Top Choice Christmas Market in Vienna


Vienna's much-loved Christmas market season runs from around mid-November to Christmas Eve. Magical Christkindlmärkte set up in streets and squares, with stalls selling wooden toys, holiday decorations and tradition…
Music in Prater & East of the Danube


Held over three days on a weekend in late June, the Donauinselfest features a feast of rock, pop, folk and country performers, and attracts almost three million onlookers. Best of all, it’s free!
Music in Vienna

OsterKlang Festival

Orchestral and chamber music recitals fill some of Vienna’s best music halls during this ‘Sound of Easter’ festival. The highlight is the opening concert, which features the Vienna Philharmonic.
Music in Vienna

Jazz Fest Wien

From the end of June to mid-July, Vienna swings to jazz, blues and soul flowing from the Staatsoper and a number of clubs across town.
LGBT in The Museum District & Neubau

Life Ball

This AIDS charity event is one of the highlights of the ball-season calendar and is often graced by international celebrities. It’s normally held in the Rathaus around the middle of May (though it can be as late as …
Cultural in Vienna

Lange Nacht der Museen

On the first Saturday of October, around 500 museums nationwide open their doors to visitors between 6pm and 1am. One ticket (adult/child €15/12; available at museums) allows entry to them all – including 80-plus in…
Cultural in Karlsplatz & Around Naschmarkt


Of the 300 or so balls held in January and February, the Opernball (Opera Ball) is number one. Held in the Staatsoper on the Thursday preceding Ash Wednesday, it’s a supremely lavish affair, with the men in tails an…
LGBT in The Museum District & Neubau

Regenbogen Parade

Mid-June sees the Regenbogen Parade (Rainbow Parade), a predominantly gay and lesbian festival attracting some 150,000 people, take over the Ringstrasse. Expect colourful floats, flamboyant costumes and lots of bare…
Dance in Vienna


Vienna’s premiere avant-garde dance festival attracts an array of internationally renowned troupes and newcomers between mid-July and mid-August. Performances are held in the MuseumsQuartier, Volkstheater and a numb…
Art in Vienna

Wiener Festwochen

A wide-ranging program of theatrical productions, concerts, dance performances and visual arts from around the world, the month-long Wiener Festwochen takes place from mid-May to mid-June at various venues city-wide…