Opened in 1913 in a beautiful Art Nouveau building, the Wiener Konzerthaus is one of the largest and most artistically progressive musical institutions in the world. After World War II, it played a crucial role in reviving the Austrian musical scene and soon became the leading organizer of contemporary music in the country, as well as a popular stage for international jazz performances.
The original Konzerthaus was home to three concert halls in which concerts could be played simultaneously and featured a historic organ installed in 1913. A complete renovation of the building between 1998 and 2001 added a fourth hall and made updates to make the Konzerthaus one of the most modern concert houses in the world. The four halls have capacities ranging from 336 to more than 1,800 and together they host more than 700 different events during the season, which runs from September to June. The Kozerthaus also hosts several festivals throughout the year, including the Early Music Festival Resonanzen in January, the Vienna Spring Festival in April and May, the Internationale Musikfest in May and June and the Wien Modern in the fall.
The Wiener Konzerthaus is located in the center ofVienna, a short walk from the U-Bahn Karlsplatz Station or the Stadtpark Station. You can also take the D, 2 or 71 tram to Schwarzenbergerplatz or the 4A bus to Schwarzenbergerplatz or Akademietheater. The theater opens 45 minutes before performances begin and a buffet and wine bar are available.
One hour guided tours of the Konzerthaus are also possible.