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In the Mirabell Gardens, a small set of stairs leads to the Zwerglgarten (Dwarf Garden). Here, a number of marble dwarf figures are on display. The original 28 “court dwarfs” were sculpted during the early 18th century and illustrated several professions common at the time, such as gardeners, manual laborers, and traders. Interestingly, entertainers are also present, including a ropewalker and a ball player. During Salzburg’s brief Bavarian period in the Napoleonic era, King Ludwig I had the dwarfs removed, as he found them repulsive. Only about half of the original statues have since been recovered. The statues are between 1.2 and 1.4m (3.9 and 4.6 feet) tall. Originally, the dwarfs stood where the present children’s play area is – visitors saw the statues only from above, and they therefore looked even smaller.

The above courtesy of the iExplore Community website:

http://community.iexplore.com/planning/journalEntryActivity.asp?JournalID=42016&EntryID=44685&n=Mirabellegarten+(Mirabelle+Gardens)

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