Mozart in Vienna
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Vienna a unique symbiosis to be relived and rediscovered in the streets of this magnificent

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Moving on to about 1300 metres, we come to Mozartplatz. This square is dedicated to the great composer.

In the centre of the square is the ‘Magic Flute Fountain’. The representation of Tamino and Pamina, the protagonists of the composer’s opera, was erected in 1900 by the sculptor Otto Schönthal and it commemorates the first performance of this opera in the Freihaustheater (in 1791), where it was staged 223 times.

On the square’s north side stands the low ‘Imhofstöckl’, which houses the city’s tourist information office. Behind the Imhofstöckl is part of the old city wall, dating from the time of Prince-Archbishop Paris Lodron (1619-1653). Opposite, on the south side, is the ‘Neue Residenz’, home of the Salzburg Museum. On the square’s east side, three houses have a uniform façade dating back to the 17th century. Of these, number 8 was the house of Constanze Mozart-Nissen, Mozart’s widow. Finally, on the west side are the Salzburg Christmas Museum and the Café Glockenspiel, while in the southwest corner, Mozartplatz opens into the adjacent Residenzplatz.


1. Mozart House

2. St Stephen's Cathedral

3. Hofburg

4. The House of Music

5. Mozartplatz

6. Mozart’s grave