- Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing Type
- 1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
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Before Mozart relocated to Vienna, he wrote many cherished symphonies, concertos and operas at Mozarts Wohnhaus, the composer's former home which sits across the Salzach River from Mozarts Gerburtshaus and Festung Hohensalzburg. Unfortunately, only a third of the original house remains intact due to a World War II bomb blast. An office building was initially constructed in the devastated section but was torn down in 1994. The property has since been restored to its original state.
Exhibitions at Mozarts Wohnhaus display the composer's original drafts and sheet music written in Salzburg. Most notably, Mozart's original pianoforte resides here, as well as a famous portrait of the Mozart family. And although some recent visitors wished more information was provided about Mozart's life, many appreciated the artifacts on display.
If you have a Salzburg Card, admission into Mozarts Wohnhaus is free. Without a Salzburg Card, entrance into the museum costs 10 euros per person (about $11). Discounts for students and seniors are offered. The property is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily, with extended hours until 8:30 p.m. in July and August. For more information, check out the museum's website.
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