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Mozart - a Symbol of the City

Mozart's birthplace at Getreidegasse 9 Photo, Salzburg, Austria

Located in a small valley between two hills Salzach Salzburg is the fourth largest city in Austria and listed as a World Cultural Heritage. History goes to the VII-VIII century, and his name he is obliged to large deposits of salt found in the district.
The first landmark on our journey was Mirabellgarden Park (Mirabellgarten). It surrounds a Mirabell Palace (Schloss Mirabell), built in the early XVII century, now is the residence of the mayor of the city. A cozy and pleasant place for walking and recreation, the park is designed in classic European style - the perfect line of lawn and walkways, beautiful fountains, statues.

After strolling through the park, we moved on, toward the Old Town. To get there, you need to go Salzach at a pedestrian bridge, offering a beautiful view of the river and the city itself along both banks. The usual tourist route through the old Salzburg is a narrow pedestrian street Getreidegasse (Getreidegasse), which runs through the center and goes to the main square - Rezidentsplats (Residenzplatz) - a great place for a leisurely stroll with his mouth open and the viewing surround you old buildings. There are many cafes, shops, souvenir shops and confectioneries. The main attraction of the street - a house where he was born and lived until 17 years Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Actually the name of Mozart - is part tourist brand of Salzburg. Only the lazy are not mentions the name in the title of his little store, cafe or product, well, or at least - do not print the portrait of the great composer on a napkin or flyers. Passing through the center, you can find Mozart in all forms - from the famous candy, which for several centuries in a row made by hand according to ancient recipes, finishing slippers classic red and gold colors.

Home town square filled with tourists, and various crew - equestrian, bicycle, car, ready for about 30 euros to bring you around the center. Looking around, we pass on, at Domplatz, the area near the Cathedral.

Kapitelplatts filled structures rather futuristic-modern form, kotrastom looking at the background of classical buildings. The huge golden ball with the boy on the top, chess, in which you can play the scene with the schedule of shows and concerts, and all that - against the background of towering at a height of 120 meters of the fortress Hohensalzburg - a symbol of the city.
Bypassing Rezidentsplats the other hand, we came to Mozartplaz, which, as you might guess, is a monument to Mozart actually.

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