Haus der Musik
The gold-lettered writing above the entrance and the historic building – Palais Erzherzog Karl – in the Inner City of Vienna may at first sight give a false impression of Haus der Musik. Indoors, there is a highly modern museum of sound where one can experience music in an interactive and multimedia-based way. Haus der Musik was opened in the year 2000 and since then depicts the past and the present of music and sound on 2.000 square meters of exhibition space. In the mid-19th century, the Palais was home of the famous Viennese composer Otto Nicolai. He founded the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, one of the leading orchestras in the world, which still has its historic archive and own museum there as a part of the Haus-der-Musik exhibition. In the roofed courtyard of Haus der Musik, there is not only a café to relax and a grand piano to prove your own musicality, but also space for music-related events such as concerts, discussions and workshops.