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“One out of three” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum der Moderne Monchsberg

Museum der Moderne Monchsberg
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Ranked #57 of 161 things to do in Salzburg
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Eye, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“One out of three”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2013

There are three floors of exhibitions in this gallery. Art appreciation is objective; we go to modern exhibitions regularly - we are not traditionalists. For us, one involved an artist on a personal ego trip including an obsession with his own phallus. The second was much more to our taste with a combination of photographs transformed into other media including wool worked into revolution and oppression. The third was a mixture of things to come into the museum and was something and nothing.
Not good enough for us. The only upside was that our ticket to the castle was good to pay for the lift back to the city (we'd walked between them - a great stroll on a sunny day).

Visited December 2013
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“Best views of Salzburg”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2013

We actually did not have time to visit the museum although we would have liked to. We had an early morning flight but heard there were great views from the top of the MdM lift. We paid the fee to take the lift and were not disappointed. The views are fabulous! There is a restaurant at the top which I am sure has amazing views. There is also what looks to be a very nice park behind the museum. I think the views from here are better than from the platform at the top of the fortress tour!

Visited November 2013
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Kent
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“OK for modern art fans, great restaurant.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

The Salzburg card came in useful yet again. The modern art on show was like the curate's egg - good in parts. As commented upon by "Cubsfan" there was an exhibition that was, frankly, quite revolting ( and I am no prude), but, to give credit, it does make it plain that it is offensive and not for the little ones. I try really hard to get an appreciation of all art and frequently visit the Turner Contemporary (Margate, Kent), Tate Modern (London) and Baltic (Newcastle), but found little here to take my fancy. The restaurant does a very nice hot chocolate and strudel though, reasonably priced and with a wonderful view.

Visited October 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Very interesting, some great exhibitions”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

I'm not always a great lover of modern art, but I really enjoy walking around this museum and looking at the different exhibitions. Very well presented with for very friendly and well informed staff. The restaurant at the top is fantastic and not too expensive with amazing views of the city.

Visited October 2013
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Interesting place in beautiful setting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

You have to take an elevator up to the museum and thus the views from outside the museum were spectacular. Important to note that behind the museum is a beautiful park that is worth taking the time to walk around. The museum itself is quite nice. They do not appear to have permanent exhibits but exhibitions instead. We saw one about "Flowers and mushrooms." Some of the work was beautiful while others were quite graphic; i.e. notr for children (which the museum tells you). We enjoyed our visit and would go back. I would allocate 1 to 11/2 hours for the museum and at least 30 minutes for the park.

Visited October 2013
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