Follow Franz Schubert to Hinterbrühl, where he devoted a song to the "Lindenbaum" (lime tree), or follow Mozart to Baden, where he spent several summers...

Christoph Willibald Gluck (1714-1787)

During his time in Vienna, the composer Christoph Willibald Gluck owned a country house in Perchtoldsdorf, where he liked to retire to compose.

Johann Georg Albrechtsberger (1736-1809)

At the age of seven, the native Klosterneuburg choirboy was accepted in the Klosterneuburg monastery and he learned organ and music theory there. After a period as a choirboy in Melk (1749-1753), he studied philosophy in Vienna and he became friends with Michael Haydn, through whom he also met Joseph Haydn. Albrechtsberger had many students in Vienna and his most famous student was Ludwig van Beethoven.

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart spent several summers in Baden, where he visited his wife Constanze during her treatment. During her stay, Constanze lived with the Regens Chori of the St. Stephan church choir in Baden, Anton Stoll, just like previously the wife of Joseph Haydns, Maria Anna Haydn.

Mozart devoted his famous "Ave Verum" out of gratitude for the hospitality. The work was performed for the first time in the Baden parish church.

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

His famous song about the lime tree was supposedly inspired by the gnarled body of the mighty lime tree in front of the Höldrichsmühle in Hinterbrühl - a romantic story, which can never be proven, but is quite conceivable.

Johann Strauß the Elder (1804-1849) & the Younger (1825-1899)

The composer and conductor Johann Strauß the Elder was magically attracted to the Vienna Woods. Thus, he spent the summer months in Salmannsdorf with his family.

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

The Klosterneuburg monastery became Anton Bruckner’s favourite refuge from his Viennese "followers" from 1869 onwards.

Karl Millöcker (1842-1899)

Karl Millöcker composed most of his global success "Der Bettelstudent" (The Beggar Student) in Baden. The scores of his operettas can still be found in the Rolletmuseum in Baden.

Carl Michael Ziehrer (1843-1922)

Carl Michael Ziehrer was the last imperial and royal court ball musical director.

Karl Komzák (1850-1905)

The father recognised the talent of his son at an early stage and taught him music theory. Karl learned the violin and conducting at the age of 11. The audience always loved Komzák because he had a friendly appearance and nature. In 1893, Karl Komzák moved to Baden, where he became the head of the orchestra. His most famous work, the waltz "Bad'ner Mad'ln", comes from this period.

Joseph Schrammel (1852-1895)

Joseph Schrammel was also a great admirer of the Vienna Woods. His "Purkersdorfer Marsch" was a monument to the Vienna Woods.

Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

The most significant song composer after Franz Schubert lived in the house of the Werner family, who befriended him, in Perchtoldsdorf for several years. The garden house, where Wolf composed his Mörike-Lieder (Mörike songs) and the Spanische Liederbuch (Spanish songbook), can still be seen today.

Arnold Schönberg (1874-1951)

The famous composer and originator of twelve tone music was an enthusiastic "Mödlinger" and conducted the Mödlinger choral society "Freisinn". He spent the summer months in Mödling and moved to Bernhardgasse 6 Mödling in spring 1918. This is now the Schönberg-Haus, a museum and venue. In 1999, the Schönberg monument was unveiled in front of the Mödling town museum.

Franz Schmidt (1874-1939)

Franz Schmidt, as a cellist with the Vienna Philharmonic, lived in Perchtoldsdorf for many years. From his compositions, above all, the opera "Notre Dame" and the oratorio "Das Buch mit den sieben Siegeln" (The Book with Seven Seals) are internationally known.

Anton von Webern (1883-1945)

The first and most significant student of Arnold Schönbergs lived in Maria Enzersdorf from 1932 onwards.