A good 250 years ago Hieronymus Count Colloredo was elected Archbishop. The first exhibition on the last ecclesiastical sovereign is devoted to numerous aspects of his thirty-one-year reign and puts many a cliché in its place.
Over the course of centuries, the Residenz Palace in Salzburg served the Prince-Archbishops as their representative seat. Even during the Baroque era, the city palace of the Prince-Archbishops was among the most impressive representational buildings in the German-language region.
The upper Oratories of the Salzburg Cathedral, some of which were formerly used as chapels, have housed the Cathedral and Diocese Museum since 1974, uniting artworks from1300 years of Salzburg church history.