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Vienna City Card: Discounts and Public Transport

1. Vienna City Card: Discounts and Public Transport

With the Vienna City Card, you can go anywhere in Austria's beautiful capital city. Just validate your pass at the nearest ticket machine and head out on your way! Upon validation, you'll have 24, 48 or 72 hours to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation, including the metro, trams, regional trains, buses, and night buses (zone 100). The Vienna City Card also lets you visit some of the city's most important sights. Get discounts at plenty of Vienna's museums, exhibitions, theatres, concerts, shops, cafés, restaurants, and wine taverns. Vienna is waiting for you! You can learn about all the details and discounts from the digital city guide for Vienna. The app is available for download on the Google Play and Apple App Store. If you're traveling with your family, you're in luck as one child under the age of 15 travels free with each city card holder. Get discounts for countless museums, attractions, theaters, shops, and restaurants with the Vienna City Card. Please see the app "ivie - Your Personal City Guide" for full information about all the discounts you can get with your card. 

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Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Wi-Fi and Cruise

2. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Wi-Fi and Cruise

Red Route On this route, you will learn more about the history of the famous Ring Street and the Hofburg Palace getting to know the life of the Habsburgs in Vienna. You will also have the possibility to explore the Prater with its Giant Ferris Wheel as well as the Danube Island. 1. Opera/Oper 2. House of Music/Haus der Musik3. Lower Belvedere/Unteres Belvedere4. Museums Quartier/ Mariahilferstrasse 5. Museums/Hofbug 6. City Hall/Rathaus7. Votive Church/Votivkirche 8. Schwedenplatz/DDSG River Cruise C9. Prater 10. UNO City/DC Tower 11. Danube Island/Donauinsel12. City Park/Stadtpark  Schönbrunn Blue Route This route guides you from the city center out to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere. You will learn more about Vienna’s imperial heritage and the life of Sisi. 1. Opera/Albertina2. Museums Quartier/Mariahilfer Straße 3. Museums/Hofburg4. Aqua Terra Zoo/Haus des Meeres 5. Mariahilfer Straße/Ibis Hotel 6. Schönbrunn Palace&Zoo/Schloss Schönbrunn7. Main train station/Hauptbahnhof 8. Upper Belvedere/Oberes Belvedere 9. Lower Belvedere/Unteres Belvedere Guided City Walk (only included in Premium and Deluxe tickets) Departure from Stop 1, Opera. The tour runs daily at 11:30 AM in English and at 1:30 PM in German. Discover the life of the Habsburgs by visiting Hofburg, the Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz, and the Capuchin’s Crypt – the main place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburgs. The tour also covers the music in the city, from Mozart to Haydn and Beethoven, plus the many composers Vienna is famous for. The tour starts from Stop 1: Opera and lasts approximately 90 minutes and ends at St. Stephens Cathedral, the most important Gothic church in Austria. Explore the beautiful buildings and gardens of Vienna at your own pace from onboard the city’s open-top double-decker hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus, and learn how the Austrian capital developed from its early Celtic and Roman settlements to become the largest city in Austria. Regarded as a 'City of Music' for its extraordinary musical legacy, Vienna is also known as the 'City of Dreams' due to its association with the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and you can follow his story in the Sigmund Freud Museum. Stops along the way include the Haus der Musik, which presents the history of music through interactive exhibitions. Choose from multiple options including a deluxe tour that includes a 1-hour guided evening tour starting at 6:30 PM designed to give you a different view of the most iconic sights in Vienna. The onboard recorded commentary is available in 13 languages, providing valuable information to help you plan your day. Soak up the sights of the impressive buildings, then jump off at any of the stops listed above.

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Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

3. 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.

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Vienna: Tickets to Haus der Musik

4. 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.

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Vienna: Imperial Classic Orchestra Concert

5. 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.

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Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

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

With Go City, you have the freedom to choose up to 7 of Vienna's top attractions in one convenient pass. With over 40 hand-picked activities and tours to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice. By foot, by scooter, by bus, or by boat, you have so much to see, and plenty of time to see it. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Schönbrunn, Esterhazy Palace, or Forchtenstein Castle. Admire the elegant architecture and the enchanting histories of each. Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering or trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or at the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Trace the paths of Freud or Empress Sisi, or explore some ancient, secret passages. Indulge in locally crafted chocolates, wines, or beers, and see the masters at work. Try something new at a waltz lesson, a quiz rally, or a city-wide treasure hunt. Explore the renowned MAK Vienna or Albertina. Compare a tour of modern street art. Experience excitement and relaxation, hotspots and best-kept secrets, and so much more all with one pass.

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Vienna: Mozart, Beethoven, & Strauss Private Tour

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

Explore the places where Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Schubert became world-known musicians and released many outstanding songs and symphonies. Learn about their life and achievements, with a private guide who knows their stories and secrets. See Old Town sights like St. Stephan’s Cathedral, where Mozart had his wedding, the Theatermuseum, where Beethoven conducted a private Viennese premiere of his 3rd Symphony "Eroica", and the Vienna State Opera. Discover the Theater an der Wien where almost all Strauss’ operettas had its premieres. Visit the House of Music, a modern and interactive Sound Museum with five floors are dedicated to the fascinating 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 musicians. Extend to 5.5-hours to experience in the evening with an exclusive concert of classical music. Concerts are played by talented musicians who will perform well-known pieces from Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, or Schubert.

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Vienna: Kid-Friendly Private Family Tour

8. Vienna: Kid-Friendly Private Family Tour

Meet the highlights of Vienna on a family-friendly tour. Have fun while exploring the city's old town. Enjoy a dose of historical facts, fascinating legends, and fairy tales. Visit Vienna's top attractions with amusing and informative commentary from your guide. Follow your guide on an exciting adventure of history that includes tasks for children. Walk along the old town's streets and discover its highlights such as the Hofburg, Rathaus, and St. Peter’s Church. Hear about interesting legends, the city's best-kept secrets and let the kids solve mysteries along the way. Enter the Imperial Treasury for a better understanding of the Middle Ages. See huge exhibitions presenting authentic imperial artifacts, crowns, jewels, and old militaries. Be impressed by royal robes and swords like nowhere else. In the 3-hour tour option, enter the House of Music, a modern and interactive sound museum. Five floors are dedicated to the fascinating world of music and sound. Test your own musical talent on the virtual conductor and compose your own waltz. Learn more about the musicians related to Vienna like Mozart, Strauss, and Beethoven. Choose the 4-hour tour option and see even more in Vienna's old town on a horse carriage ride. Both a joyful ride for kids and a relaxing way to sightsee, travel like in the medieval times, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Anker Clock, and Albertina. Your experience will be fulfilled with commentary from your local expert guide.

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What people are saying about Haus der Musik

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 3,693 reviews

It seemed hard to hop on and off as there is too much to see at certain stops and it would be a challenge to match Dutch visits with the bus schedule. However, just staying on the red and blue routes throughout (60 min each) provides an excellent overview of the city as the bus drives through key areas with the general commentary from the audio guide on board. Highly recommend taking the premium package including the additional 2.5 hour walking tour (the guide Charles is fantastic) and evening bus tour (60 min, with live commentary by Charles). Overall, a must if you are visiting Vienna!

Ειναι χρήσιμη γιατί δεν χρειάζεται να περιμένεις στην ουρά των εισιτηρίων και μπαίνεις απευθείας! Αλλα πολυ σημαντικό ειναι να πατε στο γραφείο να το εκτυπώσετε απο τη Πρώτη κι ολας μερα! Τα γραφεία τους βρίσκονται απέναντι απο την Οπερα! 9.00 με 12.00 το πρωι ειναι ανοιχτά!!

Booked online at a great price. The meeting point to redeem tickets was well described and everything went smoothly. The tours on both routes are also perfect. Everything was fine and there was nothing to criticize. Great

Everything done so amazing. Very interesting exhibition. Very recommended

Best to buy tickets before getting on public transport. Very convenient