A visit to the Mozart Residence takes approximately one and a half hours.
The Mozart Residence is barrier-free accessible via the Theatergasse entrance. To open the barrier-free entrance, please call +43 662 874227 40, our staff will be happy to assist you.
The former “Tanzmeisterhaus”, now run by the International Mozarteum Foundation as the Mozart Residence, provided the Mozart family with a spacious ambience from 1773, with an eight-room apartment on the second floor. Wolfgang Amadé lived here until the end of 1780, when he left Salzburg for good.
The Mozart Residence was rebuilt after being partially destroyed during World War II and reopened to the public in 1996. The biographies of the family members and the authentic impressions of everyday family life continue to fill the house with their spirit to this day, allowing visitors to experience Mozart anew. Mozart’s original instruments are on display in the historic Dance Master’s Hall.
Tickets are available online or directly at the box office in the museums!
Prices in parentheses are combined tickets for the Birthplace and Residence.
The combi ticket is valid for 24 hours beginning with the time of aquisitation. It is not transferable to other persons.
Those entitled to a reduction must prove their entitlement by means of a valid identification documen.
The admission fee does not include a guided tour.
Payment options: cash Maestro, Visa or MasterCard, JCB, Union Pay, American Express, Diners Club. The Salzburg Card is accepted here.
Special exhibition: Mozart: Che bello! A Genius in Italy
24 November 2023 to 25 February 2024
Wolfgang Amadé Mozart’s reputation as a child prodigy still shines today. The musical “boy wonder” has anchored himself in the public’s imagination. Only a few authentic portraits of Mozart exist from his childhood and youth. The majority is preserved in the extensive collection of the Mozart Museums in Salzburg. However, the portrait “Mozart in Verona” from 1770 has been in a private collection since a spectacular auction in 2019. On first glance, this portrait appears to be almost a clichéd image of the boy in a red coat, neatly dressed, and wearing the obligatory white wig. Innocently, young Mozart gazes out of the portrait. Yet, the first impression is deceptive.
After nearly 20 years, the world-famous painting returns to Salzburg’s Mozart Museums as a special loan. The work will be the focus of the exhibition “Mozart: Che bello! A Genius in Italy,” on view at the Mozart Residence from November 2023 to February 2024. For the first time, the exciting context surrounding Mozart’s first journey to Italy will be examined in relationship to the painting. Wolfgang Amadé, who had at the time just turned 14, was no longer just a child prodigy: he was an established professional musician. Young Mozart received contracts for important early opera-compositions in Italy, and he was celebrated everywhere as a genius and an outstanding musical talent. His far-reaching influence on the musical scene is documented by an abundance of awards and admissions to leading music-academies. Through a display of valuable original works of art, historical documents and autographs, the exhibition illuminates one of the most important creative phases of Salzburg’s genius loci, and brings us closer to the world of this incomparable genius. Mozart was and is simply unique: Che bello!
Mozart Audio-Visual Collection
The Mozart Audio-Visual Collection, opened in 1991, is the largest specialized archive of sound and image recordings relating to Mozart’s life and works. 35,000 sound titles (the earliest dates from 1889) and 4,000 video productions can be played on site. Some musical works are available in more than 400 different interpretations. Another 10,000 Mozart recordings can be found also in the online database. The collection includes interpretations of works, rehearsal recordings, documentaries and feature films, portraits, radio plays and children’s films.
The Mozart Audio-Visual Collection is open to the public free of charge during opening hours.
Film screenings for groups are available upon prior appointment.
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Exceptions: Friday, 27 Oct. closed | also 24 Dec 2023 – 6 Jan 2024 closed
Mag. Stephanie Krenner
Mozart Ton- und Filmsammlung
Makartplatz 8, 5020 Salzburg
Tel:+43 (0) 662 88 3454 81
In the Autograph Vault in the basement of the Mozart Residence, the Mozarteum Foundation keeps its most valuable holdings: more than half of all known documents associated with the family, including about 200 original letters by Mozart (for 150 of them he himself is the main author, for the other 50 one of several contributors), about 300 letters by his father Leopold, and more than 100 autograph music manuscripts, most of them sketches and drafts of Mozart’s works, as well as autographs in the hand of Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. The collection also includes scores, letters and other documents from numerous other personalities from the 18th to the 20th centuries. We are working intensively on cataloging these holdings as part of various ongoing projects.
The autograph vault may only be visited as part of special guided tours.
Dr. Armin Brinzing
Makartplatz 8, 5020 Salzburg
Tel:+43 (0) 662 889 40 14
Magic Flute House
The ‘Magic Flute House’, where Mozart is said to have composed parts of The Magic Flute while living in Vienna, was located in the so-called Bastion Garden of the Mozarteum since the 1950s. This garden is accessible only via the main building of the Mozarteum Foundation.
According to some sources, Mozart wrote part of his most famous work, The Magic Flute, in this garden cottage. Emanuel Schikaneder, Mozart’s friend who wrote the text of The Magic Flute, is said to have kept the composer there to ensure the timely completion of the work. The small wooden house was originally located in the garden next to the Freihaustheater auf der Wieden in Vienna. After the sale of the Freihaustheater, on whose grounds the little house stood, its owner, Prince Starhemberg, sold the Magic Flute House to the International Mozarteum Foundation in 1873. For the first Salzburg Music Festival in 1877, the little house was ceremoniously transferred from Vienna to Salzburg. At that time, the Mozarteum Foundation erected it on the Kapuzinerberg, in a prominent location above the Kapuziner monastery. To get to the Magic Flute House, one had to pay a toll at the gatehouse (which still exists today). This made it possible to visit the upper parts of the Kapuzinerberg. This practice was maintained until World War II. After the war, the Magic Flute House fell into oblivion until it was thoroughly restored and placed in the Bastion Garden on May 6, 1950. Until now, the Magic Flute House could only be visited during the summer months, at events in the Mozarteum’s Great Hall and on request during guided tours.
Currently, the monument is in the restoration workshop of the Salzburg Open Air Museum for urgently needed restoration work. In the fall of 2022, the Magic Flute House was transported to its final location in the courtyard of the Mozart Residence. A tour of the Magic Flute House is now possible as part of a visit to the museum.
Why not visit the Mozarts?
Leopold Mozart special exhibition (5 April 2019 – 9 February 2020)