If you want to take a unique tour of the baroque heart of Salzburg’s historic center, visit DomQuartier. Its slogan is “More than a Museum”, and with just one ticket you will get many different experiences. In addition to the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral and its residence, you will see the Benedictine monastery of St. Peter, galleries and interesting museums full of treasures. As a reward, you will also get great views of the old part of town. Take a historic walk through the Archbishops’ former center of power and engage yourself in the incredible Baroque architecture.
What to see there?
DomQuartier not only represents the history of Salzburg, but it also includes some of the most iconic buildings of the Baroque era.
It is one of the largest monumental buildings of the early Baroque. It dates back from the 17th century and belongs to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Salzburg.
The Cathedral Museum
Here you will see paintings and sculptures from the Gothic period to Baroque. They represent artistic treasures of the past 1300 years.
The Dombogen Terrace
It is the link between the residence and the Cathedral. The Terrace provides exceptional views of the two impressive buildings. From Dombogen, you can also get a panoramic view of the old town with its houses, churches, and hills.
The residence of the archbishops
It preserves the original atmosphere as it was 200 years ago. There you can see different styles from the Renaissance, through the Baroque to Classicism. They are evident in its architectural design, interior and preserved works of art.
Here you can see a collection of European paintings from the 16th to the 19th century, divided into 11 halls. In the Gallery, you will enjoy Dutch, Italian, French and Austrian masterpieces. Also, temporary exhibitions often take place here.
St. Peter’s Museum
It shows treasures from the Monastery of Saint Peter, which preserves 1300 years of monastic history.
What do you need to know before visiting DomQuartier?
- The Cathedral of Salzburg is open to visitors every day except on Tuesdays and December 24th. Check its business hours before your visit.
- You can only take pictures for personal use, but without using a flash or a tripod.
- Photographs are prohibited at St. Peter’s Monastery.
- It’s best to get a ticket that gives access to all parts of DomQuartier.
- Full Access – applies to all DomQuartier areas.
- Partial access – valid only for some areas of DomQuartier.
Reductions apply for:
- young people up to 25 years old
- families (two parents with at least two children)
- retired people
Free admission for:
- children under 6 years
- persons with disabilities and one accompanying person
- The Salzburg Card holders.
Audio guides are available in eight languages for adults and three languages for children, including English. This program will take you on a 1.5-hour tour.
If you want to know more about the history and secrets of DomQuartier, hire a professional guide. Various tours are available for children, adults, and groups.
DomQuartier provides ramps and lifts designed to ease wheelchair access for the disabled. Use the entrance from the south tower to the cathedral museum. Its access is more comfortable and convenient.