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Mozartplatz & Mozart Monument

Mozart Square is located in the center of the Salzburg historical district and is flanked by Residenz- and Waagplatz squares. The focal point of this square is the Mozart statue.

The history of the Mozart statue

Standing in the middle of Mozart Square in Salzburg is the Mozart Monument, designed by Ludwig Schwanthaler. This statue was cast in bronze by Johann B. Stiglmayer in 1842 and unveiled in a ceremony which took place on September 5, 1842 in the presence of Mozart’s sons. Bavaria’s King Ludwig I was an important patron of the Mozart statue and donated the marble plinth.

Mozart Square, then and now

Mozart Square and its buildings have close ties to the story of this famous boy genius. The house at No. 8 Mozart Square was where Constanze Mozart-Nissen, Mozart’s wife, once lived. To this day, a plaque installed on the wall of the house reminds us of that time.
Nowadays, Mozart Square is an ideal starting point for city tours, as well as being a popular tourist attraction in its own right in the heart of Salzburg’s Old City.


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