Salzburg City of the Baroque
Salzburg City is a baroque jewel north of the Alps. Commissioned by the prince-archbishops, during the 17th and 18th centuries many churches, houses, gardens and fountains were created or refashioned in the style of the Baroque.
Rome of the North
Impressed by the opulence of papal Rome, the prince-archbishops wanted to breathe fresh new life into the city of Salzburg. To do so, they brought the greatest architects of the day to Salzburg. Good reason, then, why baroque Salzburg is often referred to as the “Rome of the North”. The magnificent buildings of those times still shape much of the city skyline we see today.
Touring the baroque sights of Salzburg
We invite you to discover the baroque magnificence of Salzburg for yourself. For example, you might wish to visit the impressive DomQuartier in the heart of Salzburg. Walking tours of this complex of historic buildings flanking Cathedral Square are possible year round. And why not whet your appetite by viewing one of the videos on Youtube!