Plans are already underway for a Johann Strauss year in Vienna in 2025, celebrating the 200th birthday of the King of the Waltz. Find relevant events and activities below.
- Strauss (the son) was born on October 25th, 1825
- 2025 planning has only just begun so watch this space
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Few composers are so intimately associated with one city as Johann Strauss II, who gave Vienna its unofficial anthem: the Blue Danube.
Vienna plans to pay tribute to its musical son in 2025 with a festival year of activities in celebration of his 200th birthday.
I’ll use this page to inform you of relevant news and details of events as they cross my desk.
So far, the city has set up a specialist company to organise the festivities. Two personalities familiar with Vienna’s music scene will lead the Johann.Strauß-Festjahr 2025 GmbH.
(Roland Geyer; press photo © Sabine Hauswirth)
Roland Geyer will supervise the artistic side of the festivities.
Geyer is, for example, the former director of the Theater an der Wien, one of Vienna’s opera houses.
Strauss’s Die Fledermaus enjoyed its world premiere there back in 1874.
(Simon Posch; press photo © Rafaela Pröll)
Simon Posch takes charge of the business side of things.
Posch is the director of Vienna’s Haus der Musik: Johann Strauss II has a dedicated room within this popular museum of sound and music.
In the meantime, as we await further news, this page lists various locations in Vienna associated with Strauss’s life and music.