Memories! Years ago, I used to play chess with local people on the board depicted above. I am glad to see the public chessboard is still in use. By the way, the man on the sphere is a sculpture created by Stephan Balkenhol. The official name is ‘Sphaera’, but people call it ‘Mozartkugel’.
There is an interesting detail about the Sphaera: The artwork consists of two pieces! Most visitors to Salzburg do know the male part on Kapitelplatz Square. The female part is by far more hidden. The small-scale figurine of a lady in red stands in a rock niche on a square named Toskaninihof.
Sources / More info
- Stephan Balkenhol (Wikipedia)