Classical Music of Vienna Audio Guide

Waltz through the Old Town in the musical steps of Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi
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Audio Guide Details
1 hour
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Audio Guide
  • Palais Lobkowitz
  • State Opera
  • St Stephen's Cathedral
Preview Classical Music of Vienna Audio Guide
Start: Vienna Operahouse
Vienna Operahouse Cont.
Deutschordenhaus, the Teutonic Order Monastery
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Audio Guide Description
  • Put your map away as you're guided through Vienna's streets to learn the history of classical music — and listen to it along the way
  • Hit play together and stroll the city or wander solo, but always with an expert in your ear as your personal guide

Embark on a captivating journey through Vienna's rich musical history guided by Context Travel expert, Gilles Gubelmann. On this self-paced audio guide tour, he'll be your maestro, connecting tales of musical prodigies with the history of the city.

The audio guide tour begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, a place where history reverberates through every note. As you explore Vienna‘s charming Old Town (Innere Stadt), your trusted guide Gilles will be your portal to the past, revealing the captivating lives and backgrounds of early musical geniuses who once called this city home. He'll point out the buildings they performed in, including the Stadtpalais Todesco, Palais Lobkowitz, and Café Frauenhuber, where both Beethoven and Mozart performed. As this journey through Vienna's musical history reaches its crescendo at the iconic St. Stephen‘s Cathedral, you'll have gained a profound appreciation for the city‘s soul, etched in the melodies of its past. 

On this Vienna walking tour, you'll have a chance to:
  • Deepen your understanding of musical history, by exploring the legendary opera houses, renowned conductors, celebrated directors, and prolific composers who have graced Vienna
  • Listen to timeless symphonies by Austrian and Viennese composers as you stroll through the heart of the city
  • See where internationally renowned composers and conductors, from Mahler to Schönberg, lived, worked, and performed
  • Discover the remarkable stories of Jewish musical geniuses who faced adversity and ultimately triumphed, leaving an indelible mark on Vienna's cultural heritage
  • Stroll through Neuer Markt and see where Mozart used to organize concerts
  • Take in Hotel Sacher Wien, built on the site of the hospice where Vivaldi died
  • Hear Mozart's "Figaro" and see the apartment where he composed the tune, now Wien Museum’s Mozarthaus
  • Walk along Helmut Zilk Square and see the Monument Against War and Fascism

Join Gilles on this music-filled stroll through Vienna's Old Town. By the end of the audio guide tour, you'll feel the city's musical history resonate through its streets. 

Visitors can choose to enter the Vienna Operahouse or St. Stephen's Cathedral. There will also be time to explore the Neuer Markt and enjoy a coffee at the famous Café Frauenhuber along the route.
Meet Your Expert

Swiss artist Gilles Gubelmann studied piano and dance at the Geneva Conservatory. He then worked for many years as an expert for arts and antiques in an important Swiss Auction House (Koller Auctions) where he was director of the Department of Antique Furniture and Decorative Arts. He realised a dream and moved to Venice where he started working as a painter and as an opera set and costume designer all over Europe, and also deepening his knowledge of art history and architecture. Settled now in Vienna, Gilles continues his artistic activities, works as a lecturer at the University of Music and Performing Arts and highly enjoys uncovering the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Vienna to curious travellers.

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Is closed captioning (i.e. subtitles) available?
Yes! All of our audio guides have the option to turn on closed captioning should you have difficulty hearing the expert.

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Our recorded audio guides typically run for 75 minutes.

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Amazing. Loved the info!
Really enjoyed the classical music audio guide! Was such a beautiful experience and loved that I could pause and continue as I wanted when I wanted to stop somewhere or grab a coffee and continue. Highly recommend this experience when in Vienna and am looking forward to using more audio guides on future travels.
Great introduction on Vienna's rich musical history! While walking beautiful streets you will listen to all this wonderful music, while learning about Mozart, Beethoven, Schönberg and many more. Loved it!