Panorama Museum, Salzburg

Panorama Museum, Salzburg

The Panorama Museum is a unique museum that displays a single work of art. It displays one of the last few 360 degree panorama paintings left in the world.

The Panorama Museum contains a panoramic picture of historic Salzburg painted by artist, Johann Michael Sattler (1786-1847). The painting is 26 meters wide and covers an area of 130 square meters. It was established as a branch of the Salzburg Museum. An underground tunnel connects the two museums. The Museum has a visitor’s platform where telescopes are positioned to give visitors a detailed view of the important buildings and neighborhoods in the city. Computer screens enable visitors to navigate through the city and learn more about many of the buildings and attractions in Salzburg.

The panorama painting depicts Salzburg in the early 1800s in great detail. It not only shows the city but many significant surrounding areas of Salzburg. It has become famous for the realistic depiction of the city as it once was. Today, modern methods like projections and animations have been added to show visitors how different locations in the city have changed since the execution of the painting. Around the panorama are other landscape paintings called Cosmoramas by the son of Johann Michael Sattler, Hubert Sattler who was also an accomplished 19th century landscape artist.

Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am to 5 pm

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Sight Name: Panorama Museum
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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