Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral
4.5
Architectural Buildings • Churches & Cathedrals
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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This uniquely-designed cathedral was constructed in the early 17th century and was the site of Mozart's baptism in 1756.
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jparnell01
Lawrenceville, NJ178 contributions
Dec 2021
Beautiful cathedral right in the heart of Salzburg. The relatively inexpensive admission ticket allows you entry to the floor and crypt. If you are already visiting the DomQuartier, that ticket gets you access to the organ gallery and a view of the Cathedral. The crypt area was interesting. A lovely respite after the busy Christmas market!
Written January 7, 2022
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Jae L
Long Island, NY5,779 contributions
Sep 2019
Salzburg Dom (Cathedral), located at Domplatz between Residenzplatz and Festungsbahn (Funicular Station to Hohensalzburg fortress), has been one of my favorite cathedrals in Europe. This cathedral was originally built in 8th century, and later rebuilt in the present form in 17th century under Salzburg Archbishop Prince Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau who built the beautiful Mirabell Palace & Gardens for his mistress Salome Alt. Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) has elegant front façade and graceful Baroque interior. The cathedral’s symmetrical twin towers, capped with semi-domes, and the main dome above the alter area are clearly visible from Hohensalzburg fortress. Mary Immaculate Statue in Domplatz in front of the cathedral enhances beauty of the cathedral. When I visited the cathedral last September, I approached it from Mary Immaculate Statue area. The view of the cathedral with the Mary statue was impressive. On the four pedestals before the three entrances to the cathedral were four saints. Standing in the middle were Saint Peter, holding a key, and Saint Paul, holding a sword. The saints were flanked by Salzburg’s patron saints Rupert and Virgilius on their sides. As I entered the cathedral, I faced the graceful and warm Baroque style interior with bright skylights from the main dome adorning the altar area. As I approached the altar, I saw two beautiful organs on the right and the left sides of the altar. These were two of the cathedral’s five organs. As I turned around and looked toward the cathedral entrances, I saw two beautiful Italian pillar organs on each side of the naïve. On the gallery above the cathedral’s entrances was the cathedral’s elegant main organ, he Great Organ. As I closed my eyes, I could visualize the teenage church organist, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, playing the great organ with heavenly sound. While employed as the organist of the cathedral, Mozart composed various works, including a set of concertos for organ & orchestra and a dozen masses such as the Great C Minor Mass, Coronation Mass and Vesperae de Dominika K 321. The cathedral was bombed and partially destroyed during WW II. Fortunately, however, substantial part of the beautiful Baroque cathedral was preserved to be restored later. The cathedral still has the baptismal font where Mozart was baptized. Salzburg Cathedral is a must-visit landmark in Salzburg.
Written January 23, 2020
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Christine_sing
Bad Berneck im Fichtelgebirge, Germany403 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
If you have been to St Peters around the corner you might think it can not be any more impressive. It can. This church makes you want to start learning to Play church Organs (5 of them in the Dome) or study music. Or become a stonemason to learn how to create these walls and ceilings. Lay down on a Skateboard, Look up and slowly roll down the aisles, to take the ceiling in. Ok, not really but the thought has crossed my mind. If you visit the adjacent Domquarter Museum, you get to go on the Balustrade above near one Organ and see the whole from higher up. This Museum you should not Miss (and if you have the Salzburg Card, entry is included).
Written January 11, 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,529 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
Impressive cathedral which we visited as part of the DomQuartier tour.

Externally the cathedral does not stand out as almost all buildings surrounding it has almost similar architecture. However standing on the balcony facing the main altar you can see the majesty of the Cathedral. The paintings on the ceiling were unbelievably imposing, definitely a result of years of dedication and bad backs.

Another must see if you are in Salzburg.
Written January 14, 2020
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL14,184 contributions
Jun 2019
This is the largest Baroque church or Cathedral I have visited. It is the center of the city and the reason for all that surrounds this community. The power the church had in Salzburg is amazing as it is the one consistency as the city changed hands between Austria and Bavaria. The Prince Bishop ran the city and his seat was this magnificent Cathedral. It has been a MUST SEE since the Renaissance. However, be sure to visit it all including the interior of the church as well as upstairs and surrounding exterior squares. It is a very amazing and impressive structure that defines Salzburg.
Written April 22, 2020
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Steve Y
Silver Spring, MD4,119 contributions
Jan 2020
Visited this immaculate cathedral while we were in Salzburg and the view was just stunning!
Unfortunately we were unable to enter as it wasn't opened. In any case there were lot and lots of tourist, so may have been overcrowded.
There was a large stage-like structure in the square opposite the main entrance. No sure if this was for concerts or open air Mass.
Would be interesting to know. Took a couple of photos of the surroundings
Written June 6, 2020
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Dougmc65
Moray, UK62 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
One thing you realise when visiting places like is how they have stood the test of time. The building shows of rich architecture and has impressive sculptures. Many say not another bloody church (ABC) but has to be seen
Written January 4, 2020
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Wayne O
Pretoria, South Africa43 contributions
Jan 2020
The Cathedral is absolutely gorgeous with its beautiful dome and 5 organs within the Cathedral. Photography is allowed and offers excellent photo opportunities. Take the tour offered which includes a close up visit to the Main Organ loft and to the Residenz which is amazing and portrays the luxury and wealth of days past. Excellent
Written January 26, 2020
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC625 contributions
Jul 2019
Located just beyond center of the old city at the base of the fortress, this is an interesting church to see. There are often queues to get in, so be prepared to wait sometimes. Once inside, there are some interesting parts to see, but plan to get in and get out as the crowds can inundate it quickly. Worth a quick stop.
Written June 2, 2020
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KerrieN26
Babylon, NY51 contributions
Dec 2019
We were visiting Salzburg during the Xmas season and the Christmas market had already closed. We walked the squares and visited the lovely shops, but also stopped in to visit the Cathedral. What a serene and beautiful walk through the cathedral. The architecture and design is just astounding. Viewed the nativity, said a prayer, and made a loop around the church. Spent about 15 minutes there, but it easily could have been a longer visit if we wanted to sit in serenity and pray.
Written January 4, 2020
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