Mozart's Birthplace, now a museum, in Getreidegasse, Salzburg, Austria, Europe

Robert Harding

Mozart's Geburtshaus


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Salzburg’s most famous son, was born in this bright-yellow town house 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.