Explore an award-winning museum housed within the magnificently restored Neue Residenz. The Salzburg Museum invites guests to discover a treasure trove of valuable art objects, aesthetic displays, and multimedia installations. Exploring this historical and cultural center will not only be an informative process, but an entertaining experience, too.
Spectacular exhibition space
The Neue Residenz is one of the six exhibition locations of the Salzburg Museum and opened its doors to the public in 2007 after a restoration process of several years. The modern setting of the venue on Mozartplatz provides an integrated collection over 3000 square meters of exhibition floor space. The Salzburg Museum was awarded the 2009 European Museum Award and the 2007 Austrian Museum Award for its innovative use of this space, and its presentation of the artistic and cultural history of the city.
The Salzburg Myth
The museum combines compelling temporary exhibitions on the ground floor and first floor, with a permanent exhibition on the second. The permanent collection, "Mythos Salzburg," focuses on the artistic, cultural, and historical development of Salzburg in the modern era. The exhibition examines the era of the Prince Archbishops, as well as fascinating paintings by artists of the Romantic period. It also looks at the modern period, with a look at how tourism began to develop and contribute to the great myth surrounding the city of Salzburg.
Treasures and passages
Besides the temporary exhibitions in the Kunsthalle (with its one continuous lighted ceiling), the Column Hall on the ground floor, and the rooms on the first floor, which hold works to do with Salzburg and the people of the city, there are some other exciting features.
The Mirror Hall on the second floor holds a treasure chamber entitled "Archaeology and the Middle Ages," which contains unique artifacts such as a Celtic beaked jug and the helmet from the Pass Lueg mountain pass. The Panorama Passage, a subterranean walkway connecting the Salzburg Museum with the Panorama Museum, allows visitors to see archaeological excavations from the Neue Residenz, models of the city, art objects, and historical data about the development of Salzburg from Roman times to the present.
Take home a piece of Salzburg
There's also the chance to take home a gift or souvenir from this wonderful complex. Find products relating to current exhibitions and a large amount of publications about the history of Salzburg or art and culture. Stop by and browse in the quiet and calm museum atmosphere; the shop is also open to people who are not visiting the museum.