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.
Reply by Viator, May 2013
Doing what: Schonbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert
I highly recommend this because the palace is wonderful and the grounds beautiful even in a drizzle. The food is nothing to rave about although the strudle is superb. The concert was excellent with opera ballet/dance and orchestral parts. It is just a very nice experience and the people who attended were dressed nicely- some jackets and ties.
Reply by Viator, April 2013
Doing what: Schonbrunn Palace Evening Concert
Excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole performance, although felt for the price it could have been longer. Highly recommended.
Reply by Viator, March 2013
Doing what: Welcome to Vienna - Vienna Card, Hop-on-Hop off Tour, Morning Tea and Lunch or Dinner
Our Viator visitor package proved good value and helped me and my partner make the most of our 1 week visit. The Vienna Card was most useful and gave meaningful discounts off all of the sites, museums, galleries etc we visited. The morning tea and evening dinner were excellently chosen locations with warm welcomes from everybody and a high standard of cuisine.