"Pfeiffergasse and the Papagena Fountain" Salzburg Things to Do Tip by nicolaitan

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Exploring the narrow winding medieval alleys on the "wrong" side of Mozartplatz will lead to the quaint small Pfeiffergassaplatz with the famous bronze sculpture of Papagena, a figure from Mozart's "Magic Flute", variously titled as the bird catcher or the dream catcher.

This less travelled area is of interest for a number of interesting pubs, designer stores, and the church of St. Cajetan, the patron saint of the unemployed ( and therefore of particular signficance in the current economic turmoil ). For those with the time, this church apparently has a breathtaking altar. The biggest regret is not having spent more time in this area.

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  • Updated Dec 27, 2009
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