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Mozart's Birthplace and Residence

Mozart’s Birthplace and Residence

Visiting Mozart’s Birthplace and Residence museums while in Salzburg, Austria is another to-do item if you’re a fan of Mozart! Even if you’re a fan music it’s fun to take an opportunity to learn more about the life and history of Mozart.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was an Austrian composer and musician who is widely considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Mozart was a prolific composer, producing over 600 works, including symphonies, operas, chamber music, and piano music. Mozart’s life was short, but he achieved great success and fame during his lifetime.

Mozart’s Birthplace

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Mozart’s Birthplace

Mozart’s Birthplace

Mozart was born in the “Hagenauer Haus” in the city of Salzburg, Austria. It is also known as Mozart’s Geburtshaus.

The house in which Wolfgang Amadé Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 is now one of the most visited museums in the world. The house is situated at Getreidegasse 9 and is a museum dedicated to the life and work of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. He was born in this house and lived there with his family until the age of 17.

The museum includes exhibits of Mozart’s childhood, family, and his early musical achievements, as well as displays of original documents, musical instruments, and personal items.

The tour lasts about an hour as you walk through the through original rooms.

Mozart’s Birthplace Details:

Mozart Residence

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Mozart Residence

Mozart’s Residence

The Mozart Residence is another museum located just across the Salzach River, near the Salzburg Old Town. It was once the family home after they moved out of Mozart’s birthplace. The building is an eight-room apartment on the first floor. Wolfgang Amadé lived here until the end of 1780, when he finally left Salzburg.

The family moved to this house in 1773. The museum houses several exhibitions related to Mozart’s life, including original instruments, documents, and personal belongings. The residence also features displays on the everyday life of the Mozart family, and visitors can learn about their lifestyle, customs, and the musical influences that shaped Mozart’s work.

Mozart’s Residence Details:

  • Ticket Price: Adults €12.00
  • Hours: Daily 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Address: Makartplatz 8, 5020 Salzburg
  • Mozart Residence Website

I didn’t find the Residence as interesting as the Birthplace museum. We were given audio guides to listen along as we walked through the Residence. There was some audio of the music he composed, so that was nice to listen to. We purchased a combined ticket for both the Residence and Birthplace for €18.50. It ended up snowing while we were walking through the old town, so going inside was a nice reprieve from the cold.


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Hailing from the great state of Wisconsin, Katie Kinsley is a content creating, email marketing, overambitious plant-lover (read: killer). She's obsessed with planning detailed vacations and finding and building an affordable wardrobe. She's an individualist at heart discovering self-growth, a parent to a dog and a cat and in love with productivity hacks.
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