Salzburg Museum#7 in Best Things To Do in Salzburg
The Salzburg Museum has a wide range of archaeological and artistic treasures: from a 17th-century carillon (a set of mechanized bells) that plays Mozart compositions to religious Renaissance paintings and artifacts from Salzburg's early Roman origins. The most remarkable exhibit (listed as a separate museum for admission) contains several 360-degree panorama paintings. Still, others profess the true marvel of the museum is the facility itself.
In 2006, the Salzburg Museum re-opened at a new location in Altstadt. The museum is now located inside the Neue Residenz, an "overflow" palace for royal guests, diplomats and advisors. Open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., combined tickets for this site and the Panorama Museum will set you back 10 euros (or $11), plus there are available discounts for minors and families. For those with a Salzburg Card, admission to both museums is free.
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#1 Altstadt (Old Town)
Since this central district contains some of the city's most popular attractions, such as Mozarts Geburtshaus and the Salzburg Museum, you will undoubtedly spend hours exploring here. We recommend not rushing through it, however, since there are tons of architectural marvels, markets and shops to see.
Wander around Altstadt's Judengasse (the Jewish District) and examine the St. Florian Fountain in the Alter Markt, a marketplace that dates back to the 13th century. And for architecture fans, spend plenty of time gazing at the neighborhood's array of buildings. Some structures were originally constructed during the Middle Ages, while others are newer and show Alstadt's progression over time.
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