Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Walking Tour in Prague
The Mozart walking tour is one of the best ways to get acquainted with the great composer. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived for some time in Prague. Follow his footsteps and visit the places in the city where this famous musician lived and worked. Prague, the city where Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni is still on the repertoire of the Estates Theater where it premiered on 29 October 1791. The Mozart walking tour is a unique opportunity to see lesser known parts of the city to see the piano Mozart played himself and now on display in the Czech Music Museum.
Mozart Walking Tour
Take it easy and book online ‘Following W.A. Mozart’s Footsteps’ a three-hour guided walking tour through the old town. Admire the mansions and palaces where this great musician gave concerts. Hop on a tram and go to the Malá Strana district and the Czech Museum of Music where you will learn about Czech music and musicians. The walk ends at St Nicolas Church where a requiem was held on 14 December 1791 as a tribute to the great composer.
Family Portrait of Mozart Family
Johann Nepomuk della Croce 1736-1819
Family portrait: Maria Anna (“Nannerl”), Wolfgang, Anna Maria (medallion) and Leopold Mozart
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From Vienna to Prague
“Meine Prager verstehen mich” (“My Praguers understand me”), Mozart said in 1786 when his opera Le nozze di Figaro met with great enthusiasm in Prague. A few weeks earlier, the opera premiered in the Vienna Burgtheater, but the public was not impressed. Mozart left Vienna and went to Prague where he was often stayed in Villa Bertramka, the summer residence of the Dusek family, leading Czech musicians and friends of Mozart. On 29 October 1787, the premiere of Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni took place in the Estates Theatre (Stavoske Divadlo) and is still on the repertoire. During his stay in Prague, Mozart played the organ of the St Nicolas Church in Mala Strana where after his death a requiem was held on 14 December 1791 as a tribute to Mozart.