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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born at the ‘Hagenauer House’ (Getreidgasse number 9) on 27th January, 1756.
The building was named after a merchant toy dealer, Johann Lorenz Hagenauer (1712 – 1792), the owner of the building and a family friend to the Mozarts.
To celebrate the life and times of Mozart, the International Mozarteum Foundation installed a museum in the house on June 15, 1880. Over time the museum has been restructured and remodelled to become a cultural venue of the highest importance, attracting thousands of visitors each year.
Everyday items of furniture and decor from the 18th century and original certificates, letters and memorabilia document the life of Mozart. The musical maestro’s violin, which he used as a child and clavichord are also displayed.
In 1994, the museum was carefully renovated to state-of-the-art museum standards to protect the exhibits from natural deterioration and damage.
The second floor of the building showcases Mozart as a composer and includes numerous miniature models of stages and the stories behind his most famous operas.
The museum is open daily from 9.00am – 5.30pm and last entrance is 30 mins before closing. Guided tours are available by prior arrangement and unfortunately the museum is not wheelchair friendly.
Constantly developing and expanding, Mozart’s birthplace and museum is an absolute must for every Salzburg visitor.
Guests staying at our Alpine Centre resort will find Salzburg an easy drive of just over an hour, taking in some fabulous scenery on route.