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The Birth Place of Mozart

Aug 17, 2007
Salzburgs Old Town with its world famous baroque architecture is one of the best preserved city centres in the German Speaking world, and was listed as a world Heritage Site in 1997. The Old town Altstadt is on the south bank of the river is a fiesta of court yards fountains plazas and churches.

Summers are quite wet, with above average humidity. Winters are freezing, and the rain comes down hard and often.

Salzburg is one of the smaller Austrian provinces but it is one of the most important for the tourism industry. Visitors from all over the world visit the Small Paradise of Salzburg. Unspoilt countryside with unique natural attractions such as the Hohe Tauern National Park, the beauty of the Baroque Jewel of the old town centre of Salzburg and in the surrounding communities offer an enchanting variety. Successful efforts are being made in Salzburg to preserve nature as the basis for an existence. Salzburg as a holiday destination is equally popular in winter and summer.

A specialty in Salzburg is Salzburger Nockerl, which is raspberries and a mound of sugary egg whites and Mozartkugeln, which is balls of chocolate covered in marzipan.

On Thursdays farmers and vendors from all over the province display their goods, mostly home made, in the bustling farmers market in front of Andra church.

It is the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for parts of the musical and film The Sound of Music. Mozart Wohnhaus is the houses where the Mozart family lived from 1773 to 1787. The house also contains sheet music, musical instruments, and other memorabilia of the musical genius.

Stift Nonnberg, the oldest convent in German speaking lands. The real Maria, of The Sound of Music fame, was a teacher in the convent school and she was married to Captain von Trapp in its ancient church.

The Hohensalzburg Fortress is the high point of a visit to Salzburg, offering a stupendous northern city view from its 120m elevation. The view to the south is of Alpine peaks, including the 1853m Untersberg. One of Europes largest castles, it has never been captured by enemy forces. Many archbishops extended the fortress over the centuries but the greatest influence on its present structure was Leonhard von Keutschach, Archbishop of Salzburg from 1495 1519. His symbol was the turnip, which accounts for the fact that this strange motif appears 58 times around the castle.
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