Marienaltar im Salzburger Dom. Tiefe und liebevolle Marienverehrung im katholischen Salzburg.
Salzburg is often referred to as the “Rome of the North”, as the prince-archbishops brought the greatest architects of the day to Salzburg.
Mirabell Palace can be reached within a few minutes from anywhere in the old town. This is where Mozart used to play his timeless pieces. Mirabell Palace is considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant concert halls in Austria. In its glory days, the Mozart family performed here for Salzburg’s royalty.
In Schloß Mirabell hat der jugendliche Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart seine ersten Konzerte gegeben. Tausende von Touristen haben reges Interesse an der herrlichen Parkanlage mit sprudelnden Brunnen und Steinskulpturen.
Riding in a horse-drawn carriage is a classy way of getting around. As the city is famous for its small distances, walking is another excellent way of touring the baroque sights. Visit the impressive Dom Quartier in the heart of the ancient city.
Salzburg is dominated by the Hohensalzburg Fortress, a powerful symbol which offers a fascinating journey back to the Middle Ages.
The Trapp Family
The life of the Trapp family is inseparable from Salzburg. It was here that the family choir had its roots, captivating the world with their touching story accompanied by immortal music.
In 1925, Georg von Trapp – submarine commander in the Austrian navy – moved with his seven children to Salzburg coming from Zell am See. Sadly, Georg von Trapp‘s first wife had already passed away in 1922.
In Salzburg, the widower looked for a governess and teacher, above all to take care of this second eldest daughter, Maria, who suffered from a heart condition. The abbess of Nonnberg Abbey placed Maria Kutschera in his service. The baron and the novice fell in love, marrying in 1927. They had three children together.
The Trapps lost most of the family fortune when their bank failed in 1933. Maria founded a family choir in their home. Finally, they took part in a folk-music competition. The Trapps won and were invited to give a concert on the radio. This was the beginning of an unusual career in Salzburg. When the Nazis came to hire the captain for the German Navy, the family was able to take off at night to flew into Switzerland and into the USA to save their lifes.