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Salzburg Residence

Old ResidenceOld Residence The medieval bishops' residence was given today's magnificent early Baroque appearance at the end of the 16th century.

Open to the public: the State Rooms of the Residenz - formerly used by Salzburg's prince archbishops as reception rooms and living quarters - as well as the Residenz Gallery with its fabulous collection of paintings by European artists of the 16th - 19th centuries.

The building referred to as the New Building of the Residenz is located across from the Residenz.


Salzburg's Residenz, situated in the heart of the city, is an extensive complex of buildings, containing some 180 rooms and three spacious courtyards.


Residence Fountain SalzburgResidence Fountain

Here the prince archbishops of Salzburg held court and controlled the destiny of their country up to the 19th century.

Today the Residenz is the venue for official receptions, meetings and international conventions.

The Residenz is entered from Residenz Square through a large marble portal bearing the coat of arms of the prince archbishops Wolf Dietrich, Paris Lodron and Franz Anton Harrachs.

The prince bishops often invited guests to a concert performance in the Rittersaal.  


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Young Mozart also played regularly at the Salzburg Residenz.

At that time his father was in the archbishop's service as the director of the cathedral orchestra.

Today concerts (Salzburg Palace Concerts) are still performed in this hall because of its excellent acoustics. 


Salzburg Residence Gallery MuseumResidence Gallery

Other halls in the Residenz are the Conference Room or Ratszimmer (Councillors' Room), where Mozart performed his first court concert at the age of six, the Antecamera, the Audience Hall, the most magnificent hall of the Residenz and the most dominating of the archiepiscopal state rooms, symbolizing the power and the magnitude of the ecclesiastical and secular principality and its absolutistic administration.


Also noteworthy are the Arbeitszimmer (Study), the Schreibzimmer and Schatullenzimmer (Writing Room and Privy Room), the Bedroom, the Gallery (cornerstone for the present-day Residence Gallery), the Throne Room, the White Hall or Markus Sittikus Hall, the Green Room and the Emperor's Hall, formerly called the Emperor's Chamber, adorned by portraits of the kings and emperors of the Habsburg Dynasty.

Tickets - Salzburg Card for 24 hours

The Salzburg Card is the key to satisfying all your sightseeing wishes.

This all-inclusive card entitles you to free access to Salzburg's attractions in 24 hours. 

The numerous advantages and discounts, as well as the complementary Salzburg Flyer, ensure that your stay is an enjoyable one.  

With pleasure we can reserve for you the Salzburg Card.

Duration: 24 hours

Period Adults Children
01/05/14 - 31/10/14 26.- 13.-
01/11/14 - 30/04/15 23.- 11.50
01/05/15 - 31/10/15 26.- 13.-
01/11/15 - 30/04/16 23.- 11.50
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