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Art & Culture

Music

Vienna is the world capital of music. Once living here were the likes of the "Waltz King" Johann Strauss, Franz Schubert, Joseph Haydn, Beethoven, Schönberg, Mahler and, of course, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. But aside from classical works, numerous musicals and jazz clubs also contribute to the exhilarating musical variety of this city.

 

Musikverein

Musikverein
Musikverein

Millions of music lovers from around the world know the Musikverein as one of the most tradition-rich concert halls anywhere, where the very best artists frequently make guest appearances. From its Golden Hall, the annual New Year's Day Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic is broadcast internationally on television.
www.musikverein.at  

State Opera

State Opera
State Opera

The Vienna State Opera is one of the world's most important opera houses. On 300 evenings a year, it impresses constantly with a selection of opera and ballets works  that changes from day to day.
www.wiener-staatsoper.at 

 

Theater an der Wien

Theater an der Wien
Theater an der Wien

An opera premiere virtually every month - courtesy of the Theater an der Wien, which was reopened as an opera house in 2006. Numerous concerts and concert performances of operas, especially from the baroque era, add the finishing touches to a diverse program.
www.theater-wien.at  

Volksoper

Volksoper
Volksoper

Vienna's biggest venue for operetta, opera, musicals and ballet: colorful, multi-layered and full of life, the Volksoper is the only Viennese venue dedicated to the operetta genre.
www.volksoper.at  

 


 

Theater

The vast theatrical landscape of Vienna allows you to enjoy a program appealing to all tastes and ages: classical and serious plays, along with biting cabaret or relaxed entertainment.

 

Akademietheater

Akademietheater
Akademietheater

Since 1922 , the Akademietheater has served as a second venue for the Burgtheater. Primarily contemporary plays are performed here. The theater has established itself as one of Vienna's best, regularly winning prizes at important theater festivals.

 

Burgtheater

Burgtheater
Burgtheater

The Burgtheater is one of the oldest and most important theatrical venues in the German-speaking world. The program encompasses everything from classical pieces to those by contemporary playwrights.
www.burgtheater.at 

Theater in der Josefstadt

Theater in der Josefstadt
Theater in der Josefstadt

In recent years, the Theater in der Josefstadt has developed into a modern theater. It presents a successful blend of classics and first performances by contemporary writers.
www.josefstadt.org

 

Volkstheater

Volkstheater
Volkstheater

The repertoire of the Volkstheater encompasses Austrian, German and international classics. Its other focus is on comedies and musicals.
www.volkstheater.at  

 


 

Museums

Vienna is a paradise for art lovers: Over 120 museums and collections open their doors in order to present art of the highest caliber.

 

Akademie der bildenden Künste (insider tip)

Akademie der bildenden Künste (Geheimtipp)
Akademie der bildenden Künste

Outstanding works by Rubens, Titian and Cranach the Elder, as well as the Last Judgment altarpiece by Hieronymus Bosch and Venetian veduta by Francesco Guardi can all be enjoyed in the magnificent historic rooms which house the collections in the midst of this art university.
www.akbild.ac.at

Albertina

Albertina
Albertina

The Albertina possesses not only one of the world's biggest and most valuable collections of graphic art, including works such as Dürer's "Hare" and Klimt's studies of women. Their new exhibited collection presents masterworks of modern art, spanning the spectrum from Monet to Picasso and Baselitz. The largest residential "palais" of the Habsburgs, the Albertina is enthroned at the south corner of Hofburg palace on one of the last remaining sections of Vienna's city walls.
www.albertina.at

Bank Austria Kunstforum

Bank Austria Kunstforum
Bank Austria Kunstforum

The Bank Austria Kunstforum is the No.1 port of call for art fans interested in classical modernism and avant-garde painters of the post-war era. Prominent museums exhibit their works here, as do private collectors. Whether van Gogh or Miró, Cézanne or Picasso, Kandinsky or Chagall, Warhol or Lichtenstein - the big names in art are all brought together right here.
www.bankaustria-kunstforum.at

Haus der Musik

Haus der Musik
Haus der Musik

The Haus der Musik is a multi-media world of experience. The acoustic journey takes us from prenatal auditory sensations to the development of the human ear and first musical instruments, all the way to the sounds of the cosmos.
www.hausdermusik.at

Imperial Furniture Collection

Imperial Furniture Collection
Imperial Furniture Collection

In the former imperial furniture warehouse, dreams of an imperial lifestyle come true. Original furniture of the Habsburgs drawn from the Hofburg, Schönbrunn palace and many others, can be enjoyed. Also presented is the furniture used in the "Sissi" movies starring Romy Schneider.
www.hofmobiliendepot.at

Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum
Jewish Museum

The Vienna Jewish Museum awaits you with fascinating new insights into Jewish history and contemporary life, as well as a number of unique collections. An open establishment, a Jewish place of spiritual power in the heart of Vienna.
www.jmw.at

Museum of Art History

Museum of Art History
Museum of Art History

The Museum of Art History was built close to the Hofburg in order to house the extensive collections of the imperial house. With its collection of important works and the world's biggest Bruegl collection, it is one of the most important art collections in the world.
www.khm.at

MAK

Austrian Museum for Applied & Contemporary Art
MAK

The Austrian Museum for Applied & Contemporary Art is one of the most significant museums of its kind world-wide. Originally designed as a sample collection, the unique collection of MAK, founded in 1963 as the "k. k. Österreichisches Museum für Kunst und Industrie", represents to this day an extraordinary combination of applied art, design, architecture and contemporary art.
www.mak.at

The Mozart House

On a total area of 1,000 m² , visitors are able to immerse themselves in the world of Mozart: with his immense genius and creativity, his family, his friends and his opponents, in the Vienna of the late Baroque.
www.mozarthausvienna.at

Museumsquartier

Vienna's attention-grabbing art quarter close to the Hofburg draws visitors with prominent museums such as the Leopold Museum featuring numerous works by Schiele, the Museum Moderner Kunst and the Kunsthalle. A lively pub and cafe scene makes this museum district even more attractive.

Leopold Museum

Leopold Museum
Leopold Museum

The Leopold Museum is a unique treasure trove of Viennese Jugendstil, the Vienna Workshops and Expressionism.
www.leopoldmuseum.org

Mumok

Mumok
Mumok

This museum of modern art in the MuseumsQuartier focuses on the art of the 20th and 21 centuries. Works by Andy Warhol, Claes Oldenburg, Pablo Picasso, Yoko Ono, Günter Brus and Gerhard Richter invite visitors to grapple with themes of  contemporary art.
www.mumok.at

Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum
Natural History Museum

Embark on a journey through the breathtaking diversity of nature: From insects. precious stones and minerals to pterosaurs, under this one roof - close to the Hofburg - you will gain fascinating insights into the history of our Earth. Numerous stuffed exhibits of already extinct or extremely endangered animal species give this collection immeasurable worth.
www.nhm-wien.ac.at

Vienna Museum of Technology

Vienna Museum of Technology
Vienna Museum of Technology

The Vienna Museum of Technology is a world unto itself. Many interactive objects, built according to the principle "Cause - Effect", literally make science and technology tangible.
www.technischesmuseum.at

Wien Museum Karlsplatz

Wien Museum Karlsplatz
Wien Museum Karlsplatz

This museum documents the history of Vienna from the first settlements alongside the Danube river to the Roman encampment of Vindobona on the northern border of the Imperium Romanum, the residence of the Babenberg dukes, the 640 years of Habsburg rule, and all the way to the present.

www.wienmuseum.at

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