Salzburg Sights

Mozartplatz (Mozart Square)

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Published 04/07/2016

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In the center of the square stands the statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a work by sculptor Ludwig Schwanthaler unveiled in 1842 in the presence of the composer's two surviving sons. It was the first sign of public recognition the great composer had received from his hometown since his death in Vienna in 1791. The statue, the first for a non-noble person in old Austria, shows a 19th-century stylized view of Mozart, draped in a mantle, holding a page of music and a copybook. A more appropriate bust of the composer, modeled by Viennese sculptor Edmund Heller, is found on the Kapuzinerberg.

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Salzburg, Salzburg, A-5020, Austria

Published 04/07/2016


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Mar 28, 2016


Mozartplatz is marvelous. It brings you back in time. The statue of Mozart is so impressive you can almost feel his presence there. Also, walking in the Mirabell Gardens gives you this feeling of being in a fairy tale and you can hear classical music playing in your mind.

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