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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom), Salzburg
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The site of religious worship for centuries, Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) still contains the same baptismal font in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized. The Baroque cathedral as it stands today was rebuilt in the 17th century, but a church had existed in this same spot since 774. Inside, visit the cathedral museum to see religious treasures, such as the Cross of St. Rupert and the Sacred Dove. Continue to the Cabinet of Curiosities for an exhibit of natural objects and artwork. This exhibit connects to the Long Gallery of St. Peter's Abbey, a 70 m (230 ft) corridor lined with paintings. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Salzburg holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Salzburg Cathedral (Dom) and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We travelled from Munich Central to Saltzburg by train. Just under two hours and the train ticket for both of us return was 28 euros on the DB train. Christmas market infront of the Cathedral was smal...  more »
  • The Cathedral is the most important religious building of the city. The mighty octagonal Dome, the twin towers and the elegant marble façade adorned with statues of bishops and saints, characterize the monumental construction. the Cathedral was destroyed and rebuilt several times, enlarged and changed. Its present form dates back to the first half of the 17th century, Italian architect Santino Solari, who made the first start Baroque building North of the Alps. Badly damaged by the bombs of the second world war, the Church returned to its former glory in 1959 thanks to restoration that returned the dome and part of the chancel destroyed under the bombing in ' 44. The Grand Interior which can be accessed through three bronze doors symbolising faith, hope and charity, has a single nave which are flanked by 4 chapels decorated with stuccoes and paintings. Beautiful polychrome decorations of the dome with scenes from the life and passion of Christ, and the resurrection of Mascagni at the high altar. To admire the splendid main organ surrounded by angels with musical instruments and the Romanesque baptismal font assolutamernte to visit
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  • You should visit the Cathedral on each case in the light of day. At night, it's very dark and you only enjoy the beauty.
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  • A nice stroll if you would like to have a view of what is inside the cathedral. Very nice architecture if you ask me so if you have the salzburg card, why not just pay it a visit.
  • This is my favorite Cathedral. It's not overdone or too ornate. Its also not usually crowded so it's nice to walk in off of the streets if there are throngs of tourists outside. There's no charge for tickets to enter but be sure to bring a few euro to donate to the cathedral. There are English services in Sunday so if you're Christian it's worth looking up the times because I'm sure the mass in the cathedral is wonderful.
  • On the way back home from Switzerland the most stunning thing for me was that we didn't have to pay admission fee. :P
  • It is nice you can visit a large part of the Dom, also the cellars, for free.
  • The Salzburg Cathedral is hard to miss. In the centre of the historic town, its spires rise above almost everything else. It’s free to go inside the main part of the cathedral (although there’s a donation box) and you won’t be disappointed. Artwork fills the walls and the elaborately decorated chapels. The paintings on the ceiling are also very impressive.