Confectioner Paul Furst created the Mozart Ball in 1890. He initialy named it the Mozart Bonbon.
A green ball of pistachio marizipan is coated in nougat. The ball is then placed on a wooden stick and covered with chocolate. It is then impaled on a vertical stick so that it can dry and harden.
It seems to be the fate of Austrian Cakes that brawls break out over ownership of the original recipe (see the homepage of my website for a blow by blow description over the Great Sacher Torte Conflagration). This time, war broke out between the Fursts of Salburg and the Reber's of Bavaria.
It goes without saying that Salzburg is a beautiful city. This photo is from the old castle
The area also boast fantastic cycling. It is possible to start up in the Alps at Krimmel, cycle down through Zell Em See to Salzburg, and then down to the Danube at Passau. Or, there is great cycling round the lakes area.
This picture is of the stunning village of Hallstatt.