The Residenz (Bishop’s Palace) is one of the most important historic buildings in Salzburg. It is part of the World Heritage site known as the Dom Quartier. Also included in this area is the Dom itself and parts of St Peter’s monestary.
From the 12th century the Residenz was the home of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg. It has been repeatedly remodelled in the 15th and 16th centuries. Wolf Deitrich started work around 1600 to update the building. Prince Archbishop Markus Sittikus added the wing in Residenzplatz. Prince Archbishop Guidobald Graf Thun then added an additional floor in the 17th century to make the Palace blend in with the Dom.
Finally, the façade was renewed in the early 18th century and this is what you see today.The Residenz houses a impressive art collection in the Residenz gallery which includes paintings from the 16th to 19th centuries. In addition to the Gallery you can visit the sumptuous rooms of state and the private apartments of the Prince Archbishops. It is well worth a visit and is one of the premier attractions in Salzburg.
Daily from 10am to 5pm. It is closed on Tuesdays except in July and August when it is open 7 days a week. Late night opening also in July and August on a Wednesday until 8pm.
Entrance fee is €12 for adults, for children under 6 entrance is free. In addition to the Residenz and gallery, the price also includes entrance to the Dom Museum, the Cathedral Organ loft and St Peter’s Museum.