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Vienna was the seat of the of the Habsburg monarchy's court.
This earmarked it as a primary destination for Mozart's journeys and later for his permanent residency.
He was very well accepted among the Viennese, but he never found a permanent job. So Mozart went on travelling through Europe.
On one day in 1780, at the age of 24, he decided to stay in Vienna, leaving a lonesome father at home: "Often when I come nearer to our home, I feel a certain melancholy, imaginating I must hear you playing the violin".
In the Viennese St. Stephans cathedral, W.A.Mozart married Contanze Weber. They had and raised children, and when Mozart died in December 1791, he was taken leave in the same church. Ultimately, Vienna played host to Mozart and his family for over 10 years. During those Viennese years, he composed and presented to the public many of his greatest masterpieces . As the residency of the Mozarts changed frequently (in accordance with their income), we can find many authentic Mozart sites all over Vienna.


1st C. BC. The original Celtic settlement is transformed into a Roman military camp. A civilian settlement is established as well.
213 The settlement is alloted municipal status and gives itself the name Vindobona.
5th C. The Romans retreat after being conquered by the Huns Mark.
10th – 15th C. Rule of the Babenberger House.
They are appointed as rulers of the Eastern Mark.
1221 Vienna is awarded official city status.
1263 St. Stephan´s cathedral is consecrated
1278 Beginning of the Habsburg Rule

14th C. The city flourishes under the rule of Prince Rudolf IV. Rudolf IV founds the Vienna University.
1526 Hungary and Bohemia are incorporated into the dominion of theHabsburgs, Vienna becomes the seat of the Emperor.
17th C. Architects design magnificent buildings. Several castles and churches (Schönbrunn, Belvedere, etc.) are erected which can still be seen today.
1709 Construction of the Carinthian Gate Theatre.
1814-1815 Europe is re-organized during the Vienna Congress.
1867 Vienna becomes the capital city of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire.
1869 Founding of the Vienna State Opera.
1914-18 World War I, disolution of the Habsburg Dynasty. After the war, the Empire is abolished and replaced by the Republic. Vienna becomes the capital city of the Republic of Austria.
1938 Vienna becomes the capital city for the Eastern Mark part of Nazi-Germany.
1944-1945 Vienna is bombed and partially destroyed by the Allied Forces during World War II.
1945 End of WW II. The city is divided into four occupational zones by the Allied Forces (USA, F, GB, RUS). Reconstruction.
1955 The Allied Forces sign the Austrian State Treaty.
1995 Austria joins the European Union.

The Mozarthaus Vienna is representing the City of Vienna in the association
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Mozarts Journeys

  • 1st Journey to Vienna
    1762 - 1763 Map
  • 2nd Journey to Vienna
    1767 - 1769 Map
  • 3rd Journey to Vienna
    1773 - 1773 Map
  • Journey from Munich to Vienna
    1780 - 1781 Map
  • Journey to Salzburg
    1783 - 1783 Map
  • 1st Journey to Prague
    1778 - 1778 Map
  • 2nd Journey to Prague
    1787 - 1787 Map
  • Journey to Berlin
    1789 - 1789 Map
  • Journey to Frankfurt
    1790 - 1790 Map
  • 3rd Journey to Prague
    1791 - 1791 Map

Following Mozart

  • Mozarthaus Vienna (former Figaro House)
    Domgasse 5, 1st district
  • St. Marx Cemetery
    Leberstrasse 6-8, 3rd district
  • Schönbrunn Palace with its theatre
  • The Schönbrunn Palace Orangery
  • Imperial Palace - Leopoldian wing and Redoutensäle