Salzburg's museum diversity
Modern art and interesting exhibitions
Salzburg became well known as Mozart's birthplace, today Salzburg's old town is popular for its love for culture and art. Only 20 minutes away from your Seehof Hotel you will find an excursion destination with several museums. We definitely recommend a trip to Salzburg, especially on rainy days. In addition, there are lots of great exhibitions waiting for you in Hallstatt and Mondsee.
The Museum of Modern Art Salzburg is divided into two buildings. The Rupertinum is located between the Franciscan Church and the Collegiate Church in Salzburg's old town and displays contemporary works of art.
Newly built in 2004, the Museum der Moderne also offers a very special experience due to its unique location on the Mönchsberg.
Enjoy modern exhibitions as well as the exclusive restaurant-cafe with views over the city. If the weather is nice you can take a walk on the mountain all the way over to Hohensalzburg Castle on the locals' favourite mountain.
Classic works of art
The Residenzgalerie offers Salzburger Land's portrait collection. Here you will be able to take a close look at works of art by the big European masters from the 16th to 19th centuries.
Salzburg Museum is located in the Neue Residenz's state rooms on Mozartplatz. The modern museum was awarded the European Museum Prize in 2007 and in 2009. It combines information and entertainment in a wonderful way. Historic gems around Salzburg are exhibited here.
Salzburg Cathedral Quarter
In the Cathedral Museum, you will discover art treasures from 1,300 years of Salzburg's church history. The Fortress Museum in the Hohensalzburg Fortress provides exciting insights into the rooms of the castle. Highlights among the exhibits include armour and instruments of torture.
In the Marionette Museum, you can see exhibits on the art of puppetry, including figures from Mozart's Magic Flute. In the Folklore Museum in Hellbrunn, you can gain a comprehensive insight into various testimonies of Salzburg customs.
Famous children of Salzburg
For Mozart fans, the Mozart Birthplace and the Mozart Residence in Salzburg are a must-see. Friends of the poet Georg Trakl will also find fascinating details about the poet's life and work in his house on Waagplatz.
Numerous poets, thinkers, musicians and painters lived and worked in Salzburg, especially io the Mönchsberg and Kapuzinerberg mountains. On forays, through these recreational areas, you will find the residences of Stefan Zweig, Thomas Bernhard, Gerhard Amanshauser, Peter Handke and many more.
At the museum with children
Children love the Haus der Natur (House of Nature). Nature and technology are presented here in a particularly vivid way. The reptile zoo, the aquarium and the dinosaur hall are particularly popular with children. The Science Centre encourages children to experiment for themselves. The Toy Museum, on the other hand, offers a world of experiences with play areas for children.
The abundance of museums in Salzburg is complemented by numerous smaller and larger galleries and art shops that open up to you as you stroll through the old town. Not to mention the cosy and stylish coffee houses in Salzburg's old town.
Hallstatt and Mondsee for culture and art lovers
Discover the 7000-year-old history of Hallstatt in the Hallstatt Museum and experience the world-famous cultural heritage from its beginnings to the present day.
Amazing museums are also waiting to be visited in the holiday resort of Mondsee. The Mondseeland Museum of Local History and the Austrian Pile Dwelling Museum at Marschall-Wrede-Platz in Mondsee bring you closer to the exciting history of your holiday region.
Back at the Seehof Mondsee, you will be able to relax after all the new impressions and already plan your next trip to one of the wonderful excursion destinations around Lake Mondsee. We will gladly help you organise your stay at the 5-star hotel on Lake Mondsee. Just call us or send us a no-obligation room enquiry.