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Musicians' residences of bygone days

In Vienna’s musician’s memorials - apartments of famous composers which have been turned into museums – you can see the furniture and objects that were owned by the artists themselves, as well as autographs, facsimiles of scores, paintings and photos. The most important works by the composers are usually played in historic or prominently cast performances and can be listened to with earphones.

The Mozarthaus Vienna, in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart composed "The Marriage of Figaro" and nearly resided as a person of exalted rank, can be found in the center of the old city, behind St. Stephen's Cathedral. It is now a modern Mozart world on 1.000 m². Many other Viennese attractions are also historic Mozart locations.

Many of the mementos displayed were originally in the possession of the Waltz King Johann Strauss who also lived in this house and wrote his greatest hit, "The Blue Danube."

The house where Ludwig van Beethoven wrote, among other compositions, his Fourth Symphony as well as his famous "Heiligenstadt Testament", in which he expressed desperation over his deafness, has been Vienna's new, large Beethoven museum since 2017. The location in the Heiligenstadt district is idyllic, near to Vienna's vineyards and in the vicinity of many heuriger that serve Viennese wine. Visit also Pasqualati House in the inner city of Vienna - here Beethoven composed the famous piano piece "Für Elise".

The last apartment of Joseph Haydn has also been kept intact. Here, in the Haydn House, he created his great oratorios "The Creation" and "The Seasons"; today, the museum is a must-see for Haydn lovers.

One should also visit the house where the "king of lieder", Franz Schubert, was born. At the time, 16 families lived in that picturesque building – each family in an apartment consisting only of a room and a kitchen.

More than only a memorial is the Arnold Schönberg Center: it houses not only the estate of the founder of twelve-tone music and the founder of the "New Vienna School" – manuscripts, oil paintings, drawings, diaries and musical instruments – but it also shows special exhibitions and functions as a lively research center.

Online music tours

Rediscover Beethoven's Vienna with your smartphone? ivie, the digital city guide for Vienna, is your perfect companion through the city. The (free) app invites you to go on exciting city walks with the feature "Walks & Guides". Including an audio walk that leads right through Beethoven's Vienna and shows a new side to the composer.

ivie: Information and download

Further tips for walks and tours that you can do in Vienna on your own – with description and localization on the city map:

Mozarthaus Vienna

Domgasse 5
1010 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -18%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 12€Family ticket: 25€

  • Prices

    • Combination ticket with the House of Music: 20 €
  • Opening times

    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps (Doppelschwingtüre 250 cm wide)
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms and the events hall: no steps.

Johann Strauss' Residence

Praterstraße 54
1020 Vienna
  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Tu, 14:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 13:00
    • We, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Sa, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Su, 14:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 13:00
    • on holidays, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Closed: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25 and Easter Monday, Whitmonday and other holidays that fall on a Monday.

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Exhibition areas on 1st floor accessible via steps.

Beethoven Museum

Probusgasse 6
1190 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -30%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 7€

  • Prices

    • Free admission on first Sunday of the month
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Tu, 14:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 13:00
    • We, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Sa, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Su, 14:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 13:00
    • on holidays, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Exceptions/opening hours: 24/12 & 31/12: 10 am - 1 pm. Closed: 1/1, 1/5, 25/12 and pub. hols., if they fall on Mon.

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Patio and exhibition areas: no steps; ticket/shop area 2 steps, restrooms 2 steps. The various exhibition rooms can be reached via several steps. Seating on the patio and by individual exhibits in the exhibition rooms.

Beethoven Pasqualati House

Mölker Bastei 8
1010 Vienna
  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Tu, 14:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 13:00
    • We, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Sa, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Su, 14:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 13:00
    • on holidays, 14:05 - 18:00
    • Closed: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25 and Easter Monday, Whitmonday and other holidays that fall on a Monday.

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Apartment only accessible via steps.

Haydnhaus

Haydngasse 19
1060 Vienna
  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • geschlossen Mo,
    • Tu, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Tu, 14:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 13:00
    • We, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Sa, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Su, 14:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 13:00
    • on holidays, 14:00 - 18:00
    • closed 1 January, 1 May, 25 December

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Patio and exhibition areas on the ground floor: no steps, exhibition areas on the 2nd floor accessible via steps.

Schubert's Birthplace

Nußdorfer Straße 54
1090 Vienna
  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • Tu, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Tu, 14:00 - 18:00
    • We, 10:00 - 13:00
    • We, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Th, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Fr, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Sa, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Sa, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Su, 10:00 - 13:00
    • Su, 14:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 13:00
    • on holidays, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Closed: 1/1, 5/1, 12/25 and Easter Monday, Whitmonday and other holidays that fall on a Monday.

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
    • Comments

      Patio: no steps, exhibition areas accessible via steps.

Schubert's Place of Death

Kettenbrückengasse 6
1040 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • We - Th, 10:00 - 13:00
    • We - Th, 14:00 - 18:00
    • Closed: January 1, May 1, December 25

Arnold Schönberg Center

Zaunergasse 1-3
1030 Vienna
  • Comments

    • Entrance to Zaunergasse 1

  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -20%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 6€

  • Opening times

    • Mo, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Tu, 10:00 - 17:00
    • We, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Th, 10:00 - 17:00
    • Fr, 10:00 - 17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Tours for visitors with special needs on request.

    • Comments

      Access to all exhibition rooms: no steps.

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