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Grafenegg, Austria: Castle & Concert Day Trip From Vienna

Grafenegg Castle, Austria

Grafenegg. For a fresh air of sophistication during a day trip from Vienna, head for Schloss Grafenegg. As a child I couldn’t get enough of the castle’s magical Christmas markets. Later on, my daughter and I enjoyed Grafenegg’s magnificent state rooms and a garden picnic in two of its deck chairs, on our way to Wachau Valley. And most recently, …

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Vienna Music Experience With Private Conductor

Vienna Music: Maestro Christroph Campestrini

Vienna Music Experience. Where do you find the best classical music when in town? Honestly, it’s a bit like sightseeing: the best places to visit in my home city are easy to identify. But how do you get the most out of these places? And how do you get the most out of classical music, especially in the city of …

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Beethoven in Vienna – 2020 Anniversary Tips

Beethoven in Vienna. With the Beethoven 2020 anniversary approaching fast, classical music fans should make space for him in their trip plans. Where did Beethoven spend most of his life? While Mozart spent just 10 years in Wien, Beethoven lived there for 35 years. Almost two thirds of his life!  Becoming Viennese by choice, Beethoven’s nationality was actually German. When …

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Vienna Music Festival Guide 2019/2020: Hear Wien

Vienna music festival: Wien Modern, Konzerthaus

Always have your ear on the ground in the ‘city of music’. If you are serious about music why not pick a Vienna music festival and then treat yourself to a daily dose of gorgeous tunes? To help you do that I have pulled together a festival guide for my home city: Resonanzen Festival Vienna Music Festival Guide 2020. Prefer …

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Puppets Theatre Vienna Review: Marionette Opera Magic Flute

Marionette Theater Vienna in Schonbrunn

Puppets Theatre Vienna. Since the marionette opera in Vienna is fun and enchanting it’s a sure fire way for your children to enjoy classical music. When I introduced my kids to opera I took them to see Mozart’s Magic Flute at the marionette theater of Schönbrunn Palace. Her is our review. The Puppets Theatre In Schönbrunn Puppets Theatre Vienna. Tucked …

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Volksoper Vienna: Best Vienna Theatre for Operetta Musicals

Volksoper Vienna: Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus

Volksoper Vienna. Dear opera and theater lovers, what about looking behind the scenes and exploring Wien’s popular operetta genre? Watching an operetta musical at a Vienna theatre like Volksoper entertains and enlightens in a very local way. Ever since I could think my late grandparents and their friends raved about this popular Wiener opera house. Now also my generation rediscovers operetta …

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Johann Strauss Vienna Guide: What To See And Do For Strauss Music Fans

Johann Strauss apartment in Vienna

Johann Strauss Vienna Guide. To be up-front: not even die-hard Johann Strauss II fans will stumble across Strauss at every step in Vienna. Too hidden are his former apartments, too secluded exhibitions about him, and too tucked away or irregular are Strauss music events. Hence, here is the top guide to Vienna for fans of the King of Waltz. Who …

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Mozart House Vienna: Review of Mozarthaus and Mozart Museum

Mozart house Vienna: facade

Mozart House Vienna Review. If your love of Mozart goes beyond music explore his private world in Wien. Nowhere else did Mozart compose as much music as during his 10 years in Vienna. Since I have been to the Mozarthaus in Vienna let me share what to expect from this museum and apartment. The Mozart House Vienna Building Mozart House …

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Vienna Classical Music Tours – My Favourite Musical Walks

Vienna classical music tours: Mozarthaus

Vienna Classical Music Tours. While you will love visiting a concert or opera in Vienna, it won’t tell you the full story. Since the Habsburg Emperors, Wien has been running a classical music industry second to none. Top composers from Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, to Schubert, Strauss and Vivaldi nurtured their talents here. Actually I’m not the best person to …

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Vienna Secret Classical Music Treat: Mozart Off-Path

Vienna Secret Classical Music at church St. Peter's

Vienna secret classical music treat. As you would expect classics echo from every corner in Vienna. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? If the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily public concerts at EUR 50 a ticket the choice would be easy. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what …

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