Hanger Seven Red Bull Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Hanger 7

Why Visit Hanger-7?

Hangar-7 at Salzburg Airport is a unique building which houses the historical Flying Bulls aircraft fleet and a collection of Formula 1 race cars.

Based at Salzburg Airport this unique building has the appearance of a wing constructed of 1,200 tonnes of steel and 380 tonnes of special glass.

In addition to the historic Red Bull aircraft collection it also includes Red Bull Formula 1 cars and racing bikes. Also on display is the Red Bull Stratos capsule  from which Franz Baumgartner jumped from 40k up in the atmosphere and broke several aeronautic world records. Note that from October 2019 to Jan 2020 this exhibit will be on display in St Petersburg.

There is also a lounge- cafe and a restaurant with visiting chefs from around the world.

Opening Times:

Monday to Sunday 09:00 to 22:00
Closed: Mondays and Thursdays after 20:00 for television recording

Cost:

Entrance is free.

More Information:

https://www.hangar-7.com/en/hangar-7

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Stefan Zweig Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Stefan Zweig Centre

Why Visit the Stefan Zweig Centre?

See the papers and images from the life of Stefan Zweig.

Author Stefan Zweig lived in Salzburg for fifteen years. From 1919 to 1934, he resided in a small stately home on the Kapuzinerberg, known as the “Paschinger Schlössl”. It was in Salzburg that Zweig wrote a number of his most successful works, including “Decisive Moments in History”, prose collections “Amok” and “Confusion of Feelings”, the biographies of Joseph Fouché and Maria Antoinette as well as plays and essays.

With Salzburg as his base, Stefan Zweig traveled across Europe. He was a driving force behind international publishing and magazine projects and, in collaboration with his friends throughout Europe, authored petitions urging European understanding.

An exhibition of images and documents portrays Stefan Zweig’s life and works. His phases of life, his books as well as the encounters with his friends and colleagues are presented in five chapters. The posters are also available in English.

Based in the Edmundsburg building that dates to the 17th Century, it is the home to an exhibition that focuses on the Austrian author’s life and work.

Opening Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 2 pm-4 pm
Closed: Jan. 6, Dec. 24-3.

Cost:

Adults € 4.00
Pupils and students: € 2.00

More Information

http://www.stefan-zweig-centre-salzburg.at/

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Statue and fountains in the precincts of St Peters Abbey

Salzburg Museums: Michael Haydn

Why Visit the Michael Haydn Museum?

This small museum is dedicated to the life and career of Michael Haydn, the brother of the famous Joseph Haydn.

Johann Michael Haydn was the younger brother of Franz Joseph Haydn and lived from 1737 to 1806. He was a contemporary of Mozart and held his work in high esteem. He moved to Salzburg in 1762 and stayed there until his death.

The Haydn Museum is small but well worth a visit. It will show you aspects of Baroque and Classical music that you will not learn about in the mainstream Mozart museums. Michael spent most of his life in Salzburg and composed 37 masses, 43 symphonies, 19 operas. These and the other major works by Michael Haydn provide an impressive portfolio from which visitors of the Haydn Museum can listen into samples. This makes the museum a friendly and quite interactive place

It is interesting to note that whilst Mozart moved to Vienna in frustration, Michael Haydn achieved great success in Salzburg and ended up in a comfortable position at the court of the Prince Archbishop.

Note that the tomb of Michael Haydn can be seen in the St Peter’s Cemetery close to the museum. Crypt 54 is a communal vault and is also the final resting place of Maria Anna Mozart (‘Nannerl’), the older sister of Mozart

Opening Times:

Unfortunately the museum is only open July to September in the afternoons.

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Stiegl Brauwelt Brewery Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Stiegl Brauwelt

Why Visit the Stiegl Brauwelt

See the history of brewing of Stiegl Beer since 1492 in the actual Stiegl Brewery.

Housed in the actual Stiegl brewery you can see the history of how they have been making beer for over 500 years!

Both public and private tours are available to give a detailed insight into the world of beer. Three sample beers and a small gift from the brewery shop are included in the price.
Individuals can explore the museum by using the Audioguide, available in six different languages. The English tour is at 3pm.

After exploring the museum, visitors can dine in the Brauwelt restaurant and try the house beers and international varieties. Souvenirs are also available at the Stiegl Brewery Shop.

The Restaurant and bar can be visited without going on the tour.

Opening Times:

Beer Museum & Brewery Shop

Open Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm, July & August 10 am to 7 pm. Last admission one hour before closing.

The brewery shop is closed on 31st of December 2019, 1st of January and 14th of January 2020.

Restaurants and Bar

Bräustüberl – Eat at the Stiegl Brauwelt daily from 10 am – midnight. (Hot food available from 11 am – 10 pm).

Paracelsusstube – Austrian cuisine open daily from 10 am – midnight. (Hot food available from 11 am – 10 pm.)

Stieglitz – Bar is open daily from 6 pm until midnight.

Museum Cost:

Adults € 13:00
Children  (6 to 16)  € 8:00
SalzburgCard: one time free admission

More Information:

https://www.brauwelt.at/en/

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Georg Trakl Memorial Site in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Georg Trakl Memorial Site

Why Visit the Georg Trakl Memorial Centre?

Housed in his birthplace, the memorial site houses handwrittem documents belonging to the poet. If you are a fan then its a must see.

Georg Trakl was born in Salzburg in 1887 the son of an ironmonger. He lived with his family until he was 21. Therefore the poet’s experiences were associated with the city and are embodied in his poetry and prose. Several poems carry the names of certain places in Salzburg in their titles, others are influenced by the architecture and atmosphere of the city in their imagery. Seven “Trakl sites” are marked by plaques of his poetry.

Trakl did not feel able to cope with life. His failure in school, the futile attempts to become a pharmacist and later the frequent fluctuations between Salzburg, Vienna and Innsbruck turned him into a man haunted by fear and a sense of guilt. He had a remarkable ability to transform his thoughts into poetic images. It was a loss to poetry when he died at the age of 27 in Cracow.

A research and memorial site has been created at the poet’s birthplace on the Waagplatz in Salzburg which is open to the public for guided tours. On display are handwritten and personal documents of the poet, pieces of furniture from his family’s home, secondary literature and an introductory movie. It also includes material pertaining to the poet’s life including manuscripts and photographs.

Opening Times:

Monday-Friday: 2 pm, admission on a guided tour only
Closed: Jan. 5th and 6th, public holidays

Cost:

Adults € 5.00
Children under 14 free
Youn adults (15-18 years), school groups, students, groups of 10 adults or more per person € 3.00
SalzburgCard: one time free admission

More Information:

https://www.kulturvereinigung.com/en/Georg-Trakl-Museum/Museum

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Haus Der Natur Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Haus Der Natur

Why Visit the Haus Der Natur?

With more than 7000 m², Salzburg’s most popular museum presents nature at its most exciting: from fascinating underwater worlds in the aquarium to extraterrestrial experiences in the outer space hall, from colossal dinosaurs from a bygone age to a journey into the human body.

Aquarium

Keeping live animals is useful for many purposes. Firstly, visitors can observe exotic and local living creatures up close in environments designed to be lifelike. While getting to know their behavior and needs, at the same time we realize the importance of protecting them. In addition, an essential function is the preservation and successful breeding of species whose continued survival in the wilderness is not guaranteed.
The diverse underwater world of the Aquarium includes creatures ranging from the graceful to the bizarre. Each tank forms a living ecosystem that is a faithful reproduction of the creatures’ natural habitats. This aquarium thus stands out for its lifelike quality and animal interactions that occur just as they do in nature.

The 42 display tanks, the largest of which is nearly 60,000 liters, is home to animals from tropical coral reefs, the Mediterranean, waters from Africa, South America, and Southeast Asia, and last but not least, local rivers and lakes. The aquarium is a place of observation that will captivate you with its incredible beauty, diversity, and the extraordinary behaviors of its inhabitants.

Reptile Zoo

The lifelike terrariums at the Reptile Zoo offer a close-up glimpse without forgetting the needs of their inhabitants. Bearded dragons, Gila monsters, and green mambas can usually be spotted among the leaves or on branches, but they also have enough space to withdraw from time to time.
At the Reptile Zoo, you’ll encounter representatives from almost all the reptile orders. Whether it’s an alligator or a poisonous snake, a turtle or an iguana – at the Reptile Zoo you’ll get to know the behaviors and way of living of these fascinating animals. Many people may find reptiles strange, frightening, and a bit creepy. But when we know more about them, this attitude usually changes very quickly.

The Science Centre

On the bottom floor of the Science Center, everything revolves around the theme of energy and lifting. Hands-on experiments make it easier to understand the law of the lever, a large hydraulic lift makes it possible to float through the room effortlessly while we also learn about the technology of hydraulic power transmission.

Another major theme is the generation of electricity from water power and solar energy. How do turbines work? How can we produce electricity from generators? Different solar energy experiments offer insight into the technology of photovoltaics. And the water experiment area invites us to get our hands wet, raise and dam water, and discover the incredible power that lies hidden in water.

The first floor of the Scence Center is devoted to the phenomena of acoustics. From the wave nature of sound to the exploration sounds and noises and the transfer of sound to the human ear, here visitors can explore everything relating to the theme of sound.

A special highlight is the “Feel Mozart” area: with a violin you can actually walk on, the vibrations of music can be not only heard, but also felt. Why not try out a few experiments with your own voice?

In the Target Singing area, you can check if you’ve hit all the right notes. And finally, in the screaming cabin you can test out the volume of your own voice.

The second floor of the Science Center offers a myriad of experiments in physics, technology, and mathematics. Simple experiments provide confirmation of great natural laws: build a bridge and then test it out right away, launch a rocket using compressed air, make a ball float as if by magic, feel the aerodynamic lift with your own body. here you’ll learn what forces are capable of doing!

Questions come up and are answered by doing experiments. How do the fastest and slowest gears work? Why is fine powder used for cement and coffee? Nothing compares to experiencing it for yourself!

Also on the second floor, a large area of the Science Center is devoted to the dexterity, movement, and health of the human body. Our own body is the focus here with simple experiments and athletic contests.

For example, a pair of original skis belonging to world champion Michael Walchhofer are waiting to test the balance of rising talents – just make sure not to catch an edge! With the ski jump simulator, you’ll test out the interplay between take-off power and reaction, watching the movements of your own skeleton while burning plenty of calories in the process. Dexterity is called for on the wheelchair course, where you’ll experience with your own body what it’s like to live with a physical disability.

Permanent Exhibitions

Ice Age
Our Universe – Planets, Stars, and Galaxies
Prehistoric Times and Dinosaurs
Journey into the Human Body
The Animal Kingdom on Earth
The World of Oceans
Salzach Lifeline
The Earth Through the Ages
Crystal Treasures
Christian Doppler – Genius from Salzburg
Habitats Diorama
Man and Animal in Fables and Myths

Opening Times:

Daily from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Closed Dec. 25

Cost:

Adults: € 8,50

Children (ages 4 to 15): € 6,00
Family tickets are also available.

SalzburgCard: one time free admission

More Information:

www.hausdernatur.at

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Toy Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Toy Museum

Why Visit the Toy Museum?

See 100 years of Toys. Interactive and hands on exhibits.

The Toy Museum emphasizes three central themes: “Games”, “Experiences” and “Fascination”. The ground floor provides plenty of space for youngsters to have fun and play, with all  kinds of tracks to run marbles down, cars to scoot around on, and even a giant matador. On the first floor, Teddy and his pals lead on an interactive journey through a treasure chamber and doll house. A hundred-year-old toy shop is certain to set kids’ hearts pounding with pure joy.

 

Put “the pedal to the metal” on the Carrera track

On the Carrera track, visitors – big and small – can play racecar driver and see how their skills measure up. The maze, a shadow room, miniature toys and a small exhibition of pieces from the Toy Museum’s private collection are other magnets for visitors. On the second floor, antique model trains chug around a twelve meters-long model railway line.

 

High-speed excitement

Little visitors can look forward to a high-speed adventure as they slither down a slide that drops down from the second floor back down to the first floor. Afterwards, the kids will be glad to snuggle up in the reading corner and recharge their batteries for a while. Also good to know: Aside from the permanent exhibitions and play zones, the Toy Museum regularly hosts special exhibitions  on a variety of exciting topics that are certain to intrigue everyone.

 

Opening Times:

Tuesday-Sunday 9 am-5 pm
Jan. 1: 11 am-5 pm
Closed: June 9, Nov. 1, Dec. 24+25+31

 

Cost:

Adults € 5.00
Children (4-15 years) € 2.00
Youths (16-26 years) € 2.50
People with disabilities (ID required) free – accompanying person free, if indicated on the ID
Families (2 adults and children) € 10.00
Groups (adults) per person, senior citizens € 4.00

SalzburgCard: one time free admission

 

More Information:

http://www.spielzeugmuseum.at/

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Rupertinum Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museums: Rupertinum

Why Visit the Rupertinum?

As part of the Museum Der Moderne, the Rupertinum specialises in Graphic Art & Photography. It is also the home to the Generali Foundation Study Centre.

A Museum for Modern Art

In 1983, the building transferred to public ownership as the “Salzburg Museum of Modern Art and Graphic Collection”. Over the years, the rooms of the Rupertinum were adapted and now provide an outstanding setting primarily for graphic art and photography. Major remodeling took place in 2016 and the Generali Foundation Study Center moved into the Rupertinum.

 

Generali Foundation

The Generali Foundation comprises around 2100 works by 250 renowned artists and is one of the biggest private collections in Austria. The extensive archives, the library and parts of the collection of the Generali Foundation were merged on permanent loan with the holdings of Museum der Moderne Salzburg and are available free of charge.

 

Austrian Photography Collection

Photography has been collected at the Museum der Moderne Salzburg since 1981. Whereas initially the holdings of Salzburg Province were administered in parallel to purchases by the Austrian Ministry of the Arts, the national collection is now officially known as the “Austrian Federal Photo Collection at and comprises around 12,000 individual titles.

 

The History of the Building

First chronicled in 1350, the building occupies a prominent location between the Franciscan Church and Collegiate Church. Under Archbishop Paris Lodron, the Palais “Collegium Rupertinum” served as an educational institution for aspiring priests. The Rupertinum was run as a home for children and students until 1974.

Opening Times:

Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 am-6 pm, Wednesday 10am to 8pm

Cost:

Adults: € 6.00
Children and youths (6-18 years), students (up to 26 years), senior citizens € 4.00
People with disabilities greater than 70% – Accompanying person free, if indicated on the ID
Families: € 8.00
Groups of 10 adults or more per person € 5.00
SalzburgCard: one time free admissio

Combined ticket: Museum of Modern Art Salzburg/Mönchsberg + Rupertinum
Adults € 12.00
Children and youths (6-18 years), students (up to 26 years), senior citizens € 8.00
Families € 16.00
Groups of 10 adults or more per person € 9.00

More Information:

http://www.museumdermoderne.at/

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Inside the Fortress with Towers and Medievel buildings

Salzburg: Fortress Museums

Why Visit the Fortress Museums?

Apart from the magnificent fortress itself, visit the State Rooms and the Puppet Museum.

Salzburg Fortress (Hohensalzburg Fortress) dominates the city and is one of the largest and best preserved medieval castles in Europe. The magnificent edifice you see today started as a simple Bailey with a wooden wall in 1077. Its purpose was to protect the interests of the already powerful archbishops of Salzburg. It was expanded over the following centuries with the main walls and towers built in 1462. The external bastions you can see today were added in the 17th century. You can access the fortress either by a rather steep climb from the centre of the town or take the funicular railway. There has been a railway up into the castle since the early 1500s. This makes it one of the oldest operational railways in the world!

A visit to the fortress is a must and will transport you into a different world. It consists of various wings and courtyards and in addition to the state rooms of the Archbishops. You can also visit the Puppet Museum and see the Salzburg Bull. This is a large aerophon of more than 200 pipes that was built in 1502 and still played every day.

At the front of the fortress you will have magnificent views over the city. At the rear you can see down the Salzach valley right down to the mountains at the Salzach Gap You will have a grandstand view of Salzburg’s own mountain, the Untersberg, which rises to over 6,000 ft.

Opening Times:

Daily January to April and October to December 09:30 to 17:00, May to September 09:00 to 19:00.

Cost:

€15.50 which includes the cost of the funicular up to the castle

More Information:

https://www.salzburg-burgen.at/en/hohensalzburg-castle

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Close to the Fortress is Nonnberg Abbey.

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Neue Residenz Museum in Salzburg

Salzburg Museum

Why Visit Salzburg Museum?

Houses the 'Mythos Salzburg' exhibition, 'Treasures of the Past' and visiting exhibitions.

Salzburg Museum is housed in the New Residence (Neue Residenz) building opposite the Residenz. Instantly recognised by the famous Carillon Tower which has been chiming since 1702.

It displays precious objects of art and has many exhibition rooms charting the history of Salzburg from the Iron Age up to the present day. One of the main exhibits is the Roman mosaic floor that was discovered under Mozartplatz .

Between March and October you are able to have a guided tour of the Carrillon, weather permitting . The view from the top provides a new perspective on the city. Ask at the museum for more details.

 

Panoroma Museum

Next to the Salzburg Museum is the Panorama Museum which can be accessed from the Neue Residenz. This houses a round painting 26 metres long painted by J.M. Sattler (1786-1847). Visitors stand in the centre of the painting to look at Salzburg as it was 200 years ago.

In addition to the panorama there are large scale paintings by Hubert Sattler on display. The widely traveled painter captured unusual views of cities and landscapes during the 19th century.

Opening Times: Every day from 9am to 5pm except on 1st November and 24/25 December.

Cost: Entrance fee is €8.50 for adults, €4 for young people between 16 and 25, for children under 16 it is €3.

More Information: salzburgmuseum.at

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