Art historical interested guests will find their paradise in Salzburg. The highlight is without a doubt the cathedral of Salzburg, its luminous white marble also serves as scenery of the traditional theatrical play „Jedermann“. The history of the cathedral is glamorous and interesting and can be retraced in the cathedral museum.
There are numerous churches, monasteries and graveyards to visit in Salzburg. The Franciscan church, a gothic building structure, hosts a small sensation: archbishop Wolf Dietrich, builder of the Mirabell palace, was father of numerous children, when he was appointed bishop. To be able to grant his wife, Salome Alt, and his illegitimate children access to the church service he ordered a building front with windows to be built into the church so that Salome Alt and his children could attend church.
In the Collegiate church, also named University church, impress the monumental ceiling frescos. The square in front of the church is on weekdays and Saturdays dominated by an open air market called „Grünmarkt“.
St. Peters abbey offers sacral works of art that are worth a visit, especially the St. Peter’s cemetery impresses with its unostentatious, wrought-iron crosses and the abundant burial vaults citizens. Mysterious catacombs lead from the St. Peter’s cemetery into the mountain.
Other churches and sacral buildings: The St. Sebastian’s church and the St. Sebastian’s cemetery (Graves of the Mozart family and the Wolf-Dietrich-mausoleum), pilgrimage church of Maria Plain (outside the city ), monastery on the Kapuzinerberg and the Benedictine convent of Nonnberg.