Concert visitor information

Getting here, and a guide to inside the Musikverein 

Getting here

Address: 

Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien
Musikvereinsplatz 1
1010 Vienna 

The Musikverein can be reached using the following public transport options:

Subway:

  • U1, U2, U4 to Karlsplatz station

Tram:

  • Lines 1 or D to Kärntner Ring station,
  • Lines 2, 62 or 65 to Opernring station,
  • Line 71 to Schwarzenbergplatz

Bus:

  • Lines 59A or 3A to Kärntner Ring station,
  • Line 4A to Karlsplatz station

WienerLokalbahnen railway (Badner Bahn) to Kärntner Ring final stop

Please note that tickets must be purchased from ticket machines or the ticket offices of Wiener Linien and stamped in the machines available before using the public transportation system in Vienna. Entry tickets for our events do not entitle the holders to make free use of public transport.

Parking options

Parking on public roads:

Please note that the entire First District of Vienna together with the adjoining Districts are short-term parking zones, for which the following conditions apply:

  • Parking fees apply: Monday to Friday, 9:00 - 22:00 
  • max. parking duration: 2 hours

Please note:

Sections of Bösendorferstraße are reserved for residents only. These may only be used by vehicles with a parking permit for the First District and vehicles displaying a disabled badge in accordance with Para. 29b of the Austrian Road Traffic Regulations. In both these cases, no additional costs are incurred.

Carparks in the area:

  • Garage Opernringhof, BOE Gebäudemanagement, Elisabethstraße 2-6
  • Kärntnerstraße Tiefgarage, Kärntner Straße 51/ next to the Vienna State Opera 
  • Kärntnerring-Garage, ÖPARK Garagenbetriebe, Mahlerstraße 8
  • Palais-Corso-Garage, BIP Garagengesellschaft , Mahlerstraße 12
  • Karlsplatzgarage, ÖPARK Garagenbetriebe, Mattiellistraße 2-4 

Tariffs of the ÖPARK Garage on Karlsplatz, Mattiellistraße 2 – 4 (Please note that this carpark is not suitable for wheelchair users):

  • EUR 1.00 for the first 30 minutes
  • EUR 1.00 for the second 30 minutes
  • EUR 1.00 for each subsequent hour
  • EUR 10.00 maximum daily charge

Taxi stands

The nearest taxi stands are in Canovagasse and on the Kärntner Ring.

Information for wheelchair users

Wheechair-accessible entry is located to the right of the main entrance.  

The Musikverein has three wheelchair-accessible toilets in the 2nd Foyer (on the 2nd Basement Level), to the right of the main entrance and adjacent to the left balcony boxes.

Wheelchair users are invited to make use of a parking option in Bösendorferstraße adjacent to  Künstlerhaus as well as the residents’ parking places in Bösendorferstraße.

Dress code

Music in the Musikverein is always a special experience. The musicians themselves highlight this by wearing clothing for special occasions. Men usually sport white tie and tailcoat or morning suits for performances earlier in the day. Our audiences, in contrast, are free to exercise greater choice. There is no dress code - guests may wear what they wish to make their visit comfortable and enjoyable. Nonetheless, many of our visitors sense that a certain elegance is suited to the ambience of the Musikverein. For this reason we welcome and request that visitors dress accordingly. Please note that shorts are not regarded as suitable clothing. Our premises are temperature-controlled throughout and remain pleasantly cool indoors throughout the summer.

Cloakroom

For security reasons, coats, bags, rucksacks, umbrellas and folding chairs may not be taken inside the concert halls – this also applies in the case of standing places. The Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde reserves the right to charge a cloakroom fee for the care of your clothing or other items during your visit.

Entrance times 

The Musikverein building opens to the public 1 hour before performances begin. Entry to the concert hall is generally permitted 30 minutes before concerts begin. Please note that once a performance is underway, entry for those arriving late  will only be permitted during intervals or possibly during a break for applause. Entry to the concert hall is not permitted during breaks between movements. This regulation also applies to boxes in the ground floor and balcony areas and to standing room places.

Video and/or audio recordings 

These are strictly forbidden, unless granted specific approval, before,  during and after performances on grounds of copyright. In the case of television or film recordings, visitors consent to the normal commercial exploitation of recordings made during the performance (photography, film, video) without any entitlement to remuneration.

Telephones

The use of mobile phones and other personal electronic devices is strictly forbidden in all areas of the Musikverein building. A coin-operated telephone for public use is located next to the artists’ entrance on the left behind the porter’s office.

Programmes

Printed programmes can be purchased from ticket ushers in the Musikverein before performances. Should you require a programme after the respective event has finished, these may be ordered by post at a later date.

This offer remains open while stocks last. Postal fees are charged at a flat rate of 5.00 EUR per programme copy (i.e. price of programme plus postal fee).

Refreshments

Refreshments in the Musikverein, before, during and after events, are provided exclusively by Gerstner Catering. The buffet in the Erste Bank Foyer opens 1 hour before events begin. A comprehensive range of refreshments is available in the Gottfried von Einem Saal on the First Floor. Alongside the bars to the left and right of the ground floor standing area, bars at the gallery level are also available if required. Refreshments can also be pre-ordered from Gerstner to avoid waiting times during intervals.

Lost property

Should you lose any personal belongings during your visit to the Musikverein, please contact our Lost Property office between 9:00 and 18:00 by telephone +43 1 505 86 81 38 or e-mail office@musikverein.at.