5 houses where famous musicians lived in Vienna

1) Johann Strauss Haus

Walk along beautiful Praterstrasse Boulevard and discover the Johann Strauss Haus. Here Johann Strauss (son) composed his famous Waltz An der schönen blauen Donau, which some consider to be Austria’s unofficial anthem, in 1867. See some of his instruments, photos and learn more about how he lived.

Johan Strauss museum

2) Strauss Museum

The Strauss Museum focusses on the whole Strauss family: Johann Strauss (father), Johann Strauss (son), Josef and Eduard Strauss. Here you can learn all about these famous composers in 15 chapters, about their life and work.

Strauss museum Vienna

3) Mozart Haus Vienna

Mozart lived and worked in various places. But nowadays there is only one apartment where you can really see how he lived. It was the biggest and most expensive home he could ever afford. He lived here from 1784 to 1787 and composed Le Nozze di Figaro and three of his Haydn-Quartets here.

a chessboard at the former house of Mozart in Vienna

4) Beethoven Pasqualatihaus

The building itself is interesting as it is located on the former city wall. Pasqualatihaus was built in 1797 for Empress Maria Theresia’s physician, Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualiti und Osterburg. Beethoven lived here from 1804 until 1815. Today the memorial is part of the Wienmuseum.

Beethoven Pasqualatihaus Vienna

5) Beethoven Museum

Beethoven lived in Vienna for 35 years, so there are various places where he stayed. Here you can find his former flat and a large Beethoven Museum, which tells the story of his life and where you can hear some of his compositions. The historic house with its old Pawlatschen (wooden arcades) gives you a good idea of how people lived at the time.

Beethoven museum Vienna

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