Enjoy a Relaxing Evening of Music in Vienna

Vienna is known for its rich musical tradition, and there are several great venues to attend concerts. Follow these tips for an enjoyable experience at a concert in Vienna.

Zuschauerraum in der Wiener Staatsoper / Auditorium at Vienna State Opera

Some popular options include:

Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper): a world-famous opera house with regular opera and ballet performances.


Foyer in der Wiener Staatsoper / Foyer at Vienna State Opera

Standing room space

The Vienna State Opera has 435 standing room places. Tickets go on sale on the day of the performance at 10 a.m. online or at the general box office. The evening box office for the standing room opens 80 minutes before the performance (Entrance Operngasse/Standing Room).

Musikverein: Home to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, this concert hall is renowned for its classical music concerts. It’s one of the most beautiful concert halls in the world and one of the most magnificent buildings of Vienna’s Ringstrasse era.

Haus der Industrie: Another fantastic venue for classical music concerts, featuring a diverse range of performances. The large fest hall at the late historicism-style Haus der Industrie is considered to be one of the most magnificent halls at the Vienna Ringstraße. The fest hall extends over two floors. A large skylight in the coffered ceiling provides lighting for the room and the galleries.


“Sacred Sounds: Unforgettable Concerts in Vienna Churches for a Divine Musical Experience”

St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Peterskirche (Church of St. Peter), St. Anna, and many other sacred sites are regular venues for diverse concerts. Classical works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, and Vivaldi enchant the atmospheric, sacred spaces, as do songs, choral, piano, and trumpet music.

Stephansdom / St. Stephen’s Cathedral

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” is performed on Saturdays from May to October in one of Vienna’s leading attractions, St. Stephen’s Cathedral.


Peterskirche (Church of St. Peter)

The music program in the Baroque Peterskirche (Church of St. Peter), which is in the heart of Vienna, is exceptional. The Classic Ensemble Vienna is a guest here several times a week with a program ranging from Mozart to Beethoven and Bach to Vivaldi. “Opera in the Crypt” is regularly held in the old vaults deep under the nave, with an opera program for children as well as for adults.


St. Anna

The Church of St. Anna is an example of the beauty and playfulness of the Baroque and thus a noble setting for the classical concerts that are held here several times a week. Works of chamber music by Mozart, Schubert, and Beethoven are on the program.

Tip: On selected days, historical instruments are used.


Be sure to check the schedules and availability for concerts at these venues during your visit to Vienna, as they often feature a wide range of musical genres and performers.

When visiting a concert in Vienna, follow these tips for an enjoyable experience:

Plan Ahead: Check the concert schedule in advance and book your tickets early. Vienna offers a wide range of musical performances, from classical to contemporary.

Arrive Early: Arriving early ensures you have time to find your seat and settle in. It also allows you to explore the venue’s architecture and ambiance.

Dress Accordingly: Vienna concerts often have a semi-formal dress code. Opt for smart casual attire, such as a nice dress or a collared shirt, to match the elegant atmosphere.

Explore Venues: Vienna boasts stunning concert venues like the Vienna State Opera and Musikverein. Take time to appreciate the architecture and history of these iconic buildings.

Silence Devices: Ensure your electronic devices are in silent mode during the performance. This respects the artists and fellow audience members.

Listen attentively: Vienna’s music culture is world-renowned. Listen attentively to the intricate melodies and harmonies crafted by talented musicians.

Applause Protocol: In Vienna, there’s a tradition of applause etiquette. At the end of a piece, please wait for the conductor to lower their baton before clapping to show appreciation.

Encores: Encores are common in Vienna. If the audience’s applause is enthusiastic, performers will often return to the stage for an additional piece.

Refreshments: Some venues offer refreshments during intermissions. It’s a chance to mingle and enjoy a drink while discussing the performance.

Transport: Public transportation is an excellent option for getting to and from concert venues. Vienna’s efficient system ensures a hassle-free journey.

Konzert der Wiener Symphoniker im Wiener Konzerthaus / Wiener Symphoniker’s orchestra concert in the Wiener Konzerthaus

Immersing yourself in Vienna’s musical heritage through a concert is a memorable experience. With these tips, you’ll make the most of your cultural evening and create lasting memories.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions. Have a great day!

Servus, Mirko!

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