Not be missed when visting the Cathedral are the Baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized, the main organ, as well as the amazing Cathedral portals. While Mozart was the court organist and concert master he composed much sacred music for the Salzburg cathedral.
Between 767 and 774 the Virgil Dom of Salzburg was 66 meters long and 33 meters wide, it used to be the largest sacral buildings in Europe. Archbishop Arno was the first to make changes and renovations of the Dome. In 842, the Dome was struck by lightning and burned down. Three years later, the recreation of the Cathedral started. In 1167 the Dom of Salzburg caught fire again and was again damaged. After the Dom was re-built, it was the biggest church in Salzburg; 122 meters long and 48 meters wide and with a total size of 5,200 square meters. The Dom was the biggest cathedral of the Holy Roman Empire.
Cathedral square is in the Cathedrals courtyard. The hours of operation have different closing times depending on what month you are going. On December 24th it is closed. There are no tours during mass but visitors are welcomed to join.