Vienna, Austria - a Musical Christmas Winter Tour‏

Vienna is a worldwide well-known musical capital. This capital of Austria has long history of musicality and is the home to famous composers like Ludwig van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Johann Strauss and Franz Schubert, etc.  Vienna attracts tons of visitors each year, coming to trace the source of these famous composers, as well as enjoying the opera and concerts conducting by famous Austrian performing groups.

Whether you are a classical music follower or not, Vienna is definitely worth visiting. Plan a trip there to witness its well-kept historical scenery and sense the unique musicality and artistic taste of the city almost everywhere.

Christmas Musical Tour

Vienna is also famous of its Christmas markets and skiing activities in its snowy winter. Below are some recommendations on historical musical sites where you can trace the footpath of famous Vienna composers.  Combine a winter Christmas trip with a musical tour to Vienna and enjoy the vivid musical scene there.

Mozarthaus -Mozart's House (Mozartwohnung)

This former residence of W.A. Mozart's has been turned into a museum showcasing the life of Mozart, together with his family in Vienna. As a branch of the Vienna Museum, Mozarthaus is one of the most regularly visited historical heritages in Vienna.

Within the Mozart's House, you would see both the exhibition of his work, in chorological order, and demonstrations replicating his life within the house with his family. Mozarthaus has several floors and the first floor of the apartment is the original place where Mozart spent his life with his family. Ticket price includes a very informative audio guide which you can have different language options.

Concerts are also conducted within the Mozart's House, where you can book tickets online or directly from the museum.

A comer in the Mozarthaus
A comer in the Mozarthaus

Practical Info for  Mozarthaus

Address:

A-1010 Vienna, Domgasse 5

Opening Hours:

Open daily from 10 am to 7 pm

Admission Tickets:

Regular ticket EUR9. Combination ticket with Haus der Musik EUR15.

Family tickets are also available. Please check their website for details.

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Beethoven Pasqualatihaus

Ludwig van Beethoven has spent in total 35 years of his life in Vienna. The "Beethoven Pasqualatihaus" is one of the apartments that he has been living in. During his 8 years of stay in this apartment, Beethoven has composed his famous 4th, 5th, 7th and 8th symphonies as well as the opera 'Fidelio'.

You will find exhibitions of his own hand-written work, documentations on his published work and other personal items displaying in this former residence of Beethoven's.

Practical Info for Beethoven Pasqualatihaus

Address:

A-1010 Wien (Vienna), Mölker Bastei 8

Opening Hours:

Open fromTuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Special arrangement: 24. & 31. December 2010: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Admission tickets:

Regular ticket EUR2. Every first Sunday of the month is free for all visitors

Beethoven Wohnung Heiligenstadt

This former residence of Beethoven's has marked a very critical period of his life in Vienna. Located in the suburb area of Vienna called Heiligenstadt, the house witnessed the final months' of Beethoven's life.

This former residence of Beethoven's has marked a very critical period of his life in Vienna. The "Heiligenstädter Testament", the letter that Beethoven revealed to his brothers about his ear problem got more serious than ever, was written in this house in 1802.

Inside Beethoven Wohnung Heiligenstadt
Inside Beethoven Wohnung Heiligenstadt

Practical Info for Beethoven Wohnung Heiligenstadt

Address:

A-1190 Vienna, Probusgasse 6


Opening Hours:

Open fromTuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Special arrangement: 24. & 31. December 2010: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Closed on Mondays

Admission tickets: Regular ticket EUR2. Every first Sunday of the month is free for all visitors

Practical Info for Zentralfriedhof

Address:

Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 230-244, Vienna 1110


Opening Hours:

Everyday with below time:

08:00 - 17:00 (Nov - Feb)
07:00 & 18:00 (Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct)
07:00 & 19:00 (May-Aug)

Admission tickets: Free

Zentralfriedhof (CentralCemetery)

The Zentralfriedhof is one of the most visited cemeteries in Europe. Located around 25 minutes away from city center of Vienna in the district of Simmering, this Central Cemetery in Vienna sleeps many famous composers and important figures from Vienna. Ludwig van Beethoven, W.A. Mozart, Johann Strauss and Franz Schubert, etc are all buried there. The size of the central cemetery is huge and it might be a good idea to plan an afternoon to visit there.

Honorary grave of Ludwig van Beethoven at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna
Honorary grave of Ludwig van Beethoven at the Zentralfriedhof in Vienna

City of Musical Heritage

Vienna is truly the city of musical heritage. You can find other historical heritage from famous composers within the city, just to name a few of them, these are Johann Strauss House, Schubert's House, Haydn's House and Vienna Museum, etc.

Check out more on Vienna and enjoy a cozy Christmas holiday with musical elements!

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