Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg

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The site of religious worship for centuries, Salzburg Cathedral still contains the same baptismal font in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized. The Baroque cathedral as it stands today was rebuilt in the 17th century, but a church had existed in this same spot since 774. Inside, visit the cathedral museum to see religious treasures, such as the Cross of St. Rupert and the Sacred Dove. Continue to the Cabinet of Curiosities for an exhibit of natural objects and artwork. This exhibit connects to the Long Gallery of St. Peter's Abbey, a 70 m (230 ft) corridor lined with paintings. Make Salzburg Cathedral a centerpiece of your Salzburg vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Salzburg trip maker app.
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  • This is a huge church in a large plaza in the town. Unlike most churches you have to pay to get in. Not a fan of paying to look at a church. It’s a newer church by European church standards. I like.....  more
    This is a huge church in a large plaza in the town. Unlike most churches you have to pay to get in. Not a fan of paying to look at a church. It’s a newer church by European church standards. I like.....  more »
  • This is a fine baroque cathedral but what made our visit memorable was our decision to time our visit so that we could attend the daily at noon organ recital. It's perhaps the only opportunity in... 
    This is a fine baroque cathedral but what made our visit memorable was our decision to time our visit so that we could attend the daily at noon organ recital. It's perhaps the only opportunity in...  more »
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  • The Cathedral was incredible. So much to see. I could have spent much longer taking it all in. The crypt was very interesting. The art was epic. The scale and grander was so neat.
  • This is a beautiful building and our group was treated to a lunchtime concert. The cathedral has four or five organs and two of these were used for the concert. Afterwards, our group was invited into the Archbishop's Sacristy for a tasting of Communion wine which was, unusually, white. The reason given was that it makes cleaning the vessels easier. We were then free to wander around, including a visit to the crypt, dating from 774. Whilst doing renovations which finished in 1959, evidence of an earlier church was found, including a wall dating from the 400s.

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