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Franziskanerkirche, Salzburg

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A fusion of Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles, Franziskanerkirche represents one of Salzburg's oldest churches. Stop by the church, located in the heart of the city's Old Town, and admire the exterior's medieval construction, dating from the 1200s. Its footprint is squat, its roof is relatively steep, and its facade features high arched windows. Make your way inside and note the change in appearance as you transition through the naves and vaulted ceilings to the original basilica. Wander through the different chapels within, and be sure to view the religious works of art and Baroque decorations that contrast with the rest of the building. Put Franziskanerkirche at the forefront of your travel plans using our Salzburg family vacation planner.
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There’s no better area to stay in the city where Mozart was born than the historical city center, a World Heritage Site. Salzburg's hub offers comfortable accommodations nestled between a rich array of sights. The Salzach River cuts directly through town, dividing the city into east and west. Look for accommodations in the Altstadt, tucked in between the river and the city’s mountain, Monchsberg. For budget-minded travelers, try a centrally located youth hostel or small hotel. If price isn’t an issue, splurge on Austrian luxury in an upscale hotel.
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  • We almost missed this little gem. I liked the hand carved wooden statues and almost cosy atmosphere. It wasn't as majestic as St. Stevens but it seemed more personal.  more »
  • I really enjoyed my visit to this church as it is very plain on the outside but is extremely interesting inside with two amazing church organs. One is called the Marienorgel (111/48) and the other is ...  more »
  • This church is a bit of a surprise - I wasn't prepared for the incredible art and stone work / carvings which fill the interior. Walk behind the altar and look into each of the side chapels. Wonderful...  more »
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  • Now THIS church is really special. I've gotta admit I am not a huge fan of Baroque (it's just too much for me), but the way this one is decorated and those funny little details you can find... yeah, it sort of convinced me Baroque wasn't that bad afterall.
  • Great sightseeing
  • I was not inside the church but from outside looks interesting
  • Opening hours: daily 6.30am-7.30 pm No visits during mass!
  • Stunning!