Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom)
1 Domplatz, Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Cathedral (Salzburger Dom) Reviews
The cathedral. Feb 17, 2017
It was originally built by bishop Virgil in 767. He might have used the fundations by Saint Rupert. In 842 it 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.
It was completed in 1628. The dome was damaged during World War II but was restored in 1959.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized here.
Part of the list What to do and see in Salzburg.
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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.
Part of the Austria 2010 travel blog
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