Mirabelle Palace And GardensCurrently Closed
- Address: Mirabellplatz 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
- Timings: 06:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +43-66280720
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Garden, Palace, Family And Kids
Mirabelle Palace And Gardens - Review
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 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
Beautiful gardens. I have visited the palace with my young family and parents and all loved it. I do recommend the place as it's worth seeing. However, we went to the place in July and there were many many people seeing the gardens and many groups with guides. Almost everyone was talking about the Sound of Music movie as some shots in the movie were taken in these gardens. Not sure what the place is like out of season. I didn't struggle to find parking either.
This is not the most beautiful gardens I've ever visited, but it is worth walking through it in 15 - 20 minutes and snapping some photos. You can grab a snack, water or coffee and take a rest at the cafe located at the south end of the gardens. At the north end of the gardens (near the palace), jump up on the small hill, there is a nice female sculpture. But the real treat is the view of the whole gardens and the mountains in the back. Great place for a super photo! Enjoy!
Beautiful garden with many colorful flowers. Great photo themes. You can find a shady bench, that can be handy on a hot summer day. The palace itself is not a big deal. You can climb up to the upper floors to take a peek on a large hall.
Mirabell Palace is centrally located so one can actually visit while going around the city and if you are looking to take a break for an hour. The garden is beautiful with a huge variety of flowers and is easily accessible using public transport. Located very close to Mozart House. You can sit and relax amidst lovely surroundings. The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site. This palace is popular partly due to several scenes from The Sound of Music were recorded here. Maria and the children sing 'Do-Re-Mi' while dancing around the horse fountain and using the steps as a musical scale.
The gardens were very cute and beautiful. Inside, the palace was a little small, but with beautiful sculptures and the possibility to purchase some concert tickets. My personal favourite was the gardens.