Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom)

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1 Domplatz, Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - one of the chapels
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - inside the cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - notice the numbers above each gate
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - front of cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - front of cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - front of cathedral
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) - front of cathedral

Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) Reviews

Maurizioago Maurizio…
574 reviews
The cathedral. Mar 04, 2018
Saint Rupert founded the church in 774 on the ruins of a Roman construction. In 767 the bishop Virgil built another church on this site. He might have used the foundations by saint Rupert to construct it.

In 842 the church burned down after being struck by a lightning. Three years later the re erection of the cathedral started.

The church was extended and modified between 1000 and 1147. In 1167 it was on fire again.

It was rebuilt 10 years later. 400 years later another fire destroyed large sections of the cathedral.

In the seventeenth century it was completely rebuilt in the Baroque style.

The dome was damaged during World War II but was restored in 1959.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized inside this cathedral.
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WalterC WalterC
391 reviews
Worth a stop when exploring Old Town Oct 16, 2010
Located in the Old Town of Salzburg, near the Mozartplatz, the Salzburg Cathedral is definitely worth a look inside the place.

When coming up to the entrance, there are 3 different numbers on the iron gates. They represent a different year, significant in the cathedral’s history. They are the following…

774 – when the previous church was built, long gone

1628 – when the current church was built

1959 – got rebuilt after being hit by a World War II bomb

Going inside, there is some church art, which are really nice to look. Some features to check out include the chapels, altar, and the organ in the upper back end. And the baptismal font, where Mozart was baptized.

Admission to the cathedral is free, though donations is requested! Still, definitely worth a stop when exploring the Old Town area.
front of cathedral
notice the numbers above each gate
inside the cathedral
one of the chapels
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