The House of Mozart, located on Domgasse Street No. 5, was the residence of the famous composer for the years 1784-1787. Even though Mozart had a few houses, this is the only one in Vienna that is still preserved.
When in 2006 the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birthday was celebrated, this place opened its doors to the public as the House of Mozart. A building with an area of one thousand square meters where the visitor can enter the world of the acclaimed artist, the one who then Vienna witnessed and who was full of genius and creativity, family, friends and even opponents. Visit this place in Vienna and see the brilliant life and work of Mozart.
The life of Mozart in Vienna
Mozart’s address reveals how much he cared about a good appearance, characterized by elegant costumes and buckle shoes. The stately style of the first floor, its residence, is impossible to ignore, it is composed of 4 rooms, two small rooms, and one kitchen. It is in this material environment that Wolfgang Amadeus probably spent his happiest years and which he kept as a home for longer than others.
In any case, it is in that period of time that Mozart lived in this house when he gets his most surprising compositions, such as “The Marriage of Figaro.” He was already a renowned musician, with a circle of select friends who invited him to concerts in the houses of the aristocrats.
Meet the House of Mozart
Upon arrival at Mozart’s House and after crossing the entrance hall, a ticket office and a cloakroom, you receive an interior courtyard where you are informed about the history of both the house and its famous resident. On this same ground floor, you will also find a cafeteria and a store.
Already when ascending to the next floor, you will be given more data about Mozart, specifically as the great opera’s composer that he was. There are three rooms referred to the great works of the artist, and one is the Marriage of Figaro, the other the Cosi fan tutte and the last is Don Giovanni.
On another floor, you are given details about the Vienna that Mozart met and how his life was when he lived there. Besides, in the basement, there is a learning center where you can learn more about the Mozart teacher. Although the building that houses the House of Mozart has several floors, there is one that is not open to the public because it has private homes.
The visit to the House of Mozart is an excellent option for those who travel to Vienna and are true passionate about art and above all music, as well as for those who are interested in culture in general.
How to get?
The House of Mozart is located in Domgasse, 5 Vienna. See accommodations in this area of Vienna. You can get to that address using public transport. With the metro take the U1 line and get off at the Stephansplatz station, if you are on the U3 line then stay at the Stubentor station. With the tram take line 2 and get to the Stubentor stop. And with the bus use the line 1A and stop at Zedlitzgasse-Riemergasse.
Visiting hours and ticket prices
The Mozart House is open to the public every day from the hours of 10 am to 7 pm. To access Mozart’s House, adults must pay an entrance that costs € 11 and if they want to see also the House of Music must pay about € 18. Students, those over 65 years of age and those with the Vienna Card will only have to pay € 9 to enter the House of Mozart, and € 12 if they wish the ticket combined with the House of Music. Those who are under 19 years of age will pay nothing more than € 4.50. Whoever owns the Vienna Pass, access will be free.
Should you visit House of Mozart?
The House of Mozart allows you to get closer to what was a genius of music in life, and even after his death, remains a valuable character in this art. The museum has audio guides for adults and children, for children, there are available in eight different languages and for adults in eleven. Besides, the offer of this museum is completed with a shop and a room where concerts and exhibitions are held.
However, there are those who find it a disappointing visit, claiming that it does not have many things to do, that there are not enough belongings of the artist and therefore ends up being a tour of a desolate house while listening to the audio guide. MacroTraveller recommends that you ponder how much time you have in your stay in Vienna and how passionate you are with the Mozart theme. If you have little time and you think Mozart can wait, take time to see other places in Vienna first.