What to Expect from a Scenic Enrich Classical Concert at Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna


Where better to enjoy a classical concert than in the capital of classical music itself, Vienna, Austria? 
 
During your Scenic luxury Europe river cruise, this experience is elevated to truly exceptional with a private rendition at the majestic Palais Liechtenstein. Included as a Scenic Enrich event in selected itineraries, this unforgettable immersive occasion has been created exclusively for Scenic guests. 
 
Located in the Rossau Quarter of Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is an opulent palace packed with history and elegance. It was commissioned by Prince Johann Adam Andreas I von Liechtenstein around 1700, and it has been delighting visitors ever since. 
 
Keep reading to learn more about what makes this Scenic Enrich classical concert at Palais Liechtenstein so special. 

1. An Unparalleled Private Classical Concert

Listening to a live performance of Mozart or Strauss is a powerful experience. But listening to one performed by the Vienna Imperial Orchestra, in the opulent Palais Liechtenstein, in the capital of classical music is simply a moment you will remember forever.  

During this Scenic Enrich experience, you’ll share the magnificent concert room only with your fellow Scenic guests. Take in some of the best works of classical music from the same place that royals and nobles sat centuries before, listening to the same pieces. 

This private and moving orchestral performance is complemented by solo vocalists and ballet dancers for a delicate and elevated cultural experience. 

2. Be Surrounded by World-Famous Art

Even those without a love for classical music will be mesmerised by a night at Palais Liechtenstein. For one, it’s home to one of the largest private art collections in the world.  

The collection is owned by Prince von und zu Liechtenstein and includes masterpieces from the early Renaissance to the High Baroque era, including works by Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens and Anthony van Dyck.  

Plus, the palace is home to tapestries, 16th and 17th-century Italian bronzes, and the 18th-century Badminton Cabinet, which is the most expensive piece of furniture in the world.  

3. Get up Close to The Golden Carriage

In the Sala Terrena, spot the Golden Carriage, one of the few 18th-century Parisian coaches to survive the French Revolution.  

It was commissioned by Prince Joseph Wenzel I von Liechtenstein in 1737. Its first use was in 1738, when the prince made his formal debut as imperial ambassador to the French court in Paris and Versailles. It was part of a grand procession that included more than 50 horse-drawn carriages.  

The carriage was later used in 1760, when the prince went to collect Princess Isabella, the bride-to-be of Emperor Joseph II, from Parma and escorted her to Vienna. The Golden Carriage was used once more in 1764 when Emperor Joseph II was crowned Holy Roman Emperor in Frankfurt and Prince Joseph Wenzel served as his highest representative.  

Guests pass the carriage on their way to the concert and will have plenty of time for photos and to get a closer look at this unique piece of history.  

4. Perfectly Preserved Architecture

The building of Palais Liechtenstein itself is a sight to behold with the arched ceilings of the Sala Terrena, the former Ladies’ Apartments and the sprawling gardens, complemented by the 530-square-metre Hercules Hall, Vienna’s largest secular baroque hall, where the concert is performed. 

Before the performance, take the time to admire the impressive interiors of the palace. Spot well-preserved stucco decoration, towering marble columns and intricate frescoes. From the outside, marvel at the grand scale of the palace and the 300 years of royal history it represents.  

5. Welcome Drinks

Toast to this remarkable evening with a drink of your choice in hand. You’ll be welcomed to Palais Liechtenstein with a glass of Austrian Sekt, a sparkling wine made in this region of the world, or orange juice. Celebrate with your new friends as you start to take in all the magnificence of this unique experience. 

You can take part in this Scenic Enrich event during the Jewels of Europe and Gems of the Danube.

Request a brochure to learn more about these itineraries and the Palais Liechtenstein Scenic Enrich experience.