Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg
About Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg
Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: Getreidegasse 9, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Ticket Price: 10 EUR
Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
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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 Opening and Closing 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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This is the worst curation of any museum I have been to in years. Have loved Mozart all my life. There is little of interest (it is thrilling to see hi childhood violin and his clavier) but the information is dull and does not bring the man to life at all. A waste of money.
Worth the entry fee of 11 Euro. Buy the 24 of 48 hour pass and do a whole lot of things. Warning: stairs. Great self guided tour with audio assistance available. Lots to see!
Could be loved and appreciated more meaningfully by music lovers and some historians, and of course major footfalls of the tourists to Salzburg. The ground floor of the house has been converted into a commercial establishment. Select sections of the house from first floor onwards is open for visitors on paid basis. Displays, manuscripts, audios, musical instruments, centain paintings of the era concerned.... are some of the attractions besides usual souvenirs and gift shop. Conveniently located right at the old town area of the city. Photography prohibited inside most of the house.
A must place to go if you like Mozart. His first violin is in there music sheets and lots and lots of information. And much more
Lot more to see here compared to Mozart residence. It wasn't too busy when we went so we were able to immerse ourselves in it. Thoroughly enjoyed the visit. PS - Get a Salzburg card, it's extremely good value for money.
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