As the fourth largest city in Austria, the capital of the federal state of Salzburg, and the birthplace of Mozart, Salzburg is the beautifully picturesque setting and backdrop for Mozart’s Magic Flute Diaries. Known for its baroque-style architecture and mountainous, alpine surroundings, Salzburg has been a filming location for other popular films such as The Sound of Music.
Salzburg’s baroque architecture is so internationally renowned and beloved that its Old Town has become one of the best preserved city centres in Europe. To mark the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth in 2006, all 35 Salzburg churches rang their bells just after 8:00pm to celebrate and honour the historic occasion. Mozart’s influence, achievements, and importance to the city of Salzburg continue to inspire as tourists flock from all over the world each year to tour Mozart’s scenic birthplace, enjoy the ancient architecture, and explore the Bavarian Mountains.
If you’re planning to visit Salzburg, and would like to explore its historical Mozart sites, be sure to check out Mozart’s birthplace and residence, and the Mozart Monument. Mozart’s family is also buried in a small church graveyard in the old town of Salzburg. When walking around town, make sure to keep your eyes peeled for several ‘Wolferl’ monuments around the city.