Museum der Moderne Monchsberg

Museum der Moderne Monchsberg

Museum der Moderne Monchsberg
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Prominently located on Monchsberg hill above the roofs of the old town, the art museum presents contemporary and modern art in one of Salzburg’s most beautiful spots. The starkly modernist structure hosts temporary exhibitions of art with an international appeal and works from the museum’s own collections on three gallery floors.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Culinarykids
Sydney, Australia187 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Unfortunately there was nothing moving about the modern art museum- the reason we were sad was because the staff at the museum were stone faced, surly, arrogant and unwelcoming. The only person who smiled at us was the guy taking the money - he had to otherwise no one would enter! You expect one or two stand out pieces of art to mark the place of any modern art museum worth its salt but it wasn’t the case here. Historic film to video style installations can be interesting but aren’t enough to carry this gallery and a 3D art collection that was literally piled up on shelving did nothing for us. The actual building is amazing and very interesting to be in and the cafe/restaurant had great reviews. A moment with the head waiter confirmed that the restaurant staff had been trained in the same unfriendly way as the other gallery staff and we decided not to pay for any more surliness. Spend your time walking to this spot and enjoying the vistas afforded. Take a look in the restaurant, use the toilet and then keep going! BTW you can reach this spot via elevator and avoid the walk but it will cost you 7.5 euro for a family.
Written 19 January 2020
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Michael Cook
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1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
Absolutely unacceptable experience. We went to the museum, paid our entrance fee, went round the museum and there was a lift to leave the building. We took it and were told it was 4 euros per person to be allowed to leave, after we took it. I then asked to use the alternative stairs as we had no way of knowing and more than happy to take the stairs, which they said was only allowed if I paid 2 lift fares that somehow came to 10 euros per person! I then pointed out that the fare advertised on exit (not entry ie not sure you can legally charge someone for using a lift that didn't have an entrance price!) was 2.60euros. Then the insults came. Guys not cause I am an English speaker did I vote for Brexit! In case anyone is reading from the company and cares this was 4 Feb at 4pm. Hope you sort your stuff out.
Written 4 February 2020
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Dear Michaelcook63, we are sorry for your bad experience with the colleagues from the MönchsbergAufzug, which is not run by the museum but by an external company - the Salzburg AG. The prices for the lift are underneath the button to call the lift, but unfortunately can be overlooked. We forward your complaint to the colleagues from the MönchsbergAufzug since it has to do with them and not with the Museum, or at least you didn't write about your visit. Once again, we are sorry for the bad experience. Sincerely, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg
Written 11 February 2020
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Lucy and Hannah
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
Rainy day in Salzburg and we had a Salzburg card so thought we’d visit as was included in the card. We weren’t expecting the Tate but imagined there would be something vaguely interesting to look at and get us out of the rain for an hour or so. In hindsight, we’d take an hour in the rain over this museum. Firstly the mandatory lift to the museum, which oddly enough is advertised as it’s own attraction when it is literally a grotty lift in the middle of the stairwell, similar to those found at any building ever. Thankfully this was included in the Salzburg card, as it would be nothing short of outrageous to have to pay nearly €5 for the pleasure of being transported from A to B. Secondly, as other reviewers have commented the staff at the museum were quite short and oddly commanding about which personal belongings (I.e. no bags allowed) could be taken into the museum. We could not understand any reasoning why we could not take our bags into such a quiet museum. We were fairly unimpressed with the ground floor exhibition and looked forward to seeing what else the museum had to offer when we realised that floors 2 and 3 (66% of the museum) had been closed. Meaning the unimpressive first exhibition was actually the ONLY exhibition we could see that day. Why they felt it necessary to close both floors at once is another question entirely. This was not advertised upon entering the museum but only after guests would already have paid full price for entry. Overall we spent more time faffing with our belongings in the ridiculously expansive locker room than we did in the museum itself. Clean and adequate toilet facilities were the highlight of our trip. Overall unless you enjoy being confused and disappointed we would recommend avoiding this museum at all costs.
Written 15 March 2023
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Koen & Myriam
The Hague, The Netherlands152 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
The Mönchsberg elevator in the pink house takes you to the museum on the Winkler terrace. This is also one of the filming locations of The Sound of Music. Combi ticket elevator + museum costs €10. The museum is of the kind with weird art, love it or not. I didn't, so it was a quick in and out. We did the because it was raining and included in the Salzburg Card, I am glad I didn't pay €10 for it.
Written 4 August 2021
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František N
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
They want 5 euro for using elevator.
Doesnt matter if you want visit their museum or not, you have to pay.
We were on walk around museum on the hill and when you want to go into the city you need to use elevator in museum.
Absolutly terrible experience with personal. We were 2 adults with 5 months child.
Written 16 September 2022
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Glyn E
Hayling Island, UK5,665 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
On the basis of a single visit, I would say that the fabulous building was more impressive than the exhibits.

A bit like the V&A northern branch in Dundee (see separate review).

Very helpful staff. On two occasions I was given literature which they felt I had missed out on.

And not having change for the Lockers - just £1 sterling - they happily changed a €20 to give me the required €3 in change.

But do visit and come more than once.

Hayling Seagoon
Written 13 March 2024
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Jamund F
8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
We went to this last minute after eating breakfast in a nearby cafe and mainly only came up for the views of the old town, which were the best in Salzburg. The museum itself was completely under-rated, filled with interesting and compelling works of art. I live in London and we have plenty of art museums here, but this was place was extremely impressive. All of the exhibits were great.
Written 2 January 2024
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NorthStar48872493395
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
This place is horrible, there isn’t any audio guid in English or any other language beside German. And on top of that not in all houses they have a written description in English. The place is not organised at all and 99 percent of the time you can’t understand what you are
seeing. DONT VISIT HERE
Written 24 July 2023
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Sorry to hear that you had a bad experience at our museum. We are working on improving our service regularly and hope to see you again in the future. Best wishes!
Written 22 September 2023
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brichey1
Parma, OH27 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
Don't waste your time, even if you need a rainy day activity. Find a bar or cafe and enjoy a beverage and some cake while the storm passes. Both facilities are large buildings with very little art.
Written 25 July 2023
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We are sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience at our Museum. Our exhibitions change regularly and we hope to see you again one day! Wishing you a lovely weekend.
Written 22 September 2023
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kritz143
Salzburg, Austria1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Family
Anyone who knows this museum's world-class reputation for engaging, interesting, and provocative exhibits will be sorely disappointed if you visit now. Only two-thirds of the museum is open, and what's on display is a dreary collection of "political art" focusing on the 60s, accompanied by way too many (hundreds!) of grotesque etchings from the WWI era. Plus an entire floor taken up with happy snaps by Austrian photographers from the 70s onward.

No joy, no interest, no provocation, no real thought. Give this one a big pass.
Written 23 May 2018
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