Continuing the music theme, we visited the Haus der Musik - The Music House Museum. Located near Mozart's living quarters and nestled between St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Vienna State Opera house, this structure was the historic palace of Archduke Charles. Later on, it became the home of Otto Nicholas, founder and first conductor of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (1810-1849) and composer of "The Merry Wives of Windsor". This six floor interactive museum is "...dedicated to the understanding and enthusiasm in approaching music." The first floor presents history and original documents of the Philharmonic Orchestra. The rest of the museum presents backgrounds for the great composers as well as multimedia and interactive productions.
Carl and Lorraine Aveni are two retirees planning on traveling through Europe for at least one year.