Guests of Salzburg know this view well: A castle-like tower high over the city, adjacent to a white building with a set of sunshades in front of it. We speak about a former water tower and the Museum der Moderne Salzburg.
Museum der Moderne Rupertinum
The Museum der Moderne Salzburg divides itself into two destinations. The older one is the Rupertinum, which displays exhibitions of graphics and photographs. The building, dating back to 1633, stands near prominent sites like the DomQuartier or the Große Festspielhaus in the historic district of Salzburg.
Museum der Moderne Mönchsberg
For decades, Café Winkler offered a great view from the top of the Mönchsberg Hill. In 2004, the Museum der Moderne opened in the same place. Today, people enjoy 20th- and 21st-century art in the museum and still have an excellent panorama view from the museum café.
Amalia Redlich Tower
But what about the castle-like tower? It dates back to 1892. The building served as a water tower. It also housed storage rooms and an ice cellar. Today, the Amalia Redlich Tower is the home of art education spaces and a studio apartment for artists.
What is the most comfortable way to climb up to the Museum der Moderne Salzburg? The answer is a lift running inside the hill. The Mönchsbergaufzug (Mönchsberg Lift) rises you to the entrance of the museum within 30 sec. You find the access point to this lift on Anton-Neumayr-Platz.