Haus der Musik is a museum of sound and music in Vienna, Austria. It offers interactive exhibits, historical displays, and musical experiences for visitors of all ages. You can learn about the history of music in Vienna, the science of sound, and the lives and works of famous composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert. You can also create your own music with virtual instruments, conduct an orchestra, or compose a song.
To visit Haus der Musik, you need to buy a ticket online or at the entrance. The ticket prices vary depending on the age and category of the visitor. The museum is open every day from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. The last admission is at 9:30 pm. The museum is located in the historic Palais Erzherzog Karl in the heart of Vienna. You can reach it by public transport (metro lines U1, U2, U4 or tram lines 1, 2, D) or by car (parking garage available nearby).
Some tips for visiting Haus der Musik are:
- Plan at least two hours to explore the museum.
- Check the website for special events and guided tours.
- Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
- Bring headphones or earphones to enjoy the audio guides and exhibits.
- Respect the rules and prohibitions of the museum, such as no smoking, no eating or drinking, no photography or video recording, no pets, and no loud noises.
Some of the highlights of Haus der Musik are:
- The Sonosphere: a journey through the world of sound and acoustics.
- The Great Composers: a tribute to the musical genius of Vienna’s classical masters.
- The Virtual Conductor: a chance to lead the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra with a baton.
- The Music Lab: a place to experiment with sound and music production.
- The Brain Opera: a collaborative musical performance using brain waves and gestures.