Mozart's Geburtshaus

Museum in Salzburg

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous son, was born in this bright yellow townhouse in 1756, and spent the first 17 years of his life here. Today’s museum harbours a collection of instruments, documents and portraits. Highlights include the mini-violin he played as a toddler, plus a lock of his hair and buttons from his jacket.

In one room, Mozart is shown as a holy babe beneath a neon-blue halo – we’ll leave you to draw your own analogies.