Mozart was born in Salzburg back in 1756. The Mozart Residence on Makartplatz and the Mozart Birthplace on the Getreidegasse, both of which are now museums, remind us of his extraordinary childhood. After the years in Salzburg which shaped him, he eventually moved to Vienna, where he died at the young age of just 35.
Salzburg as the City of Mozart
Mozart chocolates, Mozart rubber ducks, Mozart ice cream: There is practically nothing that doesn’t sport the likeness of this city’s greatest son. As the city in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and grew up, Salzburg can fairly claim the title of City of Mozart. Visitors to Salzburg will bump into Mozart around almost every corner…
Highlight for Visitors: the Mozart museums in Salzburg
One of the most popular museums in Austria is Mozart’s Birthplace, tucked away in the Getreidegasse. Numerous original items, portraits and a reconstructed period apartment invite you to take a journey back into the 18th century. Mozart’s fortepiano, on the other hand, can be found at the Mozart Residence on Makartplatz Square – where you can also look forward to a multivision show and an exhibition about the history of the Mozarteum Foundation.
Roam the Old City in Mozart’s Footsteps!
In matters of Mozart, essentially the entire historical district of Salzburg is a walkable museum. Begin your discover stroll at the Mozart Monument, which has stood watch over Mozart Square since 1842. The last apartment occupied by Mozart’s widow Constanze is at house No. 8. Though she also lived in the house currently occupied by today’s Café Tomaselli at the corner of Alter Markt and Churfürststraße. If you make a detour to unique St. Peter’s Cemetery, you will be able to visit the grave of Mozart’s sister Nannerl. Incidentally, she also lived at No. 18 Universitätsplatz. On the right-hand side of the Old City, Mozart’s father Leopold as well as Constanze found their last resting places in the cemetery of St. Sebastian’s.
Sightseeing on the Mozart City Tour
The Mozart City Tour will bring you to the most important Mozart landmarks in Salzburg. Other sights close to the city can easily be reached by bus, including Hellbrunn palace. Comfortable, informative and totally unreliant on the weather, the Mozart City Tour is ideal for day-trippers.
Listen to Mozart’s music in Salzburg
An absolute must for Mozart fans during any Salzburg visit is, of course, going to a concert. Several concert series and festivals, such as Mozart Week, keep the musical legacy of Mozart vibrantly alive in the city of his birth. For a particularly delectable musical treat we suggest a “Mozart Dinner Concert” accompanied by an excellent meal at St. Peter Stiftskeller, or perhaps you would prefer a “Mozart in Residenz” concert in the Kuenburgsaal at the Neue Residenz.
Experience Mozart in the City of Mozart and discover the wide range of ways Salzburg pays tribute to its famous son. Our tip: Take full advantage of the free entrances and discounts included with the Salzburg Card!