Mirabell Palace, Salzburg

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Built as a token of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich's love for his mistress, Mirabell Palace is perhaps best known as the backdrop of "The Sound of Music." The former palace was built in 1606 and now houses the offices of the mayor and municipal council. The boxwood gardens contain mythology-themed statues from 1730, as well as four groups of sculptures representing the four elements. If you're a fan of "The Sound of Music," don't miss the horse fountain, where the von Trapp children sang "Do-Re-Mi." A stroll through the gardens will jog many memories from the film. Before you head to Salzburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Salzburg visit app, to make sure you see all that Salzburg has to offer, including Mirabell Palace.
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  • Very nice garden in baroque style (like everything else in Salzburg) and a part of the Historic Centre. Did not visit the palace with its famous Marble Hall and Angel Staircase so this review only... 
    Very nice garden in baroque style (like everything else in Salzburg) and a part of the Historic Centre. Did not visit the palace with its famous Marble Hall and Angel Staircase so this review only...  more »
  • Beautiful garden and an elegant palace. My only complaint is you only get one room and a staircase to enjoy on the interior. The exterior garden is beautiful with views of the Fortress and the Alps... 
    Beautiful garden and an elegant palace. My only complaint is you only get one room and a staircase to enjoy on the interior. The exterior garden is beautiful with views of the Fortress and the Alps...  more »
  • On a day trip to Salzburg while on the way to the Old Town we were recommended to take a walk through the gardens. Very picturesque and well maintained , will look beautiful in the summer. 
    On a day trip to Salzburg while on the way to the Old Town we were recommended to take a walk through the gardens. Very picturesque and well maintained , will look beautiful in the summer.  more »
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  • Amazing architecture all around, fabulous rose garden. History everywhere. Would have been even better if we hadn't been so tired from a long day of walking. Could be a serene place to sit and enjoy. Also very close to our hotel so we can come back for another visit before leaving Salzburg.
  • We only briefly walked through the gardens here bit it was still quite a beautiful spot. If you've got time in Salzburg then definitely go visit, but if you're limited on time don't worry about missing it. On the plus side it's on the way to the fortress from the train station, so don't use the tram, walk through the gardens here instead, it's not a long walk.
  • Loved this palace! Lot to see inside and impressive decorations. The garden itself is huge and awesome.The ticket price was very reasonable. Would definitely recommend!
  • It was a dream come true to be able to finally visit this place. Having seen the movie The Sound of Music hundreds of times, I have wanted to visit this place and see for myself where the movie was made. It was very satisfying. The place is beautiful and would happily visit again.
  • Truly an Amazing experience! Some of the finest talent I've ever heard and in the very palace the Mozart family played for Austrian royalty... Wow!!

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