Astonishment - observation - learning
The Panorama Museum on Residenzplatz is a place to marvel at. Here, visitors of all ages immerse themselves in historic Salzburg and experience the dialogue between past and present at first hand.
Giant panorama in the heart of the museum
The huge circular painting with a length of 26 metres, a height of 5 metres and a total size of 130 square metres shows the city of Salzburg and its surroundings around 1829. Today it is one of the most valuable objects in the collections of the Salzburg Museum. Johann Michael Sattler (1786-1847) created this work together with his fellow painters Friedrich Loos and Johann Jakob Schindler. From 1829 to 1839 the artist travelled through Europe for ten years. He visited cities such as Hamburg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Paris, Brussels and Brno, and is now regarded as Salzburg's first tourist promoter.
At a glance
A special feature of the painting are the many detailed portrayals of the everyday life of the citizens 200 years ago. A closer look reveals a large number of people from different professions. Particularly in the area of the city, the work is characterized by its topographical accuracy. All window axes, chimneys and roof shapes of the buildings are exactly right. Telescopes on the museum's visitor platform make it possible to view these details.
The Panorama Museum also offers space for changing special exhibitions, in the heart of which is the giant circular painting.