Visit the Mozart House in Vienna: tickets, prices, opening hours

Maison Mozart, Vienne

Are you planning a stay in Vienna, Europe’s cultural jewel? If you’d like to learn more about Mozart’s life, visit Domgasse 5!

Mozart’s house is located in the historic heart of Vienna, very close to the superb St. Stephen’s Cathedral and, in general, to many other points of tourist and cultural interest in the Austrian capital, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities!

This 3-storey building, which over the years has become a veritable place of pilgrimage for lovers of classical music and fans of the young composer, offers visitors to the Viennese capital the chance to discover the only surviving home of Mozart in Vienna. He lived here between 1784 and 1787!

To help you enjoy a melodious cultural stopover in the heart of Vienna, we’ve put together a short guide to Mozart’s house: a brief history, attractions and places to discover, a map, prices, opening hours and many other essentials.

Put your ear to the ground and let’s go!

History of Mozart’s house in Vienna

Maison Mozart, Vienne

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When you visit Mozart’s house in Vienna, you can’t help but be amazed by this imposing 15th-century building. Today, this bourgeois residence has 3 floors, whereas before it had only 2. Originally, the main entrance was at Schullerstrasse 8, but the alterations needed to turn the building into the home Mozart knew – and is still privileged to know today – were carried out by master stonemason Andrea Simone Carove, who owned the building at the time.

After his death, the young Mozart was a tenant – for 3 years and an annual rent of 450 florins – of this cozy residence, now owned by the wealthy Camesina family.

Although the genial composer lived in this charming townhouse for only 3 brief years, his fame was such that it was decided not to undertake any further work on this major historical site. With the exception of a few alterations to simplify visits for the many tourists wishing to discover this very special place, the house is – even today – perfectly identical to the one that sheltered the young prodigy.

Now transformed into a museum, it presents the artist’s life and work, focusing on his Viennese years, when he was the most productive of his short career. For Mozart, Vienna was a privileged setting in which to give free rein to his talent. As the cultural flagship of late 18th-century Europe, the city allowed him to immerse himself in a hitherto unheard-of creative and artistic ferment. Here, he enjoyed a multitude of encounters and musical demonstrations, rubbed shoulders with monarchs and leading figures from the nobility, bourgeoisie and business world, and helped to make Baroque Vienna even more prominent among Europe’s great cities.

What to see and do at Mozart’s house in Vienna

Maison Mozart, Vienne

The Mozart House in Vienna has several levels, all dedicated to the Austrian composer, and its preservation is ensured by the Vienna Museum. Mozart himself considered the city the best place in the world to practice his profession!

The tour is very interesting and comprehensive, and a free audio-guide is available. In addition to thepermanent exhibition, the price of your ticket includes access to one of the temporary exhibitions, different every year.

Second floor

On the second floor, which housed Mozart and his family from 1784 to 1787, we find the apartment where many of the world-famous works of his mad creativity were composed: three of the six Quartets dedicated to Haydn, who befriended the young composer, as well as the Marriage of Figaro! This is the largest and most luxurious residence ever occupied by the master of classical music, and the only one that remains impeccably preserved today, the others having been destroyed or totally refurbished.

Featuring 4 large bedrooms, 2 smaller ones, a vast basement and a lovely kitchen (in those days, this was a prime piece of real estate), it is embellished with numerous period images and documents for visitors to Mozart’s Vienna home. In addition to illustrations depicting the young man in his daily life, there is interesting information on his creative techniques, the instruments in vogue at the time that enabled him to express his talent, and a host of fascinating documents concerning the lifestyle of the man who can rightly be considered history’s first true « superstar ».

A sublime musical clock, designed around 1790, plays a variation of a piece for small mechanical instruments, obviously written by the famous composer.

Second floor

On the second floor, a multimedia collection devoted to Mozart’s musical works, reproduces with stucco elements and attractive murals the way the building’s interior must have been decorated in Mozart’s time:three-dimensional scenes from The Magic Flute, little-known musical extracts, and above all the Figaro Parallelo offering visitors a comparative audiovisual immersion in the world of « The Marriage of Figaro », Mozart’s emblematic opera performed at many different venues around the world.

Third floor

The third floor also features an assortment of multimedia content dedicated to the composer’s personal and social life. In addition to the socio-political context of the time, we can learn more about his troubled links with the Freemasons (he belonged to them for the last 7 years of his life), his passion for gambling, his thirst for culture and science (the vivacious young man was a notorious scholar), as well as the places he frequented in the city of Vienna, which suggest that apart from Wolfgang’s extraordinary talent, he knew how to look after his relationships and be a man of networks.

Second basement

One of the most surprising areas of the building is without doubt the second basement: the Bösendorfer Hall. The formidable acoustic qualities of this perfectly insulated space, fitted with state-of-the-art sound equipment, led to its conversion into a concert hall dedicated to chamber music. Studio recordings are regularly improvised here!

Concerts, exhibitions and conferences are held here on a regular basis. Private parties, christenings and high-end weddings can even be organized here, as it is possible to rent this exceptional space in the heart of Mozart’s home in Vienna.

The store

Of course, the tour ends with a visit to the gift store, offering a wide range of CD and DVD albums devoted to Mozart’s works, as well as books and souvenirs stamped with the seal of Mozart’s home in Vienna.

How do I get to Mozart’s house in Vienna?

Located in the historic heart of Vienna, close to Stephansplatz, it’s easy to get to by public transport:

By metro

  • Line U1: « Stephansplatz » stop
  • Line U3: « Stephansplatz » stop

By bus

  • Line 1A: « Stephansplatz » stop

By car

Coming by car? No problem, just park at the nearby Stephansplatz 11 parking lot, which is often overcrowded during the summer season. Let’s not forget that Vienna is one of Europe’s most popular tourist destinations!

Opening hours and prices of the Mozart House in Vienna

Maison Mozart, Vienne

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SCHEDULES

  • Daily (summer and winter): 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

RATES

Tickets can be purchased online from a number of affiliated retailers, or directly on site.

  • Full price: €11
  • Reduced rate (under 19): €4.50
  • Family rate*: €24
  • ViennaCityCard rate: €2
  • Wiener Museumsmelange « ** combined ticket: €18

*With the family rate, you can take two adults and up to three children on a tour of this high-quality cultural space!

**Combined tickets include admission to Mozart’s house and one of three museums: the Jewish Museum of Vienna, KunstHausWien or the House of Music.

Good to know

Audio guides are available in thirteen languages for adults and eight for children.

– The entire building is accessible to people with reduced mobility, who also benefit from specially-designed toilets.

– Pets are not welcome