- Explore the refined location where Johann Strauss first made a name for himself. Built in the Italian Renaissance style, the Kursalon is a stately and opulent building that dates to the 1800s
- Enjoy a relaxing summer’s evening as an orchestra rhapsodies you with Strauss and Mozart’s jauntiest favorites like A Little Night Music and The Blue Danube
- Pay homage to Mr. Strauss himself by visiting the golden statue of him that adorns the gardens. It’s probably the most photographed monument in Vienna
The city that is synonymous with Europe’s finest composers gives you summer’s finest evening. Perched on the edge of Vienna City park is the magnificent Kursalon, and within these elegant confines you’ll be able to enjoy the dulcet, dancing tones two of the best: Johann Strauss and Mozart.
Let’s set the stage: In this verdant park in the heart of Vienna you’ll find an opulent building rendered in the Italian Renaissance style. It was originally meant to house a spa, but has long been a concert venue. Vienna loves its composers and musicians.
The grounds are expansive and perfectly manicured. Inside, it’s similarly refined and impressive and you’ll make your way to the concert hall on the upper floor. Lanner Hall.
Step in and admire the intricate stonework of the ceiling and the impressive crystals of the chandelier. Make your way to your seat and feel the plush carpet underfoot. Sit down and take a moment to appreciate that Johann Strauss himself used to conduct in this very chamber. It was where he made his name.
You’re in the epitome of 19th century elegance.
You’ll have about 45 minutes to settle in. Depending on which ticket you purchased, dinner and drinks might already have been arranged. But if not, Restaurant Johann will provide you with the finest fare.
And then the orchestra arrives. The Salonorchester Alt Wien, masters of salon music. Instead of a conductor they have a first violinist who leads them, and the ensemble is completed by two opera vocalists. For almost two hours they’ll enrapture you with the spirited waltzes, arias and polkas of Strauss and Mozart.
Some will sound familiar, all will sound superb.
- Entrance ticket to the concert
- Go to the main cash desk and trade your mobile voucher for a paper ticket.
- We recommend you to arrive 30 minutes prior to the show to redeem your paper ticket
- Line U4 get off at station Stadtpark;
- Line U3 station Stubentor or Landtraße
- Line U1, U2 and U4 get off at station Karlsplatz
- Line 2 station Johannesgasse,
- Line 71 and D station Schwarzenbergplatz