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Haus der Musik: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Public Transport City Card and Attraction Discounts

1. Vienna: Public Transport City Card and Attraction Discounts

With the Vienna City Card, you can go anywhere in Austria's beautiful capital. Upon activation, you will have 24, 48, or 72 hours to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation, including metro, trams, regional trains, buses, and night buses (zone 100). Enjoy countless benefits in museums and sights, exhibitions, theaters, concerts, shops, 20% off consumption at each of the participating restaurants, and much more for the duration of your stay (max. 7 days). Save up to 50% with the discounts. If you are traveling with your family, you're in luck as one child under the age of 15 travels free with each city card holder. Please see the app "ivie - Your Personal City Guide" for full information about all the discounts you can get with your card. Download ivie, enter your 8-digit code to activate and hold your digital Vienna City Card.

Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

2. Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide: At the Mozarthaus Vienna, visitors can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he lived from 1784 to 1787 and composed more music than anywhere else. Around this flat, a comprehensive presentation of the times in which Mozart lived and of his most important works, spread over three exhibition levels, awaits Mozart fans, young and old, from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the great composer’s Vienna years, which represent the peak of his creative achievement. Make sure to get a free Audioguide to discover Mozarthaus Vienna. In addition to the permanent exhibition, a special exhibition also takes place in the Mozarthaus Vienna, which changes each year and is included in the price of admission. Every Sunday an additional, 30-minute free tour of the highlights of the Mozarthaus Vienna is available (only with valid entrance tickets).  Music Combo Ticket: Mozarthaus Vienna and Haus der Musik: Together with the interactive Haus der Musik, the Mozarthaus Vienna offers the “Mozart & More” combo ticket, ideal for music fans. Embark on a journey of discovery into the world of Mozart and music. The Haus der Musik in Vienna is a modern, interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. The 6 floors of the historical palace invite visitors to try out making music themselves. The Haus der Musik combines the past, present and future of music in an inspiring and exciting way.

Vienna: Tickets to Haus der Musik

3. Vienna: Tickets to Haus der Musik

Haus der Musik is a modern interactive experimental museum right in the heart of Vienna. It was here in the former Palais of Archduke Charles, where Otto Nicolai, the founder of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, resided when he established the world famous orchestra in 1842. Today visitors can marvel at precious documents and mementos from the orchestra’s history at the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic. Further four floors are dedicated to the presentation of the fascinating world of music and sound: compose your own waltz with a throw of the dice, test your talent as a conductor and face the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra or experiment yourself with sound, noises and instruments. You can also hear your name as an original Mozart composition with the interactive Namadeus Game. Take a journey through time into the world of the great masters of the Wiener Klassik: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Mahler and Schönberg- all of them are introduced in their contemporary environment on the history level through historic documents, models, costumes, modern installations and personal items. In addition to the permanent exhibition, Haus der Musik presents temporary exhibitions at the inner court yard that focus on famous musicians or special music-historical themes like the era of Viennese Modernism.

Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour with Cruise Option

4. Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour with Cruise Option

See Vienna's historic and modern highlights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour with audio commentary. Choose between a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass to suit your schedule. All tickets include a self-guided walking tour with an optional guided walking tour or Danube River Cruise available. See some of "Old Vienna's" landmarks including the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Proceed outside the city center past Prater Amusement Park to "Modern Vienna", with breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island on the Red Route. Starting in the city center, discover Vienna's famous palaces on the Blue Route. Pass the Hofburg Palace, then out of the city to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere Palace. See the suburban areas of Vienna, the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus, and the “New Modern” Hauptbahnhof. With the Classic Ticket, benefit from 24-hour access to the sightseeing bus tour to see the best of Vienna in one day. Use the self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the city at your own pace. With the purchase of a 48-Hour Premium Ticket, join an Inner City Vienna Walking Tour with a licensed guide who will lead you through the pedestrian area of Vienna’s Old Town. Learn more about the fascinating imperial history with comprehensive insight into some of its most notable buildings. Select the 72-Hour Deluxe Ticket option to enjoy a scenic Danube River Cruise. In the evening, gain a different perspective on the city with access to a Panoramic Night Bus Tour with a live guide. Admire the shimmering lights of the city to finish off one of your days exploring the Austrian capital.

Vienna: Imperial Classic Orchestra Concert

5. Vienna: Imperial Classic Orchestra Concert

Spend an unforgettable evening enjoying the music of the Viennese Imperial Classic Orchestra which combines music and art at a world-class level. The performance will be moderated by an orchestra member, just as it was done back then during the festive soirees of the golden operetta era. Selected vocal soloists and charming ballet dancers will appear on stage to make each concert an unforgettable experience. Feel as if you have ventured back to the days of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Johann Strauss. Enjoy masterpieces by other famous composers, who have a connection to the imperial city of Vienna. These are an integral part of the orchestra repertoire and includes music by Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn, Luigi Boccherini or the famous opera arias of Giacomo Puccini.  Choose from a variety of seating options in different areas of the concert hall.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

6. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna Explorer Pass, you have the freedom to choose between 2 to 7 of Vienna's top attractions, all in one easy to use digital pass. Choose from over 45 hand-picked activities and tours and save up to 35% compared to buying separate tickets. You'll have so much to see and plenty of time to do it with 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. Simply download your pass to your mobile device, browse the digital guide for attractions included and instructions before your visit (some tours or attractions may require advance reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Esterhazy Palace, Forchtenstein Castle, or Schönbrunn Palace (don’t forget to leave without exploring Schönbrunn Gardens). Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. Sit back and relax with Big Bus Tour Vienna or the Danube River Cruise – the choice is yours! There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering, trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or a trip to the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Danube River Cruise • Empress Sissi Walking Tour (R) • Time Travel Magic Vienna History Tour (R) • Craft Beer Tasting Tour • Kick Bike Guided Tour (R) • Guided Bike Tour of Vienna (R) • Freud's Vienna Tour (R) • Vienna Undercover & Wine Tour (R) • Sisi's Amazing Journey (R) • Hollywood in Vienna Walking Tour (R) • Kick Bike Self-Guided Tour (R) • Street Art Tour (R) • Empress Sisi Walking Tour and Hofburg Imperial Apartments • Esterhazy Winery Tour and Tasting Classic (R) • The Future Bus VR Tour (R) • Educational Walk - Homelessness Initiative (R) • Classical Concert at Haus der Musik (R) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo (Vienna Zoo) • Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Wipeout Outdoor Adventure Park (R) • Sigmund Freud Museum • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Quiz Rally in Vienna (2 hours) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Laser Tag (2 games) (R) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School • Indoor Climbing Session - Bouldering (2 hours) • Trampoline Session - (1 hour) (R) (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the included digital guide available with your confirmation voucher for the most up-to-date information including a full list of inclusions, opening times, and advanced reservation instructions.

Vienna: Family-Friendly History for Kids Guided Walking Tour

7. Vienna: Family-Friendly History for Kids Guided Walking Tour

Hear the story of the basilisk in the well and other legends of Vienna on a 2-, 3-, or 4-hour private family walking tour of the old town from the city hall to the Imperial Treasury. Explore the historic center with a personal guide and discover fun things to do in Vienna for families with children. Along with exploring the old town, all tour options include a visit to the Imperial Treasury in Hofburg Palace, where the most precious imperial artifacts, crown jewels, and historical militaries are kept. Skip the ticket lines to make the most of your tour time. From expensive diamond necklaces to medieval swords, every kid will find something interesting here. Enjoy stories and activities for children to inspire them to solve the mysteries of the Habsburg empire. Choose the 3-hour option to continue the tour to the House of Music, skip-the-line tickets included. The House of Music is a one-of-a-kind sound and music museum with modern and interactive exhibits that allow you to learn through play. Children can put their musical talent to the test by playing the Virtual Conductor. Feel inspired while exploring various musical instruments and learning about great musicians such as Mozart, Strauss, and Beethoven. Extend your visit to the 4-hour option to enrich your family adventure in Vienna with a horse–drawn carriage ride. With the 4-hour option, get the most time to explore the old town. Hop on a traditional horse-drawn carriage that will make your children feel like they are in a real fairy tale. Along with the House of Music and Imperial Treasury, see more highlights and hidden gems of Vienna, from the Town Hall to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven, & Strauss Private Tour

8. Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven, & Strauss Private Tour

Explore the places where Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Schubert became world-known musicians and released many outstanding songs and symphonies. Learn about their life and achievements, with a private guide who knows their stories and secrets. See Old Town sights like St. Stephan’s Cathedral, where Mozart had his wedding, the Theatermuseum, where Beethoven conducted a private Viennese premiere of his 3rd Symphony "Eroica", and the Vienna State Opera. Discover the Theater an der Wien where almost all Strauss’ operettas had its premieres. Visit the House of Music, a modern and interactive Sound Museum with five floors are dedicated to the fascinating world of music and sound. Test your own musical talent on the Virtual Conductor, compose your own waltz, and learn more about Mozart and other musicians. Extend to 5.5-hours to experience in the evening with an exclusive concert of classical music. Concerts are played by talented musicians who will perform well-known pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, or Schubert.

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What people are saying about Haus der Musik

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,182 reviews

Really enjoyed it. Excellent musicians and singers - also a ballerina- surprise. Great selection of music. Ensemble not orchestra an intimate venue, while lacking the architecture and scale of some bigger venues, was a great location for going out after as right in the city centre.

This is great to get around Vienna, be aware of the discount benefits to avail the card to the most benefit. Some restaurants have 5-10% discounts.

I highly recommend this App, saved us money and had had a great choice of attractions

Great way to see the city and get the history and to then go an explore on your own.

It is always a good way to discover a city for the 1st time (tour and explanations)