Mozarthaus Vienna - Mozart's House, Vienna

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    Mozart house in 1762.

    by breughel Updated Jan 29, 2015

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    Leopold Mozart started in 1762 to travel on tourney with his prodigy son Wolfgang and his daughter Nannerl. After Munich the family went to Vienna.
    Wolfgang Mozart was only 7 years old when he stayed in this house at nr. 13 Am Hof and played with his four years older sister Nannerl on 13 October 1762 for Empress Maria Theresia and Franz I. Stephan at the Hofburg.

    On this occasion the Empress gave to the young Mozarts clothes which belonged to her children so that Wolfgang and Nannerl would have nice clothes for their concert.
    At that age Wolfgang had already composed six works among three Minuets and an Allegro for keyboard.

    N.B. When I started discovering Mozart's music (that was after my Rock 'n roll period - the real Rock of the 1950s !) I was surprised to see that the works of Mozart were numbered starting with a "K" pronounced "Köchel". It took me some time to learn that this corresponded to the "Verzeichnis" catalogue from Herr Ludwig von Köchel in 1862.

    Mozart house in 1762. Mazart at the age of 7 (1762).
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    Mozarthaus in Vienna

    by Jefie Updated Jan 7, 2013

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    Located on Domgasse, this house is the only surviving residence of Mozart in Vienna. He moved in with his wife Constanze in 1784 and lived there until 1787. Of Mozart's 11 residences in Vienna, it is the one in which he stayed the longest and is also believed to have been the happiest. People sometimes refer to it as Figaro's house since that's where he composed his popular opera "The Marriage of Figaro". The audiotour guide is very interesting; I thought it left me with a better idea of who Mozart - the man, not just the artist - truly was and gave me some much appreciated insight into his world. The rooms are also filled with historical documents and objects that once belonged to Mozart and complement the audioguide very nicely. Just make sure to allow at least a couple hours to truly enjoy your visit.

    Mozarthaus is open daily from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, and admission is 10 Euros.

    Entrance to Mozart's house Inside Mozarthaus
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    Pay homage

    by TheWanderingCamel Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    How could you come to Vienna and not pay tribute to Mozart?

    The "Figaro" house is the only survivor of the eleven places the composer is known to have lived in at various times in Vienna, and he only occupied an apartment in the building at that, but the years between 1784 and 1787 that he spent there were known to be among the happiest of his short life, and it was here that he wrote the sublime "Marriage of Figaro".

    Apart from the music, there's little that is tangible left of Mozart's life, so don't expect to find much here that belonged to the genius. The whole museum is really a piece of smoke and mirrors, using clever effects and a few prints, copies of scores and other odds and ends to tell the story. It won't be enough for some people, but for others just to walk through the rooms, to gaze at the elaborate ceiling of his and Constanza's bedroom, to hear the strains of the immortal music, is enough to conjure up the ghost.

    The Figarohaus Schulerstrasse facade Look for the plaque Gorgeous ceiling
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    Vienna - City of Music

    by yvgr Written May 5, 2010

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    Well, Vienna is the city of Classical music. There are many traces to be found of dead Geniuses like Mozart,Beethoven,Strauss. There are for example many buildings with signs telling that Mozart used to live in the house. The best Mozart museum is however, the Mozart haus close to Stephansplatz. It contains the rooms of his apartment, no furniture around and the museum also dedicates some rooms on the 3d or was it the 4th floor to his music.

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    MOZARTHAUS

    by alyf1961 Written Apr 17, 2009

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    Mozart lived at this house from 1784 till 1787. He was at the peak of his career and he composed “the marriage of Figaro” here in 1786. some pieces of his furniture are here on the second floor is a presentation on the history of mozart.

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    Mozarthaus

    by call_me_rhia Written May 27, 2007

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    Mozart wasn’t born in Vienna but spent there many years, changing address many times. Of the houses where he had lived in the city only one has survived and has been turned into a museum. It’s right behind’s Stephen’s cathedral, at Domgasse 5. He lived there from 1784 to 1787 and composed some of his best works, including the Marriage of Figaro.

    This museum is a new addition to Vienna’s museums, since it opened only on 27 January 2006 – 250 years after his birth. None of the original furniture has survived, but what you can see is a lot of his memorabilias and photos collected from several places and collections.

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    Mozart Museum

    by stellar-stella Written Mar 1, 2007

    I won't applaud for this museum, honestly...
    There're 3 floors in this former apartment of Mozart, where Mozart spent two and half years.
    The 1st floor is a restoration of the origional apartment, where you can see some mark of Mozart's living...but only a little...
    The second floor exhibits items related to Mozart's music and life. You can learn something about this great musician's last years in Vienna.
    The third floor seems a little irrelevant for me...It's theme is "Vienna in Mozart's time". Maybe it's a good idea that we learn some general ideas about that era before we go more specifically to the musician himself, and the visitors are also supposed to start their visit from this floor, but I still think things exhibited here a little out of topic...
    The student ticket is 7.5 euro, that's another reason I don't sing high of this museum..

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    The Figaro House

    by margaretvn Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    Visit the Figaro House where Mozart lived.W.A. Mozart and his family lived in a flat on the first floor of what is now known as the Figarohaus between 1784 and 1787.
    It is said that he was the happiest here, he lived in 11 different houses in Vienna. It was here he composed the Marriage of Figaro, the Haydn quartets and some piano concerti. The museum is quite bare really because Mozart of course died impoverished. There are a few prints, a few documents and photocopies of scores.
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg in 1756. His father was Vice Kapellmeister to the Prince Archbishop of Salzburg. Mozart showed exceptional talent even qwhen very young - he played the klavier at the age of 3 and was composing at the age of 5. He had a elder sister who was also very talented and their father took the children to various European courts. They first visited Vienna in 1762. Then in 1763 the family took a longer trip - visiting cities such as Munich, Augsburg, Frankfurt,Brussels, Paris.
    Mozart and his patron the Archbishop did not get on well and this resulted in Mozart resigning his post. Mozart went to Vienna and married Constanza Weber in 1782. During the last 9 years of his life were a mixture of money problems and wonderful music. He died on the 5th of December and the circumstances of his death gave rise to many sensational stories but none of them have been proved.
    Emperor Joseph II had given orders for people to be buried in mass graves and using "reuseable" coffins This order was only used for 2 years and unfortunately covered the time Mozart died, so we cannot be certain exactly which grave Mozart was buried in.

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    Mozarthaus

    by Muya Written Jul 9, 2006

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    This is the only place in Vienna where Mozart lived, from 1784 till 1787, that is still there.
    At the entrance you get an audio guide and then start your visit at the third floor, where you'll discover Vienna at Mozart's time. You'll learn a lot about his life, his friends and patrons, and his relationships with the free-masons. The second floor will show you the musical universe of the composer, and the first floor is dedicated to the 2 years and a half he spent in this appartment.

    They had to imagine how the rooms were set in the appartment, and how the furniture was because there was nothing left. Mozart was not a very stable person, and changed of appartment very often. This house of the Domgasse, where mozart rent an appartment, had belonged to a famous stuccoist in 1714, and was known as the "camesina house". It was called a designer house a the time Mozart rented it from Camesina's children.

    You'll also learn that Mozart's working day was usually made of 6 pages containing 12 staves each ! Which according to my musical godmother is amazing...! That must be why he was considered a genius :-)

    The Vienna period of Mozart corresponds to the top of his carreer.

    Very well done and instructive !
    The entry is 9 euros for an adult.

    Mozarthaus Inside Mozarthaus Inner hall of Mozarthaus

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  • Figarohaus

    by grkboiler Updated Nov 3, 2004

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    Vienna has many famous citizens, but Mozart is probably the most famous. He lived in 11 different places in the city, but was believed to be happiest in this one located in the shadows of Stephansdom. It was here where he wrote many of his famous works, including "The Marriage of Figaro", for which the building is named. Mozart lived here with his family for 3 years.

    Currently inside the flat is a modest museum dedicated to Mozart with some documents and headphones for listening to his works. There isn't much to it, and it should only take about 15 minutes to see everything.

    It is worth paying the 2 Euro admission fee to walk in the rooms where Mozart lived. The museum is open Tuesday through Sunday from 9 AM to 6 PM.

    Plaque outside of Figarohaus
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    Mozarts House

    by smschley Written Jul 20, 2004

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    Seems like Mozart , like George Washington, slept everywhere. If this is your thing like my wife's give it a quick whirl.

    When he arrived in Vienna, he was assigned living quarters at the House of the Teutonic Order near St. Stephan's Cathedral until about May12, when he moved from this residence into the apartment of the Weber family at Milchgasse 1.The Weber's lived on the second floor of this building, but eventually moved out in August to avoid the continuing gossip about he and the Weber’s daughter, Constanze

    ." A plaque placed near the entrance of the building reads: "In diesem Hause wohnte Mozart im Jahre 1781 und componiert hier seine 'Entführung aus dem Serail'." (Mozart lived in this house in 1781 and composed his "Abduction from the Seraglio.")

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    MOZART'S FIGAROHAUS

    by OrlandoBR Written Sep 8, 2002

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    One of the many houses of the composer in Vienna, where he spent several years and composed 'Le Nozze di Figaro'. It's now a museum, with several personal objects and some of his musical instruments on display.

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    Mozarthaus

    by Roadquill Updated Jun 25, 2010

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    Close by to the Cathedral in Stephansplatz is the house where Mozart used to live and compose. Rather indescript, there is a museum of sorts that I did not hit. Mozart is a big seller in Vienna.

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    Mozarthaus

    by littlesam1 Updated Jun 14, 2004

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    This is the Mozarthaus and museum. It is located about one block behind Stephansdom. We did not tour the house or museum. But it is open to the public and is supposed to be a residence of Mozart.

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    Mozart Platz

    by Skibbe Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Nothing like sitting in one of the composer's houses and listening to his music while looking out the same window he once looked out.

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