Found in the apartment where he wrote the world-famous ‘Blue Danube’ waltz, the Johann Strauss Museum was home to Austria’s best-loved composer for seven years between 1863 and 1870. Born in Vienna in 1825, the be-whiskered ‘Waltz King’ was part of a musical dynasty that included his father Johann the Elder and brothers Josef and Eduard; although they all enjoyed comparative success in their careers, Johann’s talent eclipsed them all. The museum showcases his pianos and violins and his work as a conductor and composer but also highlights Strauss the (much-married) family man, who played billiards and drew cartoons of his contemporaries.
Praterstrasse 54. Open Tue–Sun 10am–1pm, 2pm–6pm. Admission adults €4, seniors & students €3 (also for ticket holders to Haus der Musik and the Mozarthaus Vienna), free aged 18 or under, free first Sun of month. Metro U1 to Nestroyplatz.