Surprising Vienna - off the beaten paths
Surprising Vienna - off the beaten paths
View places with us where you have never been before –Delicious, different, friendly, cosmopolitan, original and enchanting – typical Vienna.
We show you in a four hours tour hidden places and discover the variety of food, fashion, lifestyle, architecture and nature.
Maybe you find some nice Christmas presents for your beloved.
When: Friday, November 17th, 3.00 pm
Where do we start: Hotel Sans Souci, at the bar, in 1070 Wien, Burggasse 2
How to get there: U2 station Volkstheater, tram 49 or bus 48A Volkstheater
Welcome Drink at the bar of the beautiful 5 stars hotel Sans Souci
Afterwards we promenade to some unique boutiques
Taste culinary food and olive oil by Brigitte and Domenico, our Italian friends
Taste Cider by David, our French friend
Have a look to the famous “Haus am Brillantengrund“
Then we stroll to a very special Viennese glove boutique (family business since more than 100 years)
And finally we end the tour in the most beautiful and exclusive coffee bar in Vienna’s first district. (Blue Bar)
Let us celebrate lightness and beauty!
Price per person: € 120,-- (incl. tastings, welcome drink, coffee and cake)
(alternative date: December 1st, 3.00 pm)
Beerfest in the Prater!
From 21st of September till 8th of October the biggest Beer Festival in Austria will take place in Vienna!
Unforgettable atmosphere, live-music, concerts and a lot of other entertaining programs make this festival the most popular in the country.
There are a lot of things to do either for a couple of hours or for the entier evening. Goesser-tent, Wiesbauer-tent & Wojnar‘s Kaiser-tent, which can fit 6 600 people. A lot of beer, delicious traditional Austrian food and Dirndl and Lederhosen - is there any better opportunity to learn more about this culture?
For children there is a special program with a lot of interesting games (Friday- Sunday from 12.00 pm till 5.30 pm).
Opening hours: from 11:30am
For more information click here.
© Wiesn Veranstaltungs- und Kultur GmbH
„image/reads/text“ - The gallery festival with international curators in VIENNA
Under the title
„image/reads/text“curated by_Vienna 2017 unites exhibitions in 21 Vienna art galleries that are conceptualized by international curators. This year's thematic focus is on the significance of language in temporary art.
Find more information here www.curatedby.at
Africa Days on Danube Island 18 August to 5 September
, the Africa Days celebrate pure joie de vivre for the thirteenth time in Vienna. Captivating rhythms, imaginative costumes and delicious food transform Danube Island into a center of happiness.
African culture is about much more than the roll of drums and tribal rites. For example, it also includes fantastic music, delicious food and drink, traditional handicrafts and modern design. All of this can be enjoyed from 18 August at the Africa Days on Danube Island - for 19 days non-stop.
Danube Island Festival
There's entertainment on various themed islands to suit every age and taste. Numerous food and drinks booths ensure that no-one goes hungry or thirsty, and - a first this year - there are two gourmet zones called Island Gardens.
200 live acts, eleven stages, 16 islands
23-25 June 2017
Information and program:
Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert
The Vienna Philharmonic, conductor Christoph Eschenbach and soprano Renée Fleming invite you to enjoy musical delights in Schönbrunn Palace park on 25 May.
Admission is free!
Alternative date in case of bad weather: 26 May 2017
Place: Schönbrunn Palace park, between Schönbrunn Palace and the Neptune Fountain. NEWS 2017: The stage is set up in front of the palace, access is solely via Hietzinger Tor or Meidlinger Tor. The main entrance via the Ehrenhof cannot be used by visitors.
Culinary offerings on the event site: from 12.00 noon
May festivals - labour day on 1st of May
May FestivalThere is a traditional Mayday Festival held on May 1 in the Prater Park. The "Workers' Day" public holiday (Tag der Arbeit) is also formally celebrated in this left-leaning city with parades from unions and political groups.
Hiking in and around Vienna
Vienna’s city hiking trails run for over 500 kilometers, mostly through the Vienna Woods on the edge of the city or through Vienna’s local recreation areas. They are well signed and can be reached by public transport. Service areas, restaurants and heurige along the way invite you to stay awhile, as do benches and tables at particularly attractive viewpoints or on forest meadows.
Vienna Water Trail - The trail runs next to the Upper- and Lower-Old-Danube skimming numerous historic places with the beautiful fauna and flora of the ecosystem. There are also many restaurants on the way.
The Green Prater - When you visit the Green Prater, you are walking on the former imperial hunting ground. The best way is to follow the signs on the 13 kilometer-long City Hiking Trail 9, which takes your directly from Praterstern (U1 Praterstern) away from the main avenue on the level to the little water meadow area at Freudenau.
Bisamberg - Ways to the wine on the edge of the city are offered by the hiking routes on the Bisamberg. One of these routes is the famous City Hiking Trail 5. Walk through old cellar lanes, roam through vineyards and oak woods, and experience interesting and surprising things from the varied history of the region on "educational trails". You might even discover one of the rare orchids that grow here. You set the length of your excursion for yourself. Your "Hiking Companion" guide will help you with this. Hiking companions are available for free at the starting point of your tour in the heurige town of Stammersdorf (brochure stands at the bus stop).
Rundumadum Hiking Trail - The athletic amongst you can tackle the more than 120 kilometer-long Rundumadum Hiking Trail, which encircles the city in 24 easy to manage stages. The starting and end points of each stage can be reached by public transport. Inns and shelters along the way invite you to take a break. Collect confirmation at the five stamping points that you have really walked the "rundumadum" and be rewarded with a hiking pin.
The Viennese Heurige
Heurige Locations in Vienna:
|Oberlaa, Ottakring, Hernals||Neustift, Sievering, Grinzing, Nussdorf||Stammersdorf, Strebersdorf, Jedlersdorf||Mauer, Bisamberg|
Ottakringer Straße 222-224, 1160 Wien
Am Cobenzl 96, 1190 Wien
Amtsstraße 10-14, 1210 Wien
| Weingut Edlmoser
Maurer Lange Gasse 123, 1230 Wien
Johann-Staud-Straße 51, 1160 Wien
Neustift am Walde 68, 1190 Wien
Stammersdorfer Straße 31, 1210 Wien
Maurer Lange Gasse 29, 1230 Wien
Sprengersteig 68, 1160 Wien
|Mayer am Nussberg
Kahlenberger Straße bei Nr. 210, 1190 Wien
Jedlersdorf, Amtsstraße 24-26, 1210 Wien
|Heuriger & Weingut Steinklammer
Jesuitensteig 28, 1230 Wien
Liesingbachstraße 51, 1100 Wien
Probusgasse 12, 1190 Wien
Jedlersdorfer Platz 29, 1210 Wien
| Weinbau Wiltschko
Wittgensteinstraße 143, 1230 Wien
Oberlaaer Straße 71, 1100 Wien
Rathstraße 50, 1190 Wien
|Weinbau H.P. Göbel
Stammersdorfer Kellergasse 131, 1210 Wien
Maurer Hauptplatz 9, 1230 Wien
For more information about the Heurige and to find more taverns in Vienna, please, click here!
Central and Eastern European Film Festival 21-27th March 2017 in Vienna
With 141 films to be shown, the programme of the fifth edition of LET’S CEE 2017 is going to be more wide-ranging than ever before. Austria’s only festival for Central and Eastern European films clearly remains on a growth path.From March 21st to 27th, 141 feature films, documentaries and short films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as from the Caucasus region and Turkey will be presented at the now fifth LET’S CEE Film Festival, at a total of six venues in Vienna, and, for the first time, at two new venues in Graz and Villach. A new record will be set with a total of 183 screenings. The same goes for the number of guests coming from foreign countries, among which luminaries like directing genius BÉLA TARR from Hungary, movie icons like KSENIJA MARINKOVIĆfrom Croatia, LAZAR RISTOVSKI from Serbia and the two Oscar winners DANIS TANOVIĆ and ASIF KAPADIA will be present. And, of course, the organisers hope to increase the number of visitors once again – the last film festival welcomed just above 15,000. With the LET’S CEE TALENT ACADEMY and the first two-day LET’S CEE INDUSTRY DAYS, the festival has clearly broadened its offer for filmmakers. The only thing that has been reduced is the number of festival days, from nine to seven, however only meaning that there will be more screenings per day.
Within the context of four fierce competitions, a total of 43 Austrian premieres will be taking place, a number of them in the short film competition. As always, all films will be shown solely in the original version with English or German subtitles.
Tickets in the festival weekAvailable from the 21st-27th of March 2017 on the official LET'S CEE website, oeticket.com, at all Oeticket sales points in Austria,
High season of the Viennese Prater starts on March 15th
But several of the rides are also open in the low season. Especially at weekends, public holidays and in the advent season some of the rides like Prater Turm, Black Mamba, Wildalpenbahn, Hotel Psycho, Boomerang and Blumenrad could be opened even in the low season.
The Vienna Restaurant Week
Dozens of Vienna’s top restaurants offer great menus at a reduced fixed price from 6 to 12 March 2017.
The Vienna Restaurant Week is one of the culinary highlights of the year and offers an ideal opportunity to get to know the wide variety of high-end dining the city has to offer. Once again, excellent menus will be offered at a reduced fixed price. The surprise menus cost €14.50 at lunchtime (for two courses) and €29.50 in the evening (for three courses). Establishments with two or more toques may charge a supplement of €10.00 both at lunchtime and in the evening.
The Vienna Restaurant Week is held twice a year. Around 70 leading restaurants with up to two toques each participate in the culinary week, offering diverse cooking of every genre. Restaurants participating this time include Amador's Wirtshaus, Yohm, Mercado, Huth da Moritz, Pfarrwirt, Grand Ferdinand, Lugeck and many more.
Vienna Restaurant Week6 to 12 March 2017
Register starting 21 February 2017 at:
Save the date - February
Watch the Austrian Movie "Wilde Maus"
Austrian comedian Josef Hader writes, directs and stars in this Berlin competition contender about a Viennese music critic whose midlife crisis spirals out of control.
Wild Mouse is a 2017 Austrian comedy film directed by Josef Hader. It was selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th Berlin International Film Festival.
Filmstart in Austria's cinema: 17th of February 2017
Empress Maria Theresia Exhibition
The first major exhibition to commemorate Habsburg Empress Maria Theresia’s 300th anniversary will open mid February. The Great Hall of the Austrian National Library will trace an outstanding Austrian personality using paintings, drawings, documents and other objects. I personally hope the exhibition will show the whole spectrum of the reformist, integrative, absolutistic and antisemitic Empress.
Dates: 17th February to 5th June 2017
Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays, 10.00 am to 6.00pm, Thursdays until 9.00 pm
Location: Austrian National Library, Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna;
Dine With A Viennese
Take your travel partner for a dinner that will change the way you think about Vienna and its people. My popular Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations let you dine with a Viennese while sharing your views and perspectives over a menu of inspiring questions. Since its start, it has been attracting an interesting crowd from 18 to 72 years of age; from artists, journalists and international NGO workers to musicians and diplomats.
Learn more about the Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations.
Date: 23rd February 2017
Vienna Opera Ball
The Opera Ball, held at Vienna's magnificent State Opera House. It is attracting celebrities from around the globe. This mega event is fully given over to waltzing bliss at a venue where usually opera stars make their big-time stage appearances.
The 186 couples dancing the opening polonaise - ladies dressed in white and men in black - experience their "introduction to Viennese society". For others, it is an unforgettable evening at this imposing edifice on Vienna's Ringstrasse boulevard. Reservations should be made without delay!
23rd of February 2017, Vienna State opera
Our carnival doughnuts (Faschingskrapfen) are a treasured tradition. You will find them in all good local bakeries. They are filled with apricot jam or custard. The best are fluffy with a crispy surface and have a well visible injection hole on the side. (Connoisseurs localise it first and bite straight into it to avoid jam disasters.)
The officially best Faschingskrapfen are produced by bakery chains Groissböck, Felber, and Mann – watch out for those.
SEMESTER BREAK - Fun places 2 go 4 KIDS
Program for kids from 6 - 13 years
WienXtra-ferienspiel - Fun for KIDS in Vienna from the 4th of February to the 12th of February
Fun games, workshops and sportive activities are offered for free or at a reasonable price.
Highlight: The Rathaus turns into a playground, where board games, computer games and sportive activities for kids are offered.
Sign up:, 7., MuseumsQuartier
Haus des Meeres (back up for bad weather)
Short holiday at the tropical rainforest. During semester break a special program is offered from the 6th of February to the 24th of February.
Shark feeding on Monday at 10:30 AM, Wednesday at 3:00 PM and Friday at 3:30 PM
PIRANA feeding Tuesday at 3:00 PM
Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo GmbH
Tel +43 1 587 14 17
Fax +43 1 586 06 17
Sledding in VIENNA
Weather forecast projects more snow, here are some good places for sledding.
||3., Stadtpark, Kinderpark
||10., Kurpark Oberlaa, Parkmitte
|An den Eisteichen
||12., An den Eisteichen gegenüber Onr. 22
|Roter Berg (Zwischen Heinz-Nittel-Weg und Nothartgasse)
||13., Roter Berg
||18., Pötzleinsdorfer Schloßpark
||21., An der Oberen Alten Donau gegenüber Onr. 23
||22., Donaupark, Kaffeehausberg
Skiing on a Magic CARPET - DOLLWIESE
Perfect for beginners
- Location: 13., Ghelengasse 44
- Open from December to March
- Monday to Friday 12:00 PM - aprox. 05:00 PM
- Weekends and holidays from 10:00 AM - aprox 5:00 PM
Open House Theatre - english speaking theatre
The tickets for 2 new stories Brothers of Thunder and Collected Stories are now available to book.
These fantastic stories are definitely worth telling and seeing.
Brothers of Thunder
John, an HIV-positive man, takes refuge with a Roman Catholic priest. A fragile relationship begins to develop between them until a figure from John's past arrives upon the scene. The conflict between them encompasses questions of forgiveness, reconciliation and the role of the church in the modern world.
Ruth, a student of literature during a time when the atmosphere of New York was saturated by the influence of Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Delmore Schwartz, rose to success in what was then a male dominated profession. Now a mentor for students of literature, Ruth comes across the work of an intriguing young woman, Lisa Morrison. Not yet aware of her own talents, but determined to succeed, Lisa pursues a friendship with Ruth, who she has the greatest respect and admiration for. But as a naive generation searches for its voice in another’s past… a life spent with a broken heart prevents another from speaking up.
The regular ticket price is 22 €, if you reserve your ticket under this tel. nr. +43/680/225-12-90 and use the code „Sunrise“ you will get your ticket for fantastic price of 10 €!
More information: http://www.openhousetheatre.at