Salzburg is unusually excessive, baroque, smug and monumental... which is great! So, the royal families have always chosen this city to host their palaces and so "balance" a bit of their own magnificence with totalitarian image of the Benedictines in the city. The Mirabell Palace is the most important of them and possibly the most beautiful of all. Its gardens, constantly cared for, its flora and geometry change according to the season. Over 200 classical music concerts are held inside in the "Marble Hall". Its maze garden gnomes and outdoor theater we used to imagine the idyllic life that ran through this place where the nobility kept their families away from hypocrisy and political corruption.