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Mozart's Birthplace (Mozart Gerburtshaus)

Getriedegasse 9, Salzburg 5020, Austria
43 662 844 313
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Ranked #26 of 94 attractions in Salzburg
Type: Historic Sites, Specialty Museums, Museums
Description: The birthplace of the famous composer displays numerous musical artifacts from his early childhood.
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Fort Worth, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

This is an interesting museum and deserves some time..especially if Mozart's life interests you. Some of the exhibits are quite interesting offering glimpses into Mozart's life, his family's life, and life in general in Salzburg in the 1770s. The building itself and the architecture are interesting too. This is an audio tour and can be bought together with the Mozart's... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

While the museum was overall not that great, it was great to learn a lot about his family. I had no idea at all about his parents or older sister. You certainly had to be in great shape in those days was it was up and down stairs all the time! There are several museums in Austria dedicated to Mozart... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Some interesting things but a big of a let down, there are better things to see in Salzburg. Good for a short look

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Lake City, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Ok, we all know about Mozart. What we don't know is his father Leopold was the toast of Salzburg's chamber music scene and his older sister was as talented as her younger brother Wolfgang, although she never received the recognition he did. The Birthplace is an apartment in which the Mozart family rented for 26 years before moving to larger... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Certainly a place to visit if you had been to Mozarthaus in Vienna! It certainly does not overlap with the history in Mozarthaus. While Mozarthaus describes Mozart's life in Vienna, the Gerburtshaus describe the humble beginnings of Mozart. We love it!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The place is small and full of stairs (up three floors for Mozart's birthplace) and down each floor for further exhibits. Most of the information is written on the walls and the exhibits are few and in between. Not the ideal place for a Museum. Save it for a rainy day and use your Salzburg card. I would not return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

You can't visit Salzburg and not visit the birthplace of Mozart. All in all a very average museum that could do a lot better. If you have a Salzburg Card (I recommend you get one) then it's free and worth a walk around. We'd love to visit Salzburg again, but we wouldn't rush back here.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Located in the center of the Old Town, finding the museum is easy because it is well marked. The museum itself is done tastefully and chronicals Mozart's life. There are great family photos and letters in addition to explanations about his family life. There is a good deal of information that had been unknown to many of us beforehand and... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited Mozart Genurthaus with a low expectation, due to some bad reviews from other reviewers. However, the museum contains much more information about Mozart's life, including some of his interesting letters to his family and his belongings. Very good experience overall, but would advice to go only when you have a Salzburg card and enough time!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We used our Salzburg card to visit here. On a wet day it was nice to be inside. Mozart lived on top floor of the building and museum artefact around were interesting showing us what his family life was like. Wouldn't rush back - but was good to say we had been.

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