Famous for: History and Culture, Palaces and Forts, Gardens and Parks, Fountains, Monuments
The baroque style Mirabell Palace and Gardens will leave you mesmerized. Have a day well spent with beautiful fountains, gardens and theatres here.
When to visit:
january - december
8:00 - 18:00 Everyday
Mirabell Palace was built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his beloved Salome Alt. Mirabell is a woman’s name from Italy, a compilation of two words: mirabile “admirable” and bella “beautiful”. Its Marble Hall is the “most beautiful wedding halls in the world”.
The Baroque style Mirabell Gardens give a peek into the overall historical ensemble of the city. Mirabell Garden houses
- The Pegasus Fountain featuring a sculpture of the horse, Pegasus,
- the Grand Fountain (the fountain pool) with four groups of figures symbolizing fire, air, earth and water
- The Hedge Theater
- The Dwarf Garden
- The Rose Garden with its ornamental rose beds
- The Orangery functions today as a palm house
Mirabell Gardens, along with the Felsenreitschule and Nonnberg Convent, is one of the most important shooting locations from the famous Hollywood musical “The Sound of Music”.
Frequently asked Question about Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Is it possible to tour the inside of the Mirabell Palace in Salzburg?
Yes. Entry is free. Mirabell Palace and Baroque staircase-angel steps are open daily from 8 AM to 6vPM.The Marble Hall is open from 8 AM to 4 PM on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; 1 PM to 4 PM on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is closed during weddings.
Is entry to Mirabell Gardens allowed at night ?
The Mirabell Gardens are open till dusk but entry is not restricted at nights. So you can roam around the gardens at night.
How to check if Mirabell Palace is closed for renovation?
You can call at +43662 8072-0 or enquire in the airport or train station.
How to book tickets for concerts in Mirabell Palace ?
You can book them online at https://www.salzburg-palace-concerts.com/
Is there any cloakroom in Mirabell Palace to put luggage?
No, there is no cloakroom in the palace.
Is the movie "Sound of Music" shot in Mirabell Palace in Salzburg ?
Yes. Sound of Music was filmed in this Palace.
Is it allowed to take pictures in Mirabell Palace ?
Yes. You can take photos inside the Mirabell Palace.
Is there any parking lot near Mirabell Palace and Gardens ?
Yes, there is a paid parking lot near the Mirabell Palace.
How far is it from the city centre? How to get to Mirabell Palace?
Mirabell Palace is situated on the Eastern banks of the Salzach River, only a short walk from the historical centre. The entrance to the Mirabell Gardens is next to the Landestheater (Schwarzsteinstraße 22).