Getreidegasse, the main street in Salzburg’s Old Town, is lined with opulent boutiques, painted facades and wrought-iron shop signs. At no. 9 is the canary-yellow Mozarts Geburtshaus (daily: July & Aug 8.30am–6.30pm; Sept–June 9am–5pm; €10, joint ticket with Wohnhaus €17), where the musical prodigy was born in 1756 and lived until the age of 17. Between the waves of tour parties it can be an evocative place, housing some fascinating period instruments, including one of his baby-sized violins. Over the Salzach River on Makartplatz, Mozarts Wohnhaus was the family home from 1773 till 1787 (same hours; €10), and now contains an engrossing multimedia history of the composer.

 

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