Salzburg Marionette Museum – Small Stars in the Fortress

In the basement of Fortress Hohensalzburg there is a unique museum. Immerse yourself in the fabulous world of puppets!

The magical puppets will enchant you and your family. Many historical puppets of the world-famous Salzburg Marionette Theater are exhibited at the Salzburg Marionette Museum. The "World of Marionettes" adventure museum has many highlights to offer. Already at the entrance you will be greeted personally by a three dimensional animation by Archbishop Wolf Dietrich.

You can also see Papageno and Papagena from Mozart's "Magic Flute", a stage dedicated specifically to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, giving an idea of how Mozart used to travel. A special attraction is also the stage, which shows the fortress and farmers in the framework of the peasant riot in the year 1525. Experience this unforgettable journey through time!

Combine your visit to the Salzburg Marionette Museum with a tour of the Fortress Hohensalzburg, a tour with the Amphibious Bus, the London Bus or one of the top-class "Best of Mozart - Fortress Concerts". Also the fortress restaurant invites you for a culinary stop. Enjoy local or international dishes high above the city with an unique view of the city and the countryside. The visit to the Salzburg Marionette Museum fits perfectly into your program.

As a highlight we can recommend operas like "Sound of Music" or the "Magic Flute". These performances are a crowd-pleaser.

For ticket requests, our ticket office Ticket Shop & Salzburg Hotel Service in the center of the old town will gladly help you. The Salzburg Marionette Museum offers an interesting and unforgettable stay full of entertainment for young and old. Visit this special attraction in a medieval ambience.

Location & Directions

Location & directions to the "World of Marionette's" Museum on Fortress Hohensalzburg

The World of Marionette's Museum is located on Salzburg Fortress which you cannot miss! The majestic castle is perched above the city center and is visible from afar. Here you will find the shortest route to the museum attraction.


Salzburg Fortress - Salzburg's landmark – is located in the heart of Old City above and behind the cathedral. You can walk to reach the Fortress or take the funicular railway which takes you directly there. Once you're there, go left up the stairs of the bell tower, then left again and after 20m our unique museum is on the right side. Have fun!

Directions by car

From A1 / A10 Villach and Munich A8

Take the exit from the airport and drive into town along the ‘Innsbrucker Bundesstrasse’. At the junction of the ‘Innsbrucker Bundestrasse’ and ‘Neutorstrasse’  turn right and follow the road all the way into the center. After about 2km you reach the Sigmundsgate, directly before the Sigmundsgate you can turn right into the old town garage car park A or B. In the garage you will find signposts directing you to the Fortress Hohensalzburg.

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