For a walk through profound and musical history, come visit the Johann Strauss Apartment. It is here where Johann Strauss (1825-1899) wrote his most famous composition in 1867: The Blue Danube Waltz, the unofficial Austrian national anthem. Johann Strauss is such an iconic figure for Vienna, that there is a golden statue of him in Stadtpark, one of the most photographed monuments in the entire city (Johann Strauss Monument).
Johann Strauss lived in this apartment for seven years with his first wife (he had three in total) Jetty from 1863 to 1870. The apartment is located on Praterstraße, which at the time was a fashionable and elegant suburban street. The apartment, serving as kind of a shrine to this world-class composer, contains many important items, including original furniture and his own instruments. You can also view objects used by this extraordinary musician, and take a look at his personal collections, including paintings, caricatures, photographs, and essential documents about his life and work. There are recreational items like his billiard tables; he was a tremendous fan of billiards, and cards as well. You can gain all sorts of amazing insights into both his life as an enthusiastic and accomplished composer, musician, and conductor, as well as a deep look into his personal and private life.
Finally, there are reminiscences of Strauss' other apartments, the Vienna ballrooms and concert halls of his time, and also the other composers in his family circle. Johann Strauss had two other extremely talented brothers, Josef and Eduard.