The Best of Salzburg Walking Tour
Looking for new holiday destinations around Eastern Europe? Why not try Salzburg? What to do and where to go to Salzburg? The hometown of the great composer Mozart offers a long collection of sights, churches, museums, and unique attractions that you must visit once in a lifetime. Which are Salzburg’s best attractions? Is it all about Mozart? The Old Town is just the beginning of the city’s charms. The vibrant city offers you the chance to discover some of the richest examples of Austrian music history. Get stunned by the streets full of history and beautiful architectural examples. Get ready to experience Salzburg from a different perspective. A local charismatic guide will reveal the secrets and interesting facts about this beautiful city.
- Professional local tour guide
- Admission fee to Residenz Palace: EUR 13, EUR 10
- Admission fee to Mozart Residence: 18.50 EUR (adults)
Route & Duration
The Salzburg Cathedral, a Baroque church built in the seventeenth century and dedicated to Saints Rupert and Vergilius, is the seat of the Salzburg Roman Catholic Archdiocese. On the ruins of a Roman town, Saint Rupert constructed the church in 774, and the cathedral was restored in 1181 following a fire. Prince-Bishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau oversaw the cathedral's total baroque reconstruction in the seventeenth century, giving it its current look. The baptismal font used for Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's baptism in Salzburg Cathedral is still there.
The Salzburg Residenz, also known as the Alte Residenz or Old Residence, is a palace that can be found at Domplatz and Residenzplatz in Salzburg, Austria's Altstadt, the city's historic district. For centuries, the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg lived in the Residenz, which was first documented in the year 1120. They utilized the palace to exhibit and convey their political stature. The Residenzgalerie, one of the most spectacular sights in the city, is located inside the Salzburg Residenz palace today.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria, at No. 9 Getreidegasse, in a home known as Mozart's Geburtshaus or Hagenauerhaus. From 1747 through 1773, the Mozart family lived on the third level. On January 27, 1756, Mozart was born here. He was the sixth child of Salzburg Royal Chamber musician Leopold Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's early years, his first musical instruments, his companions, and his intense interest in opera are all depicted in the museum.
The Ludwig Schwanthaler Mozart monument is in the middle of Mozartplatz. On the occasion of W. A. Mozart's 50th death anniversary, the statue was to be constructed in 1841. The discovery of a Roman mosaic in the earth, however, caused the presentation of the monument to be postponed by a year. The monument was ceremoniously unveiled on September 4, 1842, in front of Mozart's sons. Ludwig I of Bavaria supplied the marble pedestal and was a significant patron of the Mozart monument. At the base of the statue, a replica of the Roman mosaic may still be seen.
In the early 16th century, the palace was erected at Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau's request on the Salzach river's side, north of the medieval city walls. To avoid the city's congested streets, the Archbishop—who had gout and had a stroke the year before—decided to build a pleasure palace for himself and his mistress Salome Alt. It was formerly known as Altenau Castle and is said to have been constructed in six months using Italian and French models.
Salzburg Cathedral, Domplatz 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
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