Built: 19th Century
Address: Beethovenpl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
The Vienna Imperial Hall was built by Friedrich Schmidt, who also built the St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom) and the Vienna town hall (Wiener Rathaus). It is a classical music venue at the Beethoven Platz 1. With excellent acoustics and captivating architecture, the neo-gothic hall is home to the Vienna Royal Orchestra concerts.
Built: 13th Century
Address: 1010 Vienna, Austria
The Hofburg Palace is the former imperial winter residence of the Habsburg dynasty and was its principal palace. Today, it is the president of Austria’s official residence and workplace. Certain wings of the palace host classical music concerts, like the Festival Hall Wing, Redoute Wing, etc., making it an important musical landmark of Vienna.
The House of Industry, or Haus der Industrie, is a landmark built in the late-historicism style, designed by the renowned architect, Karl König. The large fest hall inside is widely considered to be one of the most spectacular halls at the Ringstraße in Vienna. Emperor Franz Joseph inaugurated the building in 1911 and his oil painting sits on the front side of the hall.
The Kapuzinerkirche, also known as the Capuchin Church in Vienna, Austria, is a Catholic church and monastery. It is looked after by the Order of Friars Minor Capuchin. The church is famous for being the final resting place of the members of the House of Habsburg, which is in the Imperial Crypt. Its church concerts also draw a lot of visitors.
Built: Mid-15 Century
Address: Kärntner Str. 37, 1010 Wien, Austria
The Maltese Church, also known as Malteserkirche, is a Roman Catholic church of the Knights Hospitaller in Vienna, built in the Gothic style. It organises one-hour classical concerts with organ and trumpets. Works of the musical greats, such as Händel, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn and Bach, among other Viennese classics, are presented at these church concerts.
The Minoritenkirche is the home to the Italian Congregation in Vienna and its association with the church goes back to the early 17th century. The building follows the style of French Cathedral architecture. The venue is famous for its 1786 organ. As an ode to the spirit of classical music, the front relief of the monument features Joseph Haydn, Antonio Salieri, and Mozart.
The Palais Auersperg has been a venue for classical concerts for over 230 years. The Vienna Residence Orchestra often performs at the venue and it has a special connection to many Maestros of classical music, including Mozart and Gluck. The Baroque palace has a rich and layered history, having changed hands a number of times.
Address: Strauchgasse 4, 1010 Wien, Austria
Built in the style of early Florentine Renaissance architecture, the Palais Ferstel was originally built for the Austrian National Bank and stock exchange in 1860. But, 1878 onwards, it became the headquarters of the Austro-Hungarian Bank. The construction was done by Baron Heinrich von Ferstel. The Vienna Supreme Orchestra often hosts concerts at the venue.
Address: Josefsplatz 6, 1010 Wien, Austria
The Palffy Palace is a historic property, made in the Renaissance architectural style, with Baroque elements. The name of the palace comes from the Pálffy princely family, who were the owners in the 17th century. It is said that Mozart himself played at the Palffy Palace and his famous work, Figaro, had its first performance here, in private.
Address: Peterspl. 1, 1010 Wien, Austria
The Baroque jewel, Peterskirche, also known as St. Peter’s Church, is located in the heart of Vienna. It is a very active venue for classical music concerts — it hosts free organ concerts daily, the Classic Ensemble Vienna plays works by Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi several times a week here, the Opera in the Crypt concerts also take place regularly in the old vaults of the church and Mozart’s piano sonatas are performed on the weekends.
Built: Early-13th Century
Address: Michaelerplatz 5, 1010 Wien, Austria
Michaelerkirche, or St. Michael's Church, is among the few remaining structures in Vienna that were designed in the Romanesque style. It used to be the parish church of the Imperial Court. St. Michael’s Church is famous for the presentation of portions of the quartet version of Mozart's Requiem, Vivaldi’s parable, The Four Seasons, and other famous pieces of classical music.
Address: Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna has St. Stephen's Cathedral as the mother church. But the cathedral is also famous as a church concert venue. Throughout the year, the cathedral has a number of concerts lined up — from July to October, Vivaldi's ‘The Four Seasons’ is performed on Saturdays at the Summer Cathedral Concerts. A series of Advent concerts, too, is played right before Christmas.
The Theater an der Wien, literally, ‘the theater on the banks of the Wien’, is a historic theatre located next to the Wien River in Vienna. It was envisioned by the Viennese theatrical impresario Emanuel Schikaneder, who is well-known as Mozart's librettist and collaborator. Since its inception, it has hosted many significant works of theatre, opera, and classical music.
The Theater im Park is an open-air venue in the heart of Vienna that presents musicals, cabarets, classical music concerts and other cultural events. It is a recent addition to Vienna’s rich cultural and theatrical scene. Presented by Michael Niavarani and Georg Hoanzl, the venue also boasts of the beautiful private garden of the Schwarzenberg family.
Address: Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
The Vienna State Opera, or Wiener Staatsoper, was built according to the plans by August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll, with Josef Hlávka designing the historic building. The Renaissance Revival-style building is often associated with the Vienna Philharmonic.
The Volksoper, or the Vienna People's Opera, is an opera house with a rich history. It hosted the first Viennese performances of Tosca and Salome in 1907 and 1910 respectively and many famous artists, such as Maria Jeritza and Richard Tauber have made an appearance here. Its annual season, which runs from September through June, offers a number of classical music concerts.
Address: Wallnerstraße 8, 1010 Wien, Austria
The former Vienna Stock Exchange building, the Wiener Börse is now a popular setting for classical music concerts and other cultural events. Situated on the iconic Vienna Ring Road, the brick-red facade of the building is instantly recognizable. It was constructed by Danish architect Theophil von Hansen in the 1870s and housed the Vienna Stock Exchange until 1998.
The Wiener Konzerthaus, originally designed in the Art Nouveau style, was built by Fellner & Helmer, in cooperation with Ludwig Baumann. The concert hall was supposed to focus on both popular and innovative musical styles and attract a broader public than the more traditional Musikverein.