Mirabelle Palace - Salzburg


The Mirabelle palace was commissioned in 1606 by Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau as a love token for his wife Salome Alt, although originally it was called Altenau Palace. After Dietchrich von Raitenau's death, his successor renamed the palace Mirabell Palace. Prince-Archbishop Franz Anton von Harrach had Mirabell Palace redesigned by the famous baroque architect, Lukas von Hildebrandt, from 1721 to 1727, integrating the individual buildings into a self-contained complex. The palace was damaged by the great fire that swept through the city on April 30, 1818. A number of frescoes including those by Johann Michael Rottmayr and Gaetano Fanti fell victim to the flames. The grand marble staircase that led into the palace and the marble hall survived unscathed. Today Mirabell palace acts as a municipal building, and also as a wedding venue. There is also a limited schedule of concerts performed here every year.

Opening

Palace: Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8 am - 4 pm, Tuesday and Friday: 1 - 4 pm. No visit in case of special occasions. Angel Staircase (staircase in baroque style): open daily approx. 8 am-6 pm.

Prices

Free


Address : Mirabellplatz 5020 Salzburg Austria

Bus : Bus lines 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, stop: Mirabellplatz

Phone : +43 6628072-0

Fax : +43 6628072-2085

Web : http://www.stadt-salzburg.at/

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