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ABOVE: Mozart's clavichord (in rear) and fortepiano.

Mozart Memorials and Salzburg Tourist Information

Mozart's Birthplace
The composer's birthplace, a.k.a. Mozarts Geburtshaus, now houses a museum that displays his violins, piano, and other memorabilia. An apartment is furnished to show how people of Mozart's class lived in the mid- to late 1700s.

Mozart's Residence
The Mozart family lived here in Mozarts Wohnhaus from 1773 to 1780. Much of the house was destroyed by a bomb in World War II, but it was reconstructed by the International Mozarteum Foundation. (Note: You can save money with a combined ticket for the the Wohnhaus and Geburtshaus, and both attractions are free to holders of the local tourist office's Salzburg Card.)

Mozarteum University Salzburg
In addition to courses during the academic year (some of which are open to foreign students), the university has an International Summer Academy that has offered master classes to outstanding young musicians since 1916.

Mirabell Mozartkugeln
Echte Salzburger Mozartkugeln, or "Genuine Salzburg Mozart Balls," are a popular souvenir for the tourist with a sweet tooth. At its Web site, Mirabell has information and quizzes about the candy and the composer--along with the revelation that it's now owned by Kraft Foods Österreich.

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Salzburg Information
The official Salzburg City Tourist Office Web site has information on history, attractions, places to stay, and more. (Click the American-flag icon for English text.)

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