State rooms, North Oratory, Long Gallery and St Peter‘s Museum (music room)

A musical tour of discovery in the original venues. In 2020 the DomQuartier focuses on Salzburg’s great musical tradition, which is inseparably bound up with the history and the various rooms in the Residenz and the Cathedral precinct, as well as with Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Georg Muffat, Antonio Caldara, Leopold and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Michael Haydn – long before the inauguration of the Salzburg Festival. Glorious times, illustrious guests, opulent banquets and wonderful music – even then, during the reign of the prince-archbishops, Salzburg presented an international star-studded cast and major premières.

Knights Hall Works by Mozart 

To start off, listen to Monteverdi’s Toccata:

In the 17th and 18th centuries, festivities took place in the places you can visit today, including the Residenz (Carabinierisaal, Konferenzsaal, Thronsaal, Rittersaal), the Cathedral and of course the specially designed public squares. The DomQuartier explores this illustrious musical history in the original historical venues, starting from the reign (1587 – 1612) of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau who, with his new regulations for music at the court, created the basis of a long-flourishing music scene.

The designers of the exhibition – Virgil Widrich of checkpointmedia and Hans Kudlich of Studio Kudlich – have planned selective, site- and subject-specific, modern architectural interventions to bring alive for visitors’ imagination the historical scenes of festivities and music-making. It is the field of tension between historical building and recognisable reminiscence that renders the authenticity of these historical venues all the more perceptible. 


Impressions from “Everywhere Music!

With the Cathedral precinct and the state-rooms in the Residenz, the evocative tour of exploration through more than 200 years of Salzburg’s musical history offers a unique and vivid experience of the ambience in the original places where sacred and secular music was performed.


Musical Program

The comprehensive Musical program is tailored to the themes and Contents of the music exhibition and awakes the music that was played live here back to life. The conception takes place in close cooperation with the Johann-Michael-Haydn-Gesellschaft and ist General secretary Peter Peinstingl, who will compose his own “Everywhere Music” fanfare. A symposium on Topics of the music exhibition is also being planned. 


The exhibition catalogue will be available (price € 14,90) in the Residenzgalerie shop in the DomQuartier and online.


All dates listed here are offered in German. For a tour in English, please contact the visitor service in the DomQuartier below:
+43 662 80 42 21 05  or .

Guided tour »Überall Musik!« in German

Mittwoch, 15.00 Uhr
12. August, 23. September, 7. Oktober, 16. Dezember 2020
13. Jänner, 17. Februar 2021

Samstag, 10.30 Uhr
1. August, 5. September, 17. Oktober, 7. November, 21. November 2020
23. Jänner, 6. Februar, 6. März 2021
Treffpunkt: Carabinierisaal


Musical programme »Music everywhere!«

Wednesday, 7 pm
16. September, 14. Oktober, 11. November, 16. Dezember 2020
13. Jänner, 24. Februar 2021
Tickets: Salzburg-Ticket-Service, Tel. +43 662 840 310,

Saturday, 11 am
26. September, 24. Oktober, 5. Dezember 2020
Entry with DomQuartier day ticket


Donnerstag, 15.00 Uhr
27. August, 17. September, 15. Oktober 2020 und 18. Februar 2021
Treffpunkt: Residenzgalerie, Kunstlabor

Further information as well as other events and children’s and youth programs  (in German) at:

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