More than a museum
Since 2014, after an interval of 200 years, the Salzburg DomQuartier has shown the restored architectural unity formed by the Cathedral and the Residenz, including the Benedictine Abbey of St Peter's. Comprising five museums, it makes impressively clear the enormous power exerted by the Salzburg prince-archbishops over a period of 1,300 years. The baroque building complex that forms the heart of the Old Town consists of the Residenz, Cathedral, Long Gallery and Wallis wing, and is considered a Gesamtkunstwerk [total art-work] combining architecture, art and music, unique in Europe. The DomQuartier houses some 2,000 costly exhibits from the rich art collection of the Province, the Archdiocese of Salzburg and St Peter's Archabbey. It includes the state-rooms of the Residenz, the Residenzgalerie, the Cathedral Museum with the Cathedral treasure, the reconstructed archiepiscopal Cabinet of Curiosities, the Long Gallery and St Peter's Museum, as well as special exhibitions of the museums.
The DomQuartier also includes historic venues where secular and sacred music were performed. The archiepiscopal court musicians, who included Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, composed music for these places and themselves performed there.
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