Mozart's BirthplaceCurrently Closed
- Address: Getreidegasse 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +43-662844313
- Ticket Price: 10 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Specialty Museum
Mozart's Birthplace - Review
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.
Mozart's Birthplace Information
- 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.
Mozart's Birthplace Ticket Prices
- 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.
Mozart's Birthplace Hours
- Last entry 30 minutes before closing.
How To reach Mozart's Birthplace by Public Transport
- Salzburg Ferdinand-Hanusch-Platz (Sigrist) bus stop is close by.
- Rent or hire a car/taxi.
Restaurants Near Mozart's Birthplace
- Goldener Hirsch
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Things to Know Before Visiting Mozart's Birthplace
74.92% 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
Mozart's Birthplace Trips
Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg Reviews
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.
Its absolutely amazing. If you ever get the chance to see it you should. I got to see it in August 1990. It was the best time of my life.
I really like Mozart so I'm so thankful I got the opportunity to visit this place. It was really educating and worth it at its price. The museum wasn't too busy! And the souvenir shop is really cute and not too expensive; I bought a really nice shirt!
An amazing place to visit with fascinating pieces. I learned so much that I didn't know! I only wish photography was allowed because I'd loved to have been able to capture all the cool things there were to take in all around me. Still just glad to have gone and seen these well-preserved artifacts of Mozart's life, even if I couldn't photograph them.