Festivals Vienna – Spring 2019

Slash Film Festival Vienna 2019

It’s getting warm and sunny outside, so it’s time for some festivals! Check out Vienna’s Music [M], Film & Art [F/A] and Urban [U] festivals for Spring 2019. I you’re looking for more events, find them all in our localised Event App → http://bit.ly/GetTheAppGO


[A] 8th – 30th March @Atelier Augarten

This years festival has the motto “30 Years of News on Choreography and Performance”. Following its motto, the festival will be “dancing 30 years ahead”, directing its eyes forward and focussing on innovative approaches in the realm of choreography and performance → http://bit.ly/ImageTanzVIE19

ImageTanz Dance Festival Vienna 2019

Argus Bike Festival 2019

[U] – 30th – 31st March 2019 (9am-6pm) @Rathausplatz

A festival for everyone loving bikes. Including the Dirt Battle Vienna, the best BMX-Flatland-biker, a best-trick competition and about 100 Exhibitors

Bike Festival Vienna 2019

European Streetfood Festival

[U] – 30th – 31st March 2019, @ Aussengelände Stadthalle E

The EUROPEAN STREET FOOD FESTIVAL has set new standards when it comes to “Street Food”. The variety and selection of various meals and also the quality of the food freshly made on site is unique → http://bit.ly/StreetfoodfestVIE19

Foto Wien Festival

[A] 20th March – 20th April

This year Foto Wien Festival is focussing on the diversity of the local photography scene and the international development of photography as such. The event is created in collaboration with local galleries and museums → http://bit.ly/FotoWienVIE19

Vienna Blues Spring Festival

[M] 20th March – 30th April 2019

A blues festival presenting concerts by Miller Anderson, Hermann Posch, Raphael Wressnig, etc. in famous viennese locations such as Reigen, Mozarthaus and ORF Radiokulturhaus → http://bit.ly/BluesFestVIE19

Festival du film francophone

[F] 1st – 11th April 2019

FFF’19 presents 29 films ranging from documentaries to animation films made in France over Canada, Belgium, Luxemburg, Switzerland and the African continent. Presenting artists such as: Catherine Deneuve, Juliette Binoche, Laetitia Casta, Fabrice Luchini and Mathieu Amalric → http://bit.ly/fffVIE19

Francophone Film Festival Vienna 2019

Porn Film Festival

[F] 4th – 8th April

Yes, you read right. This festival concerns itself entirely with sexuality. This year specifically exploring the question: “What is shame?” → http://bit.ly/PornFilmFestVIE19

Electric Spring

[M] 25th – 26th April @MQ

This years Electric Spring festival has the mottto: „What the People Want“, presenting music acts such as: Kids n CatssaluteEuroteuroKekeKinetical & P.tahT-SerDJ Resista and Hannahttp://bit.ly/ElectricSPrVIE19

Slash Film Festival

[F] 3rd – 4th May 2019

Austria’s largest event dedicated to Fantastic Cinema. Once the program is released on the 10th April it can be found here → http://bit.ly/SlashFilmVIE19

Slash Film Festival Vienna 2019

11.07-11.08 one of the largest festivals of contemporary dance and performance worldwide. Each summer, thousands of dancers, choreographers and artists from all over the world come together in Vienna, work together for five weeks and celebrate contemporary dance.


Genuss Festival

[U] 10th – 12th May @Stadtpark

Genussfestival is Viennas biggest culinary festival. Inviting 190 manufacturers and producers from the countryside into Stadtpark → http://bit.ly/2Oz72uk

Wiener Festwochen

[A] 10th May – 16th July

From performance to the visual arts, dance, film and music, the Wiener Festwochen are again impressing with a great program for this years visitors → http://bit.ly/2YCFidh

39th International Music Festival

[M] 11th May – 1st July

The Wiener Konzerthaus invites you to the International Music Festival: with 66 events ranging from classical and jazz to contemporary music. Among the performers are Elīna Garanča, Hélène Grimaud and Diana Damrau as well as the Vienna Philharmonic → http://bit.ly/39thIntMusVIE19

39 International Music Festival Vienna

Internationales Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber Festival

[M] 30th May – 02nd June @Maria am Gestade

A festival for baroque music in Vienna. Featuring artists such as Peter Zajíček (Violin), Gabriel Szathmáry (Violin) and Lúcia Krommer (Violoncello) → http://bit.ly/BaroMusVIE19

Barock Music Festival Vienna 2019

21st June – Summer start

Danube Island Festival, 22nd – 24th June

Vienna Jazz Festival, 24th June – 10th July

Flow Festival – 4th – 7th July

Impulstanz Wien, 11th July – 11th Aug

Vienna Comedy Festival 22nd – 27th July

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Ball Season Vienna 2019

Still want to go on a ball this season? From Techno Ball to Opernball – these are the balls for the beginning of 2019 in Vienna!

Every year Vienna is hosting hundreds of balls throughout winter. While ball season typically end with the end February there are still a few great balls throughout march followed by some outliers later on.

This list summarises the best Balls to end the Vienna ball season 2019 with. Follow the links to learn more about tickets, dress codes – ranging from futuristic fantasies to traditional ball gowns.

Ball events in Vienna:

February 22nd, 2019: Wiener Kaffeesiederball (Coffeehouse Owners’ Ball) at the Wiener Hofburg → www.kaffeesiederball.at

February 22nd, 2019: Wiener Polizeiball (Police Ball) at the Rathaus Vienna → http://www.wienerpolizeiball.at/

February 23rd, 2019: Wiener Veganball (Vegan Ball) at the Arcotel Kaiserwasser → https://www.vegan.at/veganball-2019

Vegan Ball Wien 2019
Vegan Ball Vienna 2019

February 23rd, 2019: Wiener Technoball (Techno Ball) at the Ottakringer Brauerei → http://technoball.at/

Techno Ball Wien 2019
Techno Ball Vienna

February 23rd, 2019: Chinesischer Neujahrsball (Chinese New Years Ball) at Sofiensäle → http://www.chinesischer-neujahrsball.com/

February 28, 2019: Wiener Opernball (Vienna Opera Ball) at the Vienna State Opera → https://www.wiener-staatsoper.at/en/vienna-opera-ball/

Opernball Wien 2019
Opernball Vienna 2019

March 01, 2019: BonBonBall (Candy Ball) at Vienna Concert Hall → www.bonbonball.at

BonBon Ball Vienna
BonBon Ball Vienna

March 02, 2019: Wiener Juristenball (Lawyers Ball) at the Hofburg Vienna → www.juristenball.at

March 02, 2019 Wiener Flüchtlingsball (Refugee Ball) at Rathaus https://www.integrationshaus.at

March 29th, 2019: Ball der Wiener Sänger Knaben (Ball of the Vienna Boys’ Choir) → ball.wsk.at/

June 20, 2019: Fête Impériale at the Spanish Riding School of Vienna → http://www.fete-imperiale.at/en/

June 2019: Life Ball at the Vienna City Hall → https://lifeplus.org/en/life-ball-2/

Life Ball Vienna 2019
Life Ball Vienna 2019

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What to do on Christmas Day in Vienna?

Christmas Day is almost here, and we know that not everyone is bound to spend it with their families. Especially in Vienna that opens up the question of what to do over Christmas when you have all the time and no plans?

Here is a short overview of the events that await you on Christmas Day (25th) in Vienna 2018!

The Nutcracker (ballet

Vienna Staatsoper, 2pm

Ensemblemitglieder der Wr. Staatsoper.

You want to lighten up your Christmas day with some culture? How about watching one of the most popular pieces of ballet literature then! The Nutcracker came back to Vienna Staatsoper in 2012 with a unique dance interpretation of Rudolf Nurejew’s piece from 1967. As a result you now get the chance to enjoy this version on Christmas day in one of the worlds most important opera houses. Get your ticket soon → www.wiener-staatsoper.at

Christmas Day Parties

Vienna is done with the family marathon and ready to party hard. On the 25th you’ll find a whole selection of parties you can go to. Here’s just a first taste.

Sense & Rave On! @Fluc 

Fluc is celebrating Christmas with some chilled out sounds starting at 9pm followed by a 90’s rave party (11pm) including UV body paints, free glow sticks, a lazer show and a lot of 90s rave music.

BBB X-mas special @Heart Club

On a different note, Heart Club is celebrating this year with a Bar, Babes & Bouncer special. Music by Digital Konfusion.

Persianity – Christmas Party @Babenberger Passage

Persian, RnB, house and oriental by DJ In2itive, Dj Caveman and Dj 021 await you.

Habibi night XMas Special @Aux gazelles

After already celebrating on the 24th, Aux gazelles follows up with its Habibi nights. Arabic hits and RnB by Dj Sam the Kid & Dj M.G.E

Psy to Tek is bac – Part 2 @Flex

Flex has prepared a whole DJ line up for your Christmas party. Many23, Illtek, Turbina, Audiopirat and tingel-tangel-tek await you.

ClassiX Xmas Party @Horst

This year, Horst promises a Christmas party like in “good old times” with techno and house hits and classics from the last 20 years on 2 floors.

Schönbrunn Palace experience: Guided tour & Concert

Orangierie Schönbrunn, 4pm

Schönbrunn Concert & Tour

Immerse yourself in the past splendour of the Habsburg Empire and enjoy an exclusive tour of the Schönbrunn Palace, followed by an inspiring Schönbrunn Palace Concert. The concert features well-loved pieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss to complete your royal Christmas experience → Tickets

Christmas and New Year’s Concerts

Minoritenkirche, 7.30pm

Another classic option for your Christmas day is offered by Minoritenkirche. While the church itself fascinates with its gothic architecture and baroque paintings , also the Vienna Classicists Orchestra promises a experiences of Vienna’s magnificent past. Find out more about the concert right → here.

Wiener Eistraum


While it is not quite an event, the Vienna Eistraum does offer a lovely experience for your Christmas Day. The ice skating area is spread over several paths throughout the park that will reach their full size in January. However, a part of the ice skating park can already be enjoyed today and promises a lot of fun throughout the day.

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What to do on Christmas Eve in Vienna?

Christmas Eve is almost here, and we know that not everyone is bound to spend it with their families. Especially in Vienna that opens up the question of what to do over Christmas when you have all the time and no plans?

So, this is our best-of for your Christmas Eve (24th) in Vienna 2018!

Having Dinner on Christmas Eve

We neither want you to stay alone nor to go hungry. That’s why we’re sharing wien.info’s list of restaurants with you. You might want to reserve a table first though! Since there are only so many restaurants that are open (and those that are could be understaffed) there is often a limited amount of tables and food available!

Z’Weihnachten Nicht alleine!

Jazzcafe Zwe, Floßgasse 4, 18:00

In the mood for some Jazz? This is the place to be. Jazzcafe Zwe not only wants to celebrate Christmas with some Jazz, but is especially proud of its homely atmosphere. You can look forward to a musical Christmas surprise by Ray Aichinger’s, Jonas Reingold’s and Vladimir Kostadinovic’s band. Christmas guests will be Huub Claasens (NL, Voc.) and Miki Liebermann (AU, Guit.) Find out more right here  zwe.at

Marina & The Kats

Porgy&Bess, Riemergasse 11, 10pm

Marina & The Kats celebrating Christmas this year under the motto SWING SWING SWING by bringing on their newest album “Wild”. If you want to have some fun on Christmas Eve then Marina shall get you grooving with her unique, charming voice, cool sounds and rousing melodies. This night promises to conjure a smile on your face. https://www.porgy.at/events/8962/

Single Bells Weihnachtsparty

Aux Gazelles, Rahlgasse 5

If you’re not only looking for anyone tonight but someone special then this might just be your event! Aux Gazelles is hosting Vienna’s Christmas Single Party with a special program. Join the 3-course dinner, dance to Soul/Funk & Discohouse music by DJ Vladimir S and get free hugs & Mokka shots by Monka. Also, every visitor can join the late night speed dating and visit the local psychic. Tickets are available here → SingleBells.Net

Christmas Party – Why not

WhyNot – Gayclub, Tiefer Graben 22, 10pm

Vienna’s oldest Gayclub WhyNot is also celebrating Christmas this year.  With special deals alcohol such as Schlumberger and Nussbusserl-shots, you can really get that Christmas party started! DJ’s will provide you with Dance music and Pop-sounds on 2 floors. WhyNot Christmas party

Schönbrunn Palace: Evening Concert

Orangerie Schönbrunn, 3pm

Schönbrunn Concert

Take in the festive atmosphere at the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, and experience a delightful performance of music by Mozart and Strauss. Enjoy overtures, arias, and duets from the most famous operas of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Well-loved operetta arias, waltzes, and polkas by Johann Strauss comprise the second part of the performance. Tickets are available here → Schoenbrunn Concert

Vienna Royal Orchestra: Mozart & Strauss Concert

Haus am Beethovenplatz, 4.30pm

To celebrate Christmas Eve the Royal Classic Gala presents masterworks of the renowned Austrian composers Mozart and Strauss performed by the Vienna Royal Orchestra. The Vienna Royal Orchestra was founded by musicians from the great Viennese orchestras. Accompanied by Viennese opera singers and ballet dancers, the Vienna Royal Orchestra promises a festive music and a great atmosphere. Find your Royal Classic Gala Tickets for the 24th here.


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The Best, Atypical Christmas Markets in Vienna 2018

You’ve done the classic Viennese Christmas market (or “Christkinderlmarkt”) experience? You’ve been to Stephansplatz, Rathausplatz, Belvedere and Schönbrunn?

Then it’s time for a more unique, non-traditional and atypical Christmas market experience!

This is our Atypical Christmas Market Best-off for Vienna 2018!

The Medieval Christmas Market at Arsenal (Heeresgeschichtliches Museum Wien)

HGM’s Medieval Christmas Market – There are Dragons!

30th November – 3rd December

The Military Museum of Vienna hosts one of the most exciting Christmas markets in all of Vienna. Craftsmanship, Fencing, jugglers and dragons all contribute to a great experience. At the same time the market maintains the traditional advent market requirements of great hot punch, sweet and savoury food and a beautiful Christmas tree to decorate the location. If you stay till the end of the each day you’ll further be rewarded with a spectacular fire show!

The Christmas Market for Dogs

30th November – 2nd December, Jesuitensteig 28, 1230 Vienna

Advent Market for Dogs

It’s time to let your dog know why Christmas is great! This market comes with all kind of treats and quirks of the best kind. For one – you’re allowed to bring your dog! Appart from that the market is full of treats for humans and dogs alike, toys, trainings tools and all kinds of accessories to pimp up up your dogs live and your live as a dog owner!

The Swedish Christmas Market

2nd December, 10am – 5pm, Radetzkystraße 2, 1030 Vienna

This year the Swedish church is organising its Swedish Christmas Market for the 40th(!) time in Vienna. Treat yourself to Swedish Glögg, discover unique pieces of Swedish handcraft, experience Lucia songs and sweets, eat some salmon and – of course – a lot of Christmas cookies!

Vegan Advent Market

8th December – 9th December, 10am-7pm, Arcotel Kaiserwasser

Vegan Christmas Vienna

A Christmas market that was made to stuff your tummy. Vegan cookies, vegan cakes, vegan handicrafts and all kinds of animal friendly products await you here! If you believe you need eggs and milk for proper Christmas sweets then this is the market that will try to proof you wrong – by feeding you! Sounds pretty good to us →  https://www.weihnachtsmarktvegan.at/

The Tibetan Christmas Market

8th December – 9th December, 10am-8pm, Lobenhauerngasse 5, 1170 Vienna

Tibetan Christmas Market Vienna

Save Tibet is inviting you into their Offices for a unique Christmas experience. Butter tea, incense sticks, Tibetan handcraft made of wood and metal, puppets and books await you at this Christmas market and of course you’ll also have the chance to eat a bunch of tibetan food.

WestLicht Christmas Market

16th December, Westbahnstraße 40, 11am – 7pm

If you’re still on the lookout for a Christmas present on the 16th, then this market promises to be right for you! WestLicht, the top venue for photography in Vienna, is creating an christmassy offer. Discover photo books, get a polaroid shooting with photographer Eva Mühlbacher (register first with: office[at]instant-stories.net), listen to music by Superfly.fm and – of course – enjoy a whole lot of food, punsch and tea!

Vintage Fabrik Christmas Market

10th December – 23th December, PopUpZentrale, Mariahilferstraße 3

Christmas at Vintage Fabrik

On the 10th of December waitasecond.com are starting their Christmassy market in Vienna’s PopUpZentrale on Mariahilferstraße. With more than 30 selected boutiques and designers this market promises to be an unforgettable experience for vintage lovers. Discover vintage furniture, vintage accessoires, clothing and even vintage Christmas decorations. Last but not least this Christmas market does of course also promise to provide you with culinary Christmas highlights.

MuseumsQUartiers Music focussed Christmas Market

8th November – 23rd December

MuseumsQuartier’s Musical & Artistic “Christkindl” Market

Open-air bars with different styles of music, live music and artistic light installations – This and more await you at Vienna’s heart of contemporary art and culture. Go inside the bars, that look like arctic stations and enjoy the club-like experience that the market provides. While the market itself is open until Christmas, MuseumsQuartier further prepared a special program to bring joy throughout the cold winter days. Check it out for more exciting winter entertainment → MQ Winter Program

The Christmas Market at Campus Vienna (AAKH)

17th November – 23rd December, Campus Vienna (AAKH)

Ferris Wheel AAKH

While generally being quite a traditional Christkindl market in terms of entertainment and shops, we wanted to include this one. Why? Because it has a Ferris Wheel and (especially if you’re a kid) you just have to love it! The offer includes not only a ferris wheel but also riding ponies for children, a magic show, a carrousel, a Punch-and-Judy show (Kasperltheater) and – of course –  a lot of cookies!

Honorary Mentions

There are many amazing “Christkindl” markets in Vienna and they all offer slightly different experiences. Since we’re trying to capture the more non-traditional markets here we do want to give honorary mentions to Spittelberg advent market, the Christkindl market Am Hof and the advent market at Karlsplatz for their focus on artistic shops, presents, fancy foods and little pieces of art that never fail to make great presents.

Christmas Am Hof