By Viator, December 2013
Vienna, the home of classical music, was famously home to Mozart and many other composers. With opera houses and concert halls all over the city, Vienna has continued to be the first-port of call for music lovers and classical musicians alike. Every night the Viennese concert halls are alive with Mozart and Strauss’ compositions, brought to life by some of the best orchestras in the world.
If it’s Mozart that you’re looking for then there are several venues that you can check out. Expect to be taken on a journey back in time as the performers dress in traditional 18th century clothing and wigs to make your night all the more authentic and magical. There are three main halls which host the Mozart music nights. The Musikverein was inaugurated in 1870 by the Emperor Franz Joseph and the Golden Hall is the permanent home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Similarly, the Vienna State Opera House was opened in 1869 with a gala performance of Mozart’s famous opera Don Giovanni.
Lastly, the Wiener Konzerthaus was completed in 1913 and is the seat of the Viennese Symphony Orchestra. You also have the option of starting your evening like Austrian royalty, by upgrading your ticket. VIP tickets to these events get you a gourmet meal before the evening’s entertainment, a ride in a horse-drawn carriage and the opportunity to meet the performers.
If you’ve had enough of Mozart, or want to try something different, then why not try going to the Schonbruhn Palace, one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe? You have the choice of taking a guided tour of the palace, which is now a UNESCO world heritage site because of its historical importance and elaborate gardens, before sitting down to a three course meal and a classical music concert.
Tours & Tickets
Enjoy a royal package with a self-guided audio Schonbrunn Palace walking tour followed by a three course dinner at Cafe-Restaurant Residenz. Within walking ... Read more
Spend a music-filled evening in Vienna with this memorable package that combines a Vienna Mozart concert with a 3-course dinner and aperitif at the elegant ... Read more
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
For a typical Viennese experience, book your tickets for the Vienna Mozart Concert at the Vienna State Opera. Dressed in historical costumes and wigs, the ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)