Photo courtesy of Tourismus Salzburg
Touring the Residenz Palace
The prince archbishops held court at Salzburg's Residenz for several hundred years up until the 19th century, hosting a who's who of nobility. Emperor Franz Josef I met with the French Emperor Napoleon III here in 1867, and a six-year-old Mozart performed in the palace as well. Visitors can view magnificent state rooms featuring ceramic tile stoves, Venetian mirrors, ceiling frescos, detailed high Baroque stucco work, and a collection of clocks.
By Zac Steger, AFAR Local Expert
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