Magnificent views - the giant panorama in the heart of the old town Johann Michael Sattler's 26-metre-long and 5-metre-high circular painting of the city of Salzburg and its surroundings from around 1829 is today one of the most valuable objects in the Salzburg Museum collection.
Johann Michael Sattler (1786-1847) created this painting together with his fellow painters Friedrich Loos and Johann Jakob Schindler. With them he travelled through Europe from 1829 to 1839, visiting cities such as Hamburg, Oslo, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, Copenhagen and Brno. Today he is considered Salzburg's first tourism promoter. A special feature of the panorama is the detailed depiction of the daily life of the citizens of 200 years ago. If you look closely, you can see a multitude of people with different professions and occupations, engaged in all kinds of activities.
The panoramic view of the city from the Hohensalzburg Fortress thrills residents and visitors alike, then and now.
Special exhibitions on the history of Salzburg The special exhibitions deal with the ever-changing aspects of the architecture and landscape of the city and province of Salzburg. To complete the 360° view of Salzburg, Johann Michael Sattler and his son Hubert Sattler created pictures with views of cities and natural wonders from all over the world. These images, called cosmoramas, allowed the public to see places that were inaccessible to them up close. The cosmoramas are presented in special exhibitions in combination with the Salzburg Panorama.