- Address: Musikvereinspl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria, Vienna
- Phone: +43-15058681
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Performance, Stage Show, Concert, Family And Kids, Hall
Musikverein is a popular music concert hall in Vienna. This hall is popular for being home to the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. There are reasons for which this hall has gained its share of reputation. Its acoustics are of outstanding quality which render it to be one of the finest halls in the world. As for the building, it was designed by Danish architect Theophil Hansen in 1870 in the Neoclassical style of an ancient Greek temple by including a concert hall as well as a smaller chamber music hall.
- The place is disabled friendly.
- Box office Timings: During the season (September - June) the box office is available Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Sundays and public holidays the box office is closed. The box office is also open one hour prior to the beginning of performances organized by the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde.
- From 1 July to 31 August the box office is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 12am. On Saturday, Sunday and Holidays the office is closed. From 1 September the usual opening times will be in operation again.
- By Light Rail station: Schwarzenbergplatz (Mitte)
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1.28% of people who visit Vienna include Musikverein in their plan
50% of people start their Musikverein visit around 08 AM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Musikverein
75% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Musikverein
We attended a wonderful concert here featuring music by Mozart. It was a fabulous venue and concert. . The venue is large but not too large so it retains its more intimate feel. The acoustics are excellent and the musicians were terrific. Definitely worth attending a concert.
If classical music is your thing then this is the place. Most (male) locals will be wearing a suit or shirt/jacket combo - but tourists don’t seem to be hunted through the hall with pitchforks if they do the best they can - even in jeans. Be careful when buying tickets - there are some restricted (non-existent!) views. Drinks are surprisingly well priced. The architecture and sound are out of this world. Book well in advance.
Something about the venue is too touristy. I mean it is Vienna, I guess. That said, it's a pretty concert hall and the ensemble we saw, the Vienna Philharmonic, is outstanding as always. You really need to get a seat in the orchestra stalls in advance; the standing space they offer in the back might be cheap at 6euro but it's also unbearably hot and crowded with poor sound quality and visibility, to the point where I almost feel it's disgraceful for the venue to even offer it.
While this is definitely a must-see sort of place, there are a few things to note: 1. It would be good if you timed it such that you could see the Wien Philharmonic there. 2. If you're going for standing tickets, make sure to be there early to queue to go in - you'll want to have a spot at the front, where you can both see clearly and have something to lean on. 3. Sound at the upper floor might not be as good as sound on the lower floor.
These performances are hit and miss I think. The one we went to didn't have a specific guest performer for the night and it ended up having rushed music and opera singers that sang at the level of undergrads. If you're a tourist who's never grown up in music then you'll enjoy it a lot. Otherwise I recommend looking for something else.