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Bertramka Mozart Museum

Bertramka Mozart Museum

Bertramka Mozart Museum is a former house of Mr and Mrs Dušek that often hosted Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in his frequent trips to Prague.

 

 

Location: Mozartova 169, Betramka

Tel. 257 317 465

Subway: Andel

Trolley: 4, 7, 9, 10

Open: Apr- Oct 9:30am- 6pm daily

Nov- Mar: 9:30am- 4pm daily

www.betramka.com

 

 

 

 

Description of Bertramka Mozart Museum

Bertramka Mozart Museum was not never owned by the great composer. In fact it belonged to another composer Frantisek Dusek. However famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart did stay here as a guest with his wife Constanze in 1787. It was here in Bertramka Mozart Museum that he finished his Don Giovanni. Soma also claim that Mozart finished his overture to the opera "The Marriage of Figaro" is just one night while staying here. He later performed it for the first time in Nostitz Theatre known today as Estates Theatre in Prague.

 

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Mozart returned to estate during his last visit to the Czech capital in 1791. Here he finished his opera "La Clemenza di Tido". In 1838 Bertramka Mozart Museum was acquire by Lambert Popelka. His son places a bust of Mozart in the garden to honor famous guest. He also preserved several rooms in the villa as a first museum of the great composer as they were without alterations. The last owner of Bertramka villa left it to Salzburg Foundation "Mozarteum". In 1929 estate was bought by the "Mozart Society", which owned the building until 1986 when it was nationalized by the Czech government. The same year Bertramka Mozart Museum was officially established. It held a collection of artifacts devoted to Mozart himself as well as his famous hosts Dusek family. Among its notable collections artifacts is a piano that Mozart played as well a bunch of hair of a famous composer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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