Residenz zu Salzburg

Stove in the White Room

Stove in the White Room

Salzburg’s 16th-century sprawling Residenz with 180 rooms and three courtyards housed the city’s archbishops. The original palace was constructed in the 13th century, but was vastly enlarged and renovated later on.

Details in the antecamera

Details in the Antecamera

The staterooms are crowded with an impressive array of frescos, paintings, fireplaces, stoves and tapestries that represent Renaissance, Classical and – my favorite – Baroque periods.

Audience Room

Audience Room

The tour through the staterooms becomes more and more ornate.

Conference Room

Conference Room

Hall of the Knights

Knights’ Hall

Mozart performed in the Knights’ Hall at age 11 and in the Konferenzsaal at age 6.

Ping the railing to hear perfect musical notes

Ping the railing to hear pitch-perfect musical notes

Other parts of the building house a museum, Residenz Gallery, part of Paris Lodron University and faculty offices for the University of Salzburg.

Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Residenzplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg

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