Mozart Geburtshaus (Salzburg)

The house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on the January 27, 1756 is now one of the most frequently visited museums in the world. No other place makes the person behind the artist Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his music as palpable as his birthplace. The building is named after the merchant and toy dealer, Johann Lorenz Hagenauer (1712-1792), who owned the building and was a friend of the Mozart family.

The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was founded in 1880 by citizens of the city of Salzburg and is rooted in the Cathedral Music Association and Mozarteum of 1841. Since then the prime concern of the non-profit organization has been the person and œuvre of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart. The International Mozarteum Foundation preserves the heritage of the Salzburg-born genius in the two Mozart museums in Salzburg Mozart’s Birthplace and the Mozart Residence.

Mozarts Geburtshaus is the most sought after tourist destination in Salzburg. It is a sacred place to all the music lovers, especially the ones devoted to western classical music. The building in which Mozart was born is now a museum that is visited by thousands of tourists and Mozart fans. The museum, Mozarts Geburtshaus in Salzburg houses numerous items belonging to Mozart and his family. It also displays the various musical instruments used by Mozart.

Mozart's instruments - The music instruments on display in Mozart's Birthplace were passed on to the International Mozarteum Foundation by Mozart's widow, Constanze Nissen (1762-1842) and her sons Carl Thomas (1784-1858) and Franz Xaver Wolfgang (1791-1844). The Mozart Residence was carefully restored in 1994 and remodeled according to state-of-the-art museum standards by the Viennese architect, Prof. Elsa Prochazka, to protect the exhibits from damage.

Mozart at the Theater - The second floor of Mozart's Birthplace is devoted to the topic "Mozart at the Theater." Numerous dioramas (miniature stages) illustrate the reception history of Mozart's operas. Stage models from the late 18th to the 20th century present the many-faceted interpretations. The International Mozarteum Foundation has presented a special Mozart exhibition on the first floor of Mozart's Birthplace since 1981 with exhibits changing once a year.

Mozarts Birth-house is a memorial site and one of the most popular Salzburg attractions, which remains open for visitors from 9am to7pm during the summers and 9am to 6pm during the rest of the year.


Top tourist attractions:

Austria - Salzburg

Salzburg Cathedral Dom
Hohensalzburg Fortress
Stiftskirche St Peter
Mozart Square
Mirabell Palace and Gardens

Mozart Geburtshaus
Residenz State Rooms
Mozart Wohnhaus
St Sebastian church
Schloss Hellbrunn



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