Fun Facts Salzburg

Fun Facts Salzburg

This post is also available in: German

Salzburg is a great city to visit

Here are some interesting facts about the city:

  • The world today refers to Salzburg′s most famous son as “Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart”. In fact, his name was officially “Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgang Theophilus Mozart” with “Amadeus” being a Latinised variation of “Theophilus”. Mozart himself signed in his later years as “Wolfgang Amade”, and referred to himself as “Amadeus” only when he was joking.
  • Mozart wrote at least parts of the Zauberflöte, “The Magic Flute” in a little hut, where as  the story goes, he was locked in by author Emanuel Schikaneder to ensure they would meet their deadlines. The hut is today called Zauberflöten-Häuschen. (The Magic Flute hut)
  • The Krimml Falls (Krimmler Wasserfalle), in the state of Salzburg, are Europe’s tallest waterfalls, reaching a height of 380 meters.
  • The city used to be an independent country, but was annexed to the Austrian Empire in 1816.
  • Red Bull is from Austria – from Salzburg to be precise. Suffice to say, the mixture of Red Bull was “inspired” by the original Thai Energy Drink Krating Daeng.
  • Salzburg literally means “salt castle” and was named because of all of the salt mining done around the city. And it is located on the banks of the Salzach River.

All roads famously leading to stay in the city of Salzburg!

Visiting Salzburg soon?

Visiting Salzburg soon?

Located centrally, the MEININGER Hotel Salzburg City Center receives all the visitors who want to follow in the tracks of the child prodigy, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Only 2.5 kilometres away are the most famous attractions of the city: the birthplace of Mozart in the Getreidegasse, the Mozartplatz and the Festival Hall.

Book now in Salzburg - Save up to 20%
  • Share on:
geschrieben von / written by

1 Comment

  • Reply September 30, 2014

    Brynlee arant

    One day I would love to go to Salzburg and vienna I think it would be great

Leave a Reply

You have the option of commenting on our blog posts. When you do this, we will collect your name, which will be displayed together with your comment. You have the option of uploading a photo. If you would like to post anonymously, then you can use a pseudonym. Your IP and email address will also be collected and/or requested. It is necessary to store your IP and email address in order to be able to defend ourselves against liability claims in cases of possible publication of illegal content. Moreover, we require your email address in case we need to contact you should third parties complain that your comment is illegal. The IP and email address are also saved in order to prevent spam. The legal bases for this are Art. 6 (1) 1b and f GDPR.

If you would like us to delete one of your published comments or your photo, then please get in touch with our data protection officer.