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Franz Schubert - The King of SongThis Tour is suitable as a walking TourThis Tour is ideal for school parties
In the Shadow of Beethoven

Franz Schubert is one of the few musical geniuses actually born in Vienna but he seemed to spend his life stuck in the shadow of Beethoven, the star of Vienna's musical salons. It was only posterity that praised him into the heavens as the "King of Song". Besides operas, symphonies, masses, string quartetts and piano pieces he composed over 600 songs! The one that immortalised him was "Ellen's Third Song" from Walter Scott's epic "The Lady of the Lake", popularly known as his "Ave Maria". We take you to the suburb of Lichtental, now part of the ninth district, where the one-time member of the Vienna Boys' Choir was born into a poor local schoolmaster's family and where he spent his formative years. At the centre of the tour is Schubrt's charming birthplace and the late baroque Lichtental church which holds many memories of this Viennese Romantic composer.

Meeting Point:By arrangement
Info:The Schubert Museum is closed on Mondays.


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