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Mozarthaus Vienna

The only surviving Mozart apartment in Vienna: regal and expensive

01 August 2013 Sights

Regarding his housing situation, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart could be regarded as a nomad. In less than ten years Mozart lived in eleven different apartments. The most beautiful, exquisite and expensive was located in “Camesina Haus” at former Große Schulerstraße (today Domgasse 5) behind St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna. Richly adorned with stucco – the house belonged to the widely renowned plasterer family Camesina – the extensive apartment housed Mozart during his most successful time between 1784 and 1787. Here, Mozart wrote “The Marriage of Figaro” among other masterpieces.

The apartment comprised four rooms, two cabinets, a kitchen, an attic, a cellar and two wooden vaults. Rent was a steep 230 guilders for six months (Leopold Mozart only paid 45 guilders for his eight-room apartment in Salzburg).

The Mozarthaus Vienna: a museum today

An excursion to the Mozarthaus Vienna is a journey into the life and work of Mozart. Four different exhibition areas are dedicated to the daily life of the Mozart family and the most important works of the composer. The exhibition begins on the third floor and provides information on Mozart’s time in Vienna, his friends and patrons, his membership of the freemasons and much more. On the second floor, visitors learn more about Mozart as a composer of operas – the first floor is dedicated to the daily life of the Mozart family – one of Mozart’s six children was born here.

A feel of Mozart

All who wish to follow the tracks of Mozart in Vienna will find inspiring exhibits presented in line with modern times at the Mozarthaus Vienna. Visitors should not miss out on the opportunity to explore the museum’s shop and concert hall in the basement.

Mozarthaus Vienna, 1010 Wien, Domgasse 5, open every day from 10am to 7pm. For further information please visit: www.mozarthausvienna.at

Mozarthaus Vienna at Domgasse in Vienna

Mozarthaus Vienna at Domgasse in Vienna

Photo: Mozarthaus Vienna / David Peters
Mozarthaus Vienna at Domgasse in Vienna

Mozarthaus Vienna at Domgasse in Vienna

Photo: Mozarthaus Vienna / David Peters