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 9 am - 5.30 pm (last entry 5 pm)
Jan. 1st 2023 opened from 12 pm

A visit to Mozart’s Residence takes about one hour and a half.

The Mozart Residence is accessible barrier-free via the Theatergasse entrance. To open the barrier-free entrance, please call +43 662 874227 40 and 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, which opened in 1991, is the largest specialized archive for sound and image recordings of Mozart’s life and work. 33,000 audio titles (the oldest dates back to 1889) and 4,000 video productions can be played on site. Some musical works are available in more than 300 different interpretations. A further 16,000 Mozart recordings can be found 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 available during the opening hours free of charge.
Film screenings for groups are possible after prior registration.

Opening hours:

Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, 9 am to 1 pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 1 pm to 5 pm

ATTENTION 17-18 October the Mozart Audio-Visual Collection is closed!

The Mozart Audio-Visual Collection is closed over Christmas from 24.12.22 to 06.01.23!

 

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

Autograph vault

In the autograph vault in the basement of the Mozart Residence, the Mozart Foundation holds its most valuable holdings: more than half of all known documents associated with the family, including around 200 of Mozart’s original letters (he himself is the main contributor to 150 of these and one of multiple contributors in the case of the other fifty), around 300 letters written by his father Leopold and more than 100 autograph music manuscripts, most of them sketches and drafts of Mozart’s works in addition to autographs in the hand of Franz Xaver Wolfgang Mozart. The collection also includes scores, letters and other documents relating to numerous other figures from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries. We are working hard to catalogue these holdings as part of various ongoing projects.

The autograph vault may be visited only in form of special guided tours.

Contact:
Dr. Armin Brinzing
Makartplatz 8, 5020 Salzburg
Tel:+43 (0) 662 889 40 14

Magic Flute House

The ‘Magic Flute House’, in which Mozart is said to have composed parts of ‘The Magic Flute’ while living in Vienna, was located in the Mozarteum’s so-called Bastion Garden since the 1950s. This garden is only accessible via the main building of the Mozarteum Foundation.

According to some sources, Mozart wrote part of his most well-known work, “The Magic Flute“, in this garden cottage. Emanuel Schikaneder, Mozart’s friend who wrote the text of the Magic Flute, allegedly 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 in Vienna. After the sale of the Freihaustheater on the Wieden in Vienna, on whose grounds the little house stood, its owner, Prince Starhemberg, sold the Magic Flute House to the International Mozarteum Foundation in 1873. The little house was ceremoniously moved from Vienna to Salzburg on the occasion of the first Salzburg Music Festival in 1877. At that time, the Mozarteum Foundation erected it on the Kapuzinerberg, at a prominent vantage point 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 continued until World War II. After the Second World War, the Magic Flute House was forgotten, 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, during events taking place in the Mozarteum’s Great Hall, and on request during guided tours.

Currently, the monument is in the restoration studio of the Salzburg Open Air Museum for urgently needed restoration work. In the fall of 2022, the Magic Flute House will be transported to its final location, the courtyard of the Mozart Residence. It will be possible to view the Magic Flute House in the future as part of a visit to the museum.

Innenansicht Zauberflötenhäuschen
Foto Ausstellung Zart Besaitet

Exhibition Delicately Strung

Mozart and his string instruments

As a highlight, the original manuscript of Mozart’s Andantino for Piano and Violoncello KV 374g will be on public display for the first time. This is Mozart’s only surviving composition for solo cello with accompaniment.

A small special exhibition in the Mozart Residence is dedicated to Mozart’s compositions for string instruments. On display are instruments owned by Mozart, as well as valuable originals from the Bibliotheca Mozartiana and fascinating restoration photographs.
The cello is given special emphasis! For the first time, the original manuscript of a sonata for cello and piano composed by Mozart around 1782/83, but left unfinished, will be on public display. This is the only surviving work by Mozart for solo cello with accompaniment. It is joined by a small historical cello from the Mozarteum Foundation’s instrument collection, which will be exhibited together with Mozart’s childhood violin for the first time during the Mozart+Fest. Both instruments come from the workshop of Salzburg violin maker Andreas Ferdinand Mayr and are rare examples of precious child-sized Baroque instruments.
Photographs of historical instruments from inside and outside allow the viewer to see the instruments from a different perspective, and show the complex levels of restoration that make it possible for Mozart’s string instruments to still be played today!

All original manuscripts and prints shown are available digitally free of charge via the Bibliotheca Mozartiana digital

Virtual Tour

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Leopold Mozart special exhibition 5.4.2019-9.2.2020

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