Vienna has been host and home to some of the world’s most famous people.
Apart from historical figures like Metternich and a few (many) emperors, there are the stars of classical music (names like Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert, Brahms, Bruckner, Haydn, Mahler, Strauss), the scientists (Freud, Wittgenstein, Popper, Schrödinger, Mendel), the artists (Klimt, Schiele, Hundertwasser) and others (Niki Lauda, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Billy Wilder, Simon Wiesenthal).
Discover all the landmarks associated with the life (and death) of Franz Schubert, including his birthplace, the house he died in, various residences and even a Schubert lime tree. Includes a map and photo slideshow.
Beethoven and Mozart
The official tourist office has a Beethoven walk to download, a two-hour trip that covers some of the main Beethoven-related sights.
The artist Egon Schiele studied, worked and died in Vienna. Here’s a guide to relevant addresses (with a map and photos), including all the places you can see his works.
If you only have time for one address, then visit the Leopold Museum, home to the most important Schiele collection.
Sigmund Freud spent much of his active working life in Vienna in an apartment on Berggasse. And the good news is you can walk around it, since it’s home to the Sigmund Freud Museum.