Mozart Residence

A-5020 Salzburg, Makartplatz 8
Tel: +43 662 87 42 27 40
Fax:+43 (0) 662 87 42 27 83
Opening Hours
daily from 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (last admission 5:00 p.m.)
Exceptions: October 18 and 19 closed all day for painting | December 24 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | January 1, 2024 from 12:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. | last admission 30 minutes prior to each closing time

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.

Admission Fees

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.

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.

Opening hours:
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Visit our Mozart Week film screenings


Mag. Stephanie Krenner
Mozart Ton- und Filmsammlung
Makartplatz 8, 5020 Salzburg
Tel:+43 (0) 662 88 3454 81

Autograph vault

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.

Innenansicht Zauberflötenhäuschen

Virtual Tour

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Leopold Mozart special exhibition (5 April 2019 – 9 February 2020)

Image trailer