Mozart's Birthplace


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Mozart's Birthplace

Mozart’s family lived on the 3rd floor of the "Hagenauer Haus" at Getreidegasse no. 9 for 26 years, from 1747 until 1773. On the 27th of January 1756, it became the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, their most famous son. The building was named after its owner, a friend of the Mozart family, the tradesman and spice emporium owner Johann Lorenz Hagenauer.

Do & See

The medieval and baroque area of the city holds the esteemed status of a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, boasting an array of impressive historical landmarks, museums, and other attractions. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Salzach and immerse yourself in the town's rich history while also catching glimpses of contemporary architecture and the modern world. Fortress Hohensalzburg perches regally at the top of the 'Festungsberg' and is one of the largest fortified defence systems in Europe. Gazing down to the foot of the Mönchsberg visitors see the festival district and the large festival hall, Felsenreitschule riding school built into the mountainside, and the 'Haus für Mozart'. The Getreidegasse is a well-known attraction and is one of the most attractive and heavily frequented shopping streets in the world. A stone’s throw away is the Salzburg Cathedral with its imposing dome and magnificent facade made of marble hewn from the Untersberg.