Haydnhaus
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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Neighbourhood: Mariahilf
Vienna’s sixth district hosts high street shopping heaven and pedestrian area Mariahilfer Strasse. The weirdest local building is probably the city aquarium Haus des Meeres, housed in one of Vienna’s six remaining World War II defense towers, and topped with a rooftop bar that offers stunning views over Vienna and the centre. One of the most historic sites in the area is the passageway of 18th century Raimundhof with its small shops and cafés. It leads from Mariahilfer Strasse to Windmühlgasse. For a glimpse into the world of early 19th century theater, visit Semperdepot, the former depository for theatre decoration, which now hosts art exhibitions and fairs.
How to get there
  • Zieglergasse • 5 min walk
  • Westbahnhof • 7 min walk
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CanadianEagle747
Toronto, Canada357 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Superb. Detailed labels on displays, in German and English, helped me appreciate Haydn's personal experiences while he was living in this house. Facsimiles of some of his manuscripts (e.g. The Seasons) enhanced the learning experience. Contemporary portraits and lithographs of Vienna circa late 1700s/early 1800s, along with some of Haydn's letters, provided a "flavor" of life in the Austrian capital during the Napoleonic Wars. A highlight is Haydn's business card -- not that he really needed one, as he was famous throughout much of Europe and England in his own lifetime. Overall, a satisfying visit and a fitting memorial to a pioneering composer. It's off the radar for most tourists, and I suspect, the place is never crowded -- I was here with only 2 other people. An easy 50-minutes visit, longer if you want to linger to soak in the quiet, reflective atmosphere. An easy stroll from the main shopping street, Mariahilferstrasse. Highly recommended for fans of Haydn's musik.
Written 24 September 2023
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FoggyFoggyDew
Abergavenny, UK4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A lovely museum, now in a suburban Viennese street surrounded by building sites, but thanks to descriptions and pictures from the period, easy to imagine on the edge of countryside surrounded by gardens. The picture that is drawn of Haydn in his last years is so vivid that you almost expect to meet him coming down the street or sitting in the secluded courtyard garden. Lots of pictures, scores, bilingual information, musical instruments... And you even get a room dedicated to Brahms for free.
Written 26 September 2022
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F C
Cape Town, South Africa169 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Solo
I love classical music and am blown away by opportunities to visit places that famous composers have lived and worked. The Haydnhaus is well worth a visit. The exhibits are informative and interesting and give a sense of the life of Haydn leading up to his death. I loved seeing an instrument he played on and one of his ironic calling cards from his dotage. There are also some more technical exhibits for those who, unlike me, understand music. Something for all and with the effort.
Written 9 November 2019
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Master Jonjon
London, UK340 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
LOCATION. Centre-west Vienna. A ten-minute walk from tube station Zieglergasse, you’ll be walking into these smaller streets gentrified sparsely with Japanese restaurants, cafes and organic supermarkets.

So if you decide to take a break from those Hofburg or Art History Museum or any other thing too city-centre and touristy, here’s an ethnographic excursion to get a glimpse into the multifacetedness of the contemporary “Viennese”.

HERITAGE. Franz Haydn moved here in 1797 and stayed until his death in 1809.

This is one of the composer houses still standing in the Viennese suburbs.

(You might still remember the Beethoven Museum, which is much further away as Beethoven had to take a rest from the hectic city centre to better his stress issue).

And now here in Haydn House the storyboard is rather simpler – it functions as a summer house for a rising wealthy musician.

The house belonged to his wife and following her death, he was to live here permanently.

As you imagine how he might have spent his final years, you will also get to see exhibitions depicting him as a granny (and well-established) composer, one that has finally completed his Esterhazy duties in his youthful years and now ready to serve a wider, urban audience. You’ll find yourself among narratives that compliment his solemn success (at a time nicknamed “Papa Haydn”) but at the same time writings that reveal his cooler and increasingly humorous attitude to life.

SAD NEWS. The last room of the upper floor shows us furniture that belongs to Brahms, because apparently the latter’s flat has been demolished in the 1910s.

(A display board explains how Brahms used to admire Haydn to defend this quirky choice of exhibition space.)
Written 16 August 2019
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Danail D
Sofia, Bulgaria281 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Solo
It is a small and calm museum without tourist crowds. So you may have a glimpse on Haydn life in his last years – his oratorios, his working routine, his friends, his small garden, Vienna at the time. The audio guide is very useful, with lot of music excerpts. Nice museum, especially for lovers of classical music.
Written 10 October 2018
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JohnUK
London, UK1,097 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
Atmospheric house but mostly written displays. I guess you need to buy the audio guide to hear any music. Lots of pictures and reproduction manuscripts. Lovely small garden.
Written 22 September 2018
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Caroline C
Oxfordshire, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Family
Haydn spent his last years living here eventually dying here in 1809 aged 77. The museum is imbued with his spirit and is a beautiful place of pilgrimage. The audio guide has lots of extended musical clips of some of his later works which were written here like The Creation. There is a lovely peaceful courtyard garden which you can sit in and soak up the atmosphere. Staff are very friendly here.
Written 8 September 2018
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Ramblingagain
Atlanta, GA177 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
I did a double trip of Beethoven museum and Haydnhaus in the same morning. The museums open at 10am and close for an hour at 1pm for lunch. You can do both back to back if you hustle and know the tube system. The Haydnhaus took me about 45mins versus 90 mins at the Beethoven site.
The Haydnhaus also includes an exhibit on Brahms which was an unexpected surprise. If you are a lover of classical music I'd courage you to experience and visit as many of the sites that the Vienna museum provides for visitors on Beethoven, Mozart, Haydn and Strauss. As you can probably guess, the crowds are non-existent and those in the museum with you are off a like mind.
Written 30 August 2018
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fjal2016
Beavercreek, Ohio5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
If you like Haydn music, this is the place to be. You will gravitate and will feel the composer's soul around you. Go to the small but beautiful garden. If you do not know whom Haydn was, go there, take the audio tour and you will love the music and joyful spirit of papa Haydn. The store and the lady that sells the tickets are marvellous.
Written 6 August 2018
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06GoMango
Brampton, Canada243 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Couples
I'm no music buff but I do appreciate history in all aspects. This is a self-guided tour and should only take an hour at the most to see everything. To see the actual scores, the pianoforte, to stand in the garden where Josef Haydn once stood, it is a wondrous feeling. I highly recommend visiting this museum.
Written 15 June 2018
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