Salzburg might be a city somewhat overlooked by a number of travelers going through Europe, but that’s not to say that there is nothing to do there or no culture to soak up. As the birthplace of the infamous Mozart and the setting for a lot of the classic movie ‘The Sound of Music’, Salzburg has done pretty well for itself in drawing some tourists into the area. It may not have as many museums as other European cities in the area, but the few that it does have showcase fascinating collections.
One of the things that Salzburg is of course extremely famous for is that it was the place in which Mozart was born, in the very house that stands in his honor today as a museum, in fact. Here you can see where Wolfgang and his family lived, and take a peek into the early life of one of the greatest musical minds in history.
Spread over three floors, the exhibition in this museum contains artefacts and objects from Mozart’s professional and personal life. One part that dazzles most visitors to the museum is the collection of Mozart’s first instruments from when he was a child, such as his childhood violin and clavichord.
The Salzburg Museum has been open since 2007, so is relatively new in comparison to most other city museums across Europe. The museum focuses on anything and everything Salzburg, from personal stories about important people who have lived in the city, to the nuts and bolts history of how Salzburg developed into the city we know today. Artefacts range back as far as medieval times, with items such as Celtic pottery on display, amongst other archaeological finds that have been found over the years. The curators of the museum like to see it as living proof of the success of modern museums, and how they can be both factual and entertaining.
Museum of Natural History and Technology
Aquarium, reptile zoo, space zone, a journey through the human body, science center… need I really go on about what else is in the Salzburg Museum of Natural History and Technology? It literally houses something for everyone, and gives you a pretty good rundown of just about anything on the planet and how it works. This stunning collection of everything a museum lover could possibly wish for is one of the best all round museums in Europe, and even just one day in this museum won’t feel like enough to see it all. And at the bargain price of just 7.50 euros to get in, you can’t really go wrong with this museum, the perfect choice for a rainy day in Salzburg. This one is definitely the pick of the bunch of you have children with you.
As you can see from these picks, Salzburg has a nice range of museums for people who have different tastes. Even though the Museum of Natural History and Technology have plenty on show alone, your other options in Salzburg are nothing short of fascinating.
For information on these and other wonderful museums in Salzburg, visit www.salzburg.info
Have you been to Salzburg? Would you add anything to this list?