Mozart’s Bertramka villa returned to pre-confiscation owners

A Prague villa frequented by the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart has been returned to its previous owners, Mozertová obec, 23 years after it was confiscated by the state. The two-hour handover saw some continuation of the disputes that have kept the property case in the courts since 1991: Mozertová obec was shocked at the state of the mansion, which they accused the town hall of having plundered of everything from the sinks to the light bulbs. The previous tenant says that the building was in desperate condition when he moved into it and that the missing items had belonged to him.