Friday, March 1, 2013
The objective of this project is to link the cultural route and places of „Mozarts journeys“ with the regional sites of the lake districts surrounding the city of Salzburg, stretching into the county Salzburg and Bavaria. It links many locations at which Mozart was working (historically proved): Chiemgau, Berchtesgadener Land and Salzburger Land. In combination with biking routes, guests can discover historical spots about Mozart’s journey. A mosaic of historically documented "Mozart spots" are interconnected by the Mozart Cycle Path. From Salzburg City - site of Mozart's birthplace - to Maria Plain, St. Gilgen, Wasserburg am Inn, Bad Reichenhall, Lofer and many more, these places each have their own story to tell about Mozart (Mozart Birth house, pilgrimage church of Maria Plain (Mozart Mass F Major was composed for it), old rail line to Bad Ischl –Eugendorf/ passing St.Gilgen (birthplace of Mozart’s mother and sister Nannerl); Silgent Night Chapel (Oberndorf;), In Bavaria – the trail begins at the town of Laufen: Waginger See, Chiemsee, Seeon Abbey and Obing; Wasserburg stop in 1763 Mozart’s journey to Paris). Other landmarks are Waidring, Lofer, Bad Reichenhall (stops for Mozart’s journeys to Italy) and lnzell, Freilassing and Triebenbach Castle. The project links a 450km route, signs, contract partners and online maps for the route. Innovative activities are the GPS maps (for download) and the system of combining tickets/card with established “Mozart ways/routes”; Elevation: 2.000 m. Length: 10-14 days (40km per day).