Salome Alt was never an ordinary mistress as she was always the only woman in the bishop´s live. The archbishop and his mistress had 16 children. Only 10 children survived their infancy, 2 of their sons married, and a further 2 followed their father´s profession and became clergymen.
For his mistress Wolfgang Dietrich built the palace Mirabell, back than called "Altenau". Today the palace is situated in the centre of Salzburg, but in the 17th century it was situated on the edge of the medieval city.
Wolfgang Dietrich was deposed as Archbishop after political conflicts in 1612. He was locked up in the dungeons of his former fortress Hohensalzburg. Salome had to flee with their children to a cousin in Upper Austria. She died there at the old age of 94. Wolf Dietrich died in captivity on 16-1-1617.
|Mirabell Palace around 1735|