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Mozarts Geburtshaus (Mozart's Birthplace)

  • Getreidegasse 9 Map It
  • Salzburg
  • House/Mansion/Villa

Updated 08/26/2014

Fodor's Review

This three-story homage to Salzburg's prodigal son offers fascinating insights into the life and works of W.A. Mozart, with carefully curated relics of his youth, listening rooms, and designer's models of famous productions of his operas. As an adult, the great composer preferred Vienna to Salzburg, complaining that audiences in his native city were no more responsive than tables and chairs. Still, home is home, and this was Mozart's—when not on one of his frequent trips

abroad—until the age of 17. Mozart was born on the third (in American parlance, the fourth) floor of this tall house on January 27, 1756, and his family lived here in the front apartment, when they were not on tour, from 1747 to 1773. As the child prodigy composed many of his first compositions in these rooms, it is fitting and touching to find Mozart's tiny first violin on display.

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Sight Information

Address:

Getreidegasse 9, Salzburg, A-5020, Austria

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Phone:

0662-844–313

Website: www.mozarteum.at

Sight Details:

  • €7; combined ticket for Mozart residence and birthplace €12
  • Sept.–June, daily 9–5:30; July and Aug., daily 9–8

Updated 08/26/2014

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