The Kursalon Vienna at Stadtpark: A musical experience then as today

The lavish venue of the Sound of Vienna & other events

The Kursalon Vienna at Stadtpark – built in the Italian Renaissance style – has been considered one of the most stunning and noble buildings in the city since its construction in the mid-19th century to today. With its magnificent halls and 1,000m² terrace, it is both an elegant and modern location for all kinds of events.

Außenansicht des Kursalon Wien Gebäudes
Kursalon Vienna © Zr

The history of the Kursalon

In around 1860, the Ringstraße was built and the Stadtpark (City Park) was opened during the reign of Emperor Franz Josef I. The Stadtpark was a green area designed in the English style. The Kursalon was also built, based on plans by Johann Garben – and was originally supposed to provide water drinking cures. However, shortly after its completion in 1867, it hosted the Johann Strauss’ first concert, which was a huge success. As a result, the Kursalon quickly became devoted to a different purpose: Dancing events and promenade concerts where the “high society” of that time could meet and gather.

360-degree exterior view of the building:

Musical offerings

The Kursalon Vienna regularly organises highly popular classical concerts showcasing the music of Mozart to Strauss. These concerts are given under the heading “Sound Of Vienna”. Other offers are Sightseeing & Dinner and Concert & Dinner packages – as well as the annual Johann Strauss Ball in January. The Kursalon is also rented out for many other events.

The Kursalon premises

The Strauss hall on the ground floor has a capacity of up to 700 guests. With a 357m² area, guests can enjoy a particularly elegant celebration in this hall, which also features a fairytale-like interior and an exit onto the terrace. The 288m² Schubert Hall is directly adjoined to this and features a bar and more terrace access.

The Lehar Hall, with a 282m² area and impressive dome is the splendid indoor area of the “Das Johann” restaurant. The large terrace, with a view of the Stadtpark, connects the halls of the Kursalon with the park on two levels. There is also a garden pavilion on the premises.

360-degree view of the hall:

How to reach the Kursalon Vienna

Address: Johannesgasse 33, 1010 Vienna
Public transport: Underground lines U4 (station: “Stadtpark”, exit: Johannesgasse), U3 (station: Stubentor, exit: Parkring); S-Bahn (station: Landstraße – Wien Mitte); tram lines 2 (station: “Weihburggasse”, followed by a few metres on foot), 71, D (station: Schwarzenbergplatz).

Further information on the current concerts