Johann Strauss

Johann Strauss, the undisputed waltz king of the 19th century, had a lasting influence on the Viennese music scene and became a symbol of the city's vibrant culture. He epitomized exactly what would be considered a superstar today.

His life and works are reflected in a unique way in the Strauss Dinner Show in the Prater.

In 2025 we celebrate the great Strauss anniversary (200 years of Strauss), and our Strauss Dinner Show is a true homage to the Waltz King and his life.

Johann Strauss Son (1825-1899)

Johann Strauss Son, born on 25 October 1825 in Vienna, achieved world fame as an outstanding Austrian composer and conductor of the 19th century. As the son of the equally renowned composer Johann Strauss the Elder, he followed in his father's footsteps and established his reputation as the "Waltz King".

His compositions, including the iconic "Danube Waltz" and the rousing "Radetzky March", quickly found favor and made him an important representative of the Viennese musical tradition. Strauss Sohn was not only a master of the waltz, but also a pioneer of operetta. Works such as "Die Fledermaus" and "Der Zigeunerbaron" bear witness to his versatility and unique musical style. His work shaped the musical landscape of his time and continues to influence generations of composers to this day. Johann Strauss Son died in Vienna on 3 June 1899.

However, his legacy lives on, not only in the timeless melodies he created, but also in his unforgettable role as a key figure in Viennese classical music.