9 Historical Musicians’ Apartments in Vienna

A peek into the world of internationally-famous artists

Vienna is a city that has been home to the most world-famous composers. This is why numerous musicians’ apartments can be visited today to give you an insight into the world of the artists.

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

Musicians’ apartments of world-famous artists

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s spacious apartment on Domgasse, near St. Stephen’s Cathedral, is part of Vienna’s Mozarthaus, which displays the life of the child prodigy on an area of almost 1,000m².

The house where “King of the Waltz”, Johann Strauss, composed his famous “The Blue Danube”, is still maintained. In the 9th district, you can also find the Johann Strauss Museum, which reveals the entire family history of the Strauss dynasty.

Several addresses are known for Ludwig van Beethoven. In the Beethoven Wohnung in Heiligenstadt, the musician spent an entire summer fighting against his advancing deafness. Beethoven lived in the Pasqualatihaus in Vienna’s inner district while working for Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati. The Eroicahaus is unfortunately only a reminder of Beethoven’s stay in Oberdöbling, as an error occurred in its identification and the original at Hofzeile 15 no longer stands.

In today’s eponymous Haydngasse in the 7th district, you can visit the Haydnhaus. From 1793 until his death, Joseph Haydn lived in this building, when its address was still “Kleine Steingasse 71”.

Franz Schubert’s birthplace can be found on Nussdorfer Straße. The treasures that are preserved there include his trademark glasses. The apartment where Schubert’s brother Ferdinand lived, and where the composer spent the final two months of his life, is also still standing.

Other artists’ residences worth a visit

Vienna has been home to other important figures as well as musicians. For example, the Klimt Villa can still be found in the 13th district, while the Fuchs Villa, built by Otto Wagner in the 14th district, now houses the private Ernst Fuchs Museum.