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The Mozartplatz is located in the center of Salzburg Austria’s Old Town, close to Residenzplatz and the Salzburg Cathedral. The statue, created by Ludwig Schwanthaler, was to be erected in 1841 on the 50th anniversary of Mozart’s death, but the unveiling was delayed by a year because a Roman mosaic had been found in the ground, which took time to recover. On September 4, 1842, the statue was ceremoniously unveiled in the presence of Mozart’s sons. The Bavarian King Ludwig I was an important sponsor of the statue and donated the marble pedestal.