Mirabell Palace, Salzburg

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Must see · Garden · Architectural Building
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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  • With no flowers and some of the statues being covered up, winter is not a good time to visit this place. However, for fans of the movie "The Sound of Music", it is still a place worth taking a quick.....  more »
  • Beautiful Gardens with varieties of Flowers. It has a fountain in between which gives the visitors a amazing breeze while relaxing there. Additionally, at the side it has spielplatz(Playground) for.....  more »
  • Lovely garden. We visited in Jan. The roses were just about to bloom. Very open space and the path leads into the main attractions.  more »
  • Went here for a Mozart concert, had so much fun! Not only were the musicians amazing but of course the Palace is beautiful. You can see the Baroque decadence showcasing many different types of marble throughout.
  • The building is architecturally beautiful but it is the garden behind the makes this wonderful. Amazing at any time of the year but I love it when the Spring flowers are blooming. They have made the Sound of Music into an industry here. A number of scenes were filmed here.
  • It is ok, but expected to be more attractive, small. I was on March 2020 it was partially closed. I would expect it more ready to visitors. Nothing special there, but at least nice view on the castle
  • The well maintained gardens add to the charm of this palace. Would be spectacular in spring. Accessible with 2 entrances.
  • I had the distinct pleasure of hearing Mozart's music played here and the acoustics are incredible. Any chance to hear live music played here should be seized.

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