Mozart's stay in Frankfurt

10th - 31st August 1763 ● 28th September - 16th October 1790
W. A. Mozart stayed twice in Frankfurt. The first time he travelled with his family from Mainz during the great Western Europe trip (1763-66) to Frankfurt. The two children gave a total of five concerts, one of which also visited Wolfgang von Goethe. Then they returned to Mainz and continued the journey towards Paris.

The second journey at the end of life led Mozart on the occasion of the coronation of Leopold II to Frankfurt and was characterized by bitterness. He wrote to Konstanze, "If people could look into my heart, I would be ashamed, everything is cold, icy cold." The performance of the coronation concert KV. 537 in D major was artistically a success, financially not.

The city of Frankfurt is represented in the association by the Frankfurter Bürgerstiftung in Holzhausenschlösschen. The Frankfurter Bürgerstiftung was established on 15 February 1989. In addition to classical chamber concerts with renowned soloists and ensembles, the foundation also organizes lectures, readings, theater performances and numerous special projects. The annual program includes about 300 cultural events. An important pillar of the Foundation's program are also the regular children's events.

Photo: Holzhausenschlösschen © Frankfurter Bürgerstiftung


Frankfurt am Main, the dynamic and international financial and trade fair city with the most imposing skyline in Germany. This is the image that many visitors associate with the Main metropolis.

But the city in the heart of Germany and Europe can offer many other facets and contrasting variety. Near to the skyscrapers you can find cosy Ebbelwei pubs and at the heart of the bustling city centre you can find historical sights again and again.

Frankfurt is not just proud of its most famous son, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The Kaiserdom (Cathedral) and the Paulskirche, the cradle of German democracy, are also to be found here. Interesting destinations for excursions in and around Frankfurt turn your stay into a great experience and you will love to come back.

Photo: The skyline of Frankfurt © Tanja Schäfer

Contact & Information
Frankfurter Bürgerstiftung im Holzhausenschlösschen
Justinianstraße 5
60322 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0) 69/55 77 91
Tourismus+Congress GmbH Frankfurt am Main
Kaiserstraße 56
60329 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0) 69/21 23 88 00

Mozart events

  • Events generally

  • Frankfurter Bürgerstiftung im Holzhausenschlösschen

  • Alte Oper Frankfurt

  • Oper Frankfurt

Following Mozart

  • Doplatz 14
    Dom St. Bartholomäus
  • Bendergasse 3
    Place where family Mozart stayed on August 12, 1763
  • Römerberg
  • Schärfengässchen 6 / Holzgraben 15
    Place of the concert room of Mr. Schärf.
  • Between Brönnerstrasse and Schäfergasse