Vienna House of Music Tickets

Vienna is one of the capitals of music, but if there is one place that acts as the heart of this art is the House of Music. I tell you how to get your tickets and enjoy this visit.

Ana Caballero

Ana Caballero

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Vienna House of Music Tickets

Vienna House of Music | ©Billy Wilson

Do you like music? Then, among all the plans and activities to do in Vienna, you have to get your tickets for the House of Music. There you can learn up close, and in an interactive and entertaining way, the secrets of this art that also has a lot of science. In its rooms you can discover the history of composers like Mozart but also the effect that sound has on our body.

One of the most recommended and essential visits in Vienna is the Haus der Musik. It is not only known for its cultural richness, as there are historical instruments and personal objects of figures like Beethoven, but because it is a very complete tour of everything that represents the sound. Do you want to know how to buy tickets? I have searched for the most important information to share with you so that you can organize your trip to the heart of music in Vienna.

How much do tickets to the Vienna House of Music cost at the box office?

Inside the House of Music| ©John Valk
Inside the House of Music| ©John Valk

The price of tickets to the Vienna House of Music ranges from approximately 10€ to 16€, as they have discounts for groups, students or even if you visit during a certain time slot. The good thing is that the tickets include access to all the rooms, which are distributed on four floors. That is, you won't have to pay any extra for temporary exhibitions, for example.

Tickets can be more expensive or cheaper depending on whether you qualify for a discount. Of course, if you have purchased a cultural pass, such as the Vienna Pass or the Vienna City Card, the entrance to the House of Music is fully included or at a reduced price. Please note that you can only buy them at the box office (except for the general admission for adults, without discounts, which can be purchased online).

General admission tickets

My advice is to check the different types of tickets and, if you can take advantage of any offer, bring the necessary documentation to verify it (for example, a student card).

  • General admission for adults: 16€ approximately
  • Reduced-price admission for adults (students under 27, retired persons and disabled persons): approximately 12€.
  • Children under 12 years old: approximately 7€.
  • Children under 3 years old: free
  • Family group tickets (two adults and three children under 12): 33€ approximately
  • Night admission (between 20:00 and 21:30): 8€.

Group tickets

Are you traveling to Vienna with a group of more than 10 people? Then you can benefit from "ticket packages". The price per person is reduced, so it is very interesting to value it. However, it is necessary to apply in advance on the official website of the House of Music Vienna.

  • Normal groups (adults): 10€/person approx.
  • School groups: 8 €/person approx.
  • Groups of children under 12 years of age: approx. 6 €/person
  • School groups: approx. 8 €/person

Combined tickets with the Vienna Mozarthaus

Thinking of visiting the Vienna Mozarthaus as well? Then you might like to hear something: there is the possibility to save some money if you buy a combined ticket for the House of Music and the Mozart House. Prices range from €8 to €20, as there are also discounts.

  • Combined ticket for adults: approximately €20
  • Combined ticket for students: approximately €13
  • Children under the age of 12: approx. 8€.
  • Children under 3 years: free

Are there guided tours of the Vienna House of Music, are they worthwhile or is it better to visit it on your own?

Children at the House of Music| ©Ralph Bean
Children at the House of Music| ©Ralph Bean

Would you like to immerse yourself in the world of Viennese music? Then you'll want to take a guided tour of the city's House of Music. The only drawback is that the museum only offers them for children on weekends and for special and/or private events. The solution? Book a tour that includes a professional guide. Don't think that this will increase the price (it costs approximately 12€), since these tours bring you together with other people who have also booked this service and you will get a group discount.

Are these types of guided tours worth it? In my opinion, yes. In fact, they are highly recommended because they make you leave with the certainty of having learned about what you have seen, not just walking from room to room.

There are different options depending on the type of tour you are looking for. If you want to go at your own pace, it is better to book a tour with an audio guide, but if you want to be able to ask questions, it is better to look for an alternative that includes a tour guide. In case you don't want to join one, don't worry; all the rooms in the Casa de la Música are interactive to make it entertaining and interesting.

How to get tickets for the Casa de la Música at the box office

Live Opera at Casa de la Musica| ©Danielle
Live Opera at Casa de la Musica| ©Danielle

Although you can get your tickets for the Vienna House of Music online from the official website, it may be best to buy them directly at the box office, as this is the only way to get access with some kind of discount. Be careful, if you are going with a group before buying the tickets you must register and book the visit online.

Buy tickets for the Haus der Musik in Vienna at the box office is always an option, especially if you want to apply you some discount (families, students, seniors, disabled, children and evening hours).

To do this, you will have to go to Seilerstätte 30 and approach the reception desk. You will see it because it is where people are queuing; don't worry, it usually goes quite fast. Remember to bring your documents proving that you are entitled to a discount, as you will be asked for it. If the main hall is closed due to a private event, you can enter through Annagasse 20.

Are the tickets to the House of Music included in any of the city's tourist passes?

Vienna pass| ©Michelle B
Vienna pass| ©Michelle B

Have you bought the Vienna Pass or another tourist pass to visit the city? You are in luck because access to the House of Music is included. With this cultural pass you pay a single price of approximately 85€ and you don't have to worry about buying tickets for most of Vienna's tourist attractions. It is a great option if you want to visit some of the more than 60 places that are part of the Vienna Pass.

The Vienna Pass is one of the tourist passes that the Haus der Musik accepts to enter to see this great museum, but there are also others, such as the Vienna City Card. Be careful, this last one offers a discount (approximately 10€ as final price), but not the complete entrance.

Another pass that also allows you to enter without having to buy the general ticket is the HdM-Membercard, that is, the card of the members of the House of Music. The price is about 50€, but I would only recommend it to people who are going to be in Vienna for a long time (or who live there), since the great advantage of this card is that it allows you to enter some concerts and enjoy discounts for your companion.

If you are only going to be in the city for a few days but want to attend a musical show, my advice is to book a concert with dinner included in Vienna without paying the House of Music membership.

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How to get to the Vienna House of Music

Inside the Vienna Metro| ©Avinash Bhat
Inside the Vienna Metro| ©Avinash Bhat

It is clear that only for its rich history, art and culture the Vienna House of Music is worth a visit, but it is also very centrally located.

It is located in the old part of the city, in the Seilerstätte 30, although it can also be accessed by Annagasse 20. You can easily walk from the center, by subway and streetcar. What I do not recommend is to go by car; there is no parking and the parking spaces in the surrounding streets are paid and for short stays.

For me, the fastest and most convenient way to get to the Haus der Musik is by public transport, whose lines and schedules you can check on the website of Wiener Linien. In addition, there are several options both by subway and by the famous Viennese streetcar, the Tram.

If you choose the subway you can take the U1 (Stephansplatz or Karlsplatz stops), the U2 (Karlsplatz stop), the U3 (Stephansplatz stop) or the U4 (Karlsplatz or Stadtpark stops). From any of the stops it is about a 10-minute walk to the entrance. Do you prefer to take the streetcar? In that case you can get there thanks to lines 1 and 62 (Karlsplatz/Oper station stops) or lines 2, 71 or D (Schwarzenbergplatz stop).

Opening hours of the House of Music

Exterior of the Vienna House of Music| ©Jared Fein
Exterior of the Vienna House of Music| ©Jared Fein

You will have plenty of time flexibility to visit the Haus der Musik in Vienna, as it is open every day (Monday to Sunday) from 10 am to 10 pm. The only day of the year when these hours change is December 24, when it closes at 6 pm. However, keep in mind that the last admission is half an hour before closing, although I do not recommend you to hurry so much because you will only have thirty minutes to see everything.

The great Viennese music museum is open for twelve hours every day (from 10h to 22h), and you can enter until 21:30. Going at night is an alternative, especially because you can take advantage of the discount for night tickets (approximately 8 € between 20h and 21:30h), although you will not have time to go with the calm that this visit deserves. This schedule is maintained even on weekends and holidays, except on Christmas Eve (December 24), which only opens until 18h.

Want to buy a souvenir before you go? The museum store, which is on the fourth floor and you can go upstairs without a ticket to see the rest of the exhibition, is open from 11am to 6pm.

Is it advisable to go to the Vienna House of Music with children?

Activities for children at the music house| ©Ralph Bean
Activities for children at the music house| ©Ralph Bean

Are you traveling to Vienna with children? Then you have to include the Haus der Musik in your plans. Don't think they'll be bored in a museum, because they might actually have a better time than you.

All the rooms are interactive and are enjoyed with all the senses, not just the ear. I would dare to say that the experience has been designed with children in mind, so on weekends, at 2 pm visits of about 2 hours are organized for them and the ticket price is quite low (between 7 € and 12 € with an extra 1 € if you include the visit on Saturdays and Sundays).

The best thing about the Casa de la Música is that it makes you feel that the sound can be touched, something that the little ones especially appreciate. For example, they can bring out their creative side with instruments, experience music and at the same time learn about its history. In short, this museum has managed to combine play and education to make the visit memorable for children.

One of the most striking elements is the piano on the staircase, which sounds as you go up and down each step. But there is much more! Like a game to compose your own waltz, a simulation to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra or facilities for experiments with sound and learn about the history of the great musicians. Undoubtedly, these are activities that the little ones (and the not so little ones) will enjoy very much.

What you can't miss at the Vienna House of Music

Exploring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Museum| ©Anu Wintschalek
Exploring the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Museum| ©Anu Wintschalek

Planning your visit to the Vienna House of Music? Several rooms and plenty of entertainment await you inside to bring you closer than ever to the world of music and sound. Do not think that everything is going to stay in knowing the history of Mozart and other composers, because in total there are four floors in which there is the Museum of the Vienna Philharmonic, a room to experiment with sound and even an opportunity to go to the opera, albeit digitally.

I am sure that when you leave your visit to the Haus der Musik you will be delighted, with the feeling of having had a good time and above all to have learned a lot. Why do I say that? Because play, interaction, music, art and history combine perfectly in the rooms of this great museum. What is not to be missed?

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Museum

Don't let the name fool you, because when we think "museum" we think we're going to find a dark and somewhat boring exhibition hall. But in the House of Music it's a different story (never better said).

The first part of the visit takes place in the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Museum. In this space, which was the former apartment of Otto Nicolai (its founder and first conductor) you can contemplate the batons of great musicians of history and documents that certify and show the years of journey of one of the best orchestras in the world.

As the best way to understand the value of this orchestra is to listen to it, these rooms have devices to listen to some of its most famous interpretations. You can also create your own through an interactive activity to compose a waltz with sound recordings and instruments.

The Sonotopia

Perhaps one of the most incredible rooms in the entire Casa de la Música. Each of the facilities and activities in the Sonotopia will surprise you, you'll see! It is located on the second floor and in it you can somehow go back to your mother's womb to feel the sounds as you did before you were born.

Science and music come together in these rooms. How? With exhibitions and areas full of experiments in which you can learn how sounds are created, how our body reacts to certain auditory stimuli or how it is to play giant instruments.

Learn about the great composers and try to become one yourself

Between games, the Haus der Musik in Vienna manages to sneak in some history and make this sound journey, above all, informative. One of the spaces that focuses most on this aspect is on the third floor. Here you can learn about composers like Mozart, Schubert or Beethoven. You will get closer to their careers and lives through personal objects and historical scores.

Don't leave without trying Namadeus, an installation that turns your name into a Mozart performance. Don't miss the video projection of the Wiener Philharmoniker, where you become the conductor (there is a children's version with zoo animals instead of musicians).

How much time do you need to visit the Vienna House of Music?

Touring the House of Music and its museum| ©John Valk
Touring the House of Music and its museum| ©John Valk

The Vienna House of Music is one of the best museums in Vienna for a reason, so don't expect the visit to be quick; you'll want to stop in every room, try out all the games, read or listen to every explanation... All in all, five floors and a lot of fun for which you'll need about three to four hours.

Of course, you can stay less time. If you just want to focus on the main thing and the explanations, without stopping at each installation, about two hours is enough, but you will be missing the most entertaining parts of the visit. In any case, I recommend setting aside a whole morning (or afternoon) to tour Vienna's Haus der Musik.

Tips for visiting the Haus der Musik in Vienna

Activities at the Haus der Musik| ©K. I. Borrowman
Activities at the Haus der Musik| ©K. I. Borrowman

How much are you looking forward to a visit to the Haus der Musik? Whether you're a music lover or not, I'm sure you'll love your visit. It is a space to enjoy sounds of all kinds and understand how science and art combine behind them. To make the most of your time there, I'd like to make some recommendations and give you some final tips. Take out paper and pencil and take good notes:

  • Go in plenty of time: even if the Haus der Musik is open until 10 pm, don't wait until the end thinking that there will be fewer people. Whether or not there are more visitors, you will want to see and try everything in peace and time.
  • Backpacks are not allowed: keep this in mind and, if possible, don't bring any. In any case, as they point out on their website, there is a free checkroom service guarded by museum staff, but there are no individual lockers that you can use and lock.
  • The entire space is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
  • If you want to buy a discounted ticket, remember that you can only do so at the box office (online only gives the option to purchase general and full-price tickets).
  • There is the possibility of leaving and re-entering the museum on the same day, but you have to keep the ticket and tell the staff.

Have I convinced you that entering the Vienna House of Music is one of the best plans in the Austrian capital? I hope these tips and information have been helpful.