Mozart Timeline

Mozart Residence

The Former Dance-Master’s House in Salzburg

15 August 2013 Sights

In 1771 Leopold Mozart wrote to his wife: “We are sleeping like soldiers, this cannot go on like this any longer. Wolfgang is not seven anymore.” Said and done. Family Mozart relocated from Mozart’s Birthplace at Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg to the other side of river Salzach to a new house in the vicinity of Mirabell Palace. The building is named after the prince-archiepiscopal dance-master, who gave dancing instruction to nobles here, before the Mozarts moved in. Now plenty of space was available: eight rooms and the gigantic dance-master’s salon. The Mozarts gave concerts, there was sufficient room for all pianos and the Mozarts could even grant music students food and board.

During World War II the building was destroyed. In 1996 the building, which had been reconstructed true to the original, opened its gates as the second Mozart museum. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived in this house for eight years before going to Vienna in 1781 – his father died here in 1787.

Mozart Residence – testimony to the youth of the great composer

The years of Mozart’s youth come to life at this museum: original documents, portraits and original works are on display and grant insight into the daily life and work of Mozart during his years in Salzburg – with a special emphasis on the women in young Mozart’s life, his mother and his sister Nannerl. Mozart’s pianoforte and the portrait of the Mozart family in the “Dance-Master’s Salon” are further attractions at the Mozart Residence in Salzburg.

A multi-media show tells the story of Mozart’s life and his work in Salzburg. Changing special exhibitions, concerts and lectures provide new impulses and are considered highlights in themselves.

For further information on the Mozart residence in Salzburg please visit www.mozarteum.at/museen/mozart-wohnhaus

The Mozart Residence in Salzburg is open every day.

Mozart’s residence on Makartplatz in Salzburg (Lithography, around 1860)

Mozart’s residence on Makartplatz in Salzburg (Lithography, around 1860)

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The residence of the Mozart family in Salzburg was reconstructed according to original plans and reopened in 1996

The residence of the Mozart family in Salzburg was reconstructed according to original plans and reopened in 1996

Source: Wikimedia