Residenzgalerie Salzburg

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The stately home of the powerful price-archbishops who ruled over Salzburg starting in 1595.
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL16,226 contributions
The Residenzgalerie is the old residence of the Prince Bishop of Salzburg. It is one of the included museums in the DomQuartier and was our families favorite. You get to see the many meeting rooms as well as the private chambers of the Prince Bishop. The art on the walls and ceilings is amazing and demonstrates the power of the church in Salzburg. Admission for both the Residenz and the DomQuartier are included in you Salzburg card if you buy online before going. It is a Salzburg MUST SEE.
Written April 22, 2020
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AFAK25
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia3,576 contributions
Family
Visited the Residenzgalerie as part of the DomQuartier tour.

The Staterooms are impressive whilst a bit sparse. They were some paintings and old carpets hanging on the wall but I think they removed some furniture and covered some paintings. Parts of the Residenzgalerie were closed according to their website on the day we visited.

However I specifically admire the vivid colours of ceiling paintings which I believe is a result of years of dedication and bad backs.
Written January 14, 2020
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC664 contributions
Very large old city square area with plenty of buildings to see and museums/shops in the immediate area. Plan to walk and see. Hats are a must on sunny days. Nice, open area.
Written June 2, 2020
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Aquinasmagister
Hatfield, UK362 contributions
Couples
The first thing to say is this is really a complex of museums starting with the state rooms of the prince archbishops and finishing with the museum of St Peter’s Abbey, the oldest Benedictine monastery in the German speaking world. Haydn and
Mozart had strong associations with the Abbey

The second thing to say is take an audio guide from the table in the state hall. The displays are not as well signed as they could be

The third thing to say is this is an incredibly varied collection, from the stunning (eleventh century Limoges enamel crozier, the eighth century cross of st Rupert, a Rembrandt and a Cranach ) to the so so (the ceiling paintings of Alexander the Great in the state rooms)

First you will go through the state rooms. A large complex worth taking your time over. This includes the north passageway built to take archbishops into the cathedral. Then you go into the gallery - which has a coffee shop (you’ll need it if you are doing it all) and book shop, and you can take drinks into the panoramic terrace - which is mostly not a first rate collection. There is a Rembrandt and a Cranach though.

Then there is the walk into the north cathedral gallery and this collection includes some exquisite carvings in ivory alabaster and Amber . You walk across the front of the main organ getting a stunning view of the cathedral ceiling (all the whole the audiobook guide has entries here) and then into the south upper gallery for a collection of ecclesiastical art including some stunning early mediaeval statues.

Then you walk along the long gallery which comprises various cabinets of curiosities and a gallery of paintings and find yourself in the museum of St. Peter’s archabbey.

This museum has artefacts ranging from
Liturgical to sacred art including croziers and a precious mitre. Some stunning pieces

There is an interactive video exhibition of the life and work of the Abbey. The abbeys work includes restoring many buildings and churches, maintaining their 1500 year
Plus library and scientific work including teaching and research and mineralogy.

The chapel of the Abbey itself (not
on this tour ticket) has some beautiful mediaeval wall paintings
Written August 6, 2018
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periandro
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,111 contributions
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It’s an imposing group of buildings forming a whole which is said to have been built from 1595 onwards on prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau’s initiative albeit, in fact, only the present appearance can be ascribable to him inasmuch as a palace was already in the same place before, whose construction began under Archbishop Konrad I in the thirteenth century. To accede to the first and second floors there is a long and impressive staircase at the end of which one can already from the bottom at the entrance observe the beauty pervading the inside of the buildings. Important events took place in that palace in the past centuries, such as many concerts conducted by Mozart himself. Likewise it was there where the Emperor Francis Joseph received some statesmen of his time such as Napoleon III.
Nowadays the Salzburg Residenz palace is a museum and one of the most impressive attractions in the city. The wing of the prince archiepiscopal Salzburg Residence called “Wallistrakt“ is a part of its vast complex. In it it's possible to contemplate various architectural styles regarding the respective parts of it which were built during different construction stages. In some rooms of the Residence it’s possible to contemplate significant European paintings. Works by great painters as Friedrich von Amerling, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Johan Fischbach are exhibited in the show rooms. Likewise there are some samples of Dutch and Flemish seventeenth century paintings among which a Rembrandt’s work depicting his mother should be outlined.
The aforesaid part of the Residence is linked by a terrace with the cathedral to which one can accede when visiting that palace. The entrance fee enables the visitors also to walk through that terrace into the cathedral. Once in the stated church the view of its interior part from the organ location is really superb. Before that however, while still on the mentioned terrace the views over both Domplatz and Residenzplatz are indeed splendid. Then it's possible to visit St. Rupert’s chapel. This is also very interesting mainly due to the paintings on the high altar and the ceiling.
Going on the visit rum one can pass by the balconies situated above the cathedral mighty arches separating the nave from the side aisles and so arrive at another museum where there are marvelous religious paintings and statues of different styles all of them of a great artistic value and condition.
As it can be gathered from the foregoing, the place herein described harbours real masterpieces apart from the interest that the buildings themselves certainly arouse from an architectural standpoint. That’s why its visit is a must while in Salzburg. For carrying out such a visit in an adequate way, due to the broadness of the lieu, enough time should be reserved, for instance, the whole morning, since otherwise the risk is run of not getting the real essence of all that can be beheld in that place.
Written May 17, 2016
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j0k5
Mooloolaba, Australia240 contributions
Couples
As we had the Salzburg card (a must in Salzburg) we tried to find this Residence. We walked into a stoned courtyard which at one side was a university and then had to follow our nose to the far end of the building to find the entrance. You follow up a staircase and then there is no indication about what you are to see. You are given an audio guide in your language and then you move from room to room listening to the guide. There are chairs that you can sit on to take in the ambience of the room.

I cannot stress enough that you will be blown away by the gold and ornate art works on the ceilings, the rich tapestries hanging on the walls which are in excellent condition and even the magnificent stoves still in their original condition that they used to keep the room and themselves warm. The ornate mirrors date back centuries. Everything is explained in every room from the audio guide. There are so many rooms, ballrooms, bedrooms, visiting rooms for bishops. We were able to take our time as we were the only people there at the time. How can that be? The gallery was not open while we were there but there is so much art work in each room that is explained in detail that one should not be disappointed if you do not get to visit the gallery. Enjoy the Residence and it is truly wonderful.
Written March 16, 2014
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Kenneth C
Hong Kong, China87 contributions
Family
The audio guided tour around the whole complex is extremely well organised n informative, one of the best we experienced in many European cities we have visited. Each of the items not mentioned in the audio guide has English explication on the wall next to German, a welcome feature not usually found in continental Europe. Staffs were welcoming n cheerful. Interesting to see how extravagant the Prince-Archbishop of a small region can be only a couple of hundred years ago. Must do while in Salzburg.
Written September 8, 2018
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kittyginger
Salisbury, UK672 contributions
Couples
The imposing courtyard and entrance to this gallery and state rooms complex are just the start of one of the most dazzling experiences you will have in Salzburg. We waited until day five of our holiday to visit and we spent a whole afternoon here. I am not a fan of audio guides, but this one was superb, as it describes the most important treasures of this gallery.
You are gently guided through one magnificent room after another and the objects are displayed so well and lit beautifully.
I particularly enjoyed the mitres and croziers and other ecclesiastical objects, all made of gold and encrusted with jewels.
The place was immaculately kept and the staff smiling and welcoming.
The tour takes you onto the rooftops with fabulous views of the squares below. This rooftop tour includes glass-fronted views of the interior of the Dom itself - a bonus we hadn't expected. I could have gone round this attraction again and again, there was so much to see. It never felt rushed or crowded - in contrast to the Mozart houses.
While we were visiting, there was an exhibition of evening gowns with matching shoes made by art and fashion students. Superb.
Written October 3, 2015
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Ramgopal Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India94 contributions
Walking inside the Old city area is a must do. Atmosphere was excellent. Buildings are incredible with the fountain as a centrepiece. Nice place to click some pictures.
Written February 24, 2020
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K T C
Klang217 contributions
Walking inside the Old city area during Xmas market period is surely a must. Atmosphere was excellent.
Written February 19, 2020
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