The Salzburg Cathedral is a massive seventeenth-century Baroque edifice where Mozart once served as the church organist.
If the exterior looks large, the interior feels even larger, with a nave that seems impossibly vaulted and a series of orange frescoes that heighten the intensity of the white walls. The decorative moulding inside is accented by un-painted groove-work, creating a stark aesthetic contrast and severity that may make you feel meek in comparison. It’s exactly the kind of self-esteem booster you were looking for.
Domplatz 1a; 662 80477950; www.salzburger-dom.at; open May-Sept M-Sa 8am-7pm (subject to change for worship)
Cathedral free, museum admission €12, €10 student; limited wheelchair accessibility