The Stuben gate, one of eight in the walls of the Inner City. The hearse carrying Mozart's coffin wouls likely have passed through here unescorted after obsequies at St. Stephen's to St. Marx cemetery some two miles away. Mozart's third class funeral was one of ten from the City on 6 December 1791. First and second class funerals were comparatively rare, about two thirds were third class while about a quarter were "gratis" (not pauper) ones.
Mozart's funeral costs (60 kreutzer = 1 gulden or florin) were:
|For the ringing of bells||1.00|
|The graveplot at the cemetery||1.00|
|The priest and benediction||1.00|
|The pall and crucifix||1.00|
|The cross carrier||0.12|
|4 boys with cowls||0.24|
|4 pallbearers with cloaks||2.00|
Mozart's death was widely commented upon in European newspapers.