"Final resting place of Constanze and Leopold" Sebastian Church and Cemetery Tip by hundwalder

  Mozart familae gravesite
by hundwalder

Mozart, who were the wife and father of Wolfgang, respectively. The Mozarts were an incredibly talented but odd family. Instead of being buried next to his wife in her nearby home town of Sk. Gilgen, Leopold was buried here in the church cemetary just a few meters from Archbishop Wolf Dietrich's huge ornate mausoleum tomb. Wolfgang's sister Maria Anna ( Nannerl ) was buried next to her mother, and Constanze was buried next to the man that openly despised her and never accepted her as his daughter in law. Mozart's most famous opera Don Giovanni, which was written in 1787 immediately after Leopold's death, focused on the heavily strained relationship between Wolfgang and Leopold.

You will never find Wolfgang's burial place. He was buried in a mass grave in Wien ( Vienna ). Mass graves were periodically exhumed to make room for other bodies. Legend has it that his bones were mixed with those of Antonio Vivaldi, another musical genius who composed countless musical masterpieces, but died penniless.

Constanze ( maiden name Von Weber ) married Danish diplomat Georg Von Nissen ( also buried in this plot ) sometime after the death of Wolfgang. He was a fanatic Mozart enthusiast who was so shocked by the profanity in Wolfgang's letters that he edited out the vulgarity. Also buried here are frau Von Weber, aunt of Constanze and mother of another great composer, Karl Maria Von Weber. Constanze survived Wolfgang by more than 50 years.

Address: Sk. Sebastian's church cemetary.
Directions: Linzer Gasse 41, which is one of the main streets on the north side of the river.

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  • Updated Jun 9, 2005
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