Monday, March 7, 2011

Hookers for highbrows

Visit Salzburg, an online "travel guide written by locals," extols the charms of Steingasse Lane, which boasts both the birthplace of Joseph Mohr, author of "Silent Night," and a string of state-licensed whorehouses, one of which "is said [to have been] a brothel since the time of Mozart" . . .

(Note to the travel guide: "Silent Night" was first heard in 1819, not 1919. Proofread, proofread, proofread.)

(via Norman Lebrecht)