Dolce Vita

Taste the sweet life at Mozart's birthplace

Salzburg is the capital of the Austrian federal state of Salzburg and the fourth largest city of Austria. It is a vital industrial, financial, cultural and sports centre. It is also referred to as “Mozart’s City", as the genius music composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here. Its historical town centre has preserved its medieval character, and in 1996, it was inscribed in the UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage List. Visitors can admire many architectural gems, both religious and secular.

Salzburg's most important personality is the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He was born here in 1756 and composed in the city until 1781, when he moved to the imperial metropolis of Vienna. The name of this artistic legend can also be found on the local delicacy called Mozart chocolate balls, which are still made by hand according to the old original recipe.

Mozart chocolate balls

The sweet delicacy was originally created by Salzburg pastry chef Paul Fürst in 1890 and named after music composer and local native Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. As far as the production itself is concerned, the balls made from marzipan with pistachio are covered in a layer of nougat, then coated in dark chocolate and wrapped in delicate foil after hardening.

Salzburger Schnitzel

Behind that name lies the local specialty – a variation of the famous Wiener schnitzel. Salzburger Schnitzel is a crispy-fried veal cutlet stuffed with mushrooms, ham and cheese. As a side dish, the local chefs serve roasted potatoes with baby onions.

Salzburg Nockerl

A sweet treat that is served as a dessert after the main meal. These are little dumplings made from dough, which are baked in an oven for about 10 minutes in a preheated, buttered baking dish. At the end of the baking process, milk with vanilla sugar is added to the bowl. The dish is served warm along with a compôte.