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Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church), Salzburg

Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church), Salzburg (must see)

What it lacks in size compared to the grand Cathedral (Dom), the Franciscan Church makes up in height and design. The dominance of outstanding Gothic characteristics is wonderful. From the grand verticality of the steeple and tower on approaching to the slender forest of columns within, it was made to impress. And this it marvelously does.

While the inside is beautiful with angelic carvings, beautiful paintings, masterpiece reliefs, and great stained glass, it is the vaulted ceiling, rich in lattice patterns, and the soaring delicate columns, that make this one of Salzburg must-see destinations. A grand organ is splendidly placed in an elevated position, and the church is quite enthusiastic about its musical Masses (Sundays at 9am) which frequently feature some of Mozart's compositions. With some luck, you can attend a formal organ concert or listen to the organist practice during an afternoon when you want a quiet place to rest.

Why You Should Visit:
One of the oldest churches in Salzburg, and of course it is free to go inside. Featuring an elegant combination of Baroque, Romanesque and Gothic styles, it's a neat place to see the architecture of the region.

Tip:
Make sure you head up towards the altar as the ceilings rise to double the height of the area where the pews are.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am–7:30pm

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Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church) on Map

Sight Name: Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan Church)
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Religious
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