Mirabelle Palace And Gardens, Salzburg

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Mirabelle Palace And Gardens, Salzburg - Address, Phone Number

Address: Mirabellplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Phone: +43-66280720

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Time Required: 01:00 Hrs

Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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The beautifully landscaped gardens will have any visitor ready to burst into song; it did to the Von Trapp children! The Mirabelle Palace and Gardens are perhaps most famous as the site where the epic musical number ‘Do-Re-Mi’ was shot, from the 1959 movie the Sound of Music. Situated in the city center, this Baroque styled gem has been immortalized in film, and is one of the most romantic places in Europe, known as ‘the most beautiful wedding hall in the world.”

Built in 1606, it was built as a token of love for Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau’s mistress. The palace was engulfed in flames and rebuilt in its current style in 1818. Due to its romantic historical background, it can be likened to the TajMahal. The palace has stunning geometrically arranged gardens, decorated with statues of mythological figures such as Hercules, and boxwood layouts, and acts as a magical backdrop for photographs. The interior design is sophisticated and elegant, with the main hall used as a venue for concerts and wedding ceremonies.

The palace is a beautiful structure, named Mirabelle by the subsequent Archbishop, and details such as stuccowork bears, decorative cherubs and window edgings make it a visual marvel. A giant staircase is considered a precious work of art. Numerous famous architects designed this palace at different points of time, resulting in a melting pot of beautiful structural design. The Mirabell Gardens that stand today were designed around 1730, with installations put in over many years. Statues symbolizing the four elements (earth, air, water, fire) are grouped around a dazzling Pegasus Fountain. A Hedge Theater is located in the main part of the garden and is one of the oldest in the area. A Dwarf Garden is also featured, with a number of strange, misshapen creatures made of white marble. The garden is considered a horticultural masterpiece. Today, the Palace is used for more administrative purposes and serves as the offices of the Mayor of Salzburg and municipal council. People from all over the world gather to this site to wed as well as to wonder at, making it a very special destination.

Mirabelle Palace And Gardens Information

  • Spring and summer must be the best time to visit.
  • Refreshing on hot days!
  • The other rooms house the municipal council and therefore not open to the public.
  • Recommendations: The garden is the main highlight.

Mirabelle Palace And Gardens Ticket Prices

  • Admission is free.

Mirabelle Palace And Gardens Opening and Closing Hours

  • Mirabell Gardens: Daily from approx 6 am to dusk.
  • Marble Hall: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:00am-4:00pm; Tuesday, Friday: 1:00pm-4:00pm. No visit in case of special occasions.
  • Angel Staircase: Daily from 8:00am-6:00pm.
  • Hedge Theater: Closed during the winter months.
  • Orangerie: Open all year round, daily 9:00am-4:00pm.
  • Dwarf Garden: Closed during winter months.

How To reach Mirabelle Palace And Gardens by Public Transport

  • Bus 270 stops at Salzburg Mirabellplatz (Schloss Mirabell) bus station.
  • By renting or hiring a car/taxi.

Restaurants Near Mirabelle Palace And Gardens

  • Polo Lounge (Austrian, Italian, International/18€-26€ per head)
  • Alter Fuchs (Austrian, Tyrolean/10€-21€ per head)
  • Hotel Stadtkrug
  • Restaurant Wasserfall 

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Mirabelle Palace And Gardens, Salzburg Reviews - Write a Review

  • Good place to go for a stroll, rest, read a book, go on a picnic and take photos. Garden is beautiful; and you will find scenic statues. It's not too big (not as big as Schönbrunn in Vienna), so it's an easy stroll. A lot of tourists

  • Nice. Just a lot of gardens and flowers. If you're looking for a nice stroll and maybe a spot to sit and relax, this is it. Don't expect too much.

  • The best view in town. It's the perfect photo shoot spot. Also, great place to have some rest from the long walks, with lots of benches and a tasty gelato treat by the entrance. The park is free and is open all day long.

  • Should have spent longer here, but was running short on time. Gardens were nice in November, should be incredible in summer or spring.

  • Beautifully maintained gardens. Much bigger than it initially looks, with myriad passages and a lot of entry ways. Summer sees the garden in full bloom and green in all its glory. Fans of The Sound of Music must not miss an opportunity to visit this place as a lot of scenes from the movie were shot here. Of course to remember the scenes, do watch the movie before visiting!

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