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Residenz & Residenzplatz Salzburg

Splendour of the Prince-Archbishops and museum experience

Flanked by Mozartplatz and the cathedral, not far from Getreidegasse, you will find the centrepiece of the power of the former Prince-Archbishops in the Salzach city: the Alte Residenz and the Neue Residenz Palaces. Today, the museums there provide exciting insights into the city's history and that of the Prince-Archbishops.

The Residenz Fountain at Residenzplatz in summer
Unique art - the Residenz fountain

The Alte Residenz

The ruling powers of Salzburg controlled the region's destinies from the magnificent Alte Residenz until the 19th century. The state rooms, formerly the living quarters and entertainment halls of the Prince-Archbishops, are now part of the museum round tour at DomQuartier (Cathedral Quarter), which also includes rooms of Salzburg Cathedral and St. Peter's Abbey. In the Residenz gallery, visitors can also admire a vast collection of European painters of the 16th to 19th centuries. All year round, you can also enjoy the Mozart in Concert event in the Residenz, where historical instruments bring the unique atmosphere to life.

The Neue Residenz

The Neue Residenz, within view opposite the Alte Residenz houses the Salzburg Museum and the Panorama Museum. The Salzburg Museum whisks you away to the art and cultural history of the city and region of Salzburg, with additional alternating special exhibitions taking place. We recommend you combine this museum with the adjoining Panorama Museum, where you can admire the gigantic round painting of Salzburg (26m circumference) by Johann Michael Sattler from the 19th century.

The clock tower of the Neue Residenz, which plays the famous and popular Salzburg Glockenspiel three times a day is also well-known.,

About the Residenz

Those who feel like a horse-drawn carriage ride with two noble steeds through the city will find the carriages in front of the Alte Residenz. A few steps further, you will find yourself at the sacred heart of the city, Salzburg Cathedral.

Whether on foot, by bike or with the hop-on hop-off bus: from Hotel Scherer, Salzburg lies at your feet. Within a short space of time, you can reach all the sights of the historic centre that make Salzburg so unique and were declared World Heritage sites by UNESCO.

In the outdoor dining area at Hotel Scherer, at the hotel bar and in the cosy rooms, you can reflect on your day in Salzburg and look forward to the next experiences. If you can hardly wait for your holiday in Salzburg, then book a room online now or send us a non-binding request!