SALZBURG, AUSTRIA - JULY 29:  Salzburg Museum of Modern Art (L) and the historical water tower are pictured on July 29, 2011 in Salzburg, Austria. The Salzburg Festival is a prominent festival of music and drama established in 1920 and is held each summer within the Austrian town of Salzburg, the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.  (Photo by Martin Schalk/Getty Images)

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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 German expressionist Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Austrian painter Oskar Kokoschka have previously been 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.

While you’re up here, take in the far-reaching views across Salzburg over coffee or lunch at the gallery's restaurant M32. The gallery appeals to families with its line-up of hands-on events and workshops for kids (see the website for details).

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