Mozarts Geburtshaus Salzburg Reviews
Mozart's Birthplace, First Stop on a Mozart Pilgrimage Oct 03, 2011
The house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 has been a museum since 1880. Of course, it is a must-see for fans of the composer (and Mozart is my favorite composer) and music enthusiasts in general. Mozart's family and parents lived in a third floor apartment in the house from 1747 to 1773. Today, the 16th century townhouse is entirely given over to the museum.
Visitors first see the Mozart family apartment, including the kitchen and the bedroom where Mozart was born. The other floors contain different exhibits on Mozart and his life. There are Mozart's clavichord, his child's violin, music manuscripts including some written when Mozart was 6, a lock of his hair, paintings, and other iconography. An interesting exhibit is a series of stage set models for early productions of Mozart's operas. Access to the different floors is via the narrow stairs in the house, so visitors can trod the same stairs that Mozart did!
A must during a visit to to Salzburg!
Admission is 7 Euro. (Combination ticket with the Mozart-Wohnhaus, the house where the family later lived, is 12 Euro.)
Interior photography is not permitted.
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