The Hofhaymer-Allee is a street in the city of Salzburg. It is situated in the district Nonntal in the south of the city. The surrounding neighbourhood is a residential area and well-known as a rather posh place to live. The German term "Allee" refers to an alley in the original sense of the word - that is a street flanked by trees. In the case of the Hofhaymer-Allee, this is only partly the case. It is a historic street, but not everything on this street is preserved.

It was originally built as a representative road primarily for the use of the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg. It was aligned in a set of three alleys, the other two being the exceptionally well-preserved Hellbrunnerallee, and the nearby Fürstenallee. The Hofhaymer-Allee is about 700 metres long and links major traffic lines that are crucial for the Nonntal district.

The Hofhaymer-Allee was named after the organist and composer Paul Hofhaimer, a local hero from the south of Salzburg who spent most of his career in the city. Hofhaimer died in the Pfeiffergasse in the City Centre. He lived from 1459 to 1537 and is considered to be one of the most important European composers of the Renaissance. His life demonstrates that Mozart′s talent did not come out of nowhere, Salzburg was a great environment for getting exposed to music since the Middle Ages.

Further Reading

Nothing meaningful found on the Hofhaymerallee, thus the Salzburg tourism site

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