Given the sheer size and complexity of the music sector, it is not possible to provide a comprehensive overview of music venues here. Furthermore, unlike most other arts, music can traditionally be played in any situation and anywhere. Specific music venues have evolved in each epoch, for example churches, philharmonic halls, opera houses and clubs. However, there are also countless music venues in the public space in rural surroundings as well as in urban metropolises. Even rather private spaces are increasingly being developed as venues for public music events as part of the "music in the houses of the city" (Musik in the Häusern der Stadt) concept.
List of links to selected venue networks: