Attention! Due to Corona-Virus the Museum of Strauss Dynasty is closed temporarily. We hope to welcome you in our new location in 2021. The Museum´s Administration


The Museum of the Johann Strauss Dynasty is the first in the world to encompass the family background and the musical activities of the full Strauss Dynasty (Johann Strauss Father, Johann Strauss Son, Josef Strauss and Eduard Strauss). An abundance of historic materials and documents brilliantly illustrate the role which Strauss-music played in social and political affairs, from Vienna´s so-called Biedermeier era, the 1848-revolution and leading into the development period of the 1870s and 1880s when the noble Ringstraße set the tone for expansion of the city as centre of European culture and the operetta phenomenon.


You will find audio stations with full-fidelity headphones offering you a choice of titles from many Strauss family compositions, both familiar and less known. Sit back and enjoy undisturbed the selected musical works which the museum´s displays further explain.

Text-Informations in German, English, French,  Spanish, Italian, Polish,  Russian, Netherlands, Swedish, Roman, Chinese.

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We announce proudly that the "British Guild of Travel Writers" in London has conferred award to our museum as "Best European Tourism Project 2016".




The museum´s rooms feature 14 themes which can be explored in detail together with musical examples via the audio stations.

t h e m e s


  1. The triumph of the waltz: Joseph Lanner and Johann Strauss Father
  2. Vienna´s „dancemania“ in the Biedermeier period
  3. A suburb violonist becomes a global celebritiy: European concert tours of the first waltz king.
  4. Johann Strauss Son: from debut at Dommayer´s casino to takeover of Father´s orchestra.
  5. Josef Strauss – musical genius against his own wishes
  6. Johann, Josef and Eduard: the musical triumvirate of the 1860s
  7. Music has no boundaries: the global triumphs of the second waltz king
  8. Eduard Strauss as music director of the court balls: continuing a family tradition
  9. The 1873 World Exposition in Vienna and „Die Fledermaus“
  10. Johann Strauss Son turns to composing operettas
  11. Musical contemporaries of the Strauss Family
  12. The Industrial Revolution and the development period within the danube monarchy
  13. The Strauss family and its relationship to the Austrian monarchy
  14. Vienna´s Ringstrasse as a total cultural concept, music included.






 As a cultural support to the museum, the KULTURVEREIN WIENER BLUT publishes a quaterly Strauss Almanac (in German language) which reports on aspects of Strauss research, current related musical and other events in Vienna, news of Strauss societies in other countries.

Members of the KULTURVEREIN WIENER BLUT automatically receive the Strauss-Almanac at no charge per post upon publication.