The Austrian city of Salzburg is famous as the birthplace of classical composer Mozart in 1756. In modern times, Salzburg demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the arts with the Salzburg Foundation supporting major sculptural installations around the city in addition to the two Museum of Modern Art venues. My favourite piece is Stephan Balkenhol’s “Sphaera” comprising a man standing on a giant golden sphere. This sculpture sits beautifully within the old town and makes a striking contrast to the Hohensalzburg Fortress above.
At the Museum of Modern Art, itself an interesting piece of artichieture by Friedrich Hoff Zwink, there are changing exhibitions and a permanent ‘Sky-space’ installation by James Turrell within the grounds. Once your hunger for art has been sated, I recommend an outdoor table at the highly regarded M32 restaurant. Situated outside the Museum of Modern Art, the terrace is an ideal place to overlook the city while enjoying the superb cooking from the kitchen.
Address: Mönchsberg 32, Salzburg | Web: museumdermoderne.at