Musikverein, Golden Hall, New Year's Concert, Vienna Philharmonic

New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic

Perhaps the most famous concert in the world is broadcast by television to an audience of millions in over 90 countries. Being there in Vienna on the day calls for a little luck, because tickets for the concert are drawn from amongst all applications due to the huge demand.

Fascinating Strauss sounds

The New Year's Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic combines the best of the best: The cheerfully lively, but also somewhat reflective program of music with compositions by the Strauss dynasty and its contemporaries, ensures a good start to the still young year. The most Viennese music ever written is performed, from the waltz to the polka, interpreted with artistically value.

Musical ambassadors of Austria

The musicians play right at the top of the league of leading international orchestras - they are the Vienna Philharmonic. The conductors are also amongst the best in the world. A different conductor is invited each year, including Daniel Barenboim (2014), Zubin Mehta (2015), Mariss Jansons (2016) and Gustavo Dudamel (2017).

The New Year's Concert is held in the Musikverein, the center of classical music for music fans in Vienna. The Grand Hall is also called the Golden Hall. It is considered to be not only one of the most beautiful halls in the world, but also one of the best in terms of acoustics. For the New Year's Concert, the hall, which is built in the historical style based on the model of antiquity, is decorated with wonderful flower arrangements. Columns, caryatids and gable reliefs create the impression that a temple of music has been created here.

Annually on 1 January
Start: 11.15 am
Program, information:


Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010  Wien
  • Opening times

    • Mo - Fr, 09:00 - 20:00
    • Sa, 09:00 - 13:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • no steps
        via ramp, automatic sliding door (opens with button from the outside)
      • Ramp   164  cm  wide
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      Ring the bell by the entrance to the concert box office (Bösendorferstr. 12); the box office staff will come to assist with ticket purchases at the door.
      Wheelchair-accessible elevator: to all floors. Brahms Hall: 6 wheelchair seats. Grand Hall: 2 wheelchair seats in orchestra, about 16 in balcony. Glass Hall/Magna Auditorium: 4 wheelchair seats.


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