The Vienna Philharmonic Museum


In the splendid historical rooms of the former Palais of Archduke Charles you will find the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, whose founder, Otto Nicolai, also lived here. The history of the world famous orchestra is now presented at the site where it all began.

The museum is located in the former apartment of the composer, conductor and founder of the Vienna Philharmonic, Otto Nicolai (1810-1849) who established the orchestra with the unique sound in 1842. This connection provided the impetus for the Vienna Philharmonic, with its Historical Archive, to make HAUS DER MUSIK its new home. Here, the scientific documentation of this world-famous orchestra continues and is made available to the public.

In our specifically equipped concert hall on the museum's first floor, you can experience the highlights of theViennese New Year's Concert and the Schönbrunn Summer Night Concert. Highest audio-visual quality and a festive ambiance allow you to dive in and experience this exceptional cultural events as if you had been there in person. The Best-Of versions will be screened every full hour, from 10am to 9pm daily.

Here you can also find the fascinating, interactive "Waltz-Dice-Game".



Exhibitions and events


Permanent exhibition

Let your ears take a stroll through the amazing world of tonal and sound phenomena. In a “prenatal sensory rush”, visitors relive their frst musical experience many years after...

The great masters of viennese music tradition

Permanent exhibition

Vienna’s worldwide reputation as a city of music has been primarily shaped by the musical genius of some renown composers. Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven,...

Virto|stage: Your personal music theatre

Permanent exhibition

virto|stage allows you to direct your very own personal music and opera experience. Storyline, stage design and music are in your hands. Your movements and gestures bring about your own...

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