Baroque Authority – Baroque Glory

15,000 magnificent square metres – 2,000 stunning exhibits – 1,300 moving years

With the opening of the new DomQuartier on 17 May 2014, Salzburg founded a cultural highlight in the heart of the city: the former centre of the archbishop’s power, the complex consisting of palace and cathedral, completed by St. Peter’s Abbey, was once again opened to the public as a complete tour for the first time in 200 years.

The powerful archbishops began to transform the city of Salzburg into a Baroque jewel more than 400 years ago. Impressed by the opulent grandiosity of the influential Papal States of Rome, the capital of Salzburg’s diocese was sure to blossom as the diocese was incredibly wealthy thanks to its trade in salt, gold and other raw materials. The biggest architects of the time were brought to Salzburg and created a city planning masterpiece that is treasured and protected today as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Follow in the footsteps of the archbishops for the first time in 200 years

Prince Archbishop Guidobald von Thun was one of the most important builders of Baroque Salzburg and shaped the city during his 14-year rule (1654–1668). He ordered the construction of the cathedral archways, organised the design of the Residenzplatz (Residence Square) and Domplatz (Cathedral Square) and also built an art gallery – today’s Long Gallery at St. Peter’s Abbey. The new DomQuartier Salzburg makes it possible to walk around the Domplatz on the “upper level” and grants visitors new and wonderful views of the city and the surrounding mountains, as well as an unfamiliar and magnificent glimpse into its cultural heart. Stories of power, art history and architecture are presented in a unique interplay.

DomQuartier Übersichtsplan

Members & Partners

Members

  • Salzburger Burgen und Schloesser
    manages the state-owned Hohensalzburg and Werfen Fortresses, the Mauterndorf Castle as well as the Salzburg Residenz Palace
  • Residenzgalerie
    was founded in 1923 as a replacement for the archbishop’s collection that was lost during the Napoleonic Wars
  • The Cathedral Museum of Salzburg
    was founded in 1974 and is located in the upper galleries of the Salzburg Cathedral and is home to the cathedral’s treasures as well as the cabinet of art and curiosities
  • St. Peter’s Abbey
    was founded in 696 by Bishop Rupert and is considered the oldest monastery in German-speaking territories as well as the city’s oldest institution
  • Salzburg Museum
    was founded in 1834 and since 2007 has served as the museum for art and cultural history of the city and state of Salzburg in the Neue Residenz
DommuseumErzabtei Stift St. PeterSalzburg ResidenzResidenzgalerieSalzburg Museum

Partners

Tourismus Salzburg GmbHSalzburger Land TourismusAltstadt Marketing Salzburgart

Salzburger Christkindlmarkt Partner des Domquartiers   Salzburger Adventsingen Partner des Domquartiers   ÖBB Partner des Domquartiers

Cooperations

Salzburger FamilienpassHunger auf Kunst und KulturOE1/ORFRaiffeisenbank SalzburgSalzkammergut