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Vienna – career and family  

He wanted to compose operas here and finally put an end to his constant traveling. Until his arrival in Vienna, Mozart had spent almost nine years on the road.


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    Mozarthaus Vienna

    Mozart fans who travel to Vienna from afar are usually more than pleasantly surprised to find that Vienna not only still has Mozart's largest and most beautiful apartment to visit, but that there is also a wonderfully curated multimedia museum to go with it - exciting for kids, too! Very worth seeing and more than centrally located near St. Stephen's Cathedral, where, by the way, he married his Constanze.

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    Mozart Walk through Vienna - monument and fountain included

    Mozart's Viennese apartments - whether in what was then a suburb or in the city - have occupied many researchers, since parts of his extensive oeuvre were created in there. You can still find commemorative plaques on some of the buildings, some have been demolished. By the way, his monument can be found in the Burggarten - with a floral clef. The "Magic Flute Fountain" is in the 4th district. In addition there are numerous paths and alleys in Vienna named after the opera characters Tamino, Sarastro or Papageno.

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    His first concert in Vienna: at the Palais Collalto am Hof

    The first public concert of the child prodigy Wolfgang Amadé, who had come from Salzburg, took place in this palace in 1762 - together with his sister Nannerl, who was at least as talented as her brother, only unfortunately a girl and thus less supported by her father.

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    Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg - Wolferl as a guest at court

    At the age of six, little Wolferl was a guest in the Hall of Mirrors of monarch Maria Theresa, played music and delighted the courtly society for the first time. Six years later, he was granted an audience at the Hofburg - for a whole two hours. And in 1781 he was even allowed to spend Christmas Eve in the imperial apartments with the heir to the throne, Joseph II. Incidentally, the musical contest “Mozart-Salieri” took place at the Orangery in Schönbrunn in 1786.

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    St. Marx cemetary

    Mozart died in 1791 at the age of only 35 and was consecrated where he had also married: In St. Stephen's Cathedral. The central cemetery did not exist at that time, he was buried in a pauper's grave at the St. Marx cemetery - but in a shaft grave, so that one can no longer say with certainty at what level he came to lie.

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In the footsteps of the great masters

We’ll start our walk at Burggarten, the former private park of the Habsburgs, discover the Vienna State Opera, walk further past the famous Musikverein to Karlsplatz, pay belated tribute to Ludwig van Beethoven for his 250th birthday and end our tour in the Stadtpark, which is currently blooming beautifully.

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