3 hours, walking
Why Vienna is called City of Music? Why is Vienna a magnet for composers, musicians and singers? Which Viennese music institutions are worldwide known? On my Music Tour Vienna you will get the answers. You will learn where Josef Haydn sang as a child, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart lived, where Ludwig van Beethoven’s music was performed and where Franz Schubert took walks. Feel the atmosphere of a city, which had a great importance in the musical world.
“…this (…Vienna) is the best place in the world for my profession…”, wrote Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to his father Leopold in April 1781.
A customized tour with special emphasis on a composer or on a musical subject of your choice is welcome upon request.
Haydnhaus, 1060 Vienna, Haydngasse 19. Josef Haydn (1732-1809) spent his last 12 years at this address and there he composed The Creation and The seasons.
Mozart apartment, 1010 Vienna, Domgasse 5, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent the happiest years of his short life (1756-1791). In this apartment he composed the world-famous opera Le Nozze di Figaro.
Franz Schubert’s birthplace, 1090 Vienna, Nußdorfer Straße 54. Franz Schubert (1797-1828) spent the first four and a half years of his life in the house at Nussdorfer Straße. The apartment, in which he died, Schubert’s dying apartment, 1040 Vienna, Kettenbrückengasse 6, can also be visited.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) was born in Bonn, but spent most of his life in Vienna. All of his symphonies were composed and premiered in Vienna. He lived in several locations in Vienna. The Beethoven Museum in Heiligenstadt, 1190 Vienna, Probusgasse 6, is worth visiting. In 1802 he wrote there the Heiligenstädter Testament, a letter addressed to his brothers but never sent to them. He expressed his despair over his progressive deafness.
Johann Strauss Apartment, 1020 Vienna, Praterstrasse 54. Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899) was the most successful waltz composer of his time and an international star. In this house he composed the world-famous waltz On the beautiful blue Danube, Austria’s “unofficial anthem”.