Salzburg Cathedral Museum Tour Guide:
One of the first sights to capture your attention, as you move towards the Salzburg City Centre, is the sight of the majestic domes of the Salzburg Cathedral. Dominating the city’s skyline, the Salzburg Cathedral domes beckon leisure tourists and devotees alike to experience its sanctity. Standing majestically facing the Cathedral Square, the Cathedral is architecturally, one of the largest and most impressive buildings in Salzburg and the most impressive early Baroque architectural building north of the Alps.
Four larger-than-life statues of Apostles St. Peter and St. Paul with keys and sword and patron saints Rupert and Virgil with a saltbox and a model of the church greet you as you near the front facade of the church. The bronze doors feature artwork themed on Faith, Hope and Love. Do not be fooled by the simple interiors of the cathedral, they house within their simple walls, jewels such as an 18th century organ, the Romanesque Font where the musical genius Mozart was baptized and the Salzburg Cathedral Museum with Cathedral treasures from its 1300 history. Highlights in the museum include the jewel-studded monstrance, which sees the light of the day only during Corpus Christi Day celebrations, the ancient Eucharistic dove and the 8th century crosier of St. Rupert.
Venture through the Cathedral on your own or join the guided tours conducted by prior appointment. Out in the Cathedral Square, you can experience some of Salzburg’s most important events; in July and August, you can enjoy the rehearsals or performances of the Everyman show and in December, you can revel in the Christmas spirit and find several treasures at the Salzburg Christmas Market.