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Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg

Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg

Mönchsberg 2, Edmundsburg
5020 Salzburg
+43662 8044-7641
+43662 8044-7649
The Austrian writer, Stefan Zweig, spent fifteen years in Salzburg, settling in a small villa on the Kapuzinerberg from 1919 to 1934. Zweig wrote some of his most successful books in Salzburg including the historic miniatures Sternstunden der Menschheit (The Tide of Fortune), the two narratives Amok and Verwirrung der Gefühle (Confusion of Feelings), biographies on Joseph Fouché and Maria Antoinette, as well as a series of essays and plays.
Stefan Zweig traveled extensively across Europe from his base in Salzburg. He became acquainted with a number of artists and intellectuals from different countries and cultural areas. Zweig initiated international publishing projects and drafted petitions for European understanding with his friends in Germany, France, Italy, England, Spain and Russia.

Zweig's Salzburg years
The "Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg" was jointly founded in October 2008 by Salzburg University and the Salzburg municipal and state governments. The life and work of the Austrian writer are documented in an exhibition in the rooms of the "Edmundsburg," a villa dating from the 17th century located above the Festival Hall. ). A colorful program of events will be held in the "European Hall" (readings, lectures, discussions, conferences dealing with literary studies, etc.).

Specially arranged tours on Stefan Zweig are offered to literature fans, particularly of his Salzburg years. A variety of activities are also available to classrooms.

Center for literature and science
The center encourages academic research on Stefan Zweig and his age of cultural history. The "Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg" is affiliated with the University's German department and features a student library whose nucleus is the academic library of the famous English Zweig biographer, Donald A. Prater.
The program of events offered by the "Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg" includes lectures, discussions, readings and academic conferences on European literature and cultural history. Its central themes revolve around the topics of science, art and Judaism; national and international science and art projects are launched at the "Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg."

The Stefan Zweig Museum, presenting an exhibition documenting the life and work of the Austrian
novelist, can be found in the Edmundsburg, a villa dating back to the 17th century located on the
Mönchsberg above the Felsenreitschule (Summer Riding School). All the year round a colorful program of events will be held in the "European Hall" (readings, lectures, discussions, conferences dealing with literary studies, etc.).

Opening hours 2014:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 2 pm-4 pm
Guided Tours on request.

Admission fees 2014:
Adults € 4.00
Youths, students, senior citizens, handicapped persons € 2.00
Guided Tours € 50,00 + reduced entrance fee € 2,00 per person

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