"Citizen's hospital and toy museum" Spielzeug Museum Tip by hundwalder

Spielzeug Museum, Salzburg: 3 reviews and 3 photos

  Citizen's hospital, toy museum, and Moenchsberg
by hundwalder

The Citizen's hospital was built in 1570, and its architectural style is Renaissance. The rooms for the commoners were built directly into the sheer Salzburg limestone cliffs, which also serve as the back wall of the hospital. How would you like to have a cave as your hospital room ? The doors and windows face an open arcade courtyard called the Buergerspitalhof. It is said to be one of Europe's most beautiful Renaissance arcade courtyards.

The toy museum displays a large collection of toys made over a span of more than 300 years, and from many nations. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday from 900 to 1700 hours. Located in the same block is the oldest bakery in Salzburg, built in 1429, and having a typical medieval shop front with goods on display in the open windows.

The elevator shown going up the cliff is the Moenchsberg lift which you can take you to the terrace, where the best views of Salzburg and the surrounding area await you. Don't ask me about the elevator ride, because I walked to the top.

Address: Salzburg altstadt next to the cliffs.
Directions: Near the altstadt gate and tunnel and near the start of Getreidegasse.
Website: http://www.salzburg.info

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Was this review helpful?

  • Updated May 25, 2005
  • Send to a Friend
  • Add to your Trip Planner
  • Report Abuse



“The boys are back in town. It's Iditarod time, baby!”

Online Now


Top 1,000 Travel Writer
Member Rank:
0 0 4 5 5
Forum Rank:
0 1 9 5 1

Have you been to Salzburg?

  Share Your Travels