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Address:
Domgasse 5

A-1010
Phone: +43-1-512 17 91
Fax: +43-1-512 17 91-91
Website: http://www.mozarthausvien

Mozarthaus Wien

Mozarthaus Vienna: a new centre devoted to the life and works of Mozart including the historical apartment

Domgasse 5 is the only one of Mozart’s apartments that still exists today. The composer lived in Mozarthaus Vienna from 1784 to 1787 in grand style, with four large rooms, two small ones and a kitchen. The life and works of this musical genius are presented here on four exhibition levels. In addition to Mozart’s apartment, which has been adapted by Wien Museum, visitors can find out about the times in which Mozart lived and his most important works. The exhibition focuses on his years in Vienna, which marked a high point in his creativity. The tour starts on the 3rd floor of the building with details of Mozart’s time in Vienna: where he lived and performed, who his friends and supporters were, his relationship to the Freemasons, his passion for games and much more. The presentation on the
2nd floor deals with Mozart’s operatic works, and the apartment on the 1st floor, the real heart of the building, focuses on the two and a half years that Mozart lived there.

Apart from the exhibition area, there is also a café on the ground floor, a museum shop and an event area in the basement. Mozarthaus Vienna and the Wien Museum Mozart apartment (A-1010 Vienna, Domgasse 5) are open every day from 10 am to 7 pm. Further information is available at www.mozarthausvienna.at in six languages (German, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Japanese). Admission costs EUR 9 (full price), EUR 7 for students and senior citizens,
EUR 6 for groups and EUR 3 per pupil for school classes. An audio guide – in German, English, French, Ita... [ Read all ]


 Permanent Collection Highlights (5)

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Permanent Collection

A New Centre Dedicated to the Life and Works of a Musical Genius

The tour of Mozarthaus Vienna starts on the 3rd floor and ends in the historical apartment on the former bel étage 1st floor. The exhibition focuses on the more than ten years that Mozart spent in Vienna until his death, a time in which he composed a large number of works that have established his unique place in the history of music. The underlying motto behind the documentation is reflected in the famous quotation by Mozart in a letter to his father Leopold: “…I assure you that this is a magnificent place – and the best place in the world for my profession”. The presentation on each of the floors has a different thematic focus. Following the items on Mozart and his time at the start of the tour on the 3rd floor, the 2nd floor is devoted to Mozart’s most famous operas and his Requiem, and the visit ends with the historical apartment. The permanent exhibition on the top two floors is supplemented by three areas with a changing selection of original objects and autographs relating to Mozart’s life and works.

The exhibition on the 3rd floor presents life during Mozart’s Vienna years. Visitors are provided with details of the composer’s different lodgings. An audiovisual installation gives information about Mozart’s personal and social situation in 18th century Vienna, indicating the connections between the Baroque city and the composer himself. Another area deals with the most important people in Mozart’s life: the emperor, patrons, employees, friends, theatre officials and other contemporaries. Mozart’s relations with the Freemasons, his very liberal approach to eroticism and his ...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

New valuable objects in the permanent exhibition area

Two instruments on loan from the collection of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna are currently on show at Mozarthaus Vienna and give an idea of the way Mozart played music in this house.


Square piano by F. C. Haug, Stuttgart 1797


A square piano by F. C. Haug, Stuttgart 1797. A square piano is a fortepiano in the shape not of a grand piano but of a rectangle. These instruments were invented in England and were popular on the continent in the 1780s; they were the most modern keyboard instruments of their day. Mozart’s piano music was played by contemporaries on traditional harpsichords, on grand fortepianos and on square pianos. Although much smaller than a grand piano, the sound volume is comparable but they require a very subtle touch.


Viola, Saxony or Bohemia, late 18th century


While in Salzburg, Mozart played the violin in the court chapel and performed as a soloist. In Vienna he liked to play the viola in chamber music ensembles. His own viola was a good instrument but was not made by a famous master. It was probably like the unsigned viola from Bohemia or Saxony that is displayed here. This instrument also recalls the fact that Mozart travelled to Bohemia from this apartment and played chamber music there. In 1789 he travelled to Saxony and played chamber music in Dresden and other places.


"Don Giovanni" piano score


Another interesting object which is currently shown in the permanent exhibition area is a piano score. The opera director Johann Baptist Kucharz, who was also involved in the preparations for the premiere of Don Giovanni ossia il dissoluto punito" by Wolfg...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions (3)

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Cost

Regular EUR 9
Reduced EUR 7
Groups EUR 6
School classes (up to 15 years) EUR 3
Audio guide included in the price
Mozarthaus Vienna in cooperation with Haus der Musik also offers a combined ticket for both establishments for EUR 15.

Reservation and booking

Groups have to book in advance.
Sandra Gollmann
Phone: +43-1-512 17 91
Fax:+43-1-512 17 91-91
E-Mail: ticket@mozarthausvienna.at

Reservations by phone are possible from 10 am to 3 pm (Monday-Friday)


Opening hours

Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm




Facilities

Visit our cafeshop and museum-shop


Museum internal and external photos (5)

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Groups

Reservations for groups:
An electronic reservation and ticketing system is currently being developed for the Mozarthaus Vienna. This reservation system will be handled via the Wien-Ticket platform. Until summer 2005 reservations can be made directly at the marketing department of Mozarthaus Vienna at: alfred.stalzer@aon.at or info@mozarthausvienna.at. These reservations will be entered into the electronic reservation system as soon as it starts operation.

The maximum group size is 25 persons, larger groups have to be split up, since due to local authority regulations a maximum number of 50 persons are permitted per floor at the same time. Groups of 25 persons are admitted at intervals of 30 minutes, split-up groups at intervals of 10 minutes.

The group tariff is EUR 6 per person and includes an information booklet and an audio-guide. There are no extra charges.

Pre-booked groups are asked to arrive punctually, since these timeslots are especially reserved for these groups. Please be so kind to consider this when planning and booking the tours. Without prior reservation there might be longer waiting times. Groups without appointment are, however, admitted if possible, but we ask you to understand that we cannot give any guarantees.


Children

A children`s audioguide is available in German and English.


Adults

Audioguide is available in 11 languages.