HAYDNHAUS

Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) spent his last twelve years in Gumpendorf, at that time still the outermost suburb of Vienna. He acquired his house between his journeys to England, added a floor to it and moved into it in 1797 at the age of 65. He also died here on May 31, 1809. On the 200th anniversary of his death in 2009, the permanent exhibition in the Haydnhaus was completely redesigned. There is a focus on the last years of the composer's life, which are linked to the political and social environment of his time. The garden of the house was reconstructed according to historical models and is open to visitors - a green oasis not far from the busy Mariahilfer Strasse.

Foto: Lisa Rastl © Wien Museum