Located in the centre of Salzburg this square gains special importance by its mighty Mozart monument created by Ludwig von Schwanthaler and erected here in 1842.Moreover the numerous visitors enjoy the world renowned Salzburger Glockenspiel (chimes) which sound daily from the archbishop’s palace.
Mozart’s birth house
The birth house of all birth houses, because it was here where Mozart was born in 1756. It is located in the Getreidegasse and comprises the former apartment of the Mozart family which is now the Mozart museum. Every year a collection assembled with care becomes the Mecca for music lovers from all over the world.
Mozart’s residential house
Mentioned in a deed for the first time in 1617, it was here in Makartplatz 8 where W.A. Mozart lived from 1773 - 1780. On the first floor, in the former rooms of the Mozart family there is now a museum which documents the history of the house and the life of the Mozart family.