About the monument: Information from salzburgerland.com: “In 1835, Salzburg native Sigmund von Koflern and author Julius Schilling, an immigrant from Poznan, began an initiative to build a Mozart monument (Mozartplatz square).With donations from the people of Salzburg, the commission for the monument was awarded to Munich sculptor Ludwig von Schwanthaler and the royal caster, Johann Stiglmaier.