Housed in the Neuen Residenz, the Salzburg Museum traces the cultural history of the region focusing on themes of art, architecture, literature, music, photography, and science.
The Panorama Passage, an underground walkway connecting the Salzburg Museum with the Panorama Museum, showcases archaeological finds from the Neue Residenz such as 2nd century Roman walls and potter's kiln, along with models of Salzburg at different points in history.
The ground floor has the Säulenhalle which exhibits temporary exhibitions on different themes, and the courtyard has the Kunsthalle which annually showcases 3 exhibitions of individual artists associated with Salzburg or on themes of history.
The 'Mythos Salzburg' exhibition on the second level explores the evolution of Salzburg in modern times, and how it reconciled its Romantic-era artistic pursuits with uncertain political climate. It has a good collection of Biedermeier style works. Highlights are Carl Spitzweg’s Sonntagsspaziergang, Bishop’s crozier and executioner’s sword, model of Salzburg Cathedral planned by Solari, prince-archbishop’s room with portraits, Archbishop Wolf Dietrich’s gold-embroidered pontifical shoe, 16thcentury Milleflori tapestry, Ständesaal (Sovereign Chamber), copper engravings and Flemish tapestries.
The Mirror Hall on this level showcases the 'Archaeology and the Middle Ages' exhibit, with highlights such as bronze helmet from Pass Lueg, Celtic beaked jug, Gothic winged altar of Virgo inter Virgines, Renaissance salon from Goldegg, Baroque musical instruments, Halleiner Schnabelkanne, Johann Michael Rottmayer's Darstellung der unbefleckten Empfängnis, and Paul Troger's Das Salomonische Urteil.
The third level showcases the Gottfried Salzmann collection.
The famous Salzburg Glockenspiel with 35 bells is on the west side of the Neue Residenz, and chimes daily at 7am, 11am and 6pm.
Admission is € 8.50 for adults, € 3.00 for children aged 6-15 years, € 4.00 for youth (16-26 years), and € 7.00 for senior citizens. There are discounts for groups and families. Combination tickets with entry to Salzburg Museum New Residence and Panorama Museum are € 10.00 for adults, € 3.50 for children aged 6-15 years, € 4.50 for youth (16-26 years), and € 8.50 for senior citizens.
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Salzburg Museum and Nearby Attractions on Map
The Franziskanerkirche or Franciscan Church is one of the oldest churches in Salzburg, dating back to the 8th century during the time of Saint Virgil.
Salzburg Altes Rathaus(0.4 km)
Built in the 14th century as a patrician house, the Rathaus in Salzburg was the City Hall till 1947 when the Mayor and city council moved to Schloss Mirabell.
Nonnberg Convent(0.9 km)
Stift Saint Peter(0.5 km)
St Peter's Abbey in Salzburg is one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking area, tracing its foundation back to 696 AD by Saint Rupert.
Dive into the world of heady beer at the Stiegl Brauwelt, Salzburg’s oldest privately-owned brewery.
Salzburg Cathedral(0.6 km)
Dedicated to Saints Rupert and Vergilius, the Salzburg Cathedral is an imposing Baroque church which houses the 14thcentury Gothic baptismal font in which legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.
Mirabell Palace(0.6 km)
The Mirabell Palace is a beautiful Baroque building set in the midst of breathtaking landscaped gardens on the banks of the Salzach River in Salzburg.
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