Salzburg Residence

Two residences for Salzburg's archbishops

Distance from the hotel: 0.31km about minutes to walk)

The Salzburg Residences Today

Today, the New Residence houses the Salzburg Museum

.. which was awarded the European Museum Prize in 2009. The Tuscany Wing of the Old Residence now houses the Faculty of Law of Paris Lodron Univ. Salzburg. The state rooms of the Old Residence are opened daily for tours. There is an audio guide that will take you through the former… Home of the Salzburg archbishops leads. You also have the opportunity to participate in group tours, which are on offer in both the Old and New Residences.

Between Salzburg Cathedral and Judengasse, in the middle of the two prince-archbishop residences, Salzburg’s most imposing square stretches out: Residenzplatz.

Already since the Middle Ages the bishop’s seat was located at the Residenzplatz. A place that has a lot to offer historically. Thus, the appearance of the present residence was created around the 16th century. The archbishops of Salzburg at that time had three large inner courtyards and about 180 rooms, which were to be considered their residence. Nevertheless, this was still not enough for Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau, so he planned a “New Residence” on the opposite side. The new building was to serve as a new residence and accommodation for guests, but a few years after its construction he decided to keep the Old Residence as his residence.

The Residence Square

Eye-catcher between the New Residence and the Old Residence is one of the most important baroque monuments in Europe

The eye-catcher between the New Residence and the Old Residence is one of the most important Baroque monuments in Europe: the Residence Fountain. It is the center of the Residenzplatz. At the end of November, the small stalls and booths of the Salzburg Christmas Market line up around the fountain. Events of all kinds take place at Residenzplatz throughout the year: From rock and pop concerts, folk festivals and markets to live broadcasts of soccer matches, it’s all here.

The Altstadthotel Kasererbräu is located only about five minutes walk from the Residenzplatz. Send us now a non-binding booking request for your unforgettable stay in Salzburg.