Austria has an illustrious musical history. Known as the birthplace and former residence of numerous great composers such as Haydn, Beethoven and Schubert to name just a few, classical music in particular has become a key part of the country's national identity. Nowhere is this connection more prevalent than in the capital city, Vienna. It's no surprise then that to celebrate Austria's National Day on Sunday the 26th October, a 'Concert for Austria' will be held at the Staatshoper, Vienna's renowned opera house.
Vienna's reputation as the city of music is in no small part due to its famous son, the classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The musician's most famous property is his elegant apartment in the first district of the city. The rooms, in which he wrote the acclaimed opera 'The Marriage of Figaro', now play host to a museum which celebrates both Mozart's music and it's effect on 18th Century Vienna.
Thanks to the wide range of prime real estate in the city, it is possible to follow in Mozart's footsteps with an elegant apartment of your own. This top level maisonette is also in the first district and is set in one of Vienna's beautiful historic buildings. The property has views across the roof tops of the historic centre, just perfect for evenings spent on one of its two terraces listening to a favourite concerto.
The hills are alive with the sound of music in this high quality duplex, which affords stunning views over the city towards the mountains in the distance. The apartment is newly built, but what it lacks in historic charm it more than makes up for in stylish design. Situated in the fifth district, the property is within easy reach of Vienna's popular Naschmarkt as well as the Musikverein, which holds a regular Mozart Concert evening courtesy of the Vienna Mozart Orchestra.
This spacious condominium comes complete with a roof terrace for the summer as well as hardwood floors and underfloor heating for the winter months. Situated in the highly regarded eighth district, the flat is just a short distance away from the Volksoper, which hosts an array of musical entertainment, from classical musicals and operettas, to contemporary concerts and dance.
If you're planning on moving to Vienna to find some musical inspiration, you may find it outside the city centre. This elegant villa marries turn of the century architecture with modern design and offers plenty of space for creativity. Dine with friends on the terrace of the property, or relax in the outdoor pool on a hot summer's day.
This ultra modern villa in the suburb of Hietzing is a veritable symphony of technology, with triple glazing, smart home automation and a fingerprint access system.