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Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg

Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg in the Edmundsburg communicates knowledge about the life and work of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig.

Zweig’s Salzburg Years

Author Stefan Zweig lived in Salzburg for fifteen years. From 1919 to 1934, he resided in a small stately home on the Kapuzinerberg, known as the “Paschinger Schlössl”. It was in Salzburg that Zweig wrote a number of his most successful works, including “Decisive Moments in History”, prose collections “Amok” and “Confusion of Feelings”, the biographies of Joseph Fouché and Maria Antoinette as well as plays and essays.
With Salzburg as his base, Stefan Zweig traveled across Europe. He was a driving force behind international publishing and magazine projects and, in collaboration with his friends throughout Europe, authored petitions urging European understanding.

Centre for Literature and Research

“Stefan Zweig Centre Salzburg” on the Mönchsberg was founded in October 2008. The “Edmundsburg”, a building dating back to the 17th century and located above the Felsenreitschule, is home to an exhibition that focuses on the Austrian author’s life and work. Throughout the year, the “Europe Hall” hosts numerous special events and readings, lectures and scientific conferences on European literary and cultural history.


Stefan Zweig Zentrum Salzburg
Mönchsberg 2, Edmundsburg
5020 Salzburg
Tel. +43662 80447641

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