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Experience Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Salzburg, the city of Mozart

In 1756, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg. The birthplace on Getreidegasse and residence at Makartplatz today serve as museums to commemorate the exceptional childhood of the musical genius. Mozart died in Vienna, where he lived for a long time, when he was just 35.

Mozart is omnipresent in Salzburg: the airport and University of Music and Art are named after him, in the souvenir shops, all kinds of knick-knacks smile with the face of the city's famous son next to the famous Mozartkugeln. When it comes to the Mozartkugeln, people say: only those in silver paper from Konditorei Fürst are the real, original Mozartkugeln that have been made individually by hand to this day.

Statue of Mozart at Mozartplatz
Mozartplatz in Salzburg's historic centre

Mozart's birthplace

No matter where you are travelling from, all Salzburg tourists stop in front of Mozart's birthplace. The Hagenauer Haus at Getreidegasse 9 is home to a museum today, which houses everyday items, furniture, certificates and mementos from the Mozart family as well as highlights including Mozart's childhood violin and clavichord in the original living rooms.

Mozart's birthplace

The Mozart family lived in the Mozart residence, the "Tanzmeisterhaus" (dancing master's house) on today's Makartplatz from 1773 to 1787. The first floor is now home to a museum, where Mozart's pianoforte still stands. Original documents and portraits provide an insight into Mozart's life in Salzburg.

Musical Mozart highlights

Fans of classical music can enjoy an aural treat all year round. However, the Mozart Week surrounding the composer's birthday (27 January) attracts quite a substantial amount of attention. As part of the week-long festival, you can enjoy high-quality orchestra, chamber and soloist concerts with excellent Mozart performers.

Other classical music concerts focusing on Mozart include the Mozart concert series in the Residenz Palace, the Mirabell Palace Concerts and the Mozart Dinner Concert in Stiftskeller St. Peter.

Be enchanted by the unique flair of the city of Mozart and follow in the footsteps of child prodigy Wolfgang Amadeus! You can obtain further information concerning your visit to Salzburg from the team at Hotel Scherer at any time.

The family-run hotel with its central location near the Mirabell Gardens is ideally located for Mozart fans and those who aspire to become one. To reserve your holiday in the 4-star hotel in Salzburg, send us your non-binding request today!