About Vienna's Beautiful Concert HallThe Vienna Concert Hall is well known for its excellent acoustics, making it to be one of the three best concert halls in the world, along with the Symphony Hall in Boston and the Concert Hausbau of Amsterdam.
The land for building the concert hall was received by the Friends of Music Association from Emperor Franz Joseph. It opened in 1870 and is the permanent residence of the Vienna Philharmonic. In 1907 the organ was installed in the building.
The main hall is spectacular. It is coated in gold, contains about 1744 seats and another 300 seats for standing spectators. The design combines wood and crystal, giving the place a luxurious and festive atmosphere.