Top Choice Fort in Salzburg

Festung Hohensalzburg

Salzburg's most visible icon is this mighty, 900-year-old cliff-top fortress, one of the biggest and best preserved in Europe. It's easy to spend half a day up here, roaming the ramparts for far-reaching views over …
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Salzburg Museum

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 royal portraits. There a…
Top Choice Gallery in Salzburg

Museum der Moderne

Straddling Mönchsberg’s cliffs, this contemporary glass-and-marble oblong of a gallery stands in stark contrast to the fortress, and shows first-rate temporary exhibitions of 20th- and 21st-century art. The works of…
Top Choice Palace in Salzburg


The crowning glory of Salzburg's new DomQuartier, the Residenz is where the prince-archbishops held court until Salzburg became part of the Habsburg Empire in the 19th century. An audioguide tour takes in the exuber…
Museum in Salzburg


The Dommuseum is a treasure trove of sacred art. A visit whisks you past a cabinet of Renaissance curiosities crammed with crystals, coral and oddities such as armadillos and pufferfish, through rooms showcasing gem…
Church in Salzburg


A real architectural hotchpotch, Salzburg’s Franciscan church has a Romanesque nave, a Gothic choir with rib vaulting and a baroque marble altar (one of Fischer von Erlach’s creations).
Museum in Salzburg


Outside Salzburg, near Untersberg, the open-air Freilichtmuseum harbours around 100 archetypal Austrian farmhouses, evoking the crafts and trades of yore. It has tractors to clamber over, goats to feed, a butterfly …
Museum in Salzburg

Haus der Natur

Here kids can bone up on dinosaurs and alpine crystals in the natural history rooms, gawp at snakes and crocs in the reptile enclosure, and spot piranhas and coral reefs in the aquarium; blink-and-you’ll-miss-them b…
Museum in Salzburg

Mozarts Geburtshaus

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous son, was born in this bright yellow townhouse in 1756 and spent the first 17 years of his life here. Today’s museum harbours a collection of instruments, documents and…
Museum in Salzburg


Tired of the cramped living conditions on Getreidegasse, the Mozart family moved to this more spacious abode in 1773, where a prolific Wolfgang composed works such as the Shepherd King (K208) and Idomeneo (K366). Em…