Haus der Musik (House of Music), Vienna

Haus der Musik (House of Music), Vienna (must see)

The Haus der Musik (or House of Music) is a real hands on museum that is designed to get the visitor to interact at all levels with the displays. It is located in the First District of the city, not very far away from St. Stephen’s Church. The place has won numerous awards for the innovative way that they present their exhibitions.

The 5,000 sq. meter facility used to be the home of the famous Archduke Charles. There are many musical inventions displays among its halls, as well as exhibits that display just how diverse our world’s understanding is as to what exactly constitutes music. The variety may astound you.

Another interesting tid bit about this place is that it used to be the home of Otto Nicolai, who wrote the now famous musical piece “The Merry Wives of Windsor.” This classic comedic opera is also the subject of a display here. In modern times, the museum has also become the official repository of the history of the Vienna Philharmonic. Plan on visiting this most unusual place.

Operation hours: Daily 10 am - 10 pm.
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Sight Name: Haus der Musik (House of Music)
Sight Location: Vienna, Austria
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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