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Museum der Moderne Monchsberg

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Address: Monchsberg 32, Salzburg 5020 , Austria
Phone Number: 43 662 84 22 20 403
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Great art when I visited

One of the better modern art museums I've been to, with dedicated space for a limited number of artists allowing you to better understand their body of work. Had a few great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I am going to be honest and confess that modern art is not my cup of tea, especially the performance kind. Museum der Moderne Monchsberg did not impress me but the exhibition of the buildings that was planned or proposed but never built in Salzburg was rather interesting. Especially, I guess, for people that have been a lot in Salzburg... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

The Rupertinum building houses the great works of Expressionism but is not on the same site. Stung by the 3.50 euro lift fee (lift only, not museum entry), the museum has one of the best views of Salzburg but the curators have not chosen well. The work is supposed to be challenging but was not novel and very poorly executed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

One of the better modern art museums I've been to, with dedicated space for a limited number of artists allowing you to better understand their body of work. Had a few great installations at the time I visited. The view of the city from outside the museum are a highlight

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Cologne, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

The views down over the city are the best in Salzburg. Sadly this can not be said for the art in this museum as far as we were concerned. Get the lift to the top and visit the cafe (which was great) and save your money for something else in Salzburg!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

There are 4 exhibitions and if you take 1 minute to watch them it's one minute too long of your time. If you take the SalzburgCard it's free but in the end I was even considering to ask for my money back.

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Grand Marais, Minnesota
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I am not an overly art person but I usually find something I like in an exhibit, not here though. Mainly filled with "Performance Art" and it may be art to the person doing it but not to me watching the results or a video of it. I got in free and it was not worth the time used walking... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We stopped here because of the lovely view. We had already had lunch so decided to just have hot drinks. The restaurant was lovely and is in prime position but we left disappointed with the service and the price. Don't ask for tap water because they still charge you 3 euro. Also the service was so terrible we could have... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The museum is in a superb spot from which you get great views of Salzburg. The exhibitions we saw were challenging and not very rewarding. I love conceptual art but it has to be best quality which I didn't think this was. Also the café is very strange for a modern art gallery. Usually it's an opportunity to be alternative... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Very disappointing: two floors of bland exhibits and ripoff restaurant. Terrace in great position overlooking old town but €3.50 for two miniature croissants, and the coffee was cold! Avoid unless you're a really serious art nerd. Free with Salzburgcard thank - god we didn't pay!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It's not often that I go to art museum and leave so disappointed as I did at Museum der Moderne Monchsberg. Located on a steep cliff of Monchsberg mountain, the museum can be reached by an elevator built into the mountain. The exhibitions on display at the time I was there, had some of the least interesting, least inspiring art... More 

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