5 must-sees in Salzburg
No visit to Salzburg should miss out on these sights
Hohensalzburg fortress – the landmark of the city
Central Europe’s largest fully preserved castle sits high above the rooftops of the Baroque old town offering indescribable views – the Hohensalzburg fortress. Built in 1077, the basic idea was to protect the principality and archbishops from enemy attacks. Today, as you would expect in this city of culture, the fortress is home to a multi-media Magic Theatre and modern media stations. Special highlight: Baroque fanfares can be heard from the Trumpets Tower every Sunday at 11:45.
Today the ‘Hagenauer Haus’ with its Mozart Museum is one of Austria’s most visited museums. The birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart presents this former apartment with everyday objects and furnishings from the 18th century and takes visitors back to the childhood days of this boy wonder from Salzburg. The museum is an exciting outing for fans with its changing special exhibitions.
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
The girl’s name Mirabell comes from the Italian and is made up of the components ‘mirabile’ (admirable) and ‘bella’ (beautiful). So it is no wonder that the palace today is renowned far and wide as a setting for romantic weddings.
Made famous in the Hollywood musical ‘The Sound of Music’, the Mirabell Gardens are probably the city’s best-known film set. The Pegasus fountain, the great fountain, the Heckentheater (hedge theatre), the Zwerglgarten (dwarf garden), the rose garden and the orangery attract numerous visitors to this beautifully colourful oasis in the city.
House of Nature
House of Nature
From prehistoric times into the future with interactive technology – a living museum. Discover giant dinosaurs from long-gone eras, learn about space travel, explore the human body or track down the underwater world at the House of Nature. There is something for everyone with this varied offer. Special highlights include the 100% interactive science centre and the aquarium.
Hangar-7 is a special highlight. Made famous by Red Bull, visitors can explore the technical world of planes here. The bar and restaurant in the hangar are world-famous. Star chefs from all over the world cook at the Restaurant Ikarus each month on a rotating basis and impress with their award-winning cuisine. It is rare to find such a varied menu in just one restaurant. The site also provides space for art, exhibitions and numerous events.
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