Trip to Salzburg
The charm of a World Cultural Heritage
Salzburg, the city of Mozart, is only half an hour by car away from your hotel on Lake Mondsee. The city is perfect for a rainy day with its museums, churches, cafes and shops all within walking distance.
Through Salzburg's churches
Sheltering yourself from the rain while experiencing some of Austria's most beautiful sacred buildings is always an option in Salzburg. The cathedral is of course the centrepiece (don't miss the crypt). But the cave-like Franciscan church and the predominantly white collegiate churches are also worth a visit. Next door is St Peter's Abbey, one of the oldest churches: The nave seems to be full of rococo and baroque elements. If you want to visit the oldest church in Salzburg: It is the relatively small Michaelskirche next to the cathedral, opposite the Mozart statue.
Museums in Salzburg
From the cube on the Mönchsberg to the baroque state rooms in the old town: many centuries of art are united in Salzburg in the smallest of spaces. But the range of topics is also remarkable for a city of 150,000 inhabitants:
Haus der Natur: A natural history museum from dinosaurs to the animals of the continents to the Salzach lifeline and up to the stars. Highlights are the aquariums and terrariums, but also the new and huge experimental area: here physical, biological and mathematical topics are taught in a most exciting way.
Museum der Moderne: changing exhibitions of modern artists combined with impressive architecture and probably the best view over Salzburg.
DomQuartier: In May 2014, the DomQuartier opened some of the staterooms around the cathedral for the first time in 200 years: this combination brings together the Residenz, Residenzgalerie, Dommuseum, St. Peter-Museum and the Rossacher Collection in the North Oratories.
Mozart's Birthplace and Mozart's Residence: The city's most famous son has remained alive in Salzburg not only in the form of his music. Both his birthplace in Getreidegasse and his later residence can be visited. The former houses an interesting exhibition of original instruments and documents by the exceptional composer.
Escape the rain in Salzburg
But other museums such as the Panorama Museum, the Toy Museum or even guided tours of the Festival Houses are also recommended on rainy days. Of course, the historic streets, such as Getreidegasse and Linzergasse, are perfect for a house-to-house shopping spree. Or simply take a seat in a coffee house and enjoy the atmosphere of the city, where you are used to raining anyway.
From Hotel Seehof to Salzburg
It takes about half an hour from the Seehof directly on Mondsee to the Mozart city. Follow the Attersee road to Mondsee and join the motorway there. The parking situation is not easy, especially during the festival season. We recommend that you approach the Mönchsberggarage from Riedenburg. Exit at Salzburg-Mitte and follow the Münchner Bundesstraße until you reach Rudolf-Biebl-Straße. Turn right there and continue to Neutorstraße, from where you enter the garage just before the mountain. For your active hotel near Salzburg and at the same time in the beautiful Salzkammergut, simply send us a non-binding holiday enquiry.