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Mozart's Birthplace (Mozart Gerburtshaus)

Getriedegasse 9, Salzburg 5020, Austria
43 662 844 313
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Ranked #33 of 90 Attractions in Salzburg
Type: Historic Sites, Museums, Specialty Museums, Landmarks
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Owner description: The birthplace of the famous composer displays numerous musical artifacts from his early childhood.
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Worcester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014 NEW

Even for someone who isn't a great classical music fan, this is a must see. Noticeable by crowds outside blocking the street for photo opportunities, I spent just under an hour here. Die hard classical music fans would spend longer but I just wanted to get a flavour of his life and music. No photos were allowed inside and they... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

A must see for all Mozart fans. The museum contains numerous artifacts throughout the building, so yu see more than just his “place of birth”. Nothing exceptional, but you cannot go to Salzburg and not see it. It is a bit like his time in Salzburg, he did not actually enjoy being in the city.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The only thing I saw in Salzburg referring to 'The Sound of Music' film was an advert on the side of a tour bus. (They don't like it) Everything in Salzburg is Mozart themed I'm not a fan of Mozart,but whilst here it is worth a look as it is right in the centre of town. And....he is significant in... More

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Austin, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I have to agree with other reviewers. Your enjoyment of this site can be measured on a sliding scale. Do you love Mozart's music? Then it's a must-see attraction. Do you enjoy history museums? Then it should be high on your list. Otherwise, skip it. I like history museums, so I enjoyed learning about Mozart's family and seeing objects from... More

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Unless you are a super fan of Mozart and want to experience "building in which he was born" you will most likely not really enjoy it. Yes, it might have some informative value, but to me it was a disappointment. Not much to see.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Museum was well laid out with easy to walk and see history of one of the world's most influential musical geniuses. Mozart and his family history both before and after his marriage are presented with details not seen in most literature. Well worth the time spent..

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Mozart's Gerburtshaus (birthplace) is in the main shopping street of Getriedegasse. It stands out due to its bright yellow colour. The ground floor is taken up with a SPAR supermarket. The outside is always crowded with tourists taking photos. There were some interesting exhibits in the museum, including Mozart's original clavichord and violin that he played in childhood. There were... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Was really very interested in visiting the birthplace of Mozart whilst in Salzburg. Found this bright yellow building incredibly easily, was a little surprised that a SPAR supermarket had virtually taken over the ground floor of this beautiful building, but there you go! The entrance to the building is a staircase to the first floor, and entrance is only 10... More

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

If you are a fan, this is a great place to stop in. More than just being his birthplace, the artifacts it contains are worth a view. From instruments, to the first compositions he created, to family information, this is a great insight into Mozart's life, family and career.

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Bowling Green, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Really cool to be in the room in which (maybe) the greatest composer of all time was born. As an American, it was amazing to be in a place with so much historical weight.

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