About one hundred years after composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived and worked in Salzburg, the first Mozartkugel (Mozart ball) was created by hand by confectioner Paul Fürst. This was in 1890 and the delicious Mozartkugel is still to this day produced by the same original recipe.
So, what is a Mozartkugel? It consists of a ball of green pistachio marzipan covered in a layer of nougat. The ball is then dipped in a dark chocolate coating and is wrapped in blue-silver tin foil by hand. Over the years there have been numerous imitations and trademark disputes, but the original Salzburg Mozartkugel are still produced manually by the confectionery Fürst and sold exclusively in its four shops in Salzburg. Besides the Mozartkugel, which is named after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, they also sell the Bachwürfel (the Bach cube) named after Johann Sebastian Bach.
Paul Fürst was awarded a gold medal for the Mozartkugel at a fair in Paris in 1905. Nowadays the Original Salzburg Mozartkugel are exported to 30 countries and are just as appreciated around the world as they are in Austria.