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Haydn - Birth House


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Southeast of Vienna, in the Lower Austrian municipality of Rohrau, is the birthplace of two of the most important composer personalities in music history: Joseph and Michael Haydn. Joseph Haydn was born on March 31, 1732, in the reed-roofed farmhouse built around 1728 by Mathias Haydn, a master wainwright, and spent the first six years of his life there. On September 13, 1737, his brother Michael, also musically highly gifted, saw the light of day. Even though the two composers left their parents' home while still children, they remained attached to their birthplace for the rest of their lives. The former home of the Haydn family was acquired by the province of Lower Austria in 1958, adapted as a museum and has since served as a space for cultural events of many kinds. Between October 2016 and September 2017, the listed memorial was carefully renovated and reopened as a renewed exhibition and event center on September 14, 2017, in time for Michael Haydn's 280th birthday.

Burgenland Card
Bonus Partner | 25.03.2023 - 02.11.2023

43 % discount on the regular ticket price with the Burgenland Card. 

Entrance fee without Burgenland Card: € 7,-