Top Sights: 10 "Must See′s" We have selected 10 sights of Salzburg that we consider essential for every respectable visit in our city. Find the links below or in the main article on top-sights.
1.) Salzburger Dom - the city′s cathedral The Dom in all it′s Baroque glory was opened in 1628 and has proved to be Salzburg′s top attraction ever since.2.) St. Peter′s monastery & cemetery. This Benedictine monastery was founded in 696 and is considered to be the oldest north of the Alps.3.) Salzburg Castle - Festung Hohensalzburg. One of the biggest castles of Europe, Salzburg′s fortress provides its visitors with stunning views over the valley.4.) Getreidegasse - Salzburg′s busiest alley. The most fashionable shopping mile in the city is also its most expensive, a scenic medieval alley in which Mozart was born!5.) Mozart Square - the heart of Salzburg. This beautiful square covers some of the city′s Roman foundations, but since 1842 also hosts the Mozart memorial.6.) Mozart birthplace & living place. The house in which baby Mozart was born in 1756, and the one he used to live and work in later, host popular museums today.7.) Residenz Castle - the gem of the Prince Archbishops. The Residenz Castle of the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg was intended to show their power - and still does this job well.8.) St. Sebastian church & cemetery. The church of St. Sebastian is an attraction by itself, for its cloisters and tranquil cemetery hosting the Mozart′s family tomb.9.) Hellbrunn Palace, park & trick fountains. Hellbrunn castle with its trick fountains was the Prince Archbishop′s private passion. A lavish Baroque masterpiece.10.) Mirabell Palace & Gardens. You haven′t seen the Mozartstadt until you have strolled along the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Modern Salzburg′s city hall is still as attractive as it was when Fräulein Maria and the Trapp children danced between thousands of flowers around it.