turrell’s elliptical, walk-in Sky Space creates a play of light and shadow at dawn and dusk.
Mönchsberg Lift links Salzburg with the Museum der Moderne.
Following a recent makeover, this rustic-cool bar is once again a prime gathering spot, with a pavement terrace for sipping a cold,...
Bold colours and a veritable forest of stag antlers reveal architect Matteo Thun’s imprint at Museum der Moderne’s ultra-sleek...
Mönchsberg 32 · interesting places nearby
Museum der Moderne information
Straddling Mönchsberg’s cliffs, this contemporary glass-and-marble oblong of a gallery stands in stark contrast to the fortress. The gallery shows first-rate temporary exhibitions of 20th- and 21st-century art. The works of Alberto Giacometti, Dieter Roth, Emil Nolde and John Cage have previously featured. There’s a free guided tour of the gallery at 6.30pm every Wednesday. The Mönchsberg Lift whizzes up to the gallery year-round.
Mönchsberg commands broad outlooks across Salzburg’s spire-dotted cityscape and its woodland walking trails are great for tiptoeing away from the crowds for an hour or two. While you’re up here, take in the far-reaching views over Salzburg over coffee or lunch at M32 .