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Why not visit the Mozarts?

Why not visit the Mozarts? The Mozart museums of the Mozarteum Foundation return after the Corona break with a special program for all Salzburg residents. The ticket office also opens again for personal customer traffic


What would a cultural life in the Mozart city be without the two Mozart museums? Mozart’s birthplace and the Mozart residence are among the most visited private museum institutions in Salzburg and Austria, with around 500,000 visitors a year. After weeks of closure to contain the Corona Pandemic, the heart of Getreidegasse – Mozart’s birthplace – is finally beginning to pulsate again. The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg is approaching the opening of the two museums cautiously and staggered from the end of May onwards.


The Mozart residence on Makartplatz will open its doors again on the weekend of Whitsun, Saturday 30 May 2020, and the famous yellow house in Getreidegasse – the symbol of the Mozart city – will follow on the following weekend (6 and 7 June). “We will start with a test run, which means that until the end of June we will be available for our visitors on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. How things will continue in July will be shown by the experiences and new guidelines in the coming weeks,” explains Museum Director Gabriele Ramsauer. Hygiene measures in the ticket office areas as well as in the exhibition rooms are guaranteed in both museums; cleaning and disinfection are carried out several times a day. In the museums, of course, masks are compulsory and the distance rule applies. A one-way guidance system ensures a flowing flow of visitors. The audio guides will be available for download in the Appstore from the end of May.


New in the program is regular special public tours under the motto “Visit the Mozarts” especially for all Salzburg residents on Saturdays at 2 pm in the Mozart residence. “This is a good opportunity for all visitors from town and country to get to know the Mozarts better in a small circle of a maximum of eight people, to refresh their knowledge of the family or even to learn about unfamiliar things,” explains museum educator Maria Erker and adds: “The exhibition in the Mozart residence was only reworked in February. Here the entire family is the focus of attention, because the life and work of father Leopold Mozart and the two Mozart women, mother Anna Maria and sister Maria Anna ‘Nannerl’, offer exciting stories and testimonies of this time”.


The ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation in the Theatergasse can be reached by telephone again from 18 May. From 2 June the ticket office will be open to customers. Until further notice, the opening hours here are Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Overview of special public tours for Salzburg residents in the Mozart residence


Sa 30 May at 2 pm: “Why don’t you visit the Mozarts” Bet you didn’t know that?! Secret and unknown facts about Wolfgang Amadé, the famous son of Salzburg.


Sa 6 June at 2 p.m.: “Very private – a guest of the Mozart family” How did a bourgeois family live in 18th century Salzburg? What did they eat, how did they spend their free time? With the help of diaries and letters from the Mozart family, this tour will give you an exciting insight into the life of the Mozart family.
about everyday life, leisure, and travel 250 years ago.


Sa 13th June at 2 pm: “After God comes Papa!” Leopold Mozart was largely responsible for his son’s career, and even in adulthood, he was there to help and advise his son. Nevertheless, the father is often portrayed as a bossy and dominant patriarch. This tour brings light into the relationship between father and son.


Sa 20 June at 2 pm: “Mozart in love” The Bäsle, Constanze and the Stubenmädeleien – Mozart’s letters tell us a lot about what his heartfelt, and usually in very clear words. This thematic tour tells us more about Mozart’s love life, which ladies made him
and who and how deeply he loved – his Constanze -, even though he ultimately
was not entirely faithful.


Sa 27 June at 2 pm: “Constanze, Nannerl, and Mother Mozart – Women’s Power in the 18th Century” Mother Anna Maria, Sister Maria Anna called “Nannerl” and later wife
Constanze has shaped Wolfgang Amadé and were important companions. Even today, the women of the Mozart family are often pushed into the background. The tour brings the ladies of Mozart’s family before the curtain and sheds light on life as a woman in the 18th century and the influence the three women had on the musical genius.


Registration is absolutely necessary:


Opening hours May/June 2020


Mozart residence
Makartplatz 8


30 May to 1 June, 6 & 7 June, 11 June, 13 & 14 June, 20 & 21 June and 27 & 28 June
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admission 15.30 p.m.

Mozart’s birthplace
Getreidegasse 9
6 & 7 June, 11 June, 13 & 14 June, 20 & 21 June and 27 & 28 June
11 a.m. to 4 p.m., last admission 15.30 p.m.


Contact both museums/E-Mail:
Admission: € 12, concessions € 10
guided tour: € 1


Ticket office of the Mozarteum Foundation
Theatergasse 2
telephone: 0662 87 31 54


From 18 May onwards you can reach us by telephone between 10 and 13 o’clock.
From 2 June open to the public between 10 and 13 hrs.