• Bösendorfer
  • Dorotheum
  • Haus der Musik
  • Münze Österreich
  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Wiener Sängerknaben
  • Wr. Symphoniker
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L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik

L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik
Bösendorferstraße 12 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 504 66 51 – 311 oder 310 /
salon@boesendorfer.com / www.boesendorfer.com /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Bösendorfer, the piano company with the world’s richest tradition, was founded in 1828, at a time when Vienna had already established itself as a center of musical culture and the city of piano music. Experience this Viennese sound culture at the Bösendorfer Stadtsalon in the Wiener Musikverein building – and find your favorite grand!


A BRAND THAT IS MUSIC TO THE EARS

The touching sound, premium quality materials and extremely careful handwork are what characterise every single Bösendorfer to this day. Crafting by hand allows extreme attention to detail and the highest possible quality. A Bösendorfer is special. Each string is suspended individually, guaranteeing the best possible tuning of the grand piano. The high proportion of the tonewood mountain spruce creates an incomparable sound quality. The principle of the resonance box – the heart of any Bösendorfer product – means that the entire Bösendorfer works as a sound box and allows it to produce an inimitable richness of tone and its world-famous singing timbre.

The product range includes grand pianos in 8 different sizes, from 155 to 290 cm, to pianinos “with the sound of a grand” and the authentic recording and replaying instrument CEUS – the only one of its kind in the world – as well as various models with silent function. People from all over the world love Vienna for its beauty, its flair and its central position at the heart of European culture. Many famous musicians and composers, including Rubinstein, Brahms, Bartok, Grieg, Mahler, Strauss and many more, also lived and worked in Vienna; and all of them were linked to Bösendorfer. Lively exchange with artists, inspiring for both sides, made Bösendorfer a wellloved symbol of the Viennese musical tradition.


FIRST CHOICE FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS

It is not magic that makes a Bösendorfer so special. Behind every Bösendorfer grand piano is an entire year’s work and the expertise that has been passed down from generation to generation since 1828 – starting with Ignaz Bösendorfer. For many people, obtaining a Bösendorfer grand piano is a life-long dream. The piano company with the rich tradition uses all its dedication and rofessionalism to build something very special for them: the “Bösendorfer among the grand pianos”.



L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik
Bösendorferstraße 12 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 504 66 51 – 311 oder 310 /
salon@boesendorfer.com / www.boesendorfer.com /
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Dorotheum

Dorotheum
Dorotheergasse 17 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 515 60 /
clientservice@dorotheum.at / www.dorotheum.com /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 10.00 - 18.00 Uhr
Sat: 9.00 - 17.00 Uhr

Looking back on a 300-year history, making it one of the oldest auction houses in the world, Dorotheum is also one of the biggest and most significant. Thousands of pieces of art and antiques covering 40 art categories are examined and evaluated by competent experts with years of experience and then auctioned off at the uniquely magnificent Palais Dorotheum.


PRECIOUSNESS UNDER THE HAMMER

Founded in 1707 by Emperor Joseph I and by now an internationally renowned Viennese institution, Dorotheum also represents a piece of Austrian history. Thanks to a very active customer service, a fresh image and a strong international presence, Dorotheum has established itself as a hub for art connoisseurs and collectors.

No other auction house in the German-speaking world can boast a larger category variety, the most successful of them being the fine art category of painting: Contemporary Art, Modern, Old Masters, 19th Century Paintings are all offered during the four big auction weeks.


A MODERN AMBIENCE FOR THE ANTIQUE

These top level auctions, the highlight of the year, have shaped Dorotheum’s impeccable reputation in the art world, not only for the paintings, jewelry and watches covering more than 40 art, antique and collector’s categories, but also for items like silver, Art Nouveau, design, porcelain, furniture, stamps, coins, medals, historical scientific instruments, globes and much more.

With branches and representative offices in Prague, Milan, Rome, Munich, Düsseldorf, Brussels, London and other cities, Dorotheum always satisfies the expectations and requests of its large international clientele.



Dorotheum
Dorotheergasse 17 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 515 60 /
clientservice@dorotheum.at / www.dorotheum.com /
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Haus der Musik – Das Klangmuseum

Haus der Musik – Das Klangmuseum
Seilerstätte 30 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 48 50 /
info@hdm.at / www.hdm.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 10.00 - 22.00 Uhr

Haus der Musik represents infotainment, entertainment and edutainment all in one. It offers an unconventional, tangible approach to enjoying music and soundscapes. Haus der Musik opens up an entirely new audio experience to the listener and deliberately departs from conventional
forms of presenting music.


LISTENING WITH THE HEART AND THE MIND

Haus der Musik aims to be a modern museum, interactive soundscape, concert venue and a place to encounter live music. With a total surface area of 5,000 square meters and covering four floors, it offers a world of music and sound that is one of a kind in the world. It has been awarded the Austrian Museums Prize.

The journey starts in the area reserved for the Vienna Philharmonic that was founded in 1842 in this very building, which today houses an archive of historic treasures. Here you can compose your own waltz using the interactive waltz dice game.

In the Sonosphere, dedicated to the fascinating aspects of the way we listen, you can experiment with music at computer terminals, play with oversized instruments or create your own personal CD. On another floor, you take a musical journey  through time and enter the world of the great composers. Even better, at the Virtual Conductor terminal, you can conduct the Vienna Philharmonic yourself; you get to set the pace and keep the rhythm.


THE GREAT TRADITION OF MUSIC BROUGHT ALIVE TODAY

At the “Brain Opera”, developed at the MIT Media Lab in Boston, a sea of futuristic instruments await and invite you to play and compose by performing simple hand gestures. Here, everyone can express – or maybe encounter – their musical talent for the first time. A WIEN HOLDING venture.



Haus der Musik – Das Klangmuseum
Seilerstätte 30 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 513 48 50 /
info@hdm.at / www.hdm.at /
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Münze Österreich

Münze Österreich
Am Heumarkt 1 / A-1030 Vienna /
+43 1 717 15 420 /
marketing@austrian-mint.at / www.muenzeoesterreich.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9.00 - 16.00 Uhr
Wed: 9.00 - 18.00 Uhr

Founded in 1194 by Duke Leopold V for the purpose of striking Viennese pfennigs from the silver paid for the release of King Richard the Lionheart of England, the Austrian Mint is Vienna’s oldest business establishment.


THE STAMP OF HIGHEST STANDARDS

Behind the classic façade of the Austrian Mint‘s majestic home lies a state-of-the-art production plant. Here some 200 devoted and passionate staff members combine eight centuries of craftsmanship and tradition with some of the world’s leading coinmaking technology to create precious coins and medals that are renowned around the globe for innovation, quality and lasting value.

The Austrian Mint’s flagship product is the Vienna Philharmonic bullion coin. Produced in five different sizes, from one ounce to 1/25 of an ounce, the Vienna Philharmonic fits every pocket and occasion.

Investors, collectors and gift-givers all value the unique combination of its beautiful design and highest possible minting quality, which make it one of the world’s best-loved and best-selling bullion coins. Since it was first struck in 1989, on one side the coin’s award-winning design has featured a harmonious assortment of musical instruments from the world-famous orchestra. On the other, it shows the great organ of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, the orchestra’s home. Since 2008 Vienna Philharmonics have also been produced in pure silver.

The Austrian Mint may produce some of the world’s best-selling bullion coins, but first and foremost its duty is to produce the Republic of Austria’s euro circulation coins. It also supplies circulation coins and blanks to many countries worldwide, and its know-how and craftsmanship are manifested in an impressive range of collector coins, which are numismatic masterpieces in their own right.


MADE IN VIENNA, LOVED THE WORLD OVER

From the golden magic of Gustav Klimt’s timeless portrayals of women, to a thrilling silver odyssey through the land that time forgot, and the uniquely innovative shades of its silver niobium coins, to name but a few, the Austrian Mint produces unparalleled collector coins to suit all tastes.

A visit to the recently refurbished Austrian Mint shop is both a state-of-the-art retail experience to savor and one that will provide visitors with something very special in which to invest, to collect or to give.



Münze Österreich
Am Heumarkt 1 / A-1030 Vienna /
+43 1 717 15 420 /
marketing@austrian-mint.at / www.muenzeoesterreich.at /
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MuseumsQuartier Wien

MuseumsQuartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1 / A-1070 Vienna /
+43 1 523 58 81 /
office@mqw.at / www.mqw.at /

MuseumsQuartier Wien is one of the world’s biggest modern and contemporary art and culture zones boasting museums, exhibition halls and event space. Featuring an enormous inner courtyard with restaurants, cafes and shops, the 90,000 square meter project in Vienna also functions as an urban habitat as well as a haven for culture and relaxation.


A WHOLE WORLD, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY

MQ is a space for the performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature as well as children and digital culture. Prestigious museums like the Leopold Museum, the museum moderner kunst stifung ludwig wien (MUMOK – Museum of Modern Art, Ludwig Foundation, Vienna), the Kunsthalle Wien and the Architekturzentrum Wien (Vienna Center for Architecture) can be found here as well as the Tanzquartier Wien (Dance Quarter Vienna), a center for contemporary dance, and Halle E+G, an event space for music and theater productions. ZOOM Kindermuseum (ZOOM Museum for Children), Dschungel Wien –Theater for Young Audience – and wienXtrakinderinfo offer exciting activities for children and teens.

Occupying about 7,000 square meters of space, quartier21 is an open infrastructure for 21st-century art and culture offering space and support to small and medium-sized cultural initiatives within the MuseumsQuartier. It encompasses about 50 cultural initiatives, with core focuses on digital culture, fashion, and design. The spectrum of activities ranges from media art, conceptual art, and sound art to game culture, street art, fashion, design, vvvvgraphy, and literature. New subject areas and innovative approaches to production and presentation position the cultural initiatives in quartier21 outside of the traditional museum landscape.


FROM THE BLAZE OF TRADITION THE FLAME OF THE PRESENT

Since fall 2009, quartier21 has been presenting multinational exhibitions and projects as part of the freiraum quartier21 international program series in an exhibition space by the same name. The quartier21 partners expand their international reputation and networks through the artists-in-residence. Each year, some 40 international artists are invited through the studio program to live in the MuseumsQuartier about two months and carry out projects with the resident cultural initiatives in quartier21. Since the program was first launched in 2002, over 400 artists have already lived and worked in one of the initially four and now eight art studios in the MQ complex.



MuseumsQuartier Wien
Museumsplatz 1 / A-1070 Vienna /
+43 1 523 58 81 /
office@mqw.at / www.mqw.at /
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Spanish Riding School

Spanish Riding School
Michaelerplatz 1 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 90 31 /
office@srs.at / www.srs.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Sun: 9.00 - 16.00 Uhr

There aren’t many cultural institutions in the world that combine tradition, history and the pursuit of perfection as consistently as the Spanish Riding School in Vienna. Dating back 450 years, the High School of classical horsemanship and those famous white stallions are as fascinating a spectacle today as they used to be during imperial times.


BREATHTAKING DISCIPLINE, MOVING BEAUTY

The magical name of Lipizzaner doesn’t just describe horses belonging to the oldest cultural breed in Europe, it is also synonymous with the Spanish Riding School, one of the world’s most fascinating and unique cultural institutions, which strives to be safeguarded as well as perceived and made accessible as a living piece of heritage.

The Winter Riding School, part of the Wiener Hofburg (Vienna Imperial Palace), was built between 1729 and 1735 by Joseph Emanuel Fischer von Erlach under Emperor Charles VI and counts as a masterpiece of late Baroque architecture. The magnificent building with its inimitable atmosphere has not only been but is still used as a riding arena, but also as a ball and concert location, hosting for example the premiere of G.F. Handel’s Oratorium. In addition, the stunning building has already acted as the seat of the Wiener Börse (Vienna Stock Exchang) and as the Österreichische Lotterien (Austrian Lottery) headquarters.

Here, in the most beautiful riding arena in the world, guests can experience the perfect synergy between horse and rider. The presentation of the stallions represents a unique and incomparable highlight of Austrian culture. The Spanish Riding School’s diverse program makes it an unforgettable part of every visit to Vienna.


REAL AUSTRIAN SHOWPIECE

The Federal Stud Farm in Piber, where the Lipizzaners are born and raised, aims to safeguard Lipizzaner breeding for the long term. It is definitely worth a visit!

photo credits: Stefan Seelig, Julie Brass, René van Bakel



Spanish Riding School
Michaelerplatz 1 / A-1010 Vienna /
+43 1 533 90 31 /
office@srs.at / www.srs.at /
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Wr. Sängerknaben

Wr. Sängerknaben
Augartenpalais / A-1020 Vienna /
+43 1 216 39 42 /
office@wsk.at / www.wsk.at /

In 1498, Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian moved his entire court, lock, stock, and music chapel to Vienna. He gave specific instructions for there to be six boys among the court musicians. This was, as it were, the foundation of the Vienna Chapel Imperial (Wiener Hofmusikkapelle), the Imperial Boys´ Choir (Hofsängerknaben), and in consequence, of the Vienna Boys´ Choir (Wiener Sängerknaben).


AN ICON TAKES THE WORLD’S HEARTS BY STORM

In 1918, after the collapse of the Habsburg Empire, the Austrian government took over the Imperial Opera, its orchestra and the adult choir, but not the boys‘ choir. The Vienna Boys´ Choir owes it survival to Josef Schnitt, who was made Dean of the Imperial Chapel in 1921. The former court choir boys became the Vienna Boys´ Choir; the imperial uniform was replaced by the choir´s trademark sailor suit, then the height of boys´ fashion.

The choir´s repertoire covers everything from medieval to contemporary music, classical choral favourites, world music, film music, and pop. An important part of the curriculum are the in-house productions of children´s operas.

Today there are around 100 choristers between the ages of ten and fourteen, divided into four touring choirs. The choirs give around 300 concerts and performances each year in front of almost half a million people. Each group spends nine to eleven weeks of the school year on tour. They visit virtually all European countries, and they are frequent guests in Asia, Australia and the Americas – hence the loving epithet “Austrian Ambassadors”.


FINEST NUANCES, SINCE 1498

Together with members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and members of the State Opera Chorus, the Vienna Boys´Choir maintains the tradition of the imperial musicians: as Vienna Chapel Imperial (Hofmusikkapelle), they provide the music for the Sunday Mass in Vienna´s Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498.

You can experience the Vienna Boys´ Choir every Sunday from September to June at the Imperial Chapel (Wiener Hofburgkapelle), and every Friday afternoon from May to June and from September to October in their own concert hall, MuTh. Watch out for the choir´s special holiday concerts – A Vienna Boys´ Choir Christmas at MuTh.



Wr. Sängerknaben
Augartenpalais / A-1020 Vienna /
+43 1 216 39 42 /
office@wsk.at / www.wsk.at /
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Wr. Symphoniker

Wr. Symphoniker
Daffingerstraße 4/DG / A-1030 Vienna /
+43 1 589 79 0 /
office@wienersymphoniker.at / www.wienersymphoniker.at /

Opening hours:
Mon-Fri: 9.00 - 16.00 Uhr

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Vienna Mountain Spring Pipeline have something in common: both supply a city with the most important staple food in top quality, making it affordable and accessible to everyone. This quality has been maintained since 1900 and exported all over the world as an advert for the musical city of Vienna.


SOME OF THE BEST IN THE WORLD ARE VIENNESE

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra is Vienna’s concert orchestra and cultural ambassador, making it responsible for by far the largest part of this city’s symphonic music life.

Combining innovative projects with consciously maintaining the traditional Viennese sound culture is of central importance in the orchestra’s work. With the acquisition of the young Swiss Lead Conductor Philippe Jordan from the 2014-15 season, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra is entering a new era. A particular focus here will be on working with seasonal focus composers, contemporary music, working together with artists in residence, and a busy programme of activities in music education.

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra holds over 160 concert and opera performances, chamber concerts and workshops every year. Some of these concerts are organised by the music association or concert house, but since 1980s a large proportion has been taken up by the orchestra’s own events, held in four cycles. This is in addition to a busy and intense schedule of tours, which regularly takes the orchestra all over the world.


AN UNMISTAKEABLE SOUND, SINCE 1900

As “Orchestra in Residence” since 1946, the Vienna Symphony Orchestra plays in the majority of opera and concert productions at the Bregenzer Festspiele. Always keen to take on a new challenge, the orchestra is responsible for a significant part of the productions at the Theater an der Wien, which is now being run as an opera house once again.



Wr. Symphoniker
Daffingerstraße 4/DG / A-1030 Vienna /
+43 1 589 79 0 /
office@wienersymphoniker.at / www.wienersymphoniker.at /