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Information about your visit to the Musikverein

How to get here? On this page, you will find everything you need to know to spend a wonderful evening at the Musikverein Wien.

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Arrival

You can reach the Musikverein with the following public transportation:

Subway

U1, U4 to station ‘Karlsplatz’

Tram

  • Line 1, 2, 62, D to station ‘Oper, Karlsplatz’
  • Line 71 to station ‘Schwarzenbergplatz’

Bus

  • Line 59A, to station ‘Oper, Karlsplatz’
  • Line 4A to station ‘Karlsplatz’

Vienna Local Train

Vienna Local Train to station ‘Wien Oper’

Please note that tickets for using the public transport network must be obtained from ticket machines or cashdesks of Wiener Linien. Our tickets do not entitle the holder to use public transportation free of charge.

Parking facilities

Parking on public roads
Please note that the entire First District and adjacent districts are short-stay parking zones, subject to the following regulations:

  • Monday to Friday 9:00 – 22:00
  • max. parking time: 2 hours

Please note

Parts of Bösendorferstraße are residenial parking spaces, which may only be used by cars with a parking permit for the first district and vehicles marked with a disabled person’s permit according to § 29b StVO. In both cases, there are no additional costs.

Parking garages in the surrounding area

  • Garage Opernringhof, BOE Gebäudemanagement, Elisabethstraße 2-6
  • Kärntnerstraße underground car park, Kärntner Straße 51/ next to the State Opera House
  • Kärntnerring Garage, ÖPARK Garage Operations, Mahlerstrasse 8
  • Palais Corso Garage, BIP Garage Company , Mahlerstraße 12
  • Karlsplatzgarage, ÖPARK Garagenbetriebe, Mattiellistraße 2-4

Accessibility

The barrier-free entrance for wheelchair users is to the right of the main entrance. The Musikverein has three wheelchair-accessible restrooms: in the 2nd foyer (2nd floor basement), by the main entrance on the right, and by the balcony boxes on the left. Wheelchair users have access to a parking lot in Bösendorferstraße, next to the Künstlerhaus, as well as the adjacent parking lots in Bösendorferstraße.

Cab ranks

Cab ranks are located in Canovagasse and on the Kärntner Ring.

Programmes

Programmes can be purchased before the performances, directly in the house, from the billeteurs. If you missed the opportunity to purchase a programme on the evening of the concert, you can ask if there are any remaining copies.

Admission time

The Musikverein building will open 1 hour before the start of an event. As a rule, admission to the hall is granted 30 minutes before the start of the performance. Please note that latecomers can only be admitted during the concert intermission or any applause break once a performance has begun. Admission is not possible during a pause in the performance. This also applies to seats in the parterre, balcony boxes, and standing-room visitors.

Dress code

We look forward to welcoming you to our concerts and events in clothing appropriate to the occasion.

Image and/or sound recordings

Visitors are not permitted to make video and/or audio recordings before, during and after the performance without special permission. At events, the organizer or persons authorized by the organizer may make industry-standard audio, video or film recordings of the event. It cannot be ruled out that visitors may also be recognizable as part of the event’s audience in such recordings. These recordings may be made and subsequently used commercially without any time or space restrictions, provided that no legitimate interests of the visitors depicted are violated. Visitors to such events are not entitled to any compensation for the recordings made of them during or in connection with the event.

Cloakroom

For security reasons, coats, bags, backpacks, umbrellas and folding chairs may not be taken into the hall – not even to the standing room. The Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna reserves the right to charge a fee for storing your clothing and luggage.

Catering

The gastronomic offer in the Musikverein, before, during and after the performance, is provided exclusively by Gerstner Catering. The buffet in the Erste Bank foyer is open one hour before the start of the performance. In the Gottfried-von-Einem-Saal on the first floor, a rich buffet is available during breaks. In addition to the bars to the left and right of the standing parterre, there are also bars on the gallery level if required. To avoid waiting times during the concert break, you can pre-order your selection from Gerstner.

Lost and found

If you have lost something during your visit to the Musikverein, please contact our lost and found office between 9 am and 6 pm on +43 1 505 86 81 38 or send a message to our office team.

Tickets can be found in our ticket shop.