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Haus der Musik: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

1. Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide: At the Mozarthaus Vienna, visitors can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he lived from 1784 to 1787 and composed more music than anywhere else. Around this flat, a comprehensive presentation of the times in which Mozart lived and of his most important works, spread over three exhibition levels, awaits Mozart fans, young and old, from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the great composer’s Vienna years, which represent the peak of his creative achievement. Make sure to get a free Audioguide to discover Mozarthaus Vienna. In addition to the permanent exhibition, a special exhibition also takes place in the Mozarthaus Vienna, which changes each year and is included in the price of admission. Every Sunday an additional, 30-minute free tour of the highlights of the Mozarthaus Vienna is available (only with valid entrance tickets).  Music Combo Ticket: Mozarthaus Vienna and Haus der Musik: Together with the interactive Haus der Musik, the Mozarthaus Vienna offers the “Mozart & More” combo ticket, ideal for music fans. Embark on a journey of discovery into the world of Mozart and music. The Haus der Musik in Vienna is a modern, interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. The 6 floors of the historical palace invite visitors to try out making music themselves. The Haus der Musik combines the past, present and future of music in an inspiring and exciting way.

Vienna: Public Transport City Card and Attraction Discounts

2. Vienna: Public Transport City Card and Attraction Discounts

With the Vienna City Card, you can go anywhere in Austria's beautiful capital. Upon activation, you will have 24, 48, or 72 hours to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation, including metro, trams, regional trains, buses, and night buses (zone 100). Enjoy countless benefits in museums and sights, exhibitions, theaters, concerts, shops, 20% off consumption at each of the participating restaurants, and much more for the duration of your stay (max. 7 days). Save up to 50% with the discounts. If you are traveling with your family, you're in luck as one child under the age of 15 travels free with each city card holder. Please see the app "ivie - Your Personal City Guide" for full information about all the discounts you can get with your card. Download ivie, enter your 8-digit code to activate and hold your digital Vienna City Card.

Vienna: Tickets to Haus der Musik

3. Vienna: Tickets to Haus der Musik

Haus der Musik is a modern interactive experimental museum right in the heart of Vienna. It was here in the former Palais of Archduke Charles, where Otto Nicolai, the founder of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, resided when he established the world famous orchestra in 1842. Today visitors can marvel at precious documents and mementos from the orchestra’s history at the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic. Further four floors are dedicated to the presentation of the fascinating world of music and sound: compose your own waltz with a throw of the dice, test your talent as a conductor and face the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra or experiment yourself with sound, noises and instruments. You can also hear your name as an original Mozart composition with the interactive Namadeus Game. Take a journey through time into the world of the great masters of the Wiener Klassik: Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Mahler and Schönberg- all of them are introduced in their contemporary environment on the history level through historic documents, models, costumes, modern installations and personal items. In addition to the permanent exhibition, Haus der Musik presents temporary exhibitions at the inner court yard that focus on famous musicians or special music-historical themes like the era of Viennese Modernism.

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

4. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Enjoy this perfect introduction to Vienna on a Hop on Hop off Big Bus tour. Sitting back and relaxing on an open-top double decker sightseeing bus as you listen to entertaining and engaging audio commentary is the best way to get around and learn about the Austria's capital. The bus route is designed to take you on a captivating journey through Vienna's rich history where you'll pass by and have the opportunity to hop off and further explore the city's most iconic sights, palaces and museums. The full sightseeing tour of Vienna is 1.5 hours long. Many customers choose to do one full loop to see the city and decide where they want to hop off on the next loop around, but it's completely up to you how you plan your day and visit. Buses will arrive every 30 minutes throughout the day if you want to hop off and have your photo taken at the House of Music Museum and walk in the footsteps of famous composers like Beethoven and Mozart. Learn about the ranges of instruments introduced to the earliest human use. Switch between loops to visit distinct areas of Vienna.

Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven, & Strauss Private Tour

5. Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven, & Strauss Private Tour

Vienna has gained a reputation as a City of Music thanks to musicians like Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Schubert. Join this original tour to discover why classical music is such an important part of the cultural heritage of the Austrian Capital. Follow the stories of world-famous musicians who reached the pinnacle of their musical careers and success in Vienna! Choose the 4-hour option to enjoy an exclusive tour of Vienna's Old Town with a special itinerary tailored to your interest in music. The tour begins near the magnificent St Stephan’s Cathedral, where Mozart married his wife Constanze. You will find many prestigious music venues along the way, such as the Theatermuseum, where Beethoven conducted a private Viennese premiere of his 3rd Symphony ""Eroica."" You will also see the renowned Vienna State Opera and the Theater an der Wien where almost all Strauss’ operettas had their premieres. Other highlights include the famous Wiener Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. You will also explore Stadtpark, where you can find a golden monument to Strauss as well as statues of Beethoven and Schubert. Meet three of them in one place! The final stop will be the House of Music. We provide skip-the-line tickets to this top-class interactive museum where you can immerse yourself in the world of music and sound. Test your own musical talent on the Virtual Conductor, compose your own waltz and learn more about Mozart and other famous musicians of Vienna! Choose the 5,5-hour option to receive tickets for a related classical music concert at a beautiful Viennese Cathedral, Church, Opera or Concert Hall. This is your chance to experience music by Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss or Schubert at one of the world’s most prestigious venues with top-class musicians. Enjoy an unforgettable experience!

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

6. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna Explorer Pass, you have the freedom to choose between 2 to 7 of Vienna's top attractions, all in one easy to use digital pass. Choose from over 45 hand-picked activities and tours and save up to 35% compared to buying separate tickets. You'll have so much to see and plenty of time to do it with 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. Simply download your pass to your mobile device, browse the digital guide for attractions included and instructions before your visit (some tours or attractions may require advance reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Esterhazy Palace, Forchtenstein Castle, or Schönbrunn Palace (don’t forget to leave without exploring Schönbrunn Gardens). Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. Sit back and relax with Big Bus Tour Vienna or the Danube River Cruise – the choice is yours! There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering, trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or a trip to the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Danube River Cruise • Empress Sissi Walking Tour (R) • Time Travel Magic Vienna History Tour (R) • Craft Beer Tasting Tour • Kick Bike Guided Tour (R) • Guided Bike Tour of Vienna (R) • Freud's Vienna Tour (R) • Vienna Undercover & Wine Tour (R) • Sisi's Amazing Journey (R) • Hollywood in Vienna Walking Tour (R) • Kick Bike Self-Guided Tour (R) • Street Art Tour (R) • Empress Sisi Walking Tour and Hofburg Imperial Apartments • Esterhazy Winery Tour and Tasting Classic (R) • The Future Bus VR Tour (R) • Educational Walk - Homelessness Initiative (R) • Classical Concert at Haus der Musik (R) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo (Vienna Zoo) • Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Wipeout Outdoor Adventure Park (R) • Sigmund Freud Museum • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Quiz Rally in Vienna (2 hours) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Laser Tag (2 games) (R) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School • Indoor Climbing Session - Bouldering (2 hours) • Trampoline Session - (1 hour) (R) (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the included digital guide available with your confirmation voucher for the most up-to-date information including a full list of inclusions, opening times, and advanced reservation instructions.

Vienna: Imperial Classic Orchestra Concert

7. Vienna: Imperial Classic Orchestra Concert

Spend an unforgettable evening enjoying the music of the Viennese Imperial Classic Orchestra which combines music and art at a world-class level. The performance will be moderated by an orchestra member, just as it was done back then during the festive soirees of the golden operetta era. Selected vocal soloists and charming ballet dancers will appear on stage to make each concert an unforgettable experience. Feel as if you have ventured back to the days of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart or Johann Strauss. Enjoy masterpieces by other famous composers, who have a connection to the imperial city of Vienna. These are an integral part of the orchestra repertoire and includes music by Antonio Vivaldi, Joseph Haydn, Luigi Boccherini or the famous opera arias of Giacomo Puccini.  Choose from a variety of seating options in different areas of the concert hall.

Vienna: Family-Friendly History for Kids Guided Walking Tour

8. Vienna: Family-Friendly History for Kids Guided Walking Tour

Hear the story of the basilisk in the well and other legends of Vienna on a 2-, 3-, or 4-hour private family walking tour of the old town from the city hall to the Imperial Treasury. Explore the historic center with a personal guide and discover fun things to do in Vienna for families with children. Along with exploring the old town, all tour options include a visit to the Imperial Treasury in Hofburg Palace, where the most precious imperial artifacts, crown jewels, and historical militaries are kept. Skip the ticket lines to make the most of your tour time. From expensive diamond necklaces to medieval swords, every kid will find something interesting here. Enjoy stories and activities for children to inspire them to solve the mysteries of the Habsburg empire. Choose the 3-hour option to continue the tour to the House of Music, skip-the-line tickets included. The House of Music is a one-of-a-kind sound and music museum with modern and interactive exhibits that allow you to learn through play. Children can put their musical talent to the test by playing the Virtual Conductor. Feel inspired while exploring various musical instruments and learning about great musicians such as Mozart, Strauss, and Beethoven. Extend your visit to the 4-hour option to enrich your family adventure in Vienna with a horse–drawn carriage ride. With the 4-hour option, get the most time to explore the old town. Hop on a traditional horse-drawn carriage that will make your children feel like they are in a real fairy tale. Along with the House of Music and Imperial Treasury, see more highlights and hidden gems of Vienna, from the Town Hall to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

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What people are saying about Haus der Musik

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This is great to get around Vienna, be aware of the discount benefits to avail the card to the most benefit. Some restaurants have 5-10% discounts.

Would very much recommend to someone looking for an affordable concert in Vienna- it has a bit of everything and genuinely moves you

I highly recommend this App, saved us money and had had a great choice of attractions

It is always a good way to discover a city for the 1st time (tour and explanations)

Excellent tool for traveling and easy to use in Wiena