- Parks and Gardens, Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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This paradise on the east side of the Salzach River shelters notable sites like the Pegasus Fountain, Dwarf Garden and the set of stairs where Julie Andrews and company practiced "Do-Re-Mi" in "The Sound of Music." Visitors like to explore the beautiful winding paths, snap photos of the unique sculptures or simply drink in the sights. Angel Staircase, a supreme example of the Baroque style, impresses visitors daily.
If you can, visit in summer. That's when Mirabellgarten's flowers are in bloom. In the backdrop, you'll see Schloss Mirabell (Mirabell Palace), which hosts Salzburg's municipal government; however, you can only explore the palace's interior during select hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays and Fridays).
Mirabellgarten is open year-round from 6 a.m. to dusk. Keep in mind, though, that the Hedge Theater and Dwarf Garden close during the winter months. Angel Staircase is also open daily but from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Both the gardens and Angel Staircase are free to enter.
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