Mozarts Gerburtshaus (Mozart's Birthplace)
- Type: Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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This is Salzburg, so as one Virtual Tourist insists, "Of course you must visit the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born!" In fact, the composer lived on this building's third floor from his birth in 1756 until 1773. Mozarts Gerburtshaus is now a museum chronicling the musical prodigy's early years. Artifacts from his life are spread out between this site and Tanzmeiserhaus, or Dancing Master's House, where Mozart also lived.
If you're short on time and can only visit one of these melodious houses, however, spring for Mozarts Gerburtshaus. There, you'll see Wolfgang's childhood violin, portraits and family letters. Exhibits are stretched among three levels: Visitors learn about Mozart's family and birth on the third floor, progress to his opera-composing period on the second, and get an insight into his everyday family life on the final ground floor.
You can visit Mozarts Gerburtshaus, located along Getreidegasse in Altstadt, any day from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (There are extended hours in July and August). Entrance costs about €7 EUR (or about $9 USD) with reduced rates for children. Go to the houses' website for information about combined tickets for dual admission, and keep in mind the Salzburg Card is valid at this attraction.