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A rainy day in Salzburg

Don't be sad. Salzburg has a lot to offer, even on rainy days. After all it's Mozarts city.

THE SALZBURG MUSEUM

The magnificent New Residence on Mozart Square has housed the Salzburg Museum since the summer of 2007. The museum's fully new concept blends valuable objects of art, aesthetic presentations, interesting facts and multimedia installations into a harmonious whole. The Salzburg Museum is living proof that a modern museum can inform and yet at the same time entertain its visitors.

Special Exhibition
April 30-October 30: Bishop. Emperor. Everyman.

Opening hours
Tuesday-Sunday 9am - 5pm
(last entrance 30 min. before closure)
www.salzburgmuseum.at/index.php?id=1773

 

THE PANORAMA MUSEUM

What a wonderful view! Stand on the visitors platform and marvel at the gigantic round painting (26-meter circumference) of the historic city of Salzburg and its environs. The unique city panorama by J.M. Sattler (1786-1847) has a size of 130m². Telescopes allow visitors to take a closer look at the attractions and details from the everyday life of Salzburg's residents 200 years ago.


Copyright: Panorama Museum

The specially developed installation draws amazing comparisons between yesterday and today. Tap the animated touch screens to obtain all of the important information on individual attractions and Salzburg's most prominent districts.

The museum also has other large-scale paintings - so-called cosmoramas - by Hubert Sattler on display. The widely traveled painter captured unusual views of cities and landscapes during the 19th century.

Opening hours
Daily 9am - 5pm (last admission 4:45 pm)
Free tour of one of the exhibits at 6pm each 1st Thursday of the month
www.salzburgmuseum.at/index.php?id=1830

 

THE DOMQUARTIER

The Power and Splendour of Baroque! 15.000 magnificent square meters – 2.000 stunning exhibits – 1.300 moving years. The DomQuartier Salzburg is unique highlight in the heart of Salzburg.


Copyright: Domquartier, Rainer Iglar

Opening hours
Wednesday-Monday 10am - 5pm (last admission 4pm)
July, August: daily 10am - 5pm, Wednesday 10am - 8pm

www.domquartier.at/en

HAUS DER NATUR

The Power and Splendour of Baroque! 15,000 magnificent square meters – 2,000 stunning exhibits – 1,300 moving years. The DomQuartier Salzburg is unique highlight in the heart of Salzburg.

The Haus der Natur (founded in 1924) is the local natural history museum of Salzburg. It houses a large exhibition about all aspects of nature, a Science Center, an aquarium and a reptile zoo. With our exhibitions we attempt to inspire our visitors, to stimulate their interest in the natural world and to enhance their understanding for natural processes. As a nature competence centre the Haus der Natur plays an important role in the scientific exploration and documentation of nature in Salzburg.

Opening hours
open daily, including Sundays and bank holidays, 9am - 5pm
www.hausdernatur.at/admission-hours-entrance-fees.html


 
MOZARTS BIRTHPLACE

Salzburg’s ‘Wunderkind’ – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – was born in what is known as the ‘Hagenauer House’ at no. 9 Getreidegasse on the 27th January 1756. He lived there with his sister ‘Nannerl’ and his parents until 1773.


Copyright: Salzburg Tourismus


Mozart’s ‘Geburtshaus’ now houses a museum open all year round. Leopold and Anna Maria Mozart lived on the third floor of the ‘Hagenauer House’ at no. 9 Getreidegasse for a total of 26 years, from 1747 to 1773. The house was named after its owner, the merchant, purveyor of spices and friend of the Mozart family, Johann Lorenz Hagenauer. On the 27th January 1756 it became the birthplace of the now world famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Opening hours
Daily 9am - 5:30pm
July, August: daily 8.30am - 7pm
(last admission 30 min. before closing)
www.mozarteum.at/en/museums/mozarts-birthplace.html

 

PUPPET MUSEUM

Exhibits of Salzburg’s world-famous "Marionette Theater" (puppet theatre) including items from Mozart’s Magic Flute and the Sound of Music, as well as events of Salzburg’s regional history, such as the Peasant Uprising, shipping in the days of the archbishops and Mozart’s extensive travels, Hellbrunn trick fountains to name but a few.


All puppets. Copyright: Salzburg Tourismus


O pening hours
May-September: 9am - 7pm
October-December: 9:30am -5pm
(last admission to the inner rooms 30 min. before closing)
www.salzburghighlights.at/en/Stadt-Salzburg/WeltderMarionetten

 

SALZBURGER CHRISTMAS MUSEUM

In case you wish it was already Christmas: The Christmas Museum is located in what was previously Café Glockenspiel in Mozartplatz square in the old part of the city. The main exhibition is made up of eleven theme sections complemented by special displays.

Accompanying items and symbols of the traditional Christmastime celebrations can be marvelled at in the ‘Celebrations between Advent and New Year in southern Germany and Austria 1840 – 1940’ exhibition.

Opening hours
Wednesday-Sunday 10am - 6pm
July, August, December: daily 10am - 6pm
www.salzburger-weihnachtsmuseum.at


STIEGL BREWERY

Explore the world of beer with all your senses. No other place is more capable of acquainting guests with the world of this popular barley drink so tangibly, visibly and interactively than Stiegl Brauwelt within Salzburg’s oldest privately-owned brewery. Visitors can look forward to a unique 270° Stiegl brewery cinema experience, the famous beer tower and an opportunity to sample some great beer.
 


Beer or not to beer... Copyright: Stiegl Brauwelt; Wildbild


Opening hours
Daily 10am - 5pm
July, August: daily 10am - 7pm
(last admission 1 hour before closing)
www.stiegl.at/en/brauwelt/home

 

EUROPARK

Everything under one roof: More than 130 shops and restaurants await you in Europe’s most beautiful shopping centre. Shopping & Entertainment for every generation easy to reach with public transport.

www.europark.at/en/about-europark