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His apartment on the first floor was positively grand, with four large rooms, two small ones and a kitchen. His whole life long, he attached great importance to outward appearances, so smart clothes and buckled shoes were a must for him.
Wolfgang Amadeus probably spent the happiest years of his life here. At all events, he lived here for longer than in any other apartment. Particularly during this period, Mozart was a celebrated composer, had an illustrious circle of friends, and was asked to give countless concerts at the houses of the nobility.
And it was here at Domgasse that he also penned his best compositions, including what is perhaps his most popular opera The Marriage of Figaro.
W. A. Mozart: "I confess all these, my sins, in the hope that I may be permitted to confess them more often."
Occupying 1,000 square meters on six levels, the Mozarthaus was opened on January 27, 2006 – the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth.
Visitors are immersed in the vibrant world of Mozart, experiencing his bounteous genius and creativity, his family, and his friends and foes in Vienna of the late Baroque. Become acquainted with Mozart’s enigmatic personality – an experience par excellence!
Antonio Salieri (1750-1825) was in no way the enemy of Mozart is he made out to be. On the contrary, the Court Musical Conductor and teacher of Schubert and Beethoven regarded Mozart highly. That is historically established and can be verified from documents in the exhibition on the 3rd floor.
Salieri was also a good friend of Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787), whose 300th birthday is remembered this year. The Baroque composer lived in Vienna for many years and also died here. He is considered a reformer of opera and impressed Mozart, whom he admired very much. A small show is dedicated to Gluck on the 2nd floor of the Mozarthaus Vienna.
The special exhibitions can be seen until 11 January 2015. The visit is included in the admission price for the Mozarthaus Vienna.
Access to all exhibition rooms and the events hall: no steps.