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Opposite the Salzburg Cathedral stands the Residenz, which has been home to the Archbishops of Salzburg since the 11th century.
The current building itself only dates back to the 1600s, when Wolf Dietrich - a powerful Salzburg bishop - completely renovated and extended the original structure.
Mozart used to regularly play for the Prince in his state rooms in the Residenz, and was the first violinist of the court orchestra.
The Residenz has 180 rooms and halls, in addition to 15 state rooms. These rooms are often used for official government events, and also can be rented by the public. As such, they are sometimes off limits to the general public.
Included in the entry price is an audio guide whic... read more