"Mirabell Garden" Mirabell Castle and Garden Tip by mvtouring

Mirabell Castle and Garden, Salzburg: 149 reviews and 266 photos

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Mirabell Garden was built by the emperor for his mistress. Wish I lived then and was a mistress, seems like they had as good a time and the royals themselves. There are at least four entrances to the Mirabell Gardens, but you would probably want to enter from the Rainerstrasse and head for the Rosenhügel (Rosebush Hill). When you arrive at the top of the steps, you would have reached the point where Julie Andrews and her seven "children" showed off their singing ability in The Sound of Music.
The center of the gardens is dominated by four large groups of statues representing the elements and designed by Ottavio Mosto. The flowers that bloom here are just a magnificent array of colour and scents. A bronze version of the horse Pegasus stands in front of the south facade of the palace in the center of a circular water basin. The most famous part of the Mirabell Gardens is the Zwerglgarten (Dwarfs' Garden), which can be found opposite the Pegasus fountain. Here you'll find 12 statues of dwarves sculpted in marble, and I must say, I think this was my favorite part of the garden.

Phone: +43 662 80720
Website: http://www.salzburg.info/de/sehenswertes/festung_schloesser/schloss_mirabell_mirabellgarten

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  • Updated Nov 6, 2008
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