December 28


Mozart’s apartment is the centrepiece of Mozarthaus Vienna. Mozart and his family lived there from 1784 to 1787, during which time he wrote the world-famous opera “The Marriage of Figaro” and three of the six Haydn Quartets. It is the largest, most elegant and expensive apartment ever occupied by Mozart and the only one that is still intact today.

It consists of four large rooms, two small ones and a kitchen. With the aid of pictures and documents, furniture and other objects from Mozart’s time visitors can follow in the footsteps of Mozart and his family. The apartment, which is curated by Wien Museum, contains a magnificent musical clock made around 1790, which plays a variation of the “Andante for a cylinder in a small organ” (KV 616) that Mozart is thought to have composed for this very clock.

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