Museums and exhibitions in Salzburg
An interesting time, not only when the weather isn't great
Are you interested in history, unusual exhibits and intellectual stimulation? Then Salzburg awaits you with its treasure trove of museums, which are replete with things to discover: the glory days of the past, natural history, modern art as well as curiosities – the museums and exhibitions in Salzburg are looking forward to your visit!
The three floors of the house situated at number 9 Getreidegasse have been home to a museum since 1880. Visitors can explore the original residence of the Mozart family in which historic musical instruments, documents, souvenirs and authentic portraits are on display. The most famous exhibits include the violin Mozart played as a child, his clavichord and his letters.
The museum and subsequent Mozart Residence at the Makartplatz, situated in the old town on the right bank of the river, is dedicated to the life and work of the city's most famous son. Additionally, concerts take place regularly in the great hall, including the original Mozart piano.
The Museum der Moderne
At two sites – on the Mönchsberg and in the Rupertinum in the old town – and with 3,000 m² of exhibition space, the Museum der Moderne holds alternating thematic and monographic exhibitions of the art of the 20th and 21st centuries. The museum's previous exhibitions have included works by many leading international artists, such as Ana Mendieta, Hermann Nitsch, Jonathan Meese, Dieter Roth, Nobuyoshi Araki, Helmut Newton, Ernst Haas, Christoph Schlingensief, Rebecca Horn and more.
In 2014, a unique museum highlight was created in the historic heart of the city with the DomQuartier (Cathedral Quarter). Over an area of 15,000 m², visitors are able to see a selection of elegant rooms: the Residenz with the Residenzgalerie, the Dommuseum (Cathedral Museum) and the Museum of St. Peter. In addition to valuable insights into the stately history of the Prince Archbishops, the DomQuartier also offers you excellent views over Salzburg.
House of Nature
Salzburg's House of Nature (Haus der Natur) extends over more than 7,100 m² of exhibition space and is one of the most visited natural history museums in Europe. Its aquarium alone is reputed to be one of the most beautiful in Europe and provides fascinating insights into tropical and European underwater habitats. The reptile zoo, with 56 terrariums, is also fascinating, and in the new Science Center, technology and the natural sciences are made interactive at around 80 experiment stations. Exhibition rooms covering geology, animals from all over the world, outer space, as well as special exhibitions provide a museum experience for every age group.
In addition to these museum highlights, Salzburg offers further interesting museums:
- The Salzburg Museum
- The Panorama Museum
- The Toys Museum (Spielzeugmuseum)
- The Castle Museum (Festungsmuseum)
- The Salzburg Christmas Museum (Salzburger Weihnachtsmuseum)
- The Stiegl Brewery World (Stiegl Brauwelt)
Experience more with the SalzburgCard
With the SalzburgCard you can visit numerous sights and museums in the city free of charge or at a reduced price. The SalzburgCard includes: free entry to all of the city's sights, free use of public transport as well as many additional benefits (concerts, tours, ...) The SalzburgCard is available at the reception. Detailed information is provided in the folder!
Cultural highlights, Festival, Theatre and more: Salzburg offers a lot for your busy cultural holiday. Are you looking for a comfortable room in a central location? The Eco-Suite Hotel Salzburg can offer you accommodation at affordable rates: book online or make a non-binding enquiry for your offer!