Atlas Obscura: Salon Sonatas and Klimt Up Close

Where: Vienna, Austria

Our founder designed a trip to Vienna especially for Atlas Obscura

Trip Overview
Home to several of Mozart's first operas, Klimt's home studio, and some of the world's leading musical ensembles, Vienna has long been globally recognized as a center for the arts. But much of what the world knows about its artistic heritage is but a sliver of the story, a violin solo floating atop a swelling orchestra. On this electrifying, five-day journey, we'll delve into the city’s figurative orchestral pit, immersing ourselves in Vienna’s artistic culture of past and present—from the historic coffee houses that have hosted creative salons for centuries to world-renowned musical venues. Alongside local artists, musicians, and historians, we’ll get an insider’s experience of the city, taking a private tour of one of the world’s most stunning concert halls, partaking in a workshop with classical instruments, and to top it all off, in true Viennese fashion, enjoying an intimate Viennese soirée, a sonata in the intimacy of a private apartment.

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