Magnificent Early Baroque Architecture
Salzburg Cathedral is the city’s biggest example of sacred architecture.
Salzburg Cathedral is the city’s biggest example of sacred architecture. Its façade and mighty dome make it the most significant example of the Early Baroque north of the Alps. Its history was written by Salzburg’s absolute rulers, the prince archbishops. The cathedral was destroyed on several occasions, subsequently rebuilt, enlarged, remodeled and expanded.
In his capacity as court organist and concertmaster, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed immortal works of church music for Salzburg, many of which were performed in Salzburg Cathedral.