Mozart’s Birthplace

Getreidegasse 9 A-5020 Salzburg
Tel:+43 662 844 313 75
Fax:+43 (0) 662 84 06 93

Opening Hours
Opened daily 9 am - 5.30 pm (last entry 5 pm)

A visit to Mozart’s Birthplace takes about one hour.

There is a mobile phone text guide available. Texts accompany the exhibits on the walls of the museum.

Please note that Mozart’s birthplace is not barrier-free accessible.

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 acquisition. It is not transferable to other persons.

Those entitled to a reduction must prove their entitlement by means of a valid identification document.

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 Archive

The Mozart Archive has existed since the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation was established in 1880. As a source of documentation relating to Mozart’s life and works, together with his intellectual world and his impact on later generations, it collects material either in its original form or in photographic reproductions, while pursuing its own research projects and offering support and advice to independent scholars and to exhibition organizers.

 

Contact:
Dr. Sabine Greger
Mozart’s Birthplace
Getreidegasse 9
A-5020 Salzburg
Tel: 00 43 (0) 662 844 313 77 or 78
Fax: 00 43 (0) 662 84 06 93
mozartmuseum@mozarteum.at

 

Opening Hours
Workdays after prior consultation

Mozarts Instruments

What would a musician do without his instruments? Right from his childhood probably hardly a day went by for Mozart without him actively making music. Fortunately some of the instruments he played have been preserved until today. It is perhaps true to say that in the eyes of posterity every object Mozart touched even only once evokes a special aura, but the instruments he himself owned and used for years help us in particular to understand his music. Mozart finely tuned his compositions to the special sound qualities of these instruments. Thus they can reveal much to us nowadays about his ideas of the sound he wanted to create.

Mozart Visualized

The Mozart Museums have made it their task to raise questions about contemporary reception and interpretation surrounding Mozart and his work. The current exhibition is dedicated to the medium of photography.

The greatest challenge for a photographer is to make feelings visible.

Music itself cannot be expressed through images – yet, what music does to us can be!

Mozart’s Requiem has preoccupied Sven-Kristian Wolf for over 30 years, ever since he heard it as a 16-year-old punk, sitting on the cold stone floor of a church on the anniversary of Mozart’s death. To create a photo series based on Mozart’s Requiem requires a certain chutzpah, which Wolf has. Nevertheless, he required a two-year period of reflection and many attempts, in order not to interpret something into Mozart’s music that is not there.

Sven-Kristian Wolf is a conceptual photographer and workshop leader. His works are a visualization of emotion, and deal with the question, “How does it feel?”

Born in Upper Austria in 1973, Wolf switched from electric bass to photography due to a hearing loss in 2016. His works received the award “Best Conceptual Photography of Austria” from the STRKNG, International Gallery of Photography. His works and have been shown in Salzburg, Venice and Vienna.

Issued from 8.12.2022 – 5.2.2023

Una ofrenda para Wolfgang Amadé - An altar for Mozart

Artist: Angeles Alonso Espinosa

The celebration of the Day of the Dead in Mexico is the result of a long process of syncretism, adaptations and survivals. Its core may be found in ancient Mesoamerican cultures in which death was not considered as an end, but as part of the cycle of life, implying rebirth. Some Christian symbols were incorporated during the colonial period, and new cultural manifestations have had an impact as well.

The Day of the Dead is a living tradition in which elements from different times and cultures converge. However, the very soul of this celebration is the way ancestors keep living among their descendants, highlighting the importance of cultural transmission, social ties, memory and a conception of time as cyclical.

Altars are the core element of the Day of the Dead. This space becomes a portal, a link between those who died and the relatives who hope to share a moment with them by offering food, drinks and objects they cherished.

In spite of differences between altars, most of them contain specific elements with a special meaning and function: an arch, the 4 natural elements, Cempasuchil flowers and copal, salt, a Xoloitzcuintle dog, Pan de Muerto and Christian symbols, as well as food, drinks and objects that the deceased cherished during their earthly life.

Altars have two, three or seven levels. The three-level altar represents the three levels of the cosmos in Mesoamerican cosmology, while in Christianity it refers to hell, purgatory, and heaven. Specific elements should be placed in each level:
– The first level – symbolizing the underworld– should contain those elements that function as guides to the souls for their journey from the underworld to earth.
– The second level -symbolizing earthly life – should contain food, drinks and objects that the deceased cherished during their earthly life.
– The third level is the heavenly one where a portrait is placed.

An altar should be, above all, a place that welcomes and reflects the person to whom it is
dedicated. Ours is inspired by the last opera Mozart composed: The Magic Flute (1791).
Considered by many to be Mozart’s philosophical testament, The Magic Flute is a deep
meditation on life and death.

Issued from 2.11. – 5.12.2022

Mozart Geburtshaus

Virtual Tour MOZART’S BIRTHPLACE

Get to know the house where Wolfgang Amadé Mozart was born on January 27, 1756 and immerse yourself in the fascinating world of the musician.

Image Trailer

Vorschaubild Trailer Mozarts Geburtshaus