Explore the house in which the great composer Franz Schubert was born back in 1797. In this house, nicknamed ‘The Red Crab’, he lived for the first four and a half years of his life. It was very cramped living conditions for him and his large family, and the apartment was just one room and a kitchen with an open fire.
Now, visitors can discover more about his life through the top floor of this museum which delves into his life and documents Schubert’s musical development through his early childhood. It’s a lovely step back in time to discover Schubert’s humble beginnings – and don’t forget to see the iconic reading glasses before you leave, too.
Closed: 1st January, 1st May, 25th December and all public holidays falling on a Monday
Tram:1, D Augasse; 37, 38 Canisiusgasse
Bus: 40A Nußdorferstraße / Alserbachstraße
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Palais Liechtenstein / Strudelhofstiege
Nußdorfer Straße 54,
Phone: +43 1 317 36 01