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Haus der Musik, Vienna

(3.7/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Lots of history about the music scene in Vienna, many composers and a lot of AWESOME artifacts from their time. The history is mixed with a science them in the upper levels of the museum. You learn ab...  more »
  • If you have the touts outside outside St.Stephans Cathedral ask you to buy the ticket for Haus der Musik Concert, I wouldn't bother as not worth the money  more »
  • I went to this museum quite late, at almost closing time. It was aesthetically pleasant, a new experience for my ears and eyes. In each of the famous 4 composer's section, you will feel as if you are ...  more »
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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.