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The composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) spent the last decade or so of his life in Gumpendorf, just outside of Vienna, composing the majority of his late work – including ‘The Seasons’. Upon the 200th anniversary of his death, his house was restored and is now a museum. The Haydnhaus museum focuses on the last years of the composer’s life, and the permanent exhibitions represent the political and social atmosphere of Austria in the early 19th century when Haydn lived there. The main focus of the exhibit revolves around Haydn’s music, his life, and the end of his years. He was an internationally renowned composer who was celebrated by his colleagues – indeed, he was the most famous composer in all of Europe when he died. Part of the exhibit includes the records and memoirs of the international visitors who came to pay Haydn their respects in his final years. The house’s ground floor displays portraits of Haydn’s guests from those days, and the rooms are divided up as they were in Haydn’s time. The highlight of the Haydnhaus is the small garden, which is modeled after the symmetrical bourgeois gardens of the time.
The museum is free to visit on the first Sunday of the month. The patio, garden, and main exhibits are located on the ground floor; the second floor is only accessible by stairs. Audio guides, which include several pieces of Haydn’s music, are available for 3 €.
Address: Haydngasse 19, Vienna 1060, Austria
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays.
Admission: Adults: 5 €; Students & seniors: 4 €, Under 19 visit for free.
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Book your Vienna Pass before you travel and save sightseeing time when you’re out and about in the Austrian capital. With a range of durations from one to six days, the pass gives you entry to some 60 attractions within your chosen time scale. Select your pass online, then plan out your visit to include sights such as the Giant Ferris Wheel and Schönbrunn Palace. Even better: You can use an included hop-on hop-off bus to get around town.
Taking safety measures
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What are Haydnhaus hours of operation?
Haydnhaus hours of operation: Tuesday – Sunday and holidays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. Closed on Mondays.. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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