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A glimpse on Haydn life

It is a small and calm museum without tourist crowds. So you may have a glimpse on Haydn life in... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Dan_sofia
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Sofia, Bulgaria
Lots to read

Atmospheric house but mostly written displays. I guess you need to buy the audio guide to hear any... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2018
JohnUK
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Caroline C
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Ramblingagain
Reviewed 6 August 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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank fjal2016
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank 06GoMango
Reviewed 30 January 2018

This is well preserved and restored home of one of the great composers. There are informative displays in English and german, a few items of Haydn including pianos as well as copies of some of his music scores. The exhibits are prepared to give info...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

For any lovers of classical music, particularly the music of Joseph Haydn, this is a must visit. Haydn lost his job at Esterhazy when the orchestra there was disbanded. But he was then a free man & could retire with a pension in Vienna. He...More

Date of experience: September 2017
2  Thank 2006Oz
Reviewed 6 July 2017

In recent years, I have fallen in love with Haydn and the music he wrote in the last decades of his life. I now understand a comment Leonard Bernstein made to the effect that one had to have reached a certain age before one could...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Tag M
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Haydn's been my favourite composer since boyhood so we decided that since we only had time to visit one composer museum in Vienna, it should be this one. Glad we did - lovely exhibition (includes two of his own claviers) with beautiful bilingual displays (German...More

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank MV_Overchurch
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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
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Priya B
20 June 2017|
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Response from Bagatelle56 | Reviewed this property |
I think that if you nicely ask the guy at the desk, he might accept to push it in one of the non-public rooms behind him, they seem quite friendly. Enjoy your visit.
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Mary H
8 February 2015|
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Response from Tom K | Property representative |
Dear Mary, yes there is an english audioguide, but unfortunately its not possible tou touch the objects. I hope you understand. Kind regards, tom
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