Palais Schönborn-Batthyány

Palais Schönborn-Batthyány, Vienna: Hours, Address, Palais Schönborn-Batthyány Reviews: 4.5/5

Palais Schönborn-Batthyány

Palais Schönborn-Batthyány
4.5
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
About
The Vienna Baroque Orchestra Performs exclusive Baroque and Classical concerts in Vienna with virtuoso musicians and excellent opera singers. Together with the well-known Viennese Baroque Orchestra, you can embark on an unforgettable journey through the most important epochs of Austrian music history. Experience the incomparable masterpieces of Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven and other composers in one of the most beautiful baroque halls in Vienna.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $53.45
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.
How to get there
  • Herrengasse • 4 min walk
  • Schottentor • 5 min walk
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Donegalabu
Kilkenny, Ireland211 contributions
My second time
A few years ago, I came to see this concert with my partner. While in Vienna with my mother and sister, I surprised them with tickets. We were buzzing coming away from the concert. The atmosphere, the calibre of the musicians, the programme, the superb singers (I particularly loved the timbre of the soprano's voice) all combined to make the whole evening entirely enjoyable. So much so, my mother sent me back on our last evening to buy some cds as souvenirs of our "best concert" in Vienna. We went to three concerts in very different venues with very different repertoires on our 3 evenings in Vienna. Although all three were fabulous, this is our favourite. Thank you to all involved xo
Written October 13, 2021
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Safari172224
Zagreb, Croatia1 contribution
Excellent way to start an evening
Aug 2021 • Family
Inspired performance by Vienna Baroque Orchestra, enjoyed it so much with my family. After the concert go for a stroll around the city center.
Written August 15, 2021
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Megan
1 contribution
Humiliating!!!
Aug 2021 • Family
Let me start by saying the musicians and singers were superb! The concert was beautiful and it is in a lovely setting which accentuates the music.

However, we had our 3 children with us, one of whom is a toddler. Now, the man who sold us our tickets approached us (with our children) and told us it was a concert FOR CHILDREN. He emphasized that it was 45 minutes so they won’t get bored, it was a small setting so they can see, and it is casual so kids can be comfortable. All of these things were true. Keeping reading…

I’m a big believer that the arts belong to children as much as adults, and the best way to foster new musicians and patrons is for children to experience classical music—LIVE classical music. That being said, I also appreciate that other people spend good money to enjoy the music without the noises of children…So, when the man told me this was a concert FOR FAMILIES AND CHILDREN of course I jumped at the chance to immerse my children in music without bothering the stodgy crowd.

Here’s where the trouble begins…When we arrived for the performance we were the ONLY family with children. The second I walked in the room a man in the audience audibly groaned at the sight of my youngest child. We’re were suddenly THOSE people. I was HUMILIATED and trapped in a room with no exit.

I spent the whole performance on the receiving end of shushes, dirty looks, and angry huffs while desperately trying to subdue my toddler. I would NEVER have put us in that situation if the ticket salesman hadn’t specifically told me it was a child-friendly environment.

This orchestra needs to decide who they are. If it’s a family friendly concert, make sure the WHOLE AUDIENCE knows it is family friendly. If not, don’t let the sales team approach families on the street and tell them to bring their small children to a concert. This evening was the height of humiliation for me as a mother.
Written August 3, 2021
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Estefania Fontana
1 contribution
Terribly disappointed
Jul 2021 • Couples
Deeply disappointed!!!!!!!! Sad, bad, disgusting, terrible, i don't know how else to express this disaster!!!
They sold us tickets for an ORCHESTRA and there were only 4 musicians.
We tried to explain before the concert that this was not what we bought but they said we would have to wait untill the end to talk, and then they told us they could not give us a refund because we said the musicians played well (yes, fine, i was being polite and could not say the 4 musicians were bad, but this is not what we paid for!!!!). We paid 80€ for two tickets and they gave us one extra for free (that we didn't use), and the person who talked to us said we ONLY PAID THAT so we couldn't complain. They also insisted we should have asked if the orchestra (about 12 musicians) that appeared on the papers they gave us when selling the tickets was actually going to play, because it was our fault that we didn't ask if the show was as it was shown on the picture. THAT'S LYING BY OMISSION, DEAR.
I've never thought i would be this disappointed when coming to Vienna because of the fraud and the extremely pathetic customer service.
To solve the problem, the girl offered us a bottle of water and a cd (that i can't even hear because i don't own any device that allows cds anymore) and that was it for her.
Actually i left to my airbnb TO CRY because this ruined my music experience in Austria.
Thank you very much.
Written July 25, 2021
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Jim B
Tucson, AZ2 contributions
Very satisfying classical experience
Jul 2021
musical excellence. the string quartet skillfully played several very difficult pieces by Mozart, Bach, Rossini, Strauss and Hayden. We thoroughly enjoyed the evening. We would go again.
Written July 6, 2021
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jrp56
Manchester, UK85 contributions
A sight to see. A worthy visit. Can workout expensive though.
Aug 2020
A beautiful anf very well maintained palace and gardens. Including a museum fir children. Entry can be expensive so perhaps there is a need to be a little selective. Whatever your choice it will be worthwhile. Gardens/parks are free and well worth seeing. The Austrians are proud to show you their history.
Written August 25, 2020
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pat1009
Lausanne, Switzerland256 contributions
Place of Sissi
Feb 2020
Very interesting visit to discover how Sissi was living in Vienna. Porcelain part of the museum can be accelerated.
Written February 24, 2020
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GoGo2SlowGo
Denton, TX1,521 contributions
An excellent end to a great afternoon and evening
Sep 2019
We purchased a Viator tour which included an audio tour of Schonbrunn, a 3 course dinner and then great seats for the concert which included about a 20 piece orchestra, a baritone and a soprano singer along with a very playful conductor.
This is a must-see if you are in Vienna. You'll love the tour of the palace and you should arrive early so you can also tour the gardens.
The concert hall is quite intimate and all seats are good. Great acoustics and great music. At intermission - they provide a sparkling glass of wine.
Great evening!
Written February 23, 2020
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Threethumbsup
37 contributions
Joyous
Admittedly my wife had contacted them in advance and managed to pull strings (plus we got there half an hour before it started) to ensure that we were sat on the front row, so my view was entirely uninterrupted and I felt practically plugged into the Ensemble, but this really was a staggering event. The opera singers were mesmerising (especially the tenor) and the interplay between them and the other performers (also of the highest quality) was both funny and touching. The pieces were a mix of obvious favourites and lesser known pieces you'll probably not have heard but that you'll definitely enjoy. You can see the setting for yourself by the pictures and, yes, it is really that beautiful. The only negative was a group of tourists who struggled to leave their phones alone or switch them off, as well as another plonker who thought she was good enough to sit at the piano afterwards and rattle out a chord so she could have a photo. Happily, in both these circumstances the staff were polite and firm in ensuring that their behaviour didn't impact on others; the staff here were incredibly polite and it was reassuring to see that they take the service they provide seriously, even if that means challenging someone who doesn't know what a picture of a phone with a cross through it means. This was an evening of good humour, splendid setting and absolutely top quality musicianship. I'd really recommend going.
Written February 23, 2020
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Sunneva H
1 contribution
Good concerts, but a big tourist trap.
Feb 2020 • Family
Beautiful concert, talented performers!
Staff not so friendly, they don’t tell you f.ex, When you buy the tickets that they charge you for taking your coats and youre not allowed to take them with you inside... Could be cleaner.. Typical tourist trap!
Written February 19, 2020
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