SALZBURG CULTURAL ATTRACTIONS
The vibrant and exciting city of Salzburg is just an hour’s drive from CLC Alpine Centre and should be included in any tour of the region.
A wealth of historical attractions in Salzburg attract culture vultures from all over the world who come to marvel at the elaborate architecture and opulent buildings.
The Festung Hohensalzburg Castle
Known as ‘the northern Rome,’ this elegant city boasts wide, ornate squares, narrow alleys, imposing churches and monasteries, palaces and monuments, including the 900-year-old Festung Hohensalzburg Castle.
Perched high above the Baroque towers of the city, Fortress Hohensalzburg is a stunning landmark that dominates the Salzburg skyline. Take the funicular railway, built in 1892, from the heart of the city´s historic district, which runs every ten minutes.
The FestungsBahn travels a total of 200 m, from the valley station at 437 m to the top at 536 m above sea level in just under one minute. Enjoy magnificent views from the top and fascinating works of art in the museum.
Mirabell Palace – Schloss Mirabell
Originally known as ‘Altenau’, the Mirabell Palace was constructed by Wolf Dietrichs for Salome Alt in 1606. Major points of interest include the Engelsstiege (Angels’ Steps) by Raphael Donner, which lead to the Marmorsaal (Marble hall), celebrated as the most beautiful wedding hall of Central Europe. Mirabell’s formal gardens have statues representing characters from Greek mythology, as well as the “Zwergelgarten” (Garden of Dwarfs), the Baroque Museum and the Nature Theatre.
Salzburg Fortress Concerts – Salzburger Festungskonzerte
More than 300 concerts per year make the Salzburger Festungskonzerte one of the longest runs of chamber music concerts in the world.
Highly qualified musicians and internationally renowned soloists play the treasures of Salzburg’s favourite son: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
With the incomparable atmosphere of Festung Hohensalzburg, the powerful furnishings of the Prince’s Chambers and the awe-inspiring view of the city from the concert chamber, you are guaranteed to experience much more than a simple concert. The interaction of music and atmosphere will make the Festungskonzerte the pinnacle of your visit to this magical city.
Residence Gallery – Residenzgalerie
Home to masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Brueghel and many others, the Residence Gallery attracts art-lovers from around the world.
Famous Italian, Austrian and French masters give visitors an insight into the Baroque world of extravagant style, architecture, art and music. Explore the 15 magnificent rooms on the second floor of the former Archbishop’s residence and paintings by Ferdinand Georg Waldmuller, Friedrich Amerling and Anton Romako.
The Residence Gallery offers a choice of regularly-changing exhibitions and informative tours to retain an important position in the world of Salzburg art and culture.
The World of Marionettes – Welt der Marionetten
Get up close and personal with historical marionettes from the world-famous Salzburg Marionette Theatre. Exhibits include Papageno and Papagena from Mozart’s ‘Zauberflote’ (Magic Flute) and other fascinating examples from around the world.
Located in the cellars of the stunning Hohensalzburg Fortress, this unique museum allows visitors to try out the marionettes and pull the strings for themselves.
Ask at CLC Alpine Centre reception for details of tours and excursions.