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Mozartplatz & Mozart Monument

Mozartplatz – “Mozart Square” – is located in the heart of the Salzburg historic district, next to the Residenzplatz and in front of the Salzburg Museum. The Mozart statue standing there is, as the name suggests, dedicated to the city’s most famous son, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

The History of Mozartplatz

 Designed by German sculptor Ludwig Schwanthaler, the Mozart monument stands in the middle of the square. Bavaria’s King Ludwig I was one of the driving forces behind the installation of a statue in honor of Mozart. He personally invested a significant sum of money and also financed a marble base, which is today one of the holdings of the Salzburg Museum. The monument was built in 1842, more than 50 years after the death of the great composer. Today, the square is an ideal starting point for your visit to the city, while the beautiful statue of Mozart is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the historic district.

The buildings have various connections to Mozart’s life as well.  A plaque at No. 8 Mozartplatz, for example, commemorates his wife, Constanze Mozart-Nissen. She passed away shortly before the monument would be unveiled. The Antretterhaus at No. 4 Mozartplatz houses, amongst other things, Salzburg University’s Institute of Musicology. This city palais once belonged to the Antretters, a family with close ties to the Mozarts. 

 Salzburg Carillon on Mozartplatz

On the other side of the square stands a tower with a carillon dating back to the 17th century. This historic instrument still rings out three times a day. The tower, with the Mönchsberg in the background, is a popular photo motif. The bustling square is also an excellent place to enjoy a welcome coffee break in a unique atmosphere.


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