Before we start our brief description of Salzburg sights, it is worth mentioning that this city has been completely rebuilt by order of Archbishop Wolf Dietrich, who was by his nature a braggart and a fan of luxury. Therefore, he built many monasteries, parks, churches, and Salzburg Cathedral. Not only the archbishop himself, but also his followers were very, very rich. They ended up acquiring all the salt mines of the Salzburg land. They also were the owners of numerous large farms. However, Wolf Dietrich was, without a doubt, the richest. When the number of children of the archbishop reached 12, he ordered to build the Mirabell Palace for them. After this the Pope decided that this was too much. Wolf Dietrich spent his last years in prison in the Hohensalzburg Fortress. Without several generations of rich archbishops Salzburg would have never looked the way it looks now.
The Cathedral was constructed by order of the aforementioned Archbishop Wolf Dietrich, who had ordered to build this monumental structure on the site of the old cathedral. However, his original plans have not become the reality - during the construction of the cathedral its size was slightly reduced. Despite this fact, today this is still a very large church that can accommodate up to 10,000 people. The grand opening of the cathedral took place in 1628. Today this is one of the most beautiful sights of Salzburg. The decoration of the cathedral can be seen in a separate museum.
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