Vienna: Vienna Venues
Schönbrunn Place Orangerie
A remnant of the Hapsburg dynasty, the Schoenbrunn Palace in Vienna, the summer Imperial residence, along with its gardens, Orangerie and zoo, is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. The Orangerie, built in the Baroque style, presents concerts of the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra, accompanied by singers and ballet dancers. The concerts feature overtures, arias and duets of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss.
Similar to a greenhouse, the orangerie (orangery) was a symbol of prestige and wealth. The Schoenbrunn Orangerie has particular historic significance in the music world as a site of concerts by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri.
First built as a city park in 1867, Kursalon later became a venue for concerts after Johann Strauss presented a concert here in 1868. The Kursalon rapidly became a place to see and be seen for Viennese society. The site continues today as a venue for classical music concerts, balls and other celebrations.