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Residenz Salzburg - Audio Guide

Practical combi-ticket "stately rooms & gallery"

The audio guide tour of the stately rooms on the 2nd floor of the Residenz palace is offered in 8 languages and takes about 45 minutes. Group tours can be booked in advance. The combi ticket for individual visitors entitles the holder to admission to the Residenz gallery on the 3rd floor of the building. As well as the featured theme "European painting of the 16th to 19th centuries" there are also regular special exhibitions.


The tour of the stately rooms of the Salzburg Residenz palace is available in 8 languages (D/E/F/ESP/I/NL/JP/RUS):

The Carabinieri Saal was used as a common room for the bodyguards of the prince bishops and impresses with precious ceiling frescos by Johann Michael Rottmayr, as well as with floor surfaces and portals made of Adnet marble.

The marvellous ceiling frescos in the Rittersaal were done by J. M. Rottmayr and portray Alexander the Great with his father and the tamed horse Bucephalus.

The main theme of the ceiling frescos in the Ratszimmer is the battle of the Granicus featuring Alexander the Great. The furniture and marble portals are also exquisitely decorated and fashioned.

The Antecamera was the vestibule to the Audienzsaal and features several valuable tapestries, Venetian mirrors, ceiling paintings by Martino Altomonte and a baroque clock from 1728.

The Audienzsaal is the most magnificent and ornate of all the halls of the Residenz and features a ceiling fresco by J.M. Rottmayr, Brussels tapestries and a standing astronomic pendulum clock made by Jakob Bentele.

A ceiling fresco in the office portrays a scene from Alexander the Great. The walls are decorated with striking supraports and a Franz Anton Harrach portrait.

The Schatullenkabinett coffer and safe room was used to store money and valuables. There are also valuable tapestries and a ceiling painting by M. Altomonte. The bedroom and accompanying chapel are dominated by impressive stucco work, a ceiling painting, a dome ceiling fresco portraying the father of God, and a marble effect angel.

A magnificent stove made by Antonio Beduzzi and an allegorical fresco portraying the sciences, the arts, the parts of the world and the animals belonging to them, all grace this beautiful gallery.

The throne hall is impressively decorated with a ceiling painting by J. M. Rottmayr, supraport paintings and a textile wall covering of red French silk damask.

The most dominant painting in the classical period white hall shows Archduke Ferdinand of Tuscany, elector prince of Salzburg.

The green room features numerous portraits of archbishops and two inlaid games tables, commodes and the marble bust of a goddess of the city.

The walls of the imperial Kaisersaal are decked with portraits of Habsburg kings and emperors. There is also an iron oven surrounded by servant benches.