In the heart of Salzburg

Our Building and its History

Where we are and what you can expect

The history of the seminary


Archbishop Johann Ernst Graf von Thun und Hohenstein, who was nicknamed “The Donor”, is responsible for the construction of the Trinity Church and the seminary. A three-part complex was built in 1693 according to the plans of the later imperial court architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. The Trinity Church was the celebrated architect’s first sacred building. Since 1699, the seminary has been the training centre for prospective priests of the Archdiocese of Salzburg. There have been several structural modifications to the exterior of the Seminary Church over the centuries. The church received three bells on its 300th anniversary in 1999. The Trinity Church and seminary are listed monuments. Between 2010 and 2012, the seminary underwent a gentle general renovation. The historic building with its magnificent courtyard and pillared arcades has retained its unique character over the centuries.

The guest house

Immerse yourself in the magic of bygone times during your stay with us. And yet the Seminary Guest House is state-of-the-art. The careful renovation of the historic seminary in 2012 resulted in an independent guest area with 50 rooms. Today, historical charm is combined with 21st-century amenities. These include a modern lift, free WiFi and bicycle parking spaces in the courtyard.

The location

We can claim with complete justification: the Salzburg seminary is an insider tip. Thanks to our central location on Makartplatz near ​​the Trinity Church, the sights of Mozart’s hometown are only a short walk away. Whether it’s the Mozart residence, Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mirabellplatz or the festival halls – you can reach everything within a few minutes.

Click here for the map!

Directions and Parking

Arriving and Staying


By car

Our location in the heart of Salzburg’s old town has many advantages, but also a few disadvantages. One of them is the fact that, unfortunately, there is no parking available for our guests. There are only limited loading zones in front of the building. However, you can unload your luggage in the seminary courtyard (Dreifaltigkeitsgasse 12).

Parking around the guest house

The following paid parking spaces are available during your stay:

Mirabell-Congress-Garage, only 200 metres away on foot
Regular short-term parking tariffs applicable from 01/10/2019 01.10.2019
per started 20 minutes: € 1.30
from the 4th hour per started hour: € 4.90

Daily maximum rate: € 39.00

Hotel flat rate 24 hours: € 31.00 (you will receive an extension ticket for this discount at reception)

Garage Linzergasse, about 750 metres away on foot
Tickets available at reception
24 hours € 14,00
48 hours € 28.00
72 hours € 42.00
Our tip: When you arrive, you are welcome to unload your luggage directly at the guest house. You can buy a parking ticket at our reception and then use it to drive into the garage. If you drive into the garage beforehand, you can also buy the parking ticket at reception and use it as an extension ticket when paying. In this case, please keep your car park entry ticket. If you have any questions, the employees at the garage checkout will be happy to help you.

By train

The bus stop platforms are in front of the train station. From platform (C) you can take bus nos. 1, 3, 5 and 6 to our guest house. Alight at the Makartplatz stop. From there you only have to go up the square (past the Hotel Bristol). At the top of the square is a large building with a church in the middle. Our entrance is to the left of the church.

Find the bus timetable here.

By air

From Salzburg W. A. ​​Mozart Airport, you can take bus line 2. The journey takes around 20 minutes. Stop: Mirabellplatz (Paris-Lodron-Straße). Then, turn left into Dreifaltigkeitsgasse and follow it for about 100 metres. The seminary is on the left with the large wooden doorway to the left of the church.