Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart is a composer, known all over the world, a prolific and influential maestro of the Classical era. He was born on January 27th, 1756 in Salzburg, and the city hosts two Mozart museums- one in the house in which he was born and another in the house in which he lived during his adult years. Patrons of classical music and fans of Mozart flock to these spots in order to feel closer to the great artist and gain insight into his life. These museums are two of the most frequented in the world.
The house in Getreidegasse 9 is the famous birthplace of the composer and where he resided for 25 years, and today, it is a shrine. The museum houses invaluable artifacts and memorabilia. There is a collection of documents, letters and paintings, including an unfinished portrait by his brother in law.
The third floor of the museum displays Mozart’s childhood violin, harpsichord, family letters, portraits and early versions of his music. The second floor is assigned to his love for the Opera and includes instruments upon which he composed songs. The first floor is showcases his exact living conditions, complete with period furniture. Throughout the museum, you will find paintings and documents that illustrate the composer’s early life in Salzburg. Another room is devoted to stage settings of his operas throughout the centuries. There are models and dioramas to illustrate the various ways people approached his music. The entire experience gives the visitor a holistic mental image of the life and influences of the artist.
The museum is situated on the second floor, at the center of the main marketplace and tour guides offer their services in order to provide visitors with a little history behind each exhibit. It can be a little crowded at some points of time. One can spend at least an hour or two studying the artifacts and there’s a Mozart Café a little down the street. An interesting site for lovers of classical music, culture and history, the Birthplace of Mozart is a must see.
- Fun with a local tour guide.
- Essential for lovers of Mozart.
- The museum has a mobile app that has most of the main descriptions, so you can take a look there and know what to expect.
- Easy to miss, so look carefully.
- There is no audio you simply read the plaques on the walls etc.
- Recommendations: Visit Café Winkler afterwards.
- Given price is for birth house for adults.
- Adults: 10 Euros
- Students, Seniors and groups (10+): 8.50 Euros
- Pupils (15-18): 4 Euros
- Children (6-14): 3.50 Euros
- Family ticket (2 adults + children): 21 Euros
- Children (upto 6 years): Free
- People with disabilities: 8.50 Euros
- Combo tickets for birth house and living house are also available. Refer official website for details.
- Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
- Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz (Sigrist) bus stop is close by.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
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74.71% of people who visit Salzburg include Mozart's Birthplace in their plan
3 PM - 4 PM
37.8% of people start their Mozart's Birthplace visit around 3 PM - 4 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Mozart's Birthplace
64.78% of people prefer walking in order to reach Mozart's Birthplace
Interesting place with a wealth of information about Mozart, his family, his early years, and early music. A replica of his famous piano is also present. Close to the exit is a set of computers where you can look at and listen to some of Mozart's compositions. From outside, the building, located in a very touristy area, is hard to miss, with its bright yellow color, the name "Mozart Geburtshaus", and a banner Austrian flag running along the side.
One of my favorite historical places to visit in Austria. The house is a very modest house that Mozart’s patents rented. Mozart’s mother gave birth to 6 babies but just Mozart and his sister survived to adulthood. We learned a lot about his childhood, his parents and his early years. A highly recommended visit
Nothing fancy about it. Nice house like almost any house in that street. You will find it easy because it is always crowded in front of the house. People are taking photos all the time, chit-chat and move on. There is not much to do there. Did not wanted to pay entry fee to visit a house inside, so cannot comment that segment.
Beautiful gardens with informative tour guides. Don't miss the fort upon the hill. If you want a inexpensive view, take the elevator up the hill from inside the modern museum. There is a cafe and overlook up inside the museum. The streets were very busy and the concert hall gives a view of local people dressed to the hilt for concerts. The shopping and views are beyond compare.
This is a lovey museum dedicated to Mozart's early life. We really enjoyed it. Our ten year son loves music and Mozart. He enjoyed parts of the museum, for example seeing Mozart's childhood violin. But overall, I think the experience is geared more towards adults- there was quite a lot of text to read, but all was fascinating.