Musikverein, Vienna

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    Musikverein

    by margaretvn Updated Apr 3, 2005

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    in the Musikverein

    This is the home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra - until 2004 the only orchestra with no female musicians in it!
    The building was designed by Theophil Hansen and built 1867-1869. It is a mixture of styles with terracotta statues, capitals and balustrades. It is perhaps most well known for its annual New Years Day Concert. We went there for an evening concert (the tickets are sold on the streets mostly by students dressed as Mozart!) - it was mainly tourist there but it is a great way to see the wonderful Golden Hall. The Musikverein is only open for concerts.

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    by pili Updated Nov 30, 2003

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    Musikverein

    The Musikverein was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1870.
    The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Concert, broadcast worldwide every year, is performed in the famous Golden Hall of the Musikverein. It is also the permanent seat of the orchestra.
    I could enjoy a concert of the Mozarteum Orchestra in the Golden Hall.

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    by Muya Written Jul 15, 2006

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    The right place to attend a concert of classical music...or simply a beautiful building to admire ! You can also take a guided tour at certain times, when there are no rehearsal planned.
    But I strongly recommend to buy a ticket for a concert...it would be a pity to be in the capital of classical music and miss that ! (See my Off the beaten path tip for information)

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    MUSIKVEREIN

    by balhannah Updated May 12, 2014

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    Musikverein

    Located near Karlsplatz, is the Musikverein which is a concert hall, home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
    The bright colour of this neoclassical building grabbed my attention. Built in 1869, I thought it was an attractive building, built in the design of an ancient Greek temple. Inside is a concert hall and chamber music hall. On the exterior of the building are 9 terracotta statues.and balustrades.
    The most famous annual event here is the New Year’s Day concert, which is broadcast live around the world.
    I liked the exterior, but never did the public tour of the interior that is available every day except for Sunday. If a concert is on, then there will be no tour that day. From photos I have seen, the interior looks impressive!

    The Box Office is open
    Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    (the Box Office is closed on Sundays and public holidays)

    Tickets for Guided Tours: from the doorman at the entrance on Bösendorferstraße 12
    Adults 5 euros
    Duration: approx. 45 min.
    Meeting Point: Musikverein Wien Künstlereingang Bösendorferstraße 12

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    Guided Tour of the Musikverein

    by AnnS Written Apr 10, 2008

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    On certain days of the week, guided tours of the fabulous Musikverein concert hall are available. You need to check carefully because they are only offered if rehearsals and event preparations allow. But do persevere because it's well worth it.

    Our tour was taken by a friendly and knowledgeable young girl who explained the history of the magnficent building and how it's been used for varied events through the years. The most famous of these is the New Year's Day Concert which is broadcast all over the world on January 1st each year.

    We were allowed to take photographs freely and were given time to wander around the breathtaking Großer Saal (Large Hall) to fully appreciate all its wonders.

    A ticket costs 5 euros and can be ordered online or bought at the ticket office at the Musikverein. The tour lasts around 45 minutes.

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    MUSIKVEREIN

    by OrlandoBR Written Sep 8, 2002

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    Home of the Vienna Philharmonic, one of the very best orchestras in the world. There's nothing more viennese than attending a classical music concert, and this is simply the perfect place for it. But depending on the program, it could be hard to get a ticket.

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    Musikverein & New Year Concert

    by aliante1981 Updated Jan 3, 2005

    Musikverein is the Music Society of Vienna, home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Its most famous performance is, no doubt, the New Year Concert, when they invite one of the world-famous orchestra directors and show the world how the works of the Strauss dynasty (4 of them) are to be played. While tickets are difficult to come by, you can order them - more in a special tip:)))

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    Musikverein

    by Pumkip Updated Sep 26, 2003

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    Music Hall

    enjoy some classical music at night. There is a Vienna Mozart concerts in period costumes. It's an entertainment rather than a classical music performance.

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