Long considered the music capital of the world as well as the birthplace of the waltz, Vienna has inspired and influenced countless musicians and artists throughout the centuries.
Of course, Viennese music will always be synonymous with the classical period. From roughly 1750-1820, Vienna was the world’s glittering centre of culture. The world’s most splendid composers were drawn to the allure of Vienna – including Ludwig van Beethoven from Germany (then known as the Holy Roman Empire). To this day, more famous composers have lived in Vienna than any other city. There are over 15,000 concert events of various sizes and genres each year, with roughly 10,000 music fans turning in for a live show of classical music each night and many more treated to wonderful concerts in classical Viennese concert cafés. The city is dotted with magnificent concert halls, showcasing an authentic history, with performers donning stunning costumes and performing operas from the 18th century as well as ballets and pop, rock and jazz music.
Let the music of Vienna move you – and be sure to join AmaWaterways for an optional classical concert in one of the truly great formal concert houses of Imperial Vienna – either the historic Hofburg Palace (the former imperial palace and current official residence and workplace of the President of Austria) or the opulent Palais Auersperg (built in the early 1700s, formerly the grand home of princes and various European families).