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by Jean Hobson
(Victoria, Australia)

Johann Strauss

 

Johann Strauss

Vienna Strauss Concerts Hi, we will travel to Vienna and are booked on a cruise in November. The tour includes a private concert at the ‘Neoclassical Palace, Albertina’ on November 25th 2013.

Do you know if this includes any Strauss music? Would we be better booking ourselves into a different place for Strauss that evening? Which would be the best?

Also, can you tell me is it easy to get from the Spanish Riding School toSchönbrunn Palace, and how long it would take. They are both on different choices with our tour, but they are the 2 we would like to see.

I am really looking forward to hearing your reply. Thank-you very much (even in advance)
Jean

Dear Jean,

The Albertina is a museum (splendid!), hence the private concert you mentioned should be a bespoke event arranged by your cruise operator. Therefore it may be easiest for you to find out with your cruise operator whether the concert includes Strauss music.

There are a couple of regular Strauss concerts taking place in Vienna, such as the Schönbrunn Palace Concerts at the orangerie of Schönbrunn, the Strauss and Mozart Evenings at Wiener Kursalon in Vienna’s Stadtpark, the Vienna Royal Orchestra’s Mozart and Strauss Concerts and the Vienna Walzer Concerts at Palffy Palace.

In general, the best way to listen to Strauss music off the beaten tourist path is to attend an opera by Strauss, such as Die Fledermaus (The Bat) and Eine Nacht In Venedig (A Night In Venice) at the Vienna Volksoper. It doesn’t seem, though, that those will be staged during your stay.

Spanish Riding School To Schonbrunn Palace

The easiest way to go from the Spanish Riding School to Schönbrunn Palace is to catch bus 2A from Habsburgergasse stop (behind Michaelerkirche, close to the Spanish Riding School) to Kärntner Ring/Oper (Vienna State Opera), and then switch to metro U4 towards Huetteldorf. Schönbrunn station is six stops from there. (Please note that the 2A bus only operates Monday to Saturday). Door to door, it should take you around 40 to 55 minutes.

You’ll probably cut some 15 minutes off your journey if you take a taxi.

I hope you find this information useful. Let me know if you need anything else.

Have a great stay in Vienna!

Barbara

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