Domplatz, Salzburg

Domplatz, Salzburg (must see)

The Domplatz or Cathedral Square is flanked by the Salzburg Cathedral and other buildings belonging to the church. It is used today as a venue for performances and as the site of the annual Christmas market.

The Cathedral Square was commissioned by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich in Salzburg’s Old Town. The arches that connect the square to the Residence Square and Chapter Square were built by Giovanni Antonio Dario. The main attraction is the statue of the Virgin Mary. The cast iron and marble statue were created by brothers Wolfgang and Johann Baptist Hagenauer. The statue is made from the local Untersberg marble and stands on a mountain of clouds and a globe. It is surrounded by allegoric figures of angels, the devil, truth and the Church.

The Jadermann play is staged annually in the Domplatz during the Salzburg festival. The annual Christmas market has taken place here annually for the last 500 years. It opens in the last week of November and closes on Boxing Day. Temporary traditional wooden huts are erected and visitors can buy trinkets, rural crafts and typical Austrian food & drinks like hot mulled wine and roasted chestnuts.

Tip:
Don't miss the 'turmblasen' which is a traditional feature of Christmas Eve, with brass instruments playing chorale music from the city tower or the steeple of the church.

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Sight Name: Domplatz
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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