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"Schloss Mirabell" Top 5 Page for this destination Mirabell Castle and Garden Tip by globetrott

Mirabell Castle and Garden, Salzburg: 149 reviews and 269 photos

  Salzburg - Schloss Mirabell
by globetrott

This castle has an interesting history :

It was built in 1606 by Salzburg's Prince-Archibishop Wolf Dietrich von Raitenau for his mistress Salome Alt.
HE was a catholic archibishop and SHE was the daughter of a jewish merchant...

They had 10 children and even had something like an official wedding-ceremony in Salzburg ( and he told the pope in Rome, its all not true, and only bad propaganda by his enemies...)

He first called this castle and its great gardens " Altenau "

In 1612 the archibishop was set into prison inside his own castle of Hohensalzburg and his wife had to leave the castle

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  • Written May 9, 2003
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