Just before lunch was finished Swiss Cheese said, don’t order desserts, we will have MOZARTKUGEL later.

Mozartkugel? Well he said it’s a rounded chocolate but I wont say more so you can check it yourself. But I think I had the idea what was he up to, as I remember when we first arrived in Europe 21 years ago we had a friend who brought us some goodies from Austria. I remember those little round chocolate with Mozarts face on it.

Hey I was right but he didn’t want to buy those with Mozarts face on them, he said somewhere in the old town we will find the original kondetorie.

We went to Café Kondetorie Furst and bought 2 boxes of Mozartkugel. It literally just melt into your mouth and sent me to cloud nine.

Mozartkugeln or Mozart Balls were invented by the Salzburger Furst. Just when the first balls were produced remains a mistery. They are small chocolate balls. The core is made of marzipan mixed with pistachio. Then a layer of nougat is added. Then a thin layer of bitter chocolate finished the whole. The balls are wrapped in silver or gold foil, imprinted with Mozart’s head.

Inside the box has a small paper:

The Salzburg confectioner, Paul Furst, created the now famous Salzburger Mozarkugel, in the year 1890. He was awarded a gold medal for his product which had already become famous at the Paris exhibition of 1905.

Norbert Furst the present proprietor of this establishment, still makes these fine chocolates today according to the old recipe and method handed down to him by his great grand father.

Other than the Mozartkugel the shops sells great selection of hand made truffles.A piece can set off from €0.80 to €1.20. Indulgence yes but its worth it.

Well at least you know what to buy when you find yourself in Salzburg!
Or when you have friends or family visiting this enchanting city ask them to bring you Mozartkugel.

As soon we finished walking around the old town, we set off the motorway.
With the great Alps around us and the surrounding Tirol region we bid goodbye to wet cloudy Austria and entered Brenner Pass with the region of Alto Adige (Sud Tirol) welcomed us with warmer weather.

Collegiate Church, Salzburg. Mozart composed his D Minor Mass for the official opening of this church on 5th Feburuary 1769. Just opposite is the house where Mozart was born (Moazrts Geburthaus)

This drive here called Weintrasse or Termeno sulla Strada del Vino is a must for wine lovers. The dinner at Alto Ridge would make up another story, the wine expercience alone can fill up pages.

But we did manage to get the ferry at Ancona!!

This post was on my archives and is dated 4th July 2005.