The man was linked to the city and therefore, has memorabelia around town. He lived here and composed here. He was born in Salzburg in 1765, and composed many works here. This monument was put up in 1842. In the square are cafes and shops, and a glockenspeil clock on the tower.
The centrepeice of Mozartplatz is a large monument dedicated to the man himself. The tourist information office is also located in the square.
Recently the local council commisoned a local artist to do an installation in the square. He decided to cover the Mozart statue with a pile of shopping trolleys as a protest against the way the city markets itself. Needless to say the installation didn't last very long getting pulled down about 6 months before it was due to.
You will know when you are in Mozart's Square because it is dominated by a statue of Mozart (by Ludwig Schwanthaler). It was unveiled in 1842 and Mozart's children were present. If it had been unveiled when scheduled his wife would also have been there. However, the remains of a Roman mosaic was found and it postponed it - Mozart's wife dying 6 months before the ceremony.
Directly in the center of the city lies a square dedicated to Mozart. The impressive statue comemorating the famed composer was erected in 1842 and gives the Square a very distinct feel. the square also houses a tourist information office and is adjacent to the glockenspiel clock and the domkirche.
The main square in the old town is named after Salzburg's most famous son and contains his statue in the centre. There are also some lovely Baroque buildings on the square, a fountain and a Glockenspiel, very popular with tourists.
Surely from the Residenzplatz, you must have caught a glimpse of a square which is dominated with a familiar statue that is of Mozart. If you come here you are now in Mozartplatz. The creation of this square was made possible by ddemolishing a number of housing groups in 1588 which is - again- during the time of Archbishop Wolf Dietrich.
The bronze statue of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was presented or uvield to the public in 1842 in the presence of Mozart's two sons.
So what else can you do in this area apart from taking your pictures with Mozart? Well look to the direction where the statue faces and you'll see Cafe Glockenspiel. This is one of the oldest cafe in Salzburg so it has its own character. Go and enjoy a cup of coffee and watch the world go by - that is if you have plenty of time to kill in Salzburg.
If you would rather continue sightseeing then maybe you head down to the Domplatz.
When in Salzburg, it is impossible not to come across Mozart references -- whether it's his birthplace, the house where he lived or the square that now bears his name: Mozartplatz.
Even if you don't like Mozart, Mozartplatz can be a practical place to visit, since the Salzburg tourist information office is located at Mozartplatz 5.
Furthermore, at Mozartplatz 2 is the excellent Glockenspiel Cafe-Restaurant. The place obviously is a huge tourist draw due to its location, but the food is authentic Austrian cooking: we had bratwurst, goulash and apple cake while enjoying the view over Mozartplatz from the second floor of the restaurant.
Mozart was Salzburg's most talented and famous resident in the 18th century. It is no wonder that one of Salzburg's squares is named in his honour. An imposing bronze statue of Mozart on a white marble pedestal stands tall in the middle of the square.
While I was waiting for my pictures will be wrote on the CD, at Internet-cafe, which is located in Mozart square, I walked around a little bit. So here the best you can see is the statue of Mozart, which was placed here at the end of 19th century.
Mozartplatz has the city?s main tribute to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the form of a statue. The statue was unveiled in 1842 and may not have been cleaned since then ? it?s in need to a bit of an upgrade - you can see from the photo the a large amount of grime has built up. If you want to see a live view of the square have a look at the webcam address below.
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