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Salzburg Museum, Salzburg

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Discover the cultural history and legends of the city at Salzburg Museum. Housed within a restored 17th-century archbishop's guesthouse, the museum features two floors, the art hall that lies beneath the inner courtyard, and an underground passage with archeological displays that connects this with another museum. Exhibits on the first floor offer a glimpse into the lives, achievements, and legacies of the city's spiritual and secular leaders. The museum highlights include the furniture from the nearby palace, the earliest example of a bass clarinet, and the original manuscript of the largest-scale piece of Baroque music. Put Salzburg Museum and other Salzburg attractions into our Salzburg trip planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Salzburg Museum reviews

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  • Considering that it is a city museum, 9 euros for th entrance is WAY too much, considering it was not very interesting, even know they tried to improve with cool movies, screens... The exhibition... 
    Considering that it is a city museum, 9 euros for th entrance is WAY too much, considering it was not very interesting, even know they tried to improve with cool movies, screens... The exhibition...  more »
  • The trick fountains our 10 year old loved it, Mozart birth place great if you’re a big fan. Fortress Hohensalzburg Very impressive views. We walked around accessible by foot in a day. 
    The trick fountains our 10 year old loved it, Mozart birth place great if you’re a big fan. Fortress Hohensalzburg Very impressive views. We walked around accessible by foot in a day.  more »
  • A great overview of Salzburg with themed exhibits about the city and its history. They have interactive exhibits on music, art, culture, archbishoprics, tourism, landscape/geography, religion... 
    A great overview of Salzburg with themed exhibits about the city and its history. They have interactive exhibits on music, art, culture, archbishoprics, tourism, landscape/geography, religion...  more »
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  • I would highly recommend this to anyone who is visiting Salzburg! It was a modern museum with a touch of something for everyone, from the paintings of the city to special exhibits on coffee to the children's area! If you're here, GO!!
  • A wonderful museum! Very interactive and you learn a lot (and easily) about the history of Salzburg. The exhibitions are well put together, with varied rooms that keep you interested and entertained. We stayed there for almost 3 hours. Would absolutely recommend, we kept talking about the museum all day long.
  • Amazing museum.. Free with the Salzburg card. Enjoyed theusic exhibition a lot. Highly recommend
  • While professionally done, this museum lacks cohesion and flow. Many city museums paint a colorful portrait of the city through a series of chronologically-arranged rooms and exhibits, but the Salzburg one felt a lot more random. There were some exhibits on historical topics, but they generally were not very compelling, in no particular order, and mixed with other completely different exhibits. There were some attempts to add modern audio-visual elements, but these were only in German and didn't seem very interesting or informative. The room on archaic musical instruments was the only one that I would call fascinating, though probably of limited interest to anybody who isn't a devotee of classical music. The current exhibit in the basement on toys was not interesting to me at all. I almost missed the fact there is an additional portion of the museum across the breezeway, downstairs. Here finally was a chronology of the city, plus the famous 360° painting of the city, which is a must-see—definitely pay the extra Euro for this.
  • Excellent place to learn a little history of Salzburg with some fun activities for kids. Brilliant use of space and displays. Most narration in German but you could supposedly get an audio guide for your own leisure learning. Funnily we were not told where we could get them. Guy selling tickets by the counter look less than enthusiastic about his role other than making sure everyone deposits their bags before entering. Café within the museum really is a self service coffee maker which you'll need to pay by coins for an espresso or coffee. No food available so be prepared.

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