You must see these ten attractions in the city of Mozart

Salzburg’s sights

Salzburg’s abundance of sights makes choosing destinations really difficult. The once powerful bishop’s city, built on Roman foundations, attracted architects and artists from all over the world over the course of centuries, who helped to give the city by the Salzach River its unique character. Monumental buildings such as the castle and the cathedral, treasures such as Pacher’s Madonna in the Franciscan Church and the Roman frescoes in Nonnberg Abbes, Salzburg Museum or nearby destinations such as Hellbrunn Palace invite you to go on journeys of discovery.

Your four-star Hotel Wolf-Dietrich is located quietly yet centrally in Salzburg’s historic city centre. Put your car on hold as all sights in the city centre are within easy walking distance. Explore Salzburg and its surroundings by Fiaker cab, bus or bike. The reception team has numerous suggestions in store for you. If you’re looking for a city tour with a Salzburg guide, we’ll be happy to pick you up at the hotel. Whatever you decide on, here are ten Salzburg sights you need to see! All of these Salzburg sights can be reached on foot, by bus or bike from Hotel Wolf-Dietrich. The only thing missing is your non-binding room enquiry or online reservation!

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Salzburg city with Hohensalzburg Castle
Gardens of Mirabell Palace

Sightseeing in Salzburg – the top ten sights

Salzburg Cathedral

The imposing cupola and impressive facade of Salzburg’s largest church with 900 seats dominate the Domplatz and form a backdrop beyond compare for the yearly “Jedermann” performances during the Salzburg Festival. The origin of this early baroque building is closely linked to Archbishop Wolf-Dietrich. Wolfgang Amadé Mozart was also baptised here. The cathedral is open without any admission charges. Donations are always welcome. Free guided cathedral tours and organ at noon (12 am) in July and August, cathedral concerts, crypt (burial place) of Salzburg’s archbishops since 1619, cathedral museum / Domquartier (for a fee).
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours (for visitors outside church service times)
Jan, Feb, Nov: Mon-Sat 8 am to 5 pm, Sun and public holidays 1 to 5 pm
Mar, Apr, Oct, Dec: Mon-Sat 8 am to 6 pm, Sun and public holidays 1 to 6 pm
May to Sept: Mon-Sat 8 am to 7 pm, Sun and public holidays 1 to 7pm
(subject to changes during the Salzburg Festival due to rehearsals and performances of “Jedermann”)
Cathedral crypt: Mon-Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun and public holidays 1 to 5 pm

Hohensalzburg Castle

The impregnable landmark of the city of Salzburg rises high above the historic city centre on the Festungsberg and can’t be missed. Stretching over 7,000 m², the site with origins dating back to the 11th century is among Europe’s largest fortifications, and is also one of Austria’s top three visitor attractions. You can get up to the castle and back down again with the Festungsbahn (cable railway).
Audio-guide tour for adults and children through the interior rooms (gallery, torture chamber, tower, parapet walk, sovereign’s room, Salzburger Stier organs), castle museum and multivision show.
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours
January to April and October to December 9.30 am to 5 pm
May to September 9 am to 7 pm
Advent weekends and Easter 9.30 am to 6 pm
Final admission 30 minutes before closing.

Salzburg Cathedral and Domplatz
Hohensalzburg Castle at night

Domquartier Salzburg

As of 2014, Salzburg visitors can look forward to a new cultural highlight. The site combining the cathedral and the archbishop’s see together with the museum of St. Peter Abbey with a total area of 15,000 m² is open to the public via walkabout for the first time in 200 years. Discover the centre of the archbishop’s power, which has dominated both the city and province of Salzburg for many centuries. Domquartier Salzburg: cathedral with cathedral museum and art & miracle chamber, residence with residential gallery and rooms of splendour, St. Peter Monastery – museum Wallistrakt, long gallery, audio-guides for adults and children for the duration of the visit (1.5 hours, 1.3 km walkabout), guided tours.
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours
Every day except Tuesday, 10 am to 5 pm, final admission 4 pm
July and August every day 10 am to 5 pm, Wednesday until 8 pm
Closed on 24 December

Mozart’s Birthplace

The genius composer was born in the heart of Salzburg, the Getreidegasse, on 27 January 1756. Retrace the steps of the Mozart family on three floors with original exhibits and gain insights into life in Salzburg in the 18th century. See Mozart’s children’s violin and clavichord, documents, letters, portraits, furniture and everyday items from life during Mozart’s times. Round tour with cell phone guide, guided tours. Approx. duration of a visit one hour. Leaflet for children.
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours
Open every day 9 am to 5.30 pm
July, August 8.30 am to 7 pm
Final admission 30 minutes before closing

Salzburg´s Domquartier
Birthplace of Mozart

Mozart’s Residence Makartplatz

The Mozart family lived in a spacious eight-room flat on the first floor in this residence from 1773. It can be found on the other side of Salzach River near the baroque jewel that is the Church of the Holy Trinity. This is where Wolfgang Amadé Mozart composed many of his most famous works. Museum with original documents, portraits, Mozart’s original pianoforte and the famous Mozart family portrait, multivision show, special exhibitions, talks and concerts, guided tours. Approx. duration of a visit 1.5 hours.
For more information you can visit this Website.

Opening hours
Open every day 9 am to 5.30 pm
July, August 8.30 am to 7 pm
Final admission 30 minutes before closing

Salzburg Museum at the New Residence

The former Salzburg Museum Carolino Augusteum moved to the New Residence in close proximity to Salzburg Cathedral in 2007. Objects of international fame are presented on approx. 3,000 m² in this modern museum. The fascinating concept won the award for Austrian Museum of the Year in 2007 and European Museum of the Year in 2009. Collections on the art and cultural history of the city and province of Salzburg, presented in an interactive and entertaining manner, permanent exhibition “Myth Salzburg”, changing special exhibitions, audio-guides, guided tours (evening tour on Thursdays), events.
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours
Tue to Sun 9 am to 5 pm
24 and 31 December 9 am to 2 pm
Closed on 1 November, 25 December

Mozart´s Residence in Salzburg
Salzburg Museum at the New Residence

Haus der Natur nature museum with aquarium

The museum highly popular with families in particular is more than just a good idea on rainy days. Guests of all ages will marvel at the aquarium with more than 40 tanks, the reptile zoo with approx. 60 enclosures and the multifaceted exhibitions. Space hall, Science Center with 80 experiment stations, themed rooms, e.g. about mammals, Ice Age or minerals, terrace with a view and a café.
Highlights: feeding in the aquarium (shark, octopus, archerfish), special exhibitions, interactive adventures, guided tours, workshops, events, experiment shows and much more. Affordable family tickets.
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Opening hours
Every day from 9 am to 5 pm
Closed on 25 December

Rupertinum and Museum der Moderne

The museum for modern art is located at two different sites. The Rupertinum is in Salzburg’s historic city centre and is only a few metres from the Festspielhaus. Up high on the Mönchsberg, the Museum der Moderne can be reached by lift. Taken together, the two buildings offer around 3,000 m² of exhibition space for sculptures, paintings, graphics and photos by contemporary Austrian and international artists. Collections and changing exhibitions, events, guided tours.
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours
Tue to Sun 10 am to 6 pm, Wed 10 am to 8 pm
Closed on Mondays
Both buildings are open on Mondays from 10 am to 6 pm during the Mozart week, the Easter Festival, Whitsun Festival and the Salzburg Festival. Special opening hours around Christmas and New Year’s Day

Haus der Natur nature museum
Rupertinum in Salzburg

Hellbrunn Palace with trick fountains

A long, shady avenue leads out of the city to Hellbrunn to the palace with large garden and magical trick mountains, which have been wowing and refreshing visitors for 400 years. The pleasure palace of Salzburg’s archbishop Markus Sittikus von Hohenems is one of the most glorious Renaissance buildings north of the Alps. This jewel is accessible by car, bus or bike. 400-year jubilee in 2016: interactive permanent exhibition “Markus Sittikus – meine Welt” (Eng. “Markus Sittikus – my world”), new audio-guides, multimedia installation, music room with sheet music for the opera L’Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi, etc. Folklore museum at the Monatsschlössl, Steintheater, terrific park.
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Opening hours -Trick fountains, palace, folklore museum
From 24 March, April, October, 1 November 9 am to 4.30 pm*
May, June, September 9 am to 5.30 pm*
July, August 9 am to 6 pm*
*Start of the last guided tour, new tours every half hour
Tour duration: trick fountains 40 minutes, palace 40 minutes
Free access to garden / park!

Zoo Salzburg – Tiergarten Hellbrunn

The ruggedly picturesque, approx. 14 hectare area around the Hellbrunn Mountain with its striking rock face offers a multifaceted home for numerous native and exotic animals. The layout of the ample outdoor areas are as species-appropriate as possible and invite guests to go on walks while exploring inhabitants from all five continents. Baby animals at the zoo all year round, guided tours (with special and evening tours), zoo quiz for children for download and printing, handcart rental for the youngest guests (with deposit), dogs on short leash permitted.
For more information you can visit this website.

Opening hours - Every day
January, February, November, December 9 am to 4.30 pm
March 9 am to 5.30 pm
April, May, September, October 9 am to 6 pm
June, July, August 9 am to 6.30 pm
Night zoo every Friday and Saturday from early August to mid-September 9 am to 10.30 pm
Final admission one hour before closing (30 minutes before closing in January, February, November, December)

trick fountain´s at Hellbrunn Palace
zoo Salzburg Tiergarten Hellbrunn