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Mozart's Birthplace

The famous house in Salzburg' city centre

Located in the middle of Getreidegasse you already know that you are getting loser to Mozart's birthplace. There is always a knot of people who want to take a picture of the yellow building. But on its own it is very recognisable. In golden letters it has written "Mozart Geburtshaus” (Mozart's birthplace) on it.

Mozart is playing violin in front of his birthplace in Salzburg
The famous componist lived in Salzburg

The house on Salzburg's Getreidegasse was originally called Hagenauer Haus. But after Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the biggest musicians and composers of all time, had been born here it was renamed.

Mozart Museum

Already in 1880 the building was converted into a museum. There is a lot to see; after all the Mozart family lived on the 3rd floor of this house for no less than 26 years. Thousands and thousands of visitors from all over the world meet here to visit the original Mozart premises. In addition you will find here:

  • Documents
  • The family's instruments (like a Mozart's childhood violin)
  • Portraits
  • Letters
The birthplace of the famous componist Mozart in Salzburg
Mozarts Birthplace

Exhibition at Mozart's Birthplace

In addition to these exhibits there are also special exhibitions taking place with Mozart's original instruments or Salzburg furniture and items from the era he lived in.

Opening times 2014

Daily 9am – 5:30pm (last entry 30mins prior)
July, August: daily 9am – 8pm (last entry 30mins prior)

Tours on request. Salzburg Card holders enjoy free entry. The regular admission fee is EUR10.00 for adults, EUR 3.50 for children and pupils and EUR4.00 for teenagers.

Note: Mozart's Birthplace is not suitable for wheelchair users.

We at Amadeus Hotels will also gladly help you with further information on Mozart's Birthplace, which is only a couple of metres away from our hotel. If you are still looking for a room in the middle of Salzburg's old town, feel free to contact us.

Mozart's Birthplace can be found at number 9 and is probably the most famous and popular house on Getreidegasse. Since his birth in 1756 the Salzburg musician and composer lived on the 3rd floor of this so called "Hagenauer Haus” with his parents and sister Nannerl until 1773. Today it accommodates a museum.