Why Visit Mozart's Birthplace?

Dedicated to Mozart's early life in Salzburg. See his instruments and family portraits.

The Mozart Birthplace Museum (Mozarts Geburtshaus) in Getreidegasse is dedicated to Mozart’s early life. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here on 27th January 1756 in their apartment on the 3rd floor. It is now one of the most visited museums in Austria.

The Mozart family lived in the house from 1747 to 1773. They then moved across the river to what is now known as the Mozart Residence (Wohnhaus) in Makartplatz. Mozart spent his childhood and much of his youth here together with his father Leopold, Mother Anna Maria and his sister ‘Nannerl’.

The house itself was built in the 12th century and was owned by the Hagenauer family. The Mozart Birthplace Museum occupies the second and third floors and introduces visitors to Mozart’s early life. The exhibits include his first musical instruments together with portraits, documents and early editions of his work. On the second floor you will find the clavichord on which he composed The Magic Flute.

Close to Getreidegasse is Alter Markt.

Opening Times:

Daily 09:00 to 17:30. In July and August it is open until 19:00 (Last entry 30 mins before closing)


€ 11,- (€ 18,-) for adults. Young Adults (15-18 years) € 4,- (€ 6,-). Children (6-14 years) € 3,50 (€ 5,-) . Prices in brackets are a combined ticket for both the Birthplace and Wohnhaus.

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