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"Mozartplatz" Salzburg Things to Do Tip by nicolaitan

Salzburg Things to Do: 1,326 reviews and 2,510 photos


The most tourist-commercial of Salzburg's five main squares is another legacy of Wolf Dietrich, who destroyed more residences in the early 17thC. It is bounded by the Residenz and the Salzburg Museum on two sides. On the south side are several touristic establishments including an information office, several souvenir stores, a tourguide office, an American Express office and a rather expensive internet center which offers prepaid cheap phone cards but does not provide direct telephone service. Several old palaces of the wealthy also line the square.

The centerpiece is the famed Mozart memorial, with the subject draped in classic clothing and years of accumulated grime. It was debuted in 1842, scant months after the death of Mozart's wife, but with two sons present for the event. King Ludwig I of Bavaria was enamored of both Salzburg and Mozart and donated a large part of the cost to the city.

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  • Written Dec 27, 2009
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