Makartplatz, Salzburg

Makartplatz, Salzburg

Makartplatz or Markart Square is a busy part of the city of Salzburg surrounded by some of its important buildings. The main attraction in the square today is a museum dedicated to Mozart and his works.

Makartplatz was developed by Archbishop Paris Lodron and architect Bernhard Fischer von Erlach. At the time it was called Hannibalplatz after Hannibal von Raitenau, the brother of the Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich. Later, it was named after Hans Makart, a celebrated 19th century Salzburg born artist and son of a chamberlain at the Mirabell Palace.

The most visited part of Makartplatz is the Tanzmeisterhaus where Mozart’s family lived when he was a young boy. The former residence was rebuilt after having been destroyed by bombs in World War II. It is located at No: 8 Makartplatz and houses the museum dedicated to the great composer. The next house to the museum is the Doppler House where eminent physicist, Christian Doppler who founded the Doppler effect of sound was born in 1803. The façade of the Church of the Holy Trinity faces the square and the Landestheater, built by Archbishop Colloredo is located here. The main entrance to the Mirabell Gardens is also located in Makartplatz.

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Sight Name: Makartplatz
Sight Location: Salzburg, Austria
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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