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Mozarts Wohnhaus

Mozarts Wohnhaus (Makartplatz 8, 5020 Salzburg, Austria) — housed in Mozart’s old home, this museum displays artifacts dedicated to the composer’s life. Mozart’s Residence was reconstructed after being partly destroyed during World War II and was re-opened to the public in 1996. The biographies of the family members and the authentic impressions of everyday family […]

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Mozart’s Birthplace

Mozart’s Birthplace (Salzburg, Austria) — the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was No. 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg, Austria. The Mozart family resided on the third floor from 1747 to 1773. Mozart himself was born here on January 27, 1756 (the seventh child of Leopold Mozart, who was a musician of the Salzburg Royal Chamber). Now […]

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Mirabell Palace

Mirabell Palace (Mirabellplatz, 5020 Salzburg, Austria) — Mirabell Palace is a historic building in the city of Salzburg, Austria (built in 1606 by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich for his beloved Salome Alt). In previous times, the likes of Leopold Mozart and his children, Wolfgang and Nannerl, made music here. The palace with its gardens is a […]

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Meersburg Castle

Meersburg Castle (Schloßplatz 10, 88709 Meersburg, Germany) – facing Lake Constance (with Switzerland on the other side), this castle looks back on more than one thousand years of European history and, according to legend and a tradition dating back to 1548, can trace its origins to the 7th century and the Merovingian Dynasty under King […]

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Linderhof Palace

Linderhof Palace (Linderhof 12, 82488 Ettal, Germany) – this is a schloss (palace) in Germany, in southwest Bavaria near Ettal Abbey. It is the smallest of the three palaces built by King Ludwig II of Bavaria, who ordered its construction in the late 1960s (inspired by palaces seen in Versailles, France). By his death in […]

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Hellbrunn Palace

Hellbrunn Palace (Fürstenweg 37, 5020 Salzburg, Austria) — this palace is an early Baroque villa of palatial size, near Morzg, a southern district of Salzburg. It was built in 1613–19 by Markus Sittikus von Hohenems, Prince-Archbishop of Salzburg, and named for the “clear spring” that supplied it. The Prince Archbishop commissioned Italian architect, Santino Solari, […]

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Fortress Hohensalzburg

  Fortress Hohensalzburg (Salzburg, Austria) – Fortress Hohensalzburg is a real eye-catcher, high above the Baroque towers of the city. Ths castle remains a visible landmark to this day, and is an unmistakable feature of Salzburg’s world famous skyline. From afar, the mighty walls begin to reveal the history visitors experience first hand. Admission: €16.30 […]

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Chillon Castle

Chillon Castle (Avenue de Chillon 21, 1820 Veytaux, Switzerland) — Chillon Castle is an island castle located on Lake Geneva, south of Veytaux in the canton of Vaud. It is situated at the eastern end of the lake, on the narrow shore between Montreux and Villeneuve, which gives access to the Alpine valley of the […]