Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), Salzburg

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See Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), where the famous composer and his family lived from 1773 to 1787--and where Mozart wrote his numerous pieces. Destroyed by a bomb in World War II, the home was reconstructed and opened for visitors in 1996. Explore the exhibits, walk where Mozart walked, and see a piano and a violin that he played. Learn about different phases of his life and work through photos, audio guides, displays, and letters written to and by Mozart. You'll also see the rooms of his father and sister, along with some personal effects. Put Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) and other Salzburg attractions into our Salzburg trip itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • A bit disappointed from the Mozart Birthplace visit the day before, we went to see the Wohnhaus today, which was advertised to take 1,5 hrs. However, Iwe were already out after 30 minutes. The...  more »
  • Like mentioned above, probably a must if you are a fan. But overall not really a breathtaking experience  more »
  • Honestly, it’s just very crowded and wasn’t anything exciting for me. Great place to at least stop by, but I wouldn’t go out of my way.  more »
  • A huge disappointment, maybe just my expectations were much different from reality: I expected a domestic stuff of a famous composer, but there is nothing expect some papers. I can't treat the exhibition nothing more but deception.
  • The exhibits lack overt interest (books, papers, ephemera), and the rooms are crowded. 3 stars given for its historical significance, but you could easily skip this place without worry of having missed much. Just take a picture from outside so you can brag about having visited during casual conversation when someone plays Mozart ;) Note that there is, however, a quiet cafe in the courtyard, which is free to visit.
  • This is the Mozart family house. Wolfgang was born and raised here. The entire museum is currently dedicated to Leopold Mozart, Wolfgang's father. Over half of the items on display are listed as a copy or reproductions, some list the original as on display in another location and leave the display case empty. I was sorely disappointed after waiting so long to visit such an important place for music. I purchased the Salzburg card so the admission price was included otherwise I would be upset about that as well.
  • The focus of this "Mozart place" is Leopold, the father of the (much) more famous Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus. However, this in-depth preservation of the historical significance of Leopold is very much deserved from his own genius in music and from the genius in rearing, training and aptly setting the genius of his son, Amadeus, for his achievements!!! This reaffirms, in general, the unfathomable benefit and importance of a dedicated family, and the love and compassion within it, in setting the stages for the next generation in achieving greatness, to the level possible for each person, which for Amadeus was, among others, the great music for us to enjoy. It's tragic that he passed away so young!!!
  • Austrians know how to prepare a tour. Very informative and thorough. If you are thinking that you will be learning about Wolfgang Mozart, there is little about his career here. Instead Leopold's career and life are fully chronicled. Very interesting person and a huge insight to W.A. Mozart's life and career. A must do for history and music enthusiasts. Interesting for all who think they know anything about this historically important family. The tour could entertain children as young as 9 if they are studious.

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