Vienna Philharmonics, Mozart, Beethoven etc.
The Habsburgs loved music and made Vienna a mecca of music.
Our walk starts at the Musikverein Concert Hall which on January 1 of every year is host to the renowned New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. We continue to the Vienna State Opera, which is one of the world’s best opera houses. In carnival it is the venue for the famous “Opernball”, the debutants ball.
Beethoven’s Third Symphony was performed for the very first time in the ballroom of Palais Lobkowitz.
Our walk continues along the Imperial Palace, which was the center of Habsburg power for many centuries. In 1842, the first concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra took place in the Redoutensaal ballroom. Following a long-standing tradition, the Vienna Boys’ Choir sings Holy Mass at the Imperial Palace Chapel every Sunday.
On Michaelerplatz square, we will see the humble residence of the young Joseph Haydn. Afterwards, we will take a leisurely stroll through downtown to Saint Stephen’s cathedral and take a glimpse into Domgasse no. 5 where the Mozart House Vienna is located.