Inserted between the Baroque Collegiate Church, the Old University and the Festival House, the garden area unfolds as a contemporary interpretation of the walled-in gardens of monasteries and cemeteries of Salzburg’s Old City. A walkable frame, partially made of green quartzite, partially applied in a bright, water-bound coat, forms the enclosure for the lawns that are lowered by a step. A new edge in the urban space emerges with a row of lindens towards the Max Reinhardt Platz. This mesh of promenades takes up the most important walking relations and serves at the same time as an ample recreational area. The deep parcels of grass which Japanese pagoda trees stand in are sewed together, as it were, with the promenades by scenographically placed hornbeam hedges.
Artworks by Fritz Wotruba, Anselm Kiefer and Erwin Wurm, among others, complete the ensemble, which likewise serves as a foyer for the Salzburg Festival.