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Salzburg Glockenspiel (The)

Salzburg Glockenspiel (The) - Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Glockenspiel (The)
Mozartplatz 2, Salzburg, Austria 5020Map
+43 662 84 1403
Neighborhood: Altstadt (old town)
Overview

When the weather is fine it's nice to have a coffee, or even better some Campari, sitting on the terrace of the famous Cafe Glockenspiel or in the large neighboring garden, situated on Mozartplatz, to hear the tender sound of a clockwork. The melody changes every month. 35 bells, hidden in the tower of the so-called New Building of the Residenz. The smallest bell weighs 16 kg and the largest one 380 kg. Prince Archbishop Johann Ernst Graf Thun had financed the bells in honor to himself and to appreciate the common people of course. Thanks to his prosperous trading connections to Holland the bells rang, after many efforts, for the first time in 1704, after they had been rolled down from Antwerpen to Salzburg by barrow eight years earlier.

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