Mozarthaus St. Gilgen am Wolfgangsee / Salzburg
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  • Culture then and now

     

    The museum in Mozarthaus St. Gilgen is a real meeting place.

    In a historical ambience, text, imagery and music illustrate the alternating influence between society and culture when the Mozart family was alive.

    Our permanent exhibition and the individual special exhibitions turn the tour of the museum into an impressive experience.

    Permanent exhibition to honor "Nannerl" Mozart

    Das Museum des Mozarthaus St. Gilgen

    A wonderchild and sister of a genius, an honest and well-behaved daughter, a devoted wide and widow. The permanent exhibition in Mozarthaus St. Gilgen spans a wide range of stages in Nannerl Mozart's life. Valuable originals and audiovisual media characterize a realistic image of a woman, who, as the big sister of her world-famous brother, always somewhat stood in the shadows.

    The exhibition is self-explanatory with descriptions in German and English, as well as being complemented by an impressive slide show about "The Mozarts and St. Gilgen" in German, English, Italian and Japanese (also available as a DVD in the museum shop).

  • Opening hours

    June 1st to October 1st

    Saturdays and Sundays

    from 10 am - 12 am (last check-In)

     

    Prices / discounts

    • Adults: € 4,--
    • Children and students (6 to 18 years old): € 2.50
    • Groups of 10 and more persons: € 3.-- per person
    • Children / school groups of 10 or more persons: € 2.-- per child / student
    • Visit with guided tour: an additional € 45,--

The story of "Nannerl" Mozart

Nannerl Mozart was born during the night of July 30 and 31, 1751, on the third floor of the building in Getreidegasse 9 in Salzburg, where she also spent her childhood years. At the age of 7, she received piano lessons from her father, who encouraged her extraordinary talent. The first of many trips she spent in the most significant ruling houses of Europe, she took with her parents and her brother, Wolfgang. The two siblings appeared together as wonderchildren in countless concerts, sometimes in the courtyards and most powerful ruling houses of Europe, too. While Leopold and Wolfgang later went on many other concert trips, Nannerl stayed with her mother in Salzburg.

After her brother left for Vienna and the following death of her mother in 1778 in Paris, she managed her father's household until she married.

In 1784, at the age of 33, she married the twice-widowed Baron Johann Baptist von Berchtold zu Sonnenburg, caretaker of St. Gilgen, and moved to St. Gilgen, into the house where her mother was born. There, she devoted herself to bringing up her five step-children and three own children. Nannerl spent 17 years in St. Gilgen and, following the death of her husband in 1801, moved back to Salzburg, where she gave piano lessons and was a invaluable source of information for the biographies of Mozart. She became blind and died in 1829 at the age of 78.

Nannerl Mozart was excellent at playing the piano and also recorded compositions, none of which were handed down. Her artistic career was – as was conventional for female artists in the 18th century – greatly intended for and dependent upon a male partner.

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