There are so many places where the Wien Museum offers you the chance to explore the history of the city not only at the museum but also directly on the spot. This is the house where the great composer Franz Schubert was born on 31 January 1797.
It was then called "Zum roten Krebsen" (The Red Crab) and was situated in the Viennese suburb of Himmelpfortgrund. Here Schubert spent the first four and a half years of his childhood. The apartment of the large family consisted solely of one room and a "Rauchkuchl" (kitchen with open fire).
Today a large part of the top floor is dedicated to the memory of the composer. It presents an impressive documentation of his musical development, his circle of friends, and the important stages of his life. One of the rooms shows numerous portraits of the composer. But the item that frequently fascinates the public most is a seemingly unspectacular pair of spectacles belonging to the composer, which became the "trademark" of Schubert veneration.
The house also includes the Stifter memorial rooms. Some fifty paintings demonstrate the great Austrian author's talent as a painter.
|Senior citizens, Vienna Card, Ö1-Club, disabled persons, apprentices and trainees, students up to age 27, military and civil social services, and groups as of 10 persons|
|For visitors younger than 19 years|
|Every first Sunday of the month for all visitors|
|GUIDED TOUR FEES|
|Guided tour ticket for school students|
(min. EUR 15,– or 10 school students)
|Adult group flatrate|
(rec. number of participants: 20)
1090 Vienna, Nußdorfer Straße 54
Phone: +43-1-317 36 01, Fax: +43-1-505 87 47-7201
Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays,
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
1.1., 1.5., 25.12., Easter- and Whit Monday
and all public holidays on Mondays - closed