Mozart's Birth House in Getreidegasse - IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants

Mozart’s Birth House in Getreidegasse

The most famous house in Salzburg at Getreidegasse 9 is hard to miss, it stands out in jolly yellow and golden letters announce that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born here.

Where Mozart’s crib stood
The Mozart family lived in a 3-room apartment in Getreidegasse 9 from 1747 until 1773. The Mozarts had seven children but only two survived, Maria Anna, named Nannerl, and Wolfgang Amadeus, who was born on January 27th, 1756. Just one day after his birth he was christened at Salzburg Cathedral and given the name Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. He received his first music lesson from his father at the age of four. The children’s violin on which Mozart played his first pieces is one of the most famous exhibition pieces at Mozart’s birth house.

Where the young Mozart used to play with his sister Nannerl there now pass a constant stream of international visitors and Getreidegasse is Salzburg’s pulse and attracts shoppers and diners.

In 1880 the International Mozart Foundation established a museum in Mozart’s birth house. Take a journey into the genius’s childhood and visit the house of his birth in Salzburg’s most popular road. The former house of the Mozart family is home to momentos, letters and musical instruments such as Mozart’s concert violin, his clavichord and pianoforte.

Opening hours

The museum is open daily from 9 am until 5.30 pm and in the summer months of July and August until 8 pm. Adults pay seven Euros admission, children under fourteen 2.50 Euros. Holders of a Salzburg Card can visit Mozart’s birth house once free of charge.

The IMLAUER Hotels & Restaurants are just a few minutes from Mozart’s first address by foot.