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Archives - Erzdiözese Salzburg

The archive of the Salzburg Archdiocese administers the cultural legacy of the Catholic Church in Salzburg.

Their holdings extend from the 12th century to the present. The archive is a “one-house solution”, in the sense that all functions, such as the collections as well as the Diocesan Library, can be found under one roof. Five stacks with a total area of 2,000 m2 and almost 10 km of shelves are available on three floors.

The collections in the archive comprise photos, documents, charters, sketches, maps, bequests, sheet music and even picture postcards. The oldest document dates from the year 1189. One of the highlights of this archive is the original baptismal certificate of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

By appointment, the archive is also happy to assist people who are researching their family genealogy.


Exclusive guided tours of the archive

The archive team offers exclusive tours of the rooms and collections. Because they are offered by the church, these tours are free of charge.


Archiv der Erzdiözese Salzburg
Kapitelplatz 3/Kardinal-Schwarzenberg-Haus
5020 Salzburg
Tel. +43662 8047 1500

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