Still in Mozart Platz, we are now going to visit the Salzburg Museum located in the New Residence.
I thought this was a very well laid out and informative Museum. Some Museums can be boring, but this one wasn't, probably because it tells the history of the city in an informative but entertaining way. The Museum was awarded the Austrian and European culture prize for this new concept.
The exhibitions cover three main topics, .... 'The Myth Salzburg' concentrates on the development of Salzburg in history, art and culture since the modern age, whilst 'Salzburg up close' gave an insight about the life and times of Salzburg men and women.
Lastly, is the display of 'Treasures of archaeology and medieval times'
OPEN....Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm December 24 and 31: 9 am-2pm, January 1: 1 pm-5 pm.
Last entrance 30 min. before closure. Closed: November 1, December 25
FREE GUIDED TOURS every Thursday at 6:00 pm
ADMISSION IN 2012: (incl. audio guide)
Adults € 7.00 Groups, senior citizens € 6.00 Youths (16-26 years) € 4.00
Children (6-15 years) € 3.00 Families (2 adults and children) € 14.00
Guided tour per person € 2.50
ENTRY FREE WITH SALZBURG CARD
Combined ticket: Salzburg Museum and Panorama Museum
Adults € 8.00
Unfortunately it is closed on Mondays, the only day we were in Salzburg. They have a large collection of old toys, from what I understand, and my son poses outside the locked doors.
They are open tuesday thru sundays from 9-5, so go when they are open for goodness sakes!
1st thing is---they are closed on mondays, no matter what anybody tells you.
That having been said, the view from up there on the cliff top--part of Monchsberg-- is magnificent of the whole valley and it only costs 2.90 euros to go up---maybe cheaper for kids. There are telescopes placed around, and looking at the large wooden map sign, the walking path goes from there all the way to the fortress way to the right...A great place for a half day hike it looks like if you had that much time in your visit.
They were having an exhibit of Max Ernst here, but we will have to wait to see the inside.
The Baroque Museum houses the artwork from the 17th and 18th centuries.
Wednesday - Sunday: 10am – 5pm,
Easter, July, August, Christmas: Tuesday – Sunday: 10am – 5pm
Free with the Salzburg Card!
This is a really wonderful toy museum which is located in Bruderhof which was a hospital attached to St Blasiuskirche.The toys date from Baroque times till now and there are exhibits to delight all ages.
In this complex you will also find a lovely arcade leading onto a hidden courtyard. Well worth a look as it is not out of the way at all.
Celtic tribes were mining salt on the Durnnberg mountain up to 3-4000 years before the birth of Christ and the excavations here are among the most important in elucidating their life. The museum is comprised of a modern building with wall postings detailing their life and methods of extracting salt. Set into the floor are the remains of a Celtic miner entombed and preserved in salt. Behind the main building are wooden structures containing artifacts and detailing their presumed daily life - which time prevented us from reviewing. Rather than sitting in the little coffee shop waiting for a tour to begin or for return transportation, a short walk up the hill to the Celtic Museum is well worth the effort. We found the printed descriptions very interesting.
Two great problems faced medieval cities with their narrow streets crowded with humans and animals and their wooden buildings and houses crammed close together -- cleaning the streets and fighting fire. As early as the 12thC Salzburg faced these issues by diverting the Alm brook into multiple underground pipes which surfaced at strategic points throughout the city. Once a week on Saturday mornings, the pipes were opened to the streets to wash out the accumulated debris and waste. And the water was always there for fighting fire.
The details of the Alm brook diversion are described in a tiny museum just to the left of the Festungsgasse exit of the funicular from the Hohensalzburg. Diagrams and narrative lining a narrow semicicurlar corridor provide a brief interesting diversion. Also an exterior water feature is pictured. One of the trick water fountains from the Hellbrun palace has been relocated to this site, a metal face with water coming out of most every orifice. Sadly, the images are on the stolen camera.
At least one remnant of the diversion system is located at the northern end of Universitatplatz by the Kollegienkirche ( images 3-5 ) surrounded by cars and bicycles.
Would you like it? I do not know, but once you have seen it all, you might find this is a delightful diversion for both young and old. They have a wide and varied collection of dolls, teddy bears, model railways, and wooden sailing ships.
If torture is your game then you will find inside the fortress of Hohensalzburg displays of instruments of torture. Not quite my thing and I found it rather disgusting. Cannot believe that they could torture the people like that in the olden days, but then again some of the torture done today by my fellow mankind is equally as revolting.
Getting here you have two choices. Firstly you can use the funicular or else if you are very fit and energetic, you can walk up the hill. This pride of Salzburg was saved from destruction by its very clever archbishop reigning at the time. During the peasant wars, the peasants surrounded the fortress with the intention of starving the archbishop out and then taking the fortress over. He outsmarted them totally. Although he only had one cow, he would paint it a different coloured spots on the cow and paraded it before the peasants, or else paint it all one colour, making them believe he had a number of cows left and that it was going to take them a long time to starve the man. So got discouraged and decided to give up and discarded their embargo attempts. The fortress was built between 1077 and 1681 by the ruling Archbishops. If you want to see the rooms inside, you have to take a guided tour. There are quite a number of stairs that you need to climb in order to get into the towers and obviously down again.
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