Mozarts Residence

A must see for fans of Mozart. See where he lived and composed while he was in Salzburg

The Mozart Residence (Wohnhaus) is across the river from his bithplace in Getreidegasse. The Mozart family moved to the house on Makartplatz in 1773 and stayed there until 1787. It was built in 1617 and was known as the ‘Dance Master’s House’ as it was the residence of Lorenz Spockner who offered dancing lessons to the nobility before their life at court.

Unfortunately, two thirds of the original Residence was destroyed in 1944 by allied bombing. The Mozart foundation was able to purchase the office building that had been built on the site in 1989 which they demolished. Over the next few years the Mozart residence was reconstructed using the original building plans. The Mozart Resedence Museum opened in 1996 and in addition to Mozart’s forte-piano contains many original documents and portraits.

Opening Times:

Daily from 09:00 to 17:30 and in July and August from 08:30 to 19:00. Note that during Mozart week the museum may be closed for concerts.


€ 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 Residence.

More Information:

Close to the Mozart Residence is the Mirabell Palace and Gardens used in the Sound of Music.

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