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Haus der Musik, Vienna

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Explore the world of music at Haus der Musik--an interactive discovery museum in the heart of Vienna's first district. Awarded with the Austrian Museum Prize for its innovative design, the museum occupies the former palace of Archduke Charles. Opened in 2000, this citadel of music was also the residence of Otto Nicolai, the composer of the opera "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and founder of the Vienna Philharmonic. Engage in a range of high-tech, interactive, and multimedia presentations. See how the approach to music has changed from the earliest human use of instruments to the music of the present day. To visit Haus der Musik on your holiday in Vienna, and find out what else Vienna has to offer, use our Vienna vacation route planner.
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  • If you are staying in Vienna for too long maybe. I think it makes more sense to incur over the age of 12 to go
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  • Admittedly, we were here on our previous trip to Vienna 11 years ago, and it did not leave a very lasting impression - my husband remembered we were here somewhere on the first floor (the conductor ba...  more »
  • We did not go in the Vienna State Opera, so we decided to go here and not disappointed. We were greeted by the step-piano the Museum can be conducted the Orchestra, hear what baby hears sounds in the belly of the mother, create your own ringtone, visit the halls of biographies of famous composers. We are very ponravilos'Sovetuju and you.
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  • Highly recommended. Lots to do here. My only gripe is that some of the exhibits were not functioning properly when we were there. Go at night. It's half priced and almost empty.
  • The museum is beautifully designed with high quality, interactive spatial and digital exhibits. I came back when I could dedicate more time to each activity. Set aside a minimum of two hours to get the most out of your experience. Great for adults and older children. Easily my favorite museum in Vienna.
  • A palpable history of Vienna's culture of musical history. Multilingual staff makes it a good destination for tourists from all over the world. Must say, we remember it most for the sayings dotted around the walls. Staggeringly philosophical.
  • It's beautifully designed I'll give them that, but feels low on content. Maybe it's more geared at kids and family but most of the interactions were basic knowledge. Myself and friends (aged 19-27) found little to do. Expected some more historical instrument exhibitions or something. The one slightly redeeming feature was the interactive conducting simulator. Really quite fun but could use some more tunes. So more for kids.
  • Very unique and interesting museum. Great for the kids as its very interactive. Gives you an insight into the lives of the fathers of classical music. Worth a visit.