If you are Baroque lover then the Baroque Museum in Salzburg will not disappoint. I discovered the by accident as I was walking in the beautiful gardens of the Mirabell Castle. I saw a sign to the museum and decided to go inside. The entrance was free at the time but they have since changed it.
The museum hosts an unusual and rare collection of sketches by legendary artists of the Baroque era. This is a private collection of Kurt and Else Rossacher that they donated to the museum to display in public.The only museum to focus solely on preliminary artworks, the collection includes drawings and studies by Rubens, Tiepoli, Guardi and Fragonard. The drawings give insight into the thought processes of some of the worlds greatest artists.
If you are a baroque lover then you will find this museum interesting. In my opinion Salzburg is such a beautiful city with so much to see and do that this museum is not at the top of my list.
In front of the building is a beautiful statue. Unfortunately another museum where you are not allowed to take photos so I do apologize for the lack of photos.
Where to find it?
The Salzburg Baroque museum is located in the southern wing of the orangerie of Mirabell Castle.
Opening hours 2011:
Wednesday-Sunday and holiday: 10 am-5 pm
Easter, July, August, Christmas: Tuesday-Sunday, holiday 10 am-5 pm
Guided tours: Saturday 2 pm and by prior arrangement.
Admission Fees 2011:
Adults € 4.50
Children (6-14 years), schools, handicapped persons free
Groups of 10 adults or more, students, senior citizens € 3.70
Families € 9.00
Guided tour per person € 1.50
Schools with guided tour € 2.20
Single free admission with the Salzburg Card!
When: 28 December 2006