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 Hallein Celtic Museum and the Folklore Museum. Soon after that, the Fortress Museum should also start.” This is an excerpt from the press release of the Salzburg Museum.

Under the umbrella of the Salzburg Museum, 11 museum locations are gathered in the city of Salzburg and the surrounding area. In addition to the main building, the New Residence on Salzburg’s Mozartplatz, these include the Fortress Museum on the Hohensalzburg Fortress, the Cathedral Excavations Museum located under the Residenzplatz and Domplatz, but also sites in the Salzburg hinterland, such as the Celtic Museum in Hallein. The Celtic Museum is one of the largest museums of Celtic history and art in Europe and reflects the prehistory of Salzburg and the surrounding area with the history of salt production, which was so important for the flourishing of the city. Hallein is worth a day trip in itself – in combination with a visit to the Salt Worlds on the Dürrnberg.

Great World Theatre - Salzburg State Exhibition 2020

In coordination with the Salzburg Festival, the Salzburg Museum, which is curating the provincial exhibition “Great World Theatre – 100 Years of the Salzburg Festival“, will complete it in the next few weeks so that it can be made accessible from the end of July. The exact date is still to be determined and will also depend on the overall shape of the Festival anniversary in 2020. In any case, it is planned to show the exhibition longer than previously planned, namely until 31 October 2021, so that it will be possible to realise the extensive accompanying programme with a large number of already conceived performances and events. Of course, this will always be done in consideration of the corona-related possibilities and requirements and compliance with the hygiene and distance regulations that will then apply.

In any case, the statement by the Salzburg Museum on the reopening of the Neue Residenz and the other locations is a glimmer of hope that “normal” life is coming back into sight. And since, as of today (2 May), the hotels in Austria will also reopen on 29 May, we can slowly start planning a trip again. Salzburg is not far away and a hotspot for all culture lovers. And the queer scene in Salzburg is already working flat out on rescheduled events for the autumn. Sea you at Salzburg!

Published 28. June 2021Updated 4. May 2023