Schloss Mirabell - Salzburg, Austria
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N 47° 48.321 E 013° 02.491
33T E 353360 N 5296523
Schloss Mirabell (English: Mirabell Palace) is a beautiful Baroque palace in Salzburg, Austria.
Waymark Code: WMMFDZ
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Date Posted: 09/12/2014
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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"Mirabell Palace (German: Schloss Mirabell) is a historical building in the city of Salzburg, Austria. The palace with its gardens is a listed cultural heritage monument and part of the Historic Centre of the City of Salzburg UNESCO World Heritage Site.


It was built about 1606 outside the medieval walls of Salzburg according to Italian and French models, at the behest of Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich Raitenau as a residence for his mistress Salome Alt. When Raitenau was deposed and arrested in 1612, Alt and her family were expelled and the palace received its current name from Italian: mirabile, bella: "amazing", "wonderful". It was rebuilt in a lavish Baroque style from 1710, according to plans designed by Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt. On 1 June 1815 the later King Otto of Greece was born here, while his father, the Wittelsbach crown prince Ludwig I of Bavaria served as stadtholder in the former Electorate of Salzburg. The current Neoclasical appearance dates from about 1818, when the place was restored after a blaze.

In its geometrically-arranged gardens are mythology-themed statues dating from 1730 and four groups of sculpture (Eneas, Hercules, Paris and Pluton) by the Italian sculptor Ottavio Mosto, from 1690. It is noted for its boxwood layouts.


Several scenes from The Sound of Music were recorded here. Maria and the children sing 'Do-Re-Mi' while dancing around the horse fountain and using the steps as a musical scale."

--Wikipedia (visit link)
Country/Land: Austria / Österreich

Original Reference: Salzburg (Statutarstadt), page 59

Mirabellplatz 4 5020 Salzburg Austria

Year built: 1606

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