Spirit of Mozart


An ode to Salzburg's most famous son, this public artwork puts Mozart on a pedestal – well, metaphorically speaking anyway. The work of Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic, the 15m-high chair is said to capture the unique spirit of the composer.

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1. Steingasse

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On the right bank of the Salzach River, this narrow, cobbled lane was, incredibly, the main trade route to Italy in medieval times. Look out for the 13th…

2. Mozart-Wohnhaus


Tired of the cramped living conditions on Getreidegasse, the Mozart family moved in 1773 to this roomier abode, where the prolific Wolfgang composed works…

3. Mozart Ton-und Filmsammlung


Under the same roof as the Mozart-Wohnhaus, but accessed separately, is this film and music archive of interest to the ultra-enthusiast, with some 25,000…

4. Dreifältigkeitskirche

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Baroque master Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach designed this graceful church on the city's right bank. It's famous for Johann Michael Rottmayr’s dome…

5. Mozart's Geburtshaus

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous son, was born in this bright-yellow town house in 1756, and spent the first 17 years of his life here…

6. Kollegienkirche

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Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach’s grandest baroque design is this late-17th-century university church, with a striking bowed facade. The high altar’s…

7. Christmas Museum

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If you wish it could be Christmas every day, swing on over to this museum. The private collection brings festive sparkle in the form of advent calendars,…

8. Residenz

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The crowning glory of Salzburg's DomQuartier, the Residenz is where the prince-archbishops held court until Salzburg became part of the Habsburg Empire in…