Touring through the Residenz Palace will give you an insight into the Salzburg line of Prince-Archbishops, who dominated both political and religious life in the region until the early nineteenth century.

Because of the region’s hugely successful salt mining industry, the prince-archbishops had no shortage of funds and were constantly renovating and redecorating the residence, creating lavish series of rooms that are now open for visitors to explore. Come see ceiling frescoes featuring images of Alexander the Great (even supreme rulers need role models), intricately woven tapestries with interpretations of the months of the year—a trending topic at the time—, and works of stucco that will make you say stucc-no you didn’t!       

Residenzplatz 1; 662 80422109; www.domquartier.at; open M 10am-5pm, W 10am-8pm, Th-Su 10am-5pm

Admission €12, €10 student; wheelchair accessible