The life and work of a musical genius in focus
Domgasse 5 is the only surviving Mozart apartment in Vienna, where the composer lived in grand style from 1784 to 1787. Nowhere else did he compose as much music as here. Mozarthaus Vienna presents three exhibition levels focusing on Mozart’s life and work in this former apartment. Visitors are offered a wide-ranging presentation of the time in which he lived, his most important works and the apartment, adapted by Wien Museum, in which his family lived for two and a half years.
The exhibition looks at the years Mozart spent in Vienna when he was at the highpoint of his creativity. The tour starts on the third floor of the building with the composer’s personal and social position in Vienna. The presentation on the second floor deals with his work as an opera composer and his fellow musicians and composers. The apartment on the first floor shows the rooms in which Mozart and his family actually lived.
At the end of the tour is the Mozarthaus Vienna shop. There is also a self-service café with snacks and hot and cold drinks. Mozarthaus Vienna is wheelchair-accessible.
Audio guides are available free of charge in eleven languages for adults and eight languages for children up to twelve years of age. Guided tours on Mozart’s life and music are offered for different age groups and school classes. These tours are subject to a fee.
Mozarthaus Vienna has an extensive event programme ranging from concerts to book presentations and symposiums. The Bösendorfer Room in Mozarthaus Vienna, a concert and event room in cooperation with Klaviermanufaktur Bösendorfer, can be rented for private functions, events or celebrations. Exclusive packages with a tour of the museum and a concert can be arranged, and it is even possible to get married in these incomparable and unusual surroundings.
Special Exhibition 2017
The current special exhibition “Mozart and his Viennese Networks. A Cross-Section” focuses on Mozart as entrepreneur. In 1781 Mozart made a major step from being an employee at the Salzburg Court to becoming an entrepreneur in Vienna. For this he needed a new location (Vienna), new clients (including emperors and middle-class citizens), new musicians, new publishers, new venues, new sponsors, and new audiences. He created networks to meet these aspirations. All members of these networks only came together at premieres of his operas and in his academy concerts. Otherwise meetings took place individually according to needs and wishes.
Mozarthaus Vienna is open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Information on the museum, concert programme and special offers can be found in English and German at www.mozarthausvienna.at.