Located at Getreidegasse 9 is the birth home of Mozart. Born on January 27, 1756 in the "Hagenauer Haus," this is where Mozart's family lived for 26 years on the third floor. In 1773, the family moved the "Mozart Residence" in Marketplatz Square. His birth home became a museum in 1880 thanks to the International Mozarteum Foundation. The museum is open to the public showcasing original rooms, with the furnishings remaining as authentic as possible. Walking tours are also available.
Be to also explore the Mozart Apartment Museum, which is where the Mozart family moved to when Wolfgang was a teenager. Here visitors see four original and historic keyboards, letters and a family portrait painted after Mozart's mother passed.
Mozartplatz Square is in the heart of historic Salzburg. The house number eight in the square is where Mozart's wife, Constanze Mozart-Nissen, once lived. Today, one notices the plaque on the facade reminding us of her birthplace.
The focal point of the square is the bronze Mozart Monument, which was unveiled September 5, 1842. Johann B. Stiglmayer created the statue and Bavaria's King Ludwig I, an admirer of Mozart, donated a marble plinth, which now resides in the Salzburg Museum.
"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius."
Mozartkugel is a small confectionary treat that is pistachio marzipan and nougat covered in dark chocolate. In 1890 a local Salzburg confectioner Paul Fürst created this treat and named it after Mozart. Discover the original tastes and flavors at Konditorei Fürst located at Brodgasse 13.
Many cafes and shops throughout Salzburg sell Mozartkugeln and slices of Mozart cake. I recommend Cafe Glockenspiel or Cafe Tomaselli (Alter. Markt 9), a cafe that dates back to Mozart's time. Mozart was a frequent guest and there he drank almond milk. He noted about his cafe visitations in many of his letters. Today the Tomaselli family still operates the 150 year old cafe.
This 7th Century Baroque church is one of the most beloved sites in Salzburg. This is where the first performance of Mozart C Minor Mass took place on October 26, 1783. Still to this day, the performance takes place here during the Salzburg Festival.
Like many Salzburg locals, the Cathedral is the place of worship that baptized Mozart. The baptismal font located on the left upon entry is where his actual baptism took place. Located in the center of Salzburg, the church dates back to 774, and one of the oldest buildings in the city.
Little Magic Flute House
This small wooden summer house is where Mozart composed portions of "Magic Flute" K 620. Supposedly he procrastinated on finishing "Magic Flute" and impresario Emanuel Schikaneder took him here to finish the opera. In 1873, the former owner, Prince Starhemberg, donated the home to the Mozarteum Foundation.
Located at Schwarzstrasse 26, this extensive Mozart library contains more than 35,000 books about Mozart. Established in 1841, the library contains a broad selection of European culture and music titles. The online Mozart Bibliography contains writings from all over the world about Mozart, his life and his family.
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