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Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente (Collection of Early Musical Instruments)

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Interesting collection of musical instruments in the capital of music

There is plenty to see in this museum - pianos, violins, rare instruments, etc. some belonging to... read more

Reviewed November 30, 2017
823milend
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Unbelievable collection in tucked-away location

The Collection of Ancient Instruments was a place we had wanted to visit, since my husband is a... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
mainesmith
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Reviewed November 30, 2017

There is plenty to see in this museum - pianos, violins, rare instruments, etc. some belonging to world renown musicians and composers. Some of the instruments in the exhibit are from the Renaissance, other from Baroque. This is a must for all classical music lovers...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed October 3, 2017

The Collection of Ancient Instruments was a place we had wanted to visit, since my husband is a musician and piano tuner. Housed upstairs in the library building at the Hofburg Palace, it was not easy to locate but certainly more than worth the time...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed August 19, 2017

The museum holds an excellent collection of musical instruments, I've never seen such a unique collection before.

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed June 22, 2017

This museum contains a variety of classical instruments, from the renaissance to the 20th century. Some of the instruments were strange, such as a double-necked guitar and a violin with two sets of strings. The Neue Berg is also a beautiful building. However, in terms...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed May 24, 2017

This museum was part of a combined ticket for entry to other museums and we decided to look at it. It was very interesting seeing musical instruments over the last few hundred years and particularly the instruments played by such famous people as Mozart. It...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed April 12, 2017

Many years ago long before the range of calendar dates suitable for indicating the time of my visit were made available for completing this review I was visiting Vienna. There was this museum dedicated to early or older musical instruments. I had not known about...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed January 13, 2017 via mobile

Great museum of historical musical instruments, many pianos and piano type instruments but also much much more. Anybody who is interested in anything connected with music will enjoy. Most of the instruments are 19th and 20th century so some few hundred years old.

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed December 30, 2016

I am one of those people who are not musically inclined but I found this museum very interesting. It comprises a large collection of musical instruments, especially pianos, covering several centuries - including those used by Beethoven and Mozart An audio is available which gives...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 18, 2016

If you visit the superb art gallery (Kunsthistorisches Museum) hang on to your ticket. Not the receipt.. the actual ticket with a picture because that will also get you into this museum. It's close to the Winter Riding School and we nearly failed because we...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed November 6, 2016

This museum perfectly fits to Vienna, City of Music. The collection of ancient musical instruments gathered here in about ten large rooms is amazing, even for those who - like me - are not music experts; indeed this museum allows an unparalleled opportunity to understand...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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