Violinist in front of Mozart's Birthplace © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

Mozart's Birthplace

Salzburg's most famous museum

Mozart’s Birthplace is a historical building in Salzburg where Mozart was born in 1756. Today the building is kept in its original shape and houses a museum about the composer’s life.

Mozart’s Birthplace is one of the most popular and well-visited sights in Salzburg. In Getreidegasse no.9, Mozart was born on 27 January 1756 and his family lived there from 1747 to 1773 until he was sixteen.

The Mozart family lived on the third floor of the "Hagenauer House" for 26 years. The house was named after its owner and Mozart's friend, the merchant and grocer Johann Lorenz Hagenauer (1712 - 1792). It consisted of a kitchen, a small chamber, a living room, bedroom and study. On exhibit in the historical rooms there are manuscripts (facsimiles), documents and souvenirs, the original portraits of the family members. For example, the 1789 unfinished oil painting by Mozart's brother-in-law, Joseph Lange of "Mozart at the Piano", can be seen there. The historical instruments (Mozart's concert piano, clavichord, Mozart's concert and child's violin, viola) were acquired from Mozart's widow, Constanze Nissen (1762 - 1842) and her sons, Carl Thomas (1784 - 1858) and Franz Xaver Wolfgang (1791 - 1844) by the International Mozarteum Foundation.

Violinist in front of Mozart's Birthplace © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
© Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

The International Mozart Foundation first set up a museum in Mozart's birthplace, Getreidegasse 9, on June 15, 1880. During the last few decades, the museum was systematically renovated by the International Mozarteum Foundation and has become a cultural site attracting thousands of visitors from around the world to Salzburg year after year.

Mozart's Birth Place © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
© Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

In addition, three themes are documented: "Mozart and the University of Salzburg", "Mozart's friendship to Salzburg families" and "Sacred music and reverence of the saints". The second floor is dedicated to the theme "Mozart at the Theater". Numerous dioramas (miniature stages) illustrate the history of the reception of Mozart's operas. Stage sets from the late 18th to the 20th century display the many different interpretations of Mozart's works. Since 1981, the International Mozarteum Foundation has presented different "Mozart" exhibitions on the first floor of Mozart's Birthplace each year.

Mozart´s Birth Place 3 © Salzburg Tourismus GmbH
© Salzburg Tourismus GmbH

Mozart Week

Mozart Week is held annually on the occasion of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s birthday on 27 January. The Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg has organized the Mozart Week since 1956. 

Statue of Mozart © Tourismus Salzburg GmbH
© Tourismus Salzburg GmbH

FAQs Mozarts Birthplace

It is located at Getreidegasse 9, 5020 Salzburg.

It is open from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. everyday. (Last entrance at 5p.m.)


A visit would take approximately an hour.

Johannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus Mozart

Mozart was born on the evening on 27th January 1756, as the youngest of seven children from Leopold Mozart and Maria anna Mozart.

He died on 5th December 1791, at the age of 35 in Vienna.