One item on my to do list for Salzburg was to try a Mozartkugel, preferably handmade. As we wandered around Old Town Salzburg, we came across this candy shop, with a window full of Mozartkugels. Inside we went, where they were wrapping the candies we wanted to buy. Small and round, made with pistachio marzipan and hazelnut nougat and covered in dark chocolate, they were soon to become a new favorite of mine. As I sit here typing this, I'm wishing we'd bought dozens to bring home because they were so good. And I'd really like to have one or two (or three) more.
Mozart's Geburthaus, 9 Getreidegasse- In 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here in the family's third floor apartment, where they lived until 1773. Only slightly familiar with Mozart due to a humanities class I took years ago, I enjoyed this self-guided audio tour so much more than I expected. The story of the Mozart and his family, placed in the social and political history of the time, was so interesting. Seeing all the letters they wrote, getting a sense of their personalities, made it even better.
Mozart Wohnhaus- Mozart's residence from 1773 to 1781, when he moved to Vienna.
Home of the Mozarteum Foundation. The Foundation is dedicated to preserving Mozart's legacy, including making both his homes in Salzburg open to the public as museums.
An informative tour, I thought the history of the Prince-Archbishops was especially interesting. I only wish we could have seen more rooms. Perhaps living quarters?
If you go, be sure to visit the small museums that are located in the fortress. The archaeological excavations and findings are cool to see, but there are other historical pieces that are worth looking at, too.