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 in walking distance.
Through Salzburg's churches
Escape the rain and experience some of Austria's most beautiful sacred buildings at the same time – one of the great opportunities Salzburg offers. The cathedral is quite literally in the centre of attention (don't miss out on the reopened undercroft). The cave-like Franciscan Church and the Kollegien Church, that is dominated by the colour white, are always worth the visit. Right next to these two churches you will find St. Peter Monastery, one of the oldest churches. The nave seems almost a bit cluttered with the many rococo and baroque elements. Would you like to visit Salzburg's oldest church: it's the relatively small St. Michael's Church (Michaelskirche) close to the cathedral and opposite the Mozart statue.
Museums in Salzburg
From Kubus on Mönchsberg mountain to the baroque state room in the old town: art from many centuries are combined in the smallest spaces here in Salzburg. The range of topics and exhibits is quite remarkable for the city with a population of only 150,000:
Museum der Moderne (Museum of Modern Art): alternating exhibitions by contemporary artists combined with impressive architecture and probably the best views over Salzburg.
DomQuartier: in May 2014 the DomQuartier reopened some of its state rooms around the cathedral for the first time in 200 years: this “quarter” combines the Residence, the Residence Gallery, the Cathedral Museum, St. Peter Museum as well as the Rossacher collection in the Nordoratorien.
Haus der Natur (House of Nature): A museum of natural history with exhibitions about dinosaurs, animals from all continents, the River Salzach lifeline and all the way up to the stars. Highlights are the aquariums and terrariums, but also the new and spacious experiment area: here physical, biological and mathematical themes are taught in the most interesting and thrilling way.
Mozart's birthplace and Mozart's residence: The city's most famous son has stayed alive in Salzburg not only through his music. His birthplace on Getreidegasse as well as his later residence are open to visitors. In the first you will find an interesting exhibition with original instruments and documents of the exceptional artist.
Escape the rain in Salzburg
Further museums like the Panorama Museum, the Toy Museum as well as tours through the festival venues are prefect for rainy days. The historic streets, like Getreidegasse and Linzergasse, are perfect for a shopping tour through the picturesque venues. Or take a seat in one of the cafes and enjoy the city's atmosphere, a city where people are quite used to the rain.
From Hotel Seehof to Salzburg
It's about half an hour from the Seehof Hotel directly on Lake Mondsee to the city of Mozart. Follow the Attersee Straße road to the town of Mondsee and get on the motorway there. Parking in the city isn't always easy, especially during the festival period. Once in the city, we recommend to drive from Riedenburg to the Mönchsberg underground parking area. To get there you need to exit the motorway at Salzburg-Mitte and follow the Münchner Bundesstraße A-Road to Rudolf-Biebl-Straße. Make a right turn there and go to Neutorstraße, from this road you will be able to access the underground parking. Send us your no obligation holiday enquiry for your hotel close to Salzburg and yet in the wonderful Salzkammergut; or book directly online.