Schubert-Geburtshaus – Vienna

Franz Schubert was born on 31 January 1797 in a small flat in the one-storey house "Zum roten Krebs" (formerly: Nußdorfer Straße 71, today no. 54). He spent the first four and a half years of his life here; in 1801 the family moved to the nearby house at Säulengasse 3 ("Zum schwarzen Rössel"). In 1908, the Vienna City Council decided to purchase the composer's birthplace and to set up a Schubert Museum there. The memorial was opened on 18 June 1912. First in 1953 and then again in the years from 1966 onwards, the property was thoroughly renovated and furnished as it might have been around 1800. It was reopened on 14 May 1969, and between 1985 and 1987 the house underwent another general renovation.

In Vienna, there are two memorial sites with museum-like documentation on Franz Schubert: the birthplace and the death residence. The birthplace focuses on the composer's biography.

Schubert-Sterbewohnung – Vienna

Franz Schubert's brother Ferdinand, who was also active as a composer, had moved into a flat (door 17) on the second floor of the two-storey Biedermeier house "Auf der neuen Wieden No. 694" (today Kettenbrückengasse 6) immediately after its completion in 1828. In September of the same year he took in his brother Franz, who had been ill for a long time. He spent the last two and a half months of his life here and died on 19 November 1828 at three o'clock in the afternoon. The death room was converted into a memorial by the Historical Museum of the City of Vienna, which opened on 19 November 1954 and was extended in 1979. In 1986, the building was completely renovated; façades, windows, doors and the roof were renewed, the courtyard was landscaped and a buried fountain was restored.

Complementing the presentation of Schubert's biography in the birthplace, the death flat focuses on the last phase of the composer's life and his late works.

Beethoven Museum Vienna

Heiligenstadt was a popular health resort in the 19th century and is now part of Vienna's 19th district (Döbling). In 1802, the composer Ludwig van Beethoven lived here in a detached farmhouse for a few months. After the founding of the Beethoven-Haus association in Bonn in 1889, research on Beethoven's residences was also carried out in Vienna. In 1890, they came across the building in Heiligenstadt. It was purchased by the City of Vienna in 1967 which initially set up a small memorial there. In 2017, the house was renovated and the exhibition space considerably expanded. The Beethoven residence in Heiligenstadt belongs to the umbrella organisation Wien Museum.

Beethoven Pasqualatihaus Vienna

The Pasqualati House, built between 1791 and 1798 by converting two smaller residential buildings, once belonged to the banker and merchant Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati, an admirer and supporter of Ludwig van Beethoven. The fact that the composer lived here intermittently between 1804 and 1815 is commemorated by a plaque attached to the house in 1941. In addition, a Beethoven exhibition was set up on the fourth floor. Since 1947, there has been an Adalbert Stifter Museum in three rooms of the Pasqualatihaus the holdings of which have been on display in two memorial rooms of Franz Schubert's birthplace in Nußdorfer Straße since 1996. The Pasqualatihaus belongs to the umbrella organisation Wien Museum.