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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!