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Mozart Museum in Getreide lane (Getreidegasse und Mozart-museum) description and photos - Austria: Salzburg (city). Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The title in English is Getreidegasse und Mozart-museum.
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The narrow Getreidegasse lane is one of the most interesting streets in old Salzburg. Medieval houses house many different shops, and looking at their old wrought iron signs is a pleasure. Also on this street for almost 30 years a dollmaker has been working - a venerable elderly lady named Maria.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born at number nine on this street on January 27, 1756. On the fourth floor, where the Mozart family lived for about 17 years, a museum is now open, in the exposition of which you can see the only lifetime portrait of the great composer, his first musical instruments and much more.
The foundation of this house was laid back in XII century, when this territory was set aside for the monastery garden. In the 15th century, a court pharmacist lived here, whose coat of arms - the famous snake, which is a symbol of the mythological healer Aesculapius, has survived over the main entrance to this day. Since 1703, this house has been owned by the noble Hagenauer family, who were friends with Leopold Mozart, the composer's father, who moved to this house immediately after his wedding in 1747.
Mozarts occupied only 4 rooms, as well as the kitchen, the furnishings of which have been preserved in their original form. The museum itself was opened already in 1880 and acquired the two lower floors for its use. Now this museum displays the first musical instruments that the young composer was just starting to play, including his violin and harpsichord. The third floor is dedicated to numerous operas composed by Mozart, including The Magic Flute, one of the last works of the great composer, staged shortly before his death in 1791. The museum displays the same clavichord that Mozart worked on during the creation of this opera.
Even the Mozart Museum in Salzburg contains many documents and portraits that have survived from those times. Especially worth noting is the composer's only lifetime portrait and the amazing portrait of his mother, Anna Maria Perthl.
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