City of Salzburg
History, art, culture and modern lifestyle in the city of Mozart
Like so many other places, the city of Salzburg has Roman roots as well. To this day, bases dating back to the first centuries are found during constructions or excavations. Iuvavum was an important settlement and became re-established as a monks’ and bishops’ city. The history of St. Peter’s Abbey, Nonnberg Abbey and Salzburg Cathedral dates back to the 7th century; Salzburg became an archbishop’s see in the late 8th century. Gold mining and salt trade made the city rich.
The genius of the city of Salzburg: Wolfgang Amadé Mozart
Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 at 8 pm as the son of the archbishop’s chamber musician, court composer and vice bandmaster Leopold Mozart and Anna Maria Pertl. Mozart’s Birthplace in Getreidegasse 9 remains a pilgrimage site of Mozart fans from all around the world to this day. Little Wolfgang was baptised in Salzburg Cathedral. He received music lessons at the tender age of four from his father, as did his sister “Nannerl”. The musical genius wrote his first composition at the age of five!
At age six, Wolfgang already performed in front of an audience, soon to be followed by his first concert tours, which would leave their mark on their Mozart family from there on. Little Wolfgang was inspired by these many impressions and wrote numerous pieces of music on his journeys. Debut performances in Salzburg led to his appointment as concertmaster of Salzburg’s court band. After falling out with the archbishop and further travelling, Mozart settled in Vienna and married Constanze Weber. The “rest” is history – and Mozart’s music lives on to this day.
Modern city of Salzburg: cultural metropolis and popular travel destination
Rustic inns, classy restaurants and the legendary cafés Tomaselli, Bazar and Fürst demonstrate Salzburg’s great culinary tradition. The “Salzburger Nockerl”, a fluffy desert, even became a popular song during the 1950s. We also shouldn’t fail to mention that genuine Salzburg Mozartkugeln come from Konditorei Fürst.
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