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Salzburg Cathedral (Dom zu Salzburg)
Salzburg Cathedral (Dom zu Salzburg)

Salzburg Cathedral (Dom zu Salzburg)

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Domplatz, Salzburg, 5010

The basics

Whether you’re visiting Salzburg on a guided day trip, as part of a walking tour, or planning an extended stay, the cathedral is a must-visit. The history of Salzburg Cathedral is a history of destruction and restoration. There’s been a sacred building on the site since the 8th century, yet the current building was constructed in the 17th century, damaged in bombing raids in the Second World War and was extensively repaired in the 1950s. Several interesting items in the Cathedral speak to its long history - the bronze baptismal font dates from the 1300s and was used to baptize Mozart himself; the two relics containing the remains of Austrian saints Rupert and Virgil, a holy Irishman and astronomer who came to Austria in the 8th century. Head down to the crypt to see the foundations of earlier versions of the church.

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Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
$63.33 per adult
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Exquisite city
Most wonderful guide Maxine provided such a thorough overview. Very well organized and directions described with impeccable timing. We thoroughly enjoyed Salzburg and especially enjoyed lunch at the oldest restaurant in the world. Thank-you Maxine
Lydia_S, May 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Salzburg

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Perfect trip
ssabbubeh84, May 2022
Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna
The best experience I have ever had! Enjoyed everything about the tour/trip. Very well organized. Amazing tour guides and driver. Very comfortable and clean transportation. Everything was perfect…visited many beautiful towns and Salzburg was such a beautiful city. We took lots of pictures where the movie sound of music was filmed. I highly recommend this trip. I will definitely book all my future trips/tours with White Alligator tours… thank you all for a wonderful trip to remember.
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Fabulous walking tour of Salzburg
Deborah_M, May 2022
Private Walking Tour in Salzburg with a Guide
Guide was extremely knowledgeable. He custom taylored the tour to our requests. Answered many questions about Salzburg. He knew soooo much!
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Salzburg day trip
ToddM_C, May 2022
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
Paul was great. Can’t say enough positive things about him. Highly recommend this day trip from Munich.
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Radius Tours is very well...
ben_t, May 2022
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
Radius Tours is very well organized and Maxine was a great tour guide. The train ride allowed us to see much of the beautiful countryside. We enjoyed Salzburg very much. Thanks!
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Highly recommended
Ramon_D, May 2022
Private Walking Tour in Salzburg with a Guide
Our guide was very informative. He even shared details from the Sound of Music and recommended some amazing restaurants.
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Fantastic
Tara_M, Apr 2022
Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna
Peter, our driver and guide was amazing. Great knowledge of history and current news of Austria. I felt safe with him driving and he provided a wonderful experience. Our local guide (Dale) was informative and knew Salzburg very well, but the tour seemed chaotic and a bit hard to follow. I was more easily able to understand what we had learned after doing more research myself that evening. Overall, great trip!
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A day in Salzburg
Alison_C, May 2022
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
Franz was a great tour guide. He was knowledgeable and gave us a good overview of the city so that we could go back to the things that we wanted to spend more time seeing.
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A great day trip out of Munich
James_W, May 2022
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
This was a wonderful side trip from Munich. We enjoyed seeing the countryside, small towns, and mist/fog interacting with the mountains. Salzburg is a lovely city with a unique history. Our tour guide took us to several key points throughout the city. She was very personable and shared great stories about the city. I only wish we could have spent more time there.
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Great two hour Salzburg tour
Lucy_B, Oct 2021
2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour
Our guide/driver, Ben, was on time, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. Tour was customized to us. Some city highlights and a few SOM sites. Ben gave us stories, insider tips, and extra highlights. He’s a safe driver and informative guide. He didn’t just have a tour spiel, but was able to answer our specific questions. Masks were worn consistently in the vehicle.
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The tour guide Maxine!...
Aparajita_S, May 2022
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
The tour guide Maxine! She has a vast knowledge of not only the history, but also the art and culture of 18th century Salzburg. In addition to Mozart and The Sound of Music, she also pointed out Doppler’s residence and gave us a glimpse of 18th century lifestyle and sanitation…. Hat’s off to her!!
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Magical intro to Salzburg
Dawn_B, Feb 2020
2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour
We had Leopald the magnificent. His love, energy and historical information were delightful and helped us cater the remainder of our visit. He really personified the welcoming feeling Salzburg is known for. A complete yes!!
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Step back in time
Clare_f, May 2022
Salzburg Sightseeing Small-Group Day Tour from Munich by Rail
Wonderful day trip to Salzburg with our tour guide Maxine. Beautiful historic area to visit and definitely to be recommended. Maxine brought the history to life and was an excellent guide throughout the day. Thank you for a wonderful day.

Things to know before you go

  • The cathedral’s seven bells each have names, the biggest is called Salvator; the smallest is Barbara.
  • The dates on the cathedral gates(774, 1628, and 1959) denote the three times the cathedral has been rebuilt and reconsecrated.
  • The cathedral is free to enter.
  • The cathedral is wheelchair-accessible.
  • In winter, the city’s main Christmas market is located in Domplatz square.
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How to get there

Salzburg Cathedral is located in Domplatz square in the Old Town. It’s easy walking distance from other major sites in the area, such as Mozartplatz and Getreidegasse. Local buses 160 and 170 run from the main train station to the town hall (Rathus) a short walk away. The closest major international airport to Salzburg is Munich, Germany.

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When to get there

The cathedral is open daily, year-round. There’s no admittance during holy mass (unless you plan to attend the service). During the summer Salzburg Festival and at Christmastime, tours of the cathedral are available for a fee.

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Experience the Magic of the Salzburg Festival

Held in a festival hall built into the rock and immortalized in The Sound of Music, the Salzburg Festival has been an annual feature of life in the city since 1920. With performances by top classical orchestras, choirs and soloists, if you’re planning to visit between July and August you’re sure to come across the festival in full swing.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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