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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Mirabell Palace Reviews
Fab gardens, great place to visit. We were lucky enough to be there for a gunshot salute for a wedding, fabulous atmosphere. Nice to walk around and soak up the local history more »
Mirabell Gardens is very nice and well maintained. It gives a broad view of city and fortress from bottom. Mirabell palace is basically offices but few marble pieces could be visited which are eye cat... more »
Beautiful and tranquil garden. Definitely worth taking a few minutes to sit and relax during hectic travelling. Lovely gardens, fountains, dwarf statues and, of course, the Sound of Music steps so you can re-enact 'do-ray-me'. A lovely hour spent.
We expected a bit more to see, but walked through it all fairly quick. The gardens are beautiful, and seem well maintained, as well as the inside plants. Definitely worth to walk through it to take in the scenery, but don't expect too much more.
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