This grand city centre apartment was home to Mozart whilst he composed the “Marriage of Figaro”. It was also the former home of Strauss though and he wrote the “Blue Danube” waltz here. Mozart lived here longer than any other apartment from 1784 to 1787. Today Mozarthaus is filled with Mozart and Strauss memorabilia spread over 6 levels. Mozart’s House is just behind St Stephen’s Cathedral on Domgasse. This is an extract from our free Vienna City Guide.
Mozart actually lived in a number of apartments in Vienna, but this is the only one which still remains. We enjoyed the museum as a whole, but particularly the apartments laid out as Mozart may have had them. We also liked the way the building has been modernised with some parts ultra modern in design but still complementing the original apartments that Mozart lived in.
Mozarthaus is open daily from 10am to 7pm. Adult admission is 10 Euros (2012 prices) which includes the audioguide. Discounts are available for children, groups and families.
To experience Mozart’s music as it was meant to be heard, a popular activity in Vienna is the Mozart Concert in the Musikverein which includes historic costumes and wigs!
LOCATION & CONTACT
Address: Mozarthaus, A-1010 Vienna, Domgasse 5, Austria
Tel:+43 1 512 17 91
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