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Spiegelsaal

Mirrors Room

With its magnificent white-and-gold Rococo décor and the crystal mirrors that give this room its name, the Mirrors Room is a typical example of a state room from the era of Maria Theresa.

The polished surfaces of the wooden panelling and the mirrors set into it additionally had the task of reflecting the candlelight and creating the illusion of increased space.
It was either this room or the adjoining Large Rosa Room that was the setting for the first concert given by the six-year-old Mozart in front of Empress Maria Theresa in October 1762.
After his performance – according to his proud father – ‘Wolferl sprang onto Her Majesty's lap, threw his arms around her neck and kissed her.’

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