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Museums in Salzburg: all highlights

Art, history, natural history, Mozart: experience Salzburg's museums

Salzburg's colourful museum landscape is not just worth a visit during bad weather: whether for families, Mozart fans or history buffs, the museums have something to suit every interest.


With the DomQuartier, a museum masterpiece has been achieved in the heart of the city: the unique museum highlight combines the staterooms and Residenz Gallery of the Alte Residenz, the Cathedral Museum and St. Peter's Museum in one round tour. The different premises display magnificent exhibitions about the baroque city's history and the time of the Prince-Archbishops. Additionally, visitors get unique views of the historic centre, from the museum premises as well as the cathedral arcades.

Colourful aquarium fish in the Haus der Natur
The Haus der Natur - an experience for young and old

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art hosts exhibitions of classic modernism at two locations – the Rupertinum in the historic centre and the modern, striking building at Mönchsberg – all year round. International art treasures from the 20th and 21st centuries are presented in alternating exhibits.

Haus der Natur

In the Haus der Natur, the exciting and wonderful world of nature and technology opens up in a 7,000m² venue – children and families alike are delighted to discover the numerous exhibits. Giant dinosaurs, a large aquarium, physics and technology you can touch in the Science Centre, the human body and much more invite you along on diverse and exciting journeys of discovery.

Salzburg Museum and Panorama Museum

In the magnificently restored rooms of the Neue Residenz, you can marvel at the history of the city and region of Salzburg through the ages. Objects of art and cultural history since modern times, on literature, music, architecture, photography, handicraft and science bear witness to Salzburg's rich past. Another floor is dedicated to findings from prehistoric times and the Middle Ages.

Underground, a passage leads to the Panorama Museum, where you can admire the huge Sattler panorama. The 'walk-in' painting shows an accurate and detailed portrayal of the city and region of Salzburg in 1825.

Mozart museums

In Mozart's birthplace on Getreidegasse and his residence at Makartplatz, you can admire original exhibits from the life and everyday living of the Mozart family, such as the original instruments of the child prodigy.

Holidays in Salzburg at 4-star Hotel Scherer

Look forward to your journey of discovery through Salzburg's museums and the many well-known sights of the city of Mozart. Your perfect accommodation: the centrally located Hotel Scherer between the main train station and Mirabell Gardens. Families, couples and travel groups in particular will find attractive offers here for their holidays in Salzburg. Send us a non-binding request today!