No matter if you are looking for a memorable experience for your family or if you are an enthusiast yourself, the House of Music in Vienna will not disappoint. The museum, which explores all things connected to music and sound, is very interactive and allows its visitors to engage with the subject on many levels. Whether it is to follow Vienna’s rich history of classical music, or to play around with some of the many multi-media installations, you will get your fill somewhere on the six floors of the museum. Make the trip and you might get the chance to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra…
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Conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Step in front of the world-famous Vienna Philharmonic, raise your baton, and feel the power of filling a concert hall with Mozart or Brahms. While the orchestra might only exist on a screen in Vienna’s Museum of Music, the experience of conducting it is actually pretty real. This incredible installation allows you to control the musicians by waving the baton, just like a real conductor would, and play with the pace of several iconic pieces. Even though you probably won’t become a famous conductor during your stay in Austria, this is an easy and fun alternative.
The House of Music in Vienna is by far one of the most interactive museums in Austria. One of the featured attractions is the NAMADEUS installation, which generates a unique melody by Mozart based on your name. The system operates on Mozart’s famous musical game KV 516f that generates unique melodies based on text. Enter your name and you will not only get to hear it played out in the style of one of Austria’s greatest composers, but also receive the score written in his original handwriting. This is a great family experience, as the House of Music has something for all ages.
Haus der Musik is a unique musical interactive discovery museum. Come and discover the world of music, where visitors often find themselves amazed at how this museum bridges the gap between Vienna’s rich musical heritage and its future. The museum was awarded the Austrian Museum Prize for its creative installations and innovative design. The museum is located in the 1st District inside the former Palais of Archduke Charles, which was also the residence of Otto Nicolai (1810 - 1849), who composed the opera "The Merry Wives of Windsor" and founded the Vienna Philharmonic concerts. It is open 365 days a year, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.