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Mozarthaus description and photos - Austria: Vienna. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Mozarthaus.
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The Mozart House-Museum stands in a small side street Domgasse, in the immediate vicinity of St. Stephen's Cathedral. This is the only surviving house in Vienna where the great composer ever lived. Mozart and his wife lived here for only 3 years - from 1784 to 1787. It is known that it was here that he composed his famous opera "The Marriage of Figaro", in honor of which this house received its second name - "House of Figaro".
The house itself was built at the beginning of the 17th century and originally it consisted only two floors. In 1716, three more upper floors were added, and the very appearance of the building underwent significant changes. Now it is distinguished by tall ordinary windows and very tiny dormers.
The opening of the museum in this house was timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the death of the great composer and received support from the Hitlerite National Socialist government. In 1945, the Mozart house-museum passed into the possession of the Vienna City Museum. However, until the full-scale restoration that took place in the 21st century, this museum was not very popular.
In 2006, the museum underwent a complete reconstruction, timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of the birth of the great composer. However, when arranging the new halls, the original layout of the old house was destroyed, and as for the interior of the premises previously occupied by Mozart and his wife, only wooden window panels, a door and a tiled kitchen stove dating back to the 17th century have survived from that era. But the museum now presents various artifacts and documents, directly related to the history of the life and work of the great composer. Also, interactive screens were equipped here, where you can listen to famous music by Mozart or watch videos from various concerts. And the underground floor of the building now serves as a meeting room, conferences and summits, held, in particular, under the auspices of the European Union.
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