Schubert Sterbewohnung

Schubert Sterbewohnung information

Vienna , Austria
Address
Street 04, Kettenbrückengasse 6
Getting there
metro Kettenbrückengasse
More information
www.wienmuseum.at
Prices
adult/under 19yr €4/free
Opening hours
10am-1pm & 2-6pm Wed & Thu
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Lonely Planet review

Here, in his brother’s apartment, Franz Schubert spent his dying days (40 to be precise) in 1828. While dying of either typhoid fever or syphilis he continued to compose, scribbling out a string of piano sonatas and his last work, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen (The Shepherd on the Rock).

The apartment (Schubert’s Death Apartment) is fairly bereft of personal effects but does document these final days with some interesting Schubi knick-knacks and sounds.