The city of Mozart - only a few minutes from Anif
The city of Salzburg is known as the birthplace and workplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and as the location of "The Sound of Music." People love the narrow streets and the wide spaces of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. And all just a few miles from Anif away.
Archbishop Leonhard von Keutschach (1495-1519), largest, fully-preserved fortress in central Europe. The medieval princes’ apartments and the Fortress Museum are of particular interest. Since 1892 the fortress can easily be reached by funicular railway departing from the Festungsgasse. Today the fortress is open to the public all year round and artists from around the world meet here for courses at the International Summer Academy. Besides the medieval rooms the romantic courtyard and the bastions regularly serve as scenery for events like the Fortress Concerts.
Salzburg’s Cathedral is probably the city’s most significant piece of church architecture and its ecclesiastical centre. With its magnificent façade and mighty dome it represents the most impressive early Baroque edifice north of the Alps. Its origin is closely connected to the ecclesiastical principality’s demeanour and growth. Destroyed by fire and rebuilt, enlarged and expanded, it bears witness to the power and independence of Salzburg’s archbishops. Among the precious objects to be found in Salzburg’s Cathedral is the baptismal font in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptised, the majestic main organ, surrounded by angels playing instruments, as well as the magnificent Cathedral portals. In his capacity as the court organist and concert master, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed numerous undying works of sacred music for Salzburg.
The Mozart Museum.
The Mozart Museum is located in the rooms formerly occupied by the Mozart Family.