Johann Strauss Jr. himself used to direct his orchestra in the concert
hall of Kursalon. Today, you can travel back in time as the enchanting
highlights of Vienna’s classical music can once again be heard every day.
our Concert & Dinner package, you can combine the musical delights
of the concert in the Lanner Hall of the Kursalon
delicious gala dinner in the stylish surroundings of our
concert combined with
an excellent dinner
visit to the Kursalon
Dinner: daily at 6.00 pm or 10.00 pm
The concerts take place
every day at 20.15
clock in the Kursalon
(Johannesgasse 33, 1010 Vienna).
Reservation for Concert & Dinner
Strauss & Mozart Konzerte in the Kursalon Vienna
The Vienna Kursalon was built between the years 1865 and 1867 by Johann
Garber in the style of the Italian Renaissance.
After two years of
restoration, the Kursalon sparkles in renewed splendour, inviting
audiences to experience the musical pleasures
That have thrilled visitors
since the famed Promenade Concerts of the brothers Strauss.
The Wiener Kursalon is one of the most beautiful concert venues in the heart of
Take part in this unforgettable evening filled with Viennese charm
Enjoy the unique ambience and partake of this wonderful
musical journey through time.
Originally, the Kursalon attracted only a few visitors, as
the beautiful facilities were used solely as a spa.
Concerts and other
entertainment were strictly forbidden. But the thirst for music was
greater than that for water.
Only a year after its opening, the first
Johann Strauss Concert took place on October 15th, 1868. Since then, the
events have become an attraction within the musical life of Vienna.
Salonorchester "Alt Wien" upholds this.
The Salonorchester "Alt Wien", one of the best known
performers of Viennese classical music, ignites explosive fireworks with
the most beautiful of compositions by "Waltz King" Johann
Strauss and his contemporaries.
Virtuosic musicians, extraordinary opera
singers, and enchanting ballet dancers present an evening filled with
Viennese charm and joyful waltzes, polkas, and operetta melodies of the
highest artistic calibre.
Donning traditional clothing, the "Original Wiener Walzer
Orchester", presents a thrilling journey through the "Golden
Age of Music" in Vienna with this joyful show of famous
We invite you to enjoy the historically
unique ambience of the Wiener Kursalon with a glass of
Let yourself be transported by the charm of
waltzes to the world of waltzes performed by breathtaking
dancers and captivating operetta singers.
Salonorchester "Alt Wien"
The Salonorchester "Alt Wien" was founded in 1994 by the
concertmaster of the Vienna Volksoper, Prof. Udo Zwölfer.
Sold-out concert halls and enthusiastic reviews attest to
their musical excellence. The primary concern of the
Salonorchester "Alt Wien" is that vital care be taken of
Viennese classical music.
This, combined with the joy of music-making, distinguishes
this orchestra, as did the concerts of Johann Strauss and
his contemporaries more than a hundred years ago.
The repertoire spans the works of Strauss, Lanner, Ziehrer,
as well as Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and
traditional "Schrammeln" and Salonmusik.
This chamber orchestra uses uniquely adapted arrangements
that have been carefully constructed based on the original
scores of the composers themselves.
Distinguished singers and ballet dancers add to the
extraordinary musical achievements and enchant audiences.
An authentic concert experience, which enables a musical
journey through time!
What is known as the Viennese Waltz began as a real
Viennese melange. Around 1800, several different folk
tunes were combined to form a new dance form that
became increasingly popular.
Famous violinists from Linz and musicians from other
parts of Austria performed their melodies in Viennese
The simple Ländler (country) and Deutscher (German)
folk dances mixed with melodies from popular opera to
create the unmistakable dance in three-quarters-time.
During the time of the Vienna Congress (1814-15), the
Viennese Waltz had already reached international fame.
The excellent musicians Joseph Lanner (1801 - 1843)
and Johann Strauss, father (1804 - 1849) made the
Viennese Waltz respectable.
Strauss joined forces with the trio of violinist
Lanner, and the orchestra which emerged soon
thereafter, played their firey waltzes for balls, as
well as in gardens and in traditional Viennese taverns
known as Beisl.
Later, Strauss founded his own band and soon a
competition of the highest artistic productivity arose.
Johann Strauss had the greatest successes. His band
evolved to an extraordinary orchestra, which brought
the Viennese Waltz to the rest of the world.
Wiener Johann Strauss Capelle
The "Wiener Johann Strauss Capelle" was re-established
In the shortest amount of time, it gained great
distinction both in Austria and abroad. It is
considered a high duty to continue the tradition of
whose original founder and conductor was Johann
The music specifically composed for the "Wiener Johann
Strauss Capelle" by the Strauss-dynasty, is presented
in traditional clothing and authentic arrangements.