The museum at Mozart’s Birthplace is more personal than many accounts you’ll find of the great musician’s life.

Of course, plenty of attention is paid to his career and compositional genius, and the exhibits paint a clear enough picture of his early life as a child prodigy for you to feel inadequate. But, we truly appreciated the displays dedicated to the people who formed the man. See where Mozart spent the first 17 years of his life, learn about his family’s involvement in his musical upbringing, and speculate on whether his ex-wife’s marriage to his biographer was awkward because they were both in love with the guy. If you’re into fetish history, you may also like the several locks of Mozart’s hair the museum has managed to preserve.

   Getreidegasse 9; 662 844313; www.mozarteum.at; open daily 9am-5:30pm

Admission €11, €9 student; no wheelchair accessibility