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
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.
- 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.
- Admission is free.
- 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.
- Bus 270 stops at Salzburg Mirabellplatz (Schloss Mirabell) bus station.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
- 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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Just have to be careful as this is City Hall and the only room you can visit has weddings on. The day we were there it was booked but a quick glance looked magnificent. The gardens are small but very nice as well.
An incredible place. One of the most impressive in Salzburg. It has amazing gardens and is located in the very center of the city. The palace is also impressive and may come free of charge in some parts of the palace.
The most beautiful and quaint garden I've seen in a very long time! The weather in October was perfect and Salzburg is such a beautiful scene in general. Get the real Mozart chocolate!!
Walked the Gardens [setting for one of the "Sound of Music" scenes] in winter this time. Last time we were there in Summer when the Gardens were in full bloom. Winter was OK, but summer is recommended. Generally, Salzburg is a fantastic place to visit any time of the year.
Was there in winter. I can see how it would look really nice with flowers. Picture perfect view of the castle, great photo op.