On this elegant square, Mozart is literally and metaphorically put on a pedestal.
Constanze Mozart Memorial
Look out for the memorial plaque at No 8, the house where Mozart’s beloved Constanze died, tucked away in the corner of Mozartplatz.
As well knocking fine fabrics into Dirndls and selling Austrian schnapps, preserves and honeys, Salzburger Heimatwerk has an uncrowded...
This buzzy restaurant on the square is a warren of vaulted and wood-panelled rooms. Whether you go for crayfish tails, saddle of venison...
Mozartplatz 1 · interesting places nearby
Salzburg Museum information
Housed in the baroque Neue Residenz palace, this flagship museum takes you on a fascinating romp through Salzburg past and present. Ornate rooms showcase everything from Roman excavations to prince-archbishop portraits. There are free guided tours at 6pm every Thursday.
A visit starts beneath the courtyard in the strikingly illuminated Kunsthalle , presenting rotating exhibitions of art.
Upstairs, prince-archbishops glower down from the walls at Mythos Salzburg , which celebrates the city as a source of artistic and poetic inspiration. Showstoppers include Carl Spitzweg’s renowned Sonntagsspaziergang (Sunday Stroll; 1841) painting, the portrait-lined prince-archbishop’s room and the Ständesaal (Sovereign Chamber), an opulent vision of polychrome stucco curling around frescoes depicting the history of Rome according to Titus Livius. The early 16th-century Milleflori tapestry, Archbishop Wolf Dietrich’s gold-embroidered pontifical shoe and Flemish tapestries are among other attention-grabbers.
The Panorama Passage also provides some insight into Salzburg's past, with its Roman walls and potter's kiln and models of the city at different points in history.
Salzburg’s famous 35-bell glockenspiel, which chimes daily at 7am, 11am and 6pm, is on the western flank of the Neue Residenz.