the Mozart Family lived in this house for 26 years before moving to the Mozart residence on the other side of the river salzach in 1773. leopold Mozart was a chamber musician and composer in the service of the prince-archbishop of salzburg. Not long after leopold married anna Maria pertl in 1747, they moved to this rented apartment which covers 130 square metres on the third floor of this building. the couple had seven children, only two of whom survived to adulthood: daughter Maria anna (known as Nannerl) born in 1751 and the son born in 1756, Johannes chrysostomos theophilus Wolfgangus, now famous throughout the world under the name Wolfgang amadĂŠ Mozart. the life of the Mozarts was typical for that of a middle-class family in salzburg. the atmosphere in the house at Getreidegasse No. 9 was probably harmonious and cheerful. there was much music-making and many acquaintances and friends came to visit. the mother took care of the household with the help of a maid, while leopold was out of the house doing his service at the archiepiscopal court or teaching in the kapellhaus (chapel house). at home he composed, rehearsed with musician colleagues or gave his music students private lessons. the Mozart Family enjoyed a close friendship with the owners of the house, the hagenauer Family. on the ground floor Johann lorenz hagenauer ran a profitable delicatessen store offering luxury goods such as herbs, tea, coffee and tobacco. the successful businessman with trading contacts throughout europe always supported the Mozartâ€™s Birthplace
Mozart's Birthplace belongs to the Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation and is one of the most important attractions in Salzburg.