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Haus der Musik

Seilerstatte 30, Vienna A-1010, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #36 of 315 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: HAUS DER MUSIK is Vienna´s modern, interactive Sound Museum. Six floors are dedicated to the fascinating world of music and sound. Test your own musical talent on the Virtual Conductor, enjoy a short version of the famous New Year’s Concert, compose your own waltz with the interactive Waltz Dice Game, learn more about Mozart, Strauss or Beethoven and experiment with pitch, sounds and musical instruments. It’s the only one of its kind in the world.
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This museum had high praise in the various guide books, but I was so disappointed. Let me describe exactly why. The third floor is devoted to the life and times of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and other composers from Vienna. I expected to be able to hear selections of music that illustrated each man's works. In fact, each room had a... More

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Felpham, West Sussex, UK
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is so well done. Totally absorbing for the 2 hours I spent there. For a full description of what you'll find - best to go to the web site or similar. But what you won't find on a web site is an awareness of the high quality and variety of what can be done with sound and music. I'm... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The place that you could see just in Wien-the city of classical music- to hear and taste the elements of great musicians like Mozart, Bethooven,Hyden... You can also find yourself in a big concert. İf you have enough time and iger for this kind of music, you must visit that house...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Allow at least two hours to see it all. We visited in the evening and it was quite quiet and there's a discounted rate. Definitely recommended.

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Santa Rosa, California
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19 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

In fairness, my viewpoint may be tainted by having visited the music museum in Hamamatsu, Japan, which is filled with instruments and music from all over the world. Still, it might have been more accurate had this museum be named "The Principles of Sound + info about some of Vienna's great composers." It was an odd mix of high tech... More

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Baltimore-Washington, DC
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71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Even if you are a musician, you will enjoy what Haus der Musik has to offer. Though a bit of a gimmick in engaging in the activity of composing a piece in Mozart style based on your name and getting to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic, the activities are basically fun and if you read all the information, you'll learn and... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Having been in the past, I was looking forward to visiting again. The variety of topics covered by the museum were really interesting, and the interactive features were great fun, such as getting to conduct an orchestra and the 'NAMADEUS'. I especially liked the exhibit about the Vienna Philharmonic due to everything they had on display. Unfortunately we managed to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We went here on a whim and were very pleasantly surprised! This museum is great for kids and adults alike with many engaging as well as hands on exhibits. If you are a musician yourself, I would most definitely go. Highlights: Conducting an Orchestra, listening to all sorts of classical music, many different rooms dedicated to almost a dozen famous... More

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Burbank, California
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

So much to see and experience! Conduct the Vienna Philharmonic, learn about the orchestra's history, learn about how sound is made... each turn of this 4 story museum has something new! You can sit peacefully and just listen. You can experiment with sound. And you can get most things you create on a disc to take home! The gift shop... More

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

In this venue, you can learn about composers, the Vienna Philharmonic, and the nature of music. Allow yourself lots of time to take in the interactive components. Our last experience there was the opportunity to conduct the Philharmonic....lots of laughs.

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