Franz Schubert’s “Sterbewohnung” – Wien Museum

The last residence of the composer

During his relatively short life, Franz Schubert created a number of works that are world-famous and treasured today. These include 600 songs and seven completed and five uncompleted symphonies and chamber music pieces. Some of the composer’s musical sketches are displayed in the composer’s “Sterbewohnung” (place where he died). You can find a further exhibition on Schubert’s life and works in his Birthplace on Nußdorfer Straße.

In the time leading up to his death in November 1828, Franz Schubert lived in the apartment of his brother Ferdinand, located on Kettenbrückengasse near the Naschmarkt.

Ansicht des Hauses mit Menschen und Auto im Vordergrund
Place of death Franz Schubert © Zr

Here, you can view his final musical drafts and last hand-written letter, as well as the love and care of his relatives in relation to his death, also recorded in written form.

On the 19th November 1828, at around 3 a.m., Franz Schubert passed away in his brother’s apartment, where he had spent the last two and a half months of his life. The Historical Museum of the City of Vienna turned the room where he died into a memorial that is open to the public today. There, Schubert wrote his final piano sonata, as well as the song “The Shepherd on the Rock”.


Innenansicht der Wohnung mit Klavier
Schubert – Foto: Hertha Hurnaus © Wien Museum

How to reach the Sterbewohnung

Address: Kettenbrückengasse 6, 1050 Vienna
Public transport: Underground line U4, stop: Kettenbrückengasse

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