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The HOUSE OF MUSIC VIENNA is a modern interactive sound museum located in the centre of Vienna that offers a new and innovative approach to the subject of music on 5,000 sqm. It was awarded with the Austrian Museum Prize 2002. Here music is experienced with all senses. HOUSE OF MUSIC VIENNA is very much for a hands-on approach. Visitors are invited to try out all sorts of things for themselves, to play instruments and to learn about sounds and music as easily as if they were playing a game. HOUSE OF MUSIC VIENNA is unique. It blends the past, present and future in a mixture of inspiration and stimulation.

The Virtual Conductor

At the HOUSE OF MUSIC VIENNA, everybody is invited to test his talent as a conductor. Visitors step up to the interactive conductor?s rostrum and face the world famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. They will reward them with applause. However, their patience has its limits!

The Waltz Dice Game

Compose your own waltz with the interactive Waltz Dice Game. Even Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Joseph Haydn used dice games as sources of inspiration. Rolling the dice 8 times, and a melody is generated at random for your very own waltz, one of a total of 1.6 million permutations.


This world of sound begins with the hearing in the womb. The visitors are also invited to try out their own sonic experiments at digital terminals. A new consciousness of hearing develops in the Sonosphere. Visitors experiment with their voice, explore various phenomena of sound, play oversized instruments or create their own CD.


A multi-media opera and interactive music experience. virto|stage allows you to direct your very own personal music and opera experience. storyline, stage design and music are in your hands. your movements and gestures bring about your own original multimedia opera. virto|stage is a virtual stage resembling an opera house. surrounded by loges and tiers you find yourself in the midst of an opera event. two stages feature two distinct topics. zeitperlen lets you experience how to merge music, vocals and vision in a unique way: a multimedia opera from the perspective of its actors - you are essential in its production. A second, architecturally identical stage awaits our young visitors. Kids can look forward to a very special interactive experience when children's book author Marko Simsa presents his zoo concert.

Musical Time Travel

The HOUSE OF MUSIC VIENNA, the former Palais Archduke Charles, is also the birthplace of the Vienna Phiharmonics since their founder, Otto Nicolai, lived here in 1842. It also offers a trip back in time to the eras of Vienna's greatest composers: Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, Johann Strauß, Gustav Mahler and Arnold Schönberg. A multi-media exhibition space is devoted to each of these composers. Info-Trainers offer support if wished. A kids-club and guided tours for children every Sunday, concerts and events are offered.

The House of Music is a local sponsor of the 2016 Ecsite Annual Conference