Wien Holding is one of Europe’s largest entertainment groups, and owns many cultural institutions in Vienna such as museums, musical, opera and event venues.
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Need to Know
- Wien Holding runs four museums: Mozarthaus, Mozart’s only remaining flat in Vienna; Haus der Musik, an interactive “museum of sound”; Kunst Haus Wien, which includes the Museum Hundertwasser; and the Jewish Museum Vienna.
- Wien Holding’s cultural institutions also include Theater an der Wien, the city’s newest opera house; the Raimund Theater and the Ronacher, homes to Vienna’s world-class musicals; as well as the Wiener Stadthalle, Vienna’s venue for top stars and events.
- You can also explore the Danube with Wien Holding. DDSG Blue Danube, the Danube’s biggest tour operator, offers cruises in Vienna and the Wachau region. The high-speed catamaran “Twin City Liner” connects Vienna and Bratislava city centres in just 75 minutes.
- If you need tickets to concerts, musicals, sport events or museum exhibitions, Wien-Ticket are your best bet. They are one of Austria’s largest ticket sellers and part of the Wien Holding family.
One day in Vienna
Morning Learn about Mozart’s life and work at Mozarthaus Vienna, Mozart’s only Viennese flat still in existence today, or take part in a Mozartkugel-making workshop.
Afternoon Head to Haus der Musik, birthplace of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, and immerse yourself in the world of sound. In this interactive museum, you can give being a conductor a shot or compose your very own waltz.
Evening Enjoy an evening cruise on the Danube with DDSG Blue Danube, featuring live music and Viennese food and drinks.
Two days in Vienna
Morning: Start by visiting Kunst Haus Wien, founded by the artist Hundertwasser and home to his unique work as well as international photography exhibitions. True to the late artist’s visionary ecological commitment, it is Vienna’s first “green” museum. Finish with lunch at the quirky Kunst Haus Wien café which is as fantastical as Hundertwasser’s work.
Afternoon: Explore Jewish history and culture at the Jewish Museum Vienna which hosts several fascinating rotating exhibitions every year.
Evening: Enjoy an evening of opera in the historical Theater an der Wien, one of Vienna’s most beautiful theatres.