The festival town Sazburg is worth visiting anytime. Whether you enjoy the culture, go shopping or just „breathe in“ the city’s special atmosphere.
Originally constructed under archbischop
Gebard in 1077 its building history ended in the 17th century. The
Mozart town’s landmark is the biggest completely preserved castle and
overlooks one of the world’s most beautiful cities.
After the medieval cathedral burnt down in 1598, it was rebuilt in 1614 according to the plans of the master builder Santino Solari who combined the early baroque style with Roman ideas of construction. It was inaugurated in 1628.
Cemetary St. Peter
Its beginnings go back to the late Roman Juvavum. Surrounded by arcades which include many epitaphs and artistically forged iron bars it can have a mystic effect.
The magnificent Prince Archbishop residence had been the domicile of archbishops since 1120. The building was renewed in the years 1600 to 1619. Especially well worth seeing are the magnificent chambers designed by Lukas von Hildebrandt in 1709 - 1727 as well as the frescos and ceiling paintings from J.M. Rottmayr and M. Altomonte.
The heart of Austria’s most beautiful shopping centre impresses with its nativeness. Many richly ornated shop signboards,artistic porches,carefully maintained facades and idyllic arcade courts portray an ideal background for this lane’s pulsating business life.
Not only the castle with probably the world’s most beautiful civil registry office enchants its visitors but also the garden which by order of archbishop Johann Ernst Thun was designed by Fischer von Erlach in about 1690: Sculpture groups, the whimsical "dwarf garden", magnificent flower arrangements, the maze and the hedge theatre leave a lasting impression on all visitors.
Over the recent years the Linzer Gasse has developed into one of the most popular shopping streets. Especially worth seeing is the Sebastian’s church as well as the pretty but steep path up to the Kapuzinerberg hill which is lined with Passiontide chapels.
The Palace of Hellbrunn
The Palace of Hellbrunn with its magnificent park was devised by prince archbishop Markus Sittikus, was planned and constructed by the court’s master builder Santino Solari in the 17th century. Its unique glory attracted interest even in foreign countries. The spacious park, many cultural events, the trick fountains and the zoological garden add to making the Palace of Hellbrunn an unforgettable experience.