The King of Waltz, Johann Strauss II, was arguably the world‘s first pop star
Together with renowned exhibition planners and the experts from WISF (Viennese Institute for Strauss Research), we created an interactive exhibition, that will let you dive into the story of the Strauss dynasty while their legacy comes alive around you.
On October 26, 2023, Vienna, the renowned world capital of music, will unveil its latest cultural gem, the House of Strauss. This interactive museum pays tribute to the illustrious Strauss family, renowned for composing timeless masterpieces such as "The Blue Danube".
A Glimpse into the World of Strauss:
The House of Strauss, located in Vienna's Döbling district, immerses visitors in the rich tapestry of 19th-century Vienna. From ballrooms and concert halls to stories of that era, the museum offers a multimedia experience that captures the essence of the time. Unlike traditional music exhibits, visitors actively become part of the scenery, participating in operettas digitally, experimenting with digital music stands, and engaging with interactive stations to develop a new appreciation for music.
The Octagon Experience:
At the heart of the 1837-built Casino Zögernitz lies the Octagon, where the legendary "The Blue Danube" waltz by Johann Strauss Jr., Vienna's unofficial anthem, comes to life. Eduard Strauss, the great-grandson of Johann Strauss, lends his voice to this iconic piece, accompanied by a text display.
From the Octagon, visitors enter the Strauss Hall, an acoustically brilliant space that has undergone two and a half years of meticulous restoration. Its grandeur, with stunning ceiling frescoes and shimmering crystal chandeliers, harks back to the opulent ball and concert nights, now bathed in a fresh light. Using state-of-the-art technology, the Maestro virtually presents his most famous compositions on a grand stage with LED walls and digital 3D avatars.
Starting in 2024, the Strauss Hall will host concerts with seating, Strauss-themed private boxes, and the service of delectable Viennese treats such as coffee, cake, and specially crafted Strauss house wine.
"Here, we sit in the historic original premises, at tables and on the original seats of the Strauss private boxes, immersing ourselves in the bygone world that has been reimagined with the latest technologies." adds Owner & Mastermind Hermann Rauter.
Opening Hours Museum
Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Bank holiday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM