Mozart Timeline

Mozart’s Birthplace in Salzburg

One of the most visited museums in the world

23 August 2013 Sights

Here, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born on January 27, 1756: the house now widely known as Mozart’s Birthplace was once the dwelling of the Mozart family at Getreidegasse 5 in Salzburg. The house itself was in the possession of the family Hagenauer. The ground floor housed a “spice trader’s shop” – delicatessen would be a more accurate term today. Wolfgang and his sister Nannerl grew up here – it was a happy and care-free childhood. Very soon, Wolfgang’s unique talent was to unfold.

Mozart’s Birthplace at the heart of Salzburg: a Mecca for tourists

How did the Mozarts live in the 18th century? What do the rooms look like, in which little Wolfgang and his sister joyfully frolicked with the neighbour’s children? Are there memorabilia from this time? How did Wolfgang’s passion for music develop? Mozart’s Birthplace belongs to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation today, which has made it its goal to provide answers to these questions and useful information on Mozart for a modern audience.

Three floors are dedicated to the environment of the Mozart family. Original portraits, documents, autographs, first and early prints of selected works and the violin Mozart played as a child are on display. One of the most precious exhibits is the famous unfinished Mozart portrait, showing the genius at the clavichord on which he composed “The Magic Flute”. Original furniture from the time of Mozart conveys the atmosphere of a bourgeois household typical of Salzburg in the 18th century.

Mozart’s Birthplace is located at Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg and is open every day. For further information please visit: www.mozarteum.at/museen/mozarts-geburtshaus

Relief on the portal of Mozart's birthplace

Relief on the portal of Mozart's birthplace

Source: Wikimedia
Mozart's birthplace at Getreidegasse in Salzburg

Mozart's birthplace at Getreidegasse in Salzburg

Source: Wikimedia