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Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg

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#3 of 294 in Historic Sites in Austrian Alps
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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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  • Traveling around Europe, it’s par for the course that one seeing plenty of churches and cathedrals. However, the Salzburg Cathedral is in a class all by itself. The opulence, the ornate decoration.....  more
    Traveling around Europe, it’s par for the course that one seeing plenty of churches and cathedrals. However, the Salzburg Cathedral is in a class all by itself. The opulence, the ornate decoration.....  more »
  • An absolutely amazing baroque church to visit. The size is spectacular, and the interior is just awe inspiring. Theoretically it is free to visit but they do ask for a 5 euro donation which seems to.....  more
    An absolutely amazing baroque church to visit. The size is spectacular, and the interior is just awe inspiring. Theoretically it is free to visit but they do ask for a 5 euro donation which seems to.....  more »
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  • This is just an extraordinary cathedral, which was rebuilt several times, which almost burned down in 1628, which was almost destroyed in 1944, rebuilt and shone in its splendor. Stucco, frescoes, painting - all at the highest level! Entrance fee 5 euros. Definitely recommend!
  • 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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