Salzburg

1988 RU3. Discovered 1988 Sept. 8 by F. Borngen at Tautenburg.

Named for the Austrian province and its capital on the river Salzach. Visitors flock to the province's high mountains and the celebrated festivals in the capital, well-known as the birthplace of Mozart and Doppler {see planets (1034) and (3905)}. On 1818 December 24, the curate Joseph Mohr and his organist Franz Gruber created the well-known Christmas carol Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht near the town of Hallein. (M 25979)

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