Salzburg historical: In Salzburg, you encounter European history of the Middle Ages and modern times at every turn. A visit to Hohensalzburg Fortress is an absolute must. Here, history comes alive in many museums – with a fantastic view of the city. The DomQuartier or W.A. Mozart’s birthplace are also places to explore the past that explain the present.

Kaiviertel Salzburg

The Kaiviertel – a small district with a big history

The Kaiviertel in Salzburg’s Alstadt is its own cosmos of boutiques, galleries, gastronomy and a lot of history. The Romans had already built a temple here, at the exit of the city towards the south. On the weekend 29.09. to 1.10. the quarter celebrates its Kaivierttelfest. [Read more]


Hyperion im Andräviertel

Haus der Natur

The gemstone of the rainbow

Salvador Dalí sends his regards. Fascinating worlds of colour and form become visible in cut tourmaline minerals. One imagines oneself in the area of Khao Phing Kan in Thailand (from above) and is actually in the exhibition “Crystal Magic – Fascinating Worlds in Dark Tourmalines” at the Haus der Natur in Salzburg. [Read more]

Rupertikirtag Salzburg

Salzburg Rupertikirtag 2021

After a one-year break due to the corona, the traditional Ruperti Cathedral Festival will take place from 22 to 26 September in the squares around Salzburg Cathedral. The name day of Salzburg’s patron saint, Rupert, is celebrated in the days around 24 September – with a large city festival that celebrates its medieval origins. [Read more]

An afternoon at Hellbrunn Palace

Hellbrunn Palace was built about 400 years ago by Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus – as a pleasure palace and summer residence. visited the palace, the fountains and the extensive park with Selina and Lisa from Salzburg and Christoph and Andreas from Vienna. A world of its own! Great fun! [Read more]


Queer city tour Salzburg

As in other European metropolises such as Berlin, Vienna or London, there are also queer city tours in Salzburg. These take you to places where homosexual personalities are known to have worked and played a significant role in shaping the city’s fortunes. Roman Forisch, certified Austria-Guide in conversation with [Read more]

The Salzburg Muesum is back

Reopening of the New Residence

“The team of the Salzburg Museum is in the starting blocks and is pleased that the individual locations of the museum will be able to gradually resume operations from mid-May. The current plan is to start on 16 May with the reopening of the Neue Residenz, the Panorama Museum, the [Read more]

Fortress Hohensalzburg

The Hohensalzburg Fortress is enthroned on the Mönchsberg. Its construction was begun in 1077. Today it is one of the largest existing castles in Europe. Prince Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach had the fortress converted into a noble seat of government at the end of the 15th century. The magnificent princely [Read more]


Tour of the fortress Hohensalzburg

The Hohensalzburg Fortress towers over the city and is the landmark of Salzburg. The mighty structure is one of the largest castle complexes of the 11th century and proof of the prince archbishops’ former striving for representation. Today you can meet our history there and enjoy a great view of the wide countryside. [Read more]

Salzburg lives – even in the crisis

Canceled events, ghostly emptiness on the streets, Salzburg is in a state of emergency. But Salzburg is alive, even and especially during the crisis. In Chinese, the word crisis means danger on the one hand, but also opportunity on the other. In the meantime, many institutions and facilities have overcome their initial state of shock. [Read more]


The Domquartier is a unique interplay of 1300 years of Salzburg’s ruling history, art, music and architecture. On a tour through five museums, which also includes the north oratory of Salzburg Cathedral, you are immersed in a world of testimonies from around 1300 years of contemporary history. [Read more]


Hotel Hofwirt Salzburg

The Andräviertel: from the Middle Ages to the New Town

Today’s Andräviertel is located on the right side of the Salzach – opposite the old town. This bridgehead of the old town, which was only small in the 11th century, is now an urban and vibrant part of the city. Besides music, theatre and culinary diversity, this historic old quarter is also home to all the LGBT scene venues. [Read more]