It didn’t take long for the world to realize that Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was the ultimate wunderkind. At age five he was already performing in front of courts around Europe, taking his talents to the most illustrious concert halls. This is only one reason why you should visit the place where it all began, but there are many more. Mozart’s Geburtshaus, the house he was born in, is located most conveniently in the Getreidegasse and offers each visitor a memorable experience. You might have to duck when entering the rooms the Mozart family once lived in, as the doorways were kept in the surprisingly small original. The exhibition commemorating his life in Salzburg will transport you to a different era, an era where you could stroll around Salzburg and run into one of the greatest composers in history.
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Though his musical genius wasn’t appreciated in the city during his life, Wolfgang Mozart was born in a burgher’s house at Getreidegasse 9 on January 27, 1756, and lived here in the heart of the city for several years. The house features several floors showcasing historic furniture, letters, memorabilia, and many of the portraits painted during his lifetime. It also displays his early instruments, including violins, his clavichord, and a harpsichord, as well as locks of the composer's hair.