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Mirabell Gardens & Mirabell Palace

Beautiful palace and park facility in the heart of the city of Salzburg

The view from the edge of the Mirabell Gardens towards the historic centre with the cathedral and fortress is so beautiful it serves as a popular photo image for visitors to Salzburg from all over the world. While strolling through the magnificent park and past the attractions, you may get an idea of how one may have lived here over 400 years ago.

Back then, in 1606, the Salzburg Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich had Mirabell Palace built in the heart of the city. It was meant to be a loving gift to his Salome Alt, and not least because of this story, the marble hall of the palace is always booked far in advance as a dream wedding location. The Angel Staircase alone, which leads to the wedding room, is worth seeing.

From Hotel Scherer, a walk towards the historic centre leads directly to Mirabell Palace and through the beautiful park facility, where several famous scenes from The Sound of Music were also filmed.

Entry to the Mirabell Palace park
Relaxing & sightseeing in the Mirabell Gardens

The most beautiful gardens in Salzburg

The pleasure gardens behind Mirabell Palace are some of the most beautiful sights in the city of Salzburg. Their geometric basic form is typical for the baroque era. In the middle of the gardens, the Pegasus fountain with the horse sculpture forms a prominent eye catcher and will have Sound of Music fans wallowing in memories. On the western side of the gardens, a path leads to the hedge theatre, which is used for traditional events, especially in summer. Here, you should also take a stroll around the gnome garden, with only around half of the originally 28 gnome figures still remaining.

It is also worth visiting the rose garden south of the palace as well as the orangery, which serves as a palm house today.

Sightseeing directly from the hotel

Stroll in the footsteps of the archbishops and visit the romantic heart of the city of Salzburg – Mirabell Palace. From here, your sightseeing tour leads further to Makartplatz with Mozart's residence and on to the left side of the historic centre with the cathedral, fortress, festival halls, Getreidegasse and Mozart's birthplace.

Whether by foot or by bike, from Hotel Scherer close to the train station, you can reach all the important sights of the city of Salzburg in no time. In the comfortable rooms, which are also especially suitable for families and groups, you will find peaceful yet central accommodation in the city of Mozart. To spend your holiday in Salzburg here, send your non-binding request to the hotel team today! We look forward to putting together an offer for you.