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.
With its horse-drawn carriages, palace and street entertainers, this stately baroque square is the Salzburg of a thousand postcards. Its...
As well knocking fine fabrics into Dirndls and selling Austrian schnapps, preserves and honeys, Salzburger Heimatwerk has an uncrowded...
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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.