Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

Vienna Hofburg-Orchestra
Classical concerts at the emperor's former residence

The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra presents classical concerts by Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart featuring international vocal solo artists at the Vienna Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Konzerthaus and at the Garden Palace Liechtenstein.

The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra

In 1971 the best musicians from all large orchestral societies in Vienna came together and formed the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra under the direction of the conductor Gert Hofbauer. Their goal is to cultivate Viennese waltz and operetta music and carry it into the world. Regional and international radio and television productions, international engagements at symphonic concerts, as well as various recordings have spread the orchestra’s fame and popularity.

Concerts and ticket prices

The Hofburg Orchestra performs regularly from March to October at the historical halls of the Vienna Hofburg Palace, the Konzerthaus and at the Garden Palace Liechtenstein. Tickets are available in three categories, the position of the categories depends on the concert hall. The seats are not numbered — seating will be assigned at admission. The category SUPERIOR also includes an audio-CD of the concert and a copy of the program.

The concerts last for 90 minutes without intermission. Admission to the Hofburg Orchestra concerts opens 60 minutes before the concert.
All concert locations are easily accessible, regardless of category. Please do not hesitate to ask our staff for assistance.
Children under the age of 2 are not permitted at the concerts. Children up to and including the age of 5 are permitted as long as they sit on your lap. Children age 6 and older require their own seat. Please note that there are no discounts.

Category SUPERIOR 110.00 €
Category 1 65.00 €
Category 2 45.00 €
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Christmas and New Year concerts

Christmas concerts at the Festival Hall

The Christmas concerts on the 25th and the 26th of December of the Hofburg Orchestra are among the highlights of the musical season. The concerts begin at 20:30 and last approximately 90 minutes (no intermission). Tickets are available in three categories. The seats are not numbered — seating will be assigned at admission.

Christmas Concert of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra at the Festival Hall
Category VIP 110.00 €
Category A 90.00 €
Category B 70.00 €
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New Year concerts at the Garden Palace Liechtenstein

On New Year's Eve the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra performs at 18:30 and on New Year's Day at 11:00 and 18:00 at the beautiful Hercules Hall at the Garden Palace Liechtenstein. The concerts last for 90 minutes without intermission. Tickets are available in three categories. The seats are not numbered — seating will be assigned at admission.

New Year's concerts at the Hercules Hall
Category VIP 110.00 €
Category A 90.00 €
Category B 70.00 €
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All prices are total prices, including all taxes and statutory fees. We do not add any booking fees or shipping charges.

Cloak room and extras

Use of the cloak room at the Hofburg Palace and at the Garden Palace Liechtenstein is free. At the Konzerthaus, the cost for the cloak room is €1.40 per person and at the Musikverein €0.85 per item.

Concert program 6.00 €
Concert Audio CD 16.00 €

From the program of the Hofburg-Orchestra concerts

The program includes the most popular waltz and operetta pieces by Johann Strauss, Emmerich Kalman, and Franz Lehar, as well as opera aries and duets by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The Vienna Hofburg Orchestra is composed of 36 professional orchestra musicians and 6 international vocal soloists.

  • Johann Strauss "Kaiserwalzer" (Emperor Waltz)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Nun vergiß‘ leises Flehen" / "The Marriage of Figaro"
  • Johann Strauss "Frühlingsstimmen Walzer" (Voices of Spring)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Sagt holde Frauen" / "The Marriage of Figaro"
  • Johann Strauss "Grüß‘ Dich Gott" / "Vienna Blood"
  • Johann Strauss "Vergnügungszug" (Pleasure Train)
  • Franz Lehar "Lippen schweigen" (Lips are Silent) Duet from "The Merry Widow"
  • Johann Strauss"Ich lade gern mir Gäste ein" (I Always Feel Beholden) / "Die Fledermaus"
  • Johann Strauss "Im Krapfenwaldl" - Polka
  • Johann Strauss Duet from "Vienna Blood"
  • Johann Strauss "Tritsch-Tratsch" - Polka
  • Johann Strauss "Mein Herr Marquis" (My Dear Marquis) / "Fledermaus"
  • Josef Strauss "Feuerfest" - Polka française
  • Wolfgang Amadeus "Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen" (A girl or a woman) / "The Magic Flute"
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Papageno - Papagena"
  • Johann Strauss "Brüderlein - Schwesterlein" (Brother Mine, Sister Mine) / "Die Fledermaus"
  • Johann Strauss "The Blue Danube" / "The Danube Waltz"
  • Johann Strauss "Radetzky March"

Experience one of Vienna's best orchestras at one of Vienna's most imperial locations!

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