When W. A. Mozart arrived to Prague in October 1787 to conduct his opera Don Giovanni, he spent most of his time in this villa which was back then a true oasis surrounded by wine yards and fields. It was this very place where the composer finished the famous opera.
Today, the Bertramka villa houses an exhibition dedicated to W.A. Mozart, and his hosts – the composer and educator Frantisek Xaver Dusek and his wife, the soprano singer Josefina Duskova.
There are seven rooms of exhibition space reminding you of that brief but significant moments of the building’s history. Located in the residential part of the building, the space has been restored to reflect the time of Mozart’s stay and it concentrates memorables about the composer and Mr. And Mrs. Dusek, such as musical instruments, handwritings,letters, engravings and other documents.
Though very easy to miss among the other exhibits, the highlight of the collection is thirteen pieces of hair said to have belonged to the composer.
Over the past years the Bertramka villa has also became a concert venue with performances held in the building itself and in the18th century sala terrena with original murals from the years 1700 and 1780.
The tickets are available at cash-desk of the museum, phone no. +420 257 318 461.
The booking phone is +420 257 317 465, phone/fax: +420 257 316 753.
|Address:||Mozartova 169, Praha 5|
|Phone:||cash desk: +420 257 318 461 , office: +420 257 317 465, phone/fax: +420 257 316 753|
|How to get there:||Metro B Andel, then tram no. 4, 6, 9, 12, 14 – Bertramka stop|
|Opening hours:||Daily, April – October: 9 am to 6 pm. November – March: 9.30 am. to 4 pm.|
|Admission:||110 CZK full, 80 CZK groups over 10 people, 50 CZK students, 40 CZK groups of students, 30 CZK children|