Discovery and Experience
Location and Attractions
“Right in the middle instead of just present” – that’s a good description of the Seminary Guest House’s location. Located in the right side of the old town in the heart of Salzburg, the accommodation offers a perfect starting point. The main sights of the city can be reached within a few minutes on foot. We have put together a few examples for you – for orientation, for browsing and for anticipation.
Mirabell Palace with Mirabell Gardens
Originally built as a pleasure palace – Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau had it built for Salome Alt around 1606 – Mirabell Palace, its outbuildings and gardens is now a listed building. The entire complex is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be sure to plan a walk through the world-famous Mirabell Gardens and pay a visit to the gnomes in the dwarf garden. The orangery with the adjoining palm house is also worth seeing!
Salzburg Cathedral and Hohensalzburg Fortress
The left side of the old town is situated less than a five-minute walk from our location, over the Feingoldsteg with its many small castles. From there, you can reach the Salzburg Cathedral in just a few minutes. The Salzburg Cathedral was built in just 14 years and is considered the first early Baroque church north of the Alps. The beautiful cathedral is dedicated to Saints Rupert and Virgil. In the southern oratory is the cathedral museum with a permanent exhibition that shows treasures from the cathedral treasury, as well as art from the 8th to 18th centuries from churches and monasteries in the Archdiocese of Salzburg.
Salzburg State Theatre
The Salzburg State Theatre is also located on Makartplatz. It has its own ensemble for drama, ballet and musical theatre. It is a listed building and part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Around 400 performances are played here each season. This makes the State Theatre the leading and defining institution for the performing arts in the city and state of Salzburg.
Interactive Bible World
The Bible World, which is easily reached by city bus, is an interactive museum where you can experience the Bible story in a new way with games, fun and excitement.
Mozart’s birthplace and Mozart’s residence
Right in front of the gates of our guest house is the home of probably the most famous son of Salzburg: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. There is an exhibition honouring Mozart at Makartplatz 8. Afterwards, you can treat yourself to a refreshment in the Café Classic in Mozart’s former residence. After a short walk across the Staatsbrücke, you will find yourself in front of Mozart’s birthplace. The virtuoso was born in 1756 in the so-called “Hagenauer Haus” at Getreidegasse 9. Mozart’s birthplace is one of the most visited museums in Austria.
Exploring the surrounding area by bus
You don’t want to drive, but still want to get to know the area around the city of Salzburg? The Seminary Guest House is the ideal starting point! You will find bus stops for local buses in the immediate vicinity of the Salzburg seminary. They take you to popular destinations such as Hellbrunn, Lake Fuschl, Lake Wolfgang, Bad Ischl or Hallstatt.
Do you have any questions? We are here for you! Feel free to ask us about it – we will inform you about guided tours and are happy to book them for you.
Our TIP: Ask at reception for the Salzburg Card, which is subject to a charge. This handy card offers free entry to almost all the sights in Salzburg. It also serves as a ticket for public transport in the city.