Mozart's Residence

Salzburg, Austria

In 1773, after the house in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had been born became too small, the entire Mozart family moved across the river to the Tanzmeisterhaus on the square then known as Hannibalplatz. The building now accommodates a museum showing the various stations of the lives of the Mozart family. The building is now commonly known as Mozarts Wohnhaus and no-one knows where Hannibalplatz is as its latter-day name is Markartplatz. The existence of the building was first documented in 1617.

On the 16th October 1944 two thirds of the house were destroyed in an air raid. The owner at the time sold the bombed section of the building to Assicurazioni Generali, who then erected an office building subsequently purchased by the International Mozarteum Foundation in 1989. The International Mozarteum Foundation had already acquired the surviving section of the Tanzmeistersaal hall for museum purposes in 1955. On the 2nd May 1994 the office building was demolished and on the 4th May reconstruction of the original house was commenced according to old structural plans. In 1996 Mozart’s Wohnhaus was reopened.

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Founded: 1617
Category: Museums in Austria

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Mike (10 months ago)
Great exhibition, hosted at the house where Wolfgang Amade Mozart and his family lived when in Salzburg. Exhibits are nicely presented and an audio guide is included in the entrance ticket. Salzburg pass holders can visit for free.
Ron Showers (11 months ago)
Very informative. Info movie very informative and not long. Just the facts.
Keith Roberts (13 months ago)
This multi-room apartment, in the heart is Salzburg, gives a fascinating insight into how young Wolfgang spent his early years. Though many of the artifacts are facsimiles, it's certainly worth a visit as the descriptions are very comprehensive. It's unfortunately not wheelchair accessible and up several flights of stairs.
Donovan Steer (13 months ago)
Brilliant - you will need a lot of time to get through the museum. They do a combined ticket for both his Residency and his Birthplace. We got an Audio Guide as part of the ticket. The youngest was 6 years old and enjoyed the experience. As mentioned, you will need at least 1 hrs for Birthplace. For Residency you can halve the time (30mins) is possible but best longer for fuller immersion.
Yasemin Erdem (14 months ago)
Interesting museum, you can listen to some Mozart songs and watch a videa about him and his family.
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