Musikverein
Musikverein
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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.
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  • Karlsplatz • 4 min walk
  • Karlsplatz • 4 min walk
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  • MarianneSouthport
    Southport, United Kingdom359 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour of the famous concert hall
    Excellent tour and first rate guide with superb English. I have mobility issues and the guide asked if anyone had, so I put up my hand, he then had a very friendly female colleague escort me to a lift twice during the tour and back again so I did not have to try to get up the stairs. This really made my visit more enjoyable, The concert hall is beautiful, having seen it on TV for the New Year's Concert I was very excited at seeing it in person. Our guide gave us interesting information about the hall and the various famous composers who had had their works performed there. I can highly recommend this 45 minute tour which is also very reasonable.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 29, 2023
  • Faithfultraveler
    Halifax, Canada1,222 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favourite in Vienna!!!
    Mozart in Vienna!!! And opera too! Our concierge booked the best seats and the performance was outstanding! This is a must do in Vienna: you will not be disappointed. Enjoyed the Mozart dark chocolates on the way out, a neat unexpected treat as you depart the best concert hall in the world (famous for its New Years concert that can be viewed on television around the world).
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 13, 2023
  • Gary S
    Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Enjoyable, great music.
    Went for a Brahms, Mozart, Vivaldi four seasons concert. Sat up front just off centre. The Brahms and Mozart were very good, then after the interval it was four seasons which was magnificent. It’s a great historic venue and something we can always say, been there done that. If you do go there are bars scattered throughout the building for pre concert drinks, just found them difficult to locate and, as is the way with touristic sites, expensive.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 14, 2023
  • Trail10728496495
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic performance by the Schlosscappelle!
    I attended the concert of the Schlosscappelle on 7 September, and I was blown away by their outstanding performance of the Haydn and Mozart symphonies! Vivaldi was also beautifully performed! I am told that the conductor, also founder of the Schlosscappelle, was "musician of the year" for the 40th anniversary of the Austrian classical broadcaster, for his interpretation of Haydn (as a conductor with his orchestra), as well as for his live recording of all Bach sonatas (as a solo violonist and in a single concert!). I must confess that I did not expect such a incredible performance!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 20, 2023
  • Stephane J
    L'Union, France134 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Concert in the gold room... feeling the vibes
    Concert by the SchlossCapell orchestra, Fritz Kircher as soloist violine, December 9th at 20h00. Very nice experience, very surprising and a must do. First, the place is beautiful : one of the best concert hall in the world with perfect acoustics. Second, we were in the second row, so VERY close to the orchestra, we could see the powder coming off the violine archer when the musicians played. We could see all the discrete communications between the musicians, their looks, their complicity : I highly recommend the first rows, even though it force you to use the head and may end in an uncomfortable position... it pays off ! The orchestra was small : 20 musicians. 9 violines, 3 violas, 2 cellos, 1 contrabass, 2 oboes, 2 horns ans 1 harpsichord. We had in first part a Mozart symphony N°29 (K201) which was a perfect starter - perfectly executed - and the four seasons of Vivaldi in second part. The soloist Fritz Kircher was very good, no doubt. The orchestra was very precise altogether, with a beautiful execution. But I have been particularly impressed by the second violine, a very talented, concentrated woman, whose attention to the first violine was jubilatoire to watch ! We could feel the vibes of the music in all our body because we were so close. My wife who was not so interested in classical music was totally impressed and seduced !
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 15, 2023
  • Aaron M
    Saint Louis, Missouri98 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Bach and Beethoven
    One of the world's great concert halls. We had tickets to see the Orchester Wiener Akademie and the Singverein der Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien perform Bach and sat on the floor. We then noticed Hadelich was playing the Beethoven violin concerto a few hours later and bought tickets on the balcony for that. They also had a Haydn later that night. So, watch for multiple performances of completely different programs the same day. The sound in the hall is unworldly beautiful:every note crisp and clean, no muddled sounds. Hearing a vocal performance there was like nothing I've experienced elsewhere. On the balcony, the sound loses a touch of its crispness, but it's still incredible. The seats on the floor are all flat one behind the other, there is no change in height between rows. So, if you are petite or have a very tall person in front of you sightlines may be hampered, though we had no issues: but something to consider when ordering.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 24, 2023
  • Allison L
    Lymm, United Kingdom10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great tour, great value for money
    Great tour of the building, performance halls and practice areas. Very informative guide. Not to be missed on a visit to Vienna if you are interested in architecture /classical music. Nowhere to store bags or coats so don't overdress or take too much baggage with you!! Great value for money (10euro pp)
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 1, 2024
  • Seeking True Quality
    Europe3,169 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A superb guided tour to learn about the Musikverein
    As we were admiring this famous building from all sides, my wife spotted that a guided tour was about to begin! The starting point of the tour was the magnificent entrance hall of the Musikverein. We learned a great number of facts about the Musical Society and the construction of the building. It was opened in 1870. The most striking for us was the fact that there are about 800 concerts in this building each year! Upstairs, we first visited the smaller Brahms concert hall. We were told that there are concerts for children there regularly! What a wise decision to educate future lovers of classical music! Of course, the focal point of the guided tour was the Golden Concert Hall in its full grandeur. Each January 1st we watch the live broadcast of the Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker from here. But we did not know that there are actually three of those concerts: on December 30th, 31st and January 1st! Because of the acoustics, all of the decoration is wooden, even if it looks like marble or metal: the columns, the statues, the panels on the wall, even the organ pipes! There is a small free space between the fake wooden ceiling and the actual ceiling, also to enhance the acoustics (the actual pipes of the organ are behind the fake ones). We also did not know that there is a ballroom directly beneath the Golden Hall and it is believed that it also contributes to the fantastic acoustical experience. We could take pictures in the Golden Hall (in other parts of the building taking pictures was forbidden). Our tour ended with a visit to one of the four newest concert halls of the Musikverein, the Metal Hall. Along with the Glass Hall, the Stone Hall and the Wooden Hall it is located directly beneath the little square in front of the entrance. We would like to warmheartedly recommend this unforgettable tour to everyone!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 14, 2024
  • hlmh
    384 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great concert experience
    Went for a Mozart / Vivaldi concert on a Wed night. Need to leave jackets at the closet place with a fee. Water bottles not allowed into the hall. Photos during concert not allowed. But the performance was good. Should experience it if you are in Vienna.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 28, 2024
  • jamieba32
    London, United Kingdom375 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Couldn't recommend this place enough
    Unbelievably good Mozart concert at this stunning venue - The Golden Hall. I have seen a performance at a church before and there are many venues across the city with Mozart and other classical and opera concerts. However this one is really special. It's the most famous place to hear and see it and the classical orchestra and opera singers - especially the lady are absolutely amazing. Almost got goosebumps. They even dress up in traditional costume and the conductor is a bit of a comedian too . Make sure if you come to Vienna you add this to the things to do.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 9, 2024
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K Wong
Seoul, South Korea18 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The atmosphere and decoration are fantastic as a concert house.
However, extremely bad experience as we paid €98 for a classic concert and they sit us 3 rows from the back . The music acoustic was extremely bad , back there. To make things worst , after mid break, all the general public with much lower paying customer €38 plus can free officially to come up and sit in front of you if there are available sits ( officially approved free for all arrangement ). Makes me feel like a fool to pay so much.
Written February 12, 2020
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Brian & Maja
28 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The Golden Hall is really pretty. You needed to pay (€4,2) to get program notes. The concert was great. The acoustics was not as amazing as I thought to be. The ticket price (I sat at the most backwards Galerie) was slightly overpriced for me, but it is ok if you want to experience Viennese classical music concert. Personally I would recommend to go to Wiener Konzerthaus next time if you want a better classical music concert experience. They offer higher quality concerts from artists with higher standings, cheaper ticket prices, less crowded, the audience is more cultured. Only that there is no magnificent interior design as the Golden Hall in Musikverein.
Written March 31, 2023
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Steven M
Belgrade, Serbia15 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
The music was nice, the room was very beautiful. The main complaint is...at least 5 people directed us where we should check our coats. Which we planned to keep on. But, after so many people told us to check our coats, fine...we'll check our coats.
That'll be 4 euros please (or something like that).
The tickets were about 80 euros each for a symphony concert. If the venue wanted 82 euros each, they should have just charged that...
Written December 19, 2022
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Gilltrusson
Horley, UK6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
Don’t get duped in to thinking you’re going to attend a concert in the main concert hall. We paid 75 Euros each , the concert was in the Brahms-Saal which was in effectively a small hall with little real wow factor and to add insult to injury the 75 Euro balcony seats were very restricted to the point of hardly any view of the stage and musicians at all. Nothing wrong with the musician’s performance at all , but left thinking we had been completely misled , that we’d have been better off spending the money on a nice meal and just buying the cd. A real tourist trap offering not very good value for money at all.Thoroughly disappointed.
Written October 3, 2022
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Dada
Hong Kong, China158 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The interior of the hall is golden and fancy, which attracted lots of tourists (including me) to come and enjoy the Mozart Orchestra performance. However, you can only have a better listening experience if you sit in the front only, for those you are sitting at the back row, the experience is not that impressive. It’s free to get a CD when you buy tickets online, maybe that’s why they offer a CD for you to listen at home with your own hi fi or speaker.
Written June 21, 2023
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FloFlo
Cluj-Napoca, Romania94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
many famous composers like Brahms, Haydn, Strauss, Liszt and many more conducted their most famous compositions here. this is a temple of classical music and a beautiful venue. if you love classical music, attend a concert while in Vienna, it is a beautiful experience
Written January 16, 2020
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Foodange
Manchester, UK2,891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Having seen the New Year concert on TV, we bought tickets online and took the 45 minutes tour with a very fluent and knowledgably guide.
Seemed to visit everywhere in the building, including some amazing reception areas downstairs, especially the glass and metal rooms.
They were preparing for a ball that evening, so it all looked even better than normal. Fascinating tour and a bargain at 10€.
Written February 13, 2023
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Angshu_K
Leuven, Belgium479 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
It was an amazing experience. The interior was splendid. The decoration and the art of the music hall itself require one visit. The Mozart concert was fabulous. The singers and the conductors mesmerized us all the time. It was two hours long but not for a moment I felt bored. Highly recommended during a visit to Vienna.
Written August 28, 2021
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Henry W
London102 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
My wife and I greatly enjoyed being in the Musikverien for what was desribed by one of the ushers as a "tourist concert". The programme of Mozart music was great and it was lovely to see the orchestra dressed in the wigs etc of his time. The big downside for us was that, in spite of an announcment before the Concert began, dozens of people in the audience could not refrain from taking photographs. It was distracting to say the least. As the usher said "what can be done about it; the orchestra cannot be stopped once they have started to play?" We don't know the answer any more than he did but we hope one can be found.
Written November 11, 2022
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Gary S
Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
Went for a Brahms, Mozart, Vivaldi four seasons concert. Sat up front just off centre. The Brahms and Mozart were very good, then after the interval it was four seasons which was magnificent. It’s a great historic venue and something we can always say, been there done that.
If you do go there are bars scattered throughout the building for pre concert drinks, just found them difficult to locate and, as is the way with touristic sites, expensive.
Written September 15, 2023
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Musikverein admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $64.01, while a popular guided tour starts around $9.49 per person.




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