Mirabell Palace, Salzburg

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Built as a token of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich's love for his mistress, Mirabell Palace is perhaps best known as the backdrop of "The Sound of Music." The former palace was built in 1606 and now houses the offices of the mayor and municipal council. The boxwood gardens contain mythology-themed statues from 1730, as well as four groups of sculptures representing the four elements. If you're a fan of "The Sound of Music," don't miss the horse fountain, where the von Trapp children sang "Do-Re-Mi." A stroll through the gardens will jog many memories from the film. Before you head to Salzburg, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Salzburg visit app, to make sure you see all that Salzburg has to offer, including Mirabell Palace.
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  • I said gardens because the palace was closed. The outside is probably nicer. nice view to above the city to the castle. Too bad the weather could have been better, partially rainy. Probably a good... 
    I said gardens because the palace was closed. The outside is probably nicer. nice view to above the city to the castle. Too bad the weather could have been better, partially rainy. Probably a good...  more »
  • Just a wonderful area to visit and leisurely walk around. For Sound of Music fans, there were so many sights that were recognized from the movie especially the fountains. We headed there as soon as... 
    Just a wonderful area to visit and leisurely walk around. For Sound of Music fans, there were so many sights that were recognized from the movie especially the fountains. We headed there as soon as...  more »
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  • We only briefly walked through the gardens here bit it was still quite a beautiful spot. If you've got time in Salzburg then definitely go visit, but if you're limited on time don't worry about missing it. On the plus side it's on the way to the fortress from the train station, so don't use the tram, walk through the gardens here instead, it's not a long walk.
  • The palace garden is beautiful, and very big. There are plenty of hidden areas so make sure you don't miss anything, because it is worth it! My favourite part was a botanical room with turtles and birds in it. You'll know you're near if you hear the birds chirping.

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