Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Salzburg

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At Residenzgalerie Salzburg, view works by Rembrandt, Carel Fabritius, and Carlo Saraceni in the art gallery, see the cathedral's interior from the organ gallery, and explore the museum's valuable displays of church vestments, gold, and silverware. In the residence section, gain an appreciation for the wealth acquired thanks to the region's lucrative salt trade. Take a closer look at the sumptuous furnishings, tapestries, stucco ceilings, paintings, plasterwork, ecclesiastical robes, and porcelain as you pass through the state rooms of the city's prince archbishops. Be sure to rent an audio guide for comprehensive explanations of the various collections within the residence. By using our Salzburg trip planner, you can arrange your visit to Residenzgalerie Salzburg and other attractions in Salzburg.
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  • My family and I passed and hung out in this square when we visited Salzburg back in 2018. Was quite beautiful, even in winter!  more »
  • Very large old city square area with plenty of buildings to see and museums/shops in the immediate area. Plan to walk and see. Hats are a must on sunny days. Nice, open area.  more »
  • Beautiful museum within the archibishop princes palace. The rooms are gorgeous baroque with nothing to envy to Versailles palace. Look the the ceiling stuccos, the ceramic stubes (heating stoves), the gorgeous tapestries and decorations. The audioguide is actually very well done, and if you have time it is worth visiting the museum fully and listen to everything (it would take around two hours). There is also a gallery through the upper part of the cathedral, a terrace overlooking the city as well as some beautiful paintings and artifacts displayed. Definitely worth a visit!
  • The collection of the house includes European painting from the 16th to the 19th century. Focal points are the Dutch painting of the 17th, Italian, French and Austrian paintings of the 17th and 18th as well as Austrian masterpieces of the 19th century. The Residenzgalerie Salzburg was opened in 1923. It was founded in the first years after the end of the monarchy and was to perform several functions: Replacement of the archiepiscopal art collections lost after the Napoleonic turmoil in the early nineteenth century, study collections in view of the (subsequently unrealized) project on the Establishment of an art academy; Last but not least, a motive for the new foundation was the promotion of tourism, as an additional cultural attraction in addition to the Salzburg Festival. A peculiarity of the founding of the museum was that the Residenzgalerie Salzburg did not own a single work of art and was exclusively equipped with loans. Until the house was closed after 1938, the museum had purchased just over 30 works of art. The reopening took place on 3 August 1952. In a very short time, the focus of the collection shifted to the field of painting of the 16th - 20th century. After the land of Salzburg in 1980 for the art of the 20th century. a private house, the Rupertinum set up, gave the Residenzgalerie Salzburg this museum all stocks of the 20th century and limited their collection activity on European works until the end of the 19th century. The most significant collection of paintings in the province of Salzburg are the works from the former Czernin Collection in Vienna, acquired by the gallery between 1956 and 1991. The collection Czernin in Vienna went back to the collecting activity of Johann Rudolf Count Czernin between 1800 and 1845. Czernin was born in Vienna in 1757, studied law at the University of Salzburg - the Salzburg Archbishop Hieronymus Graf Colloredo was related to him - and spent most of his life in Vienna. Characteristic of his artistic interest is the fact that he was president of the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna from 1823 to 1827 and from 1824 presided over the imperial collections. Main works of his collection: Vermeer's "artist in his studio" (Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna), Titian's portrait of Doge Gritti and Dürer's men's portrait (both in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC) were sold before 1955. The majority of the paintings presented today in the Residengzalerie Salzburg are owned by the Province of Salzburg. The collection is supplemented by loans from Austrian museums, private property and the Private Art Collection. The gallery is located in the east wing of the Salzburg Residenz and above the Bel Etage. The building dates back to around 1600, the stucco ceilings in the northern gallery rooms were commissioned by Archbishop Franz Anton Fürst Harrach, who used these rooms as an audience and living room. At the end of the 18th century, the floor under Archbishop Hieronymus Graf Colloredo was used for the first time to set up the archbishop's collection of paintings. This connection to Salzburg's history was an essential aspect of the construction of the museum in Salzburg.
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