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Vienna Theatres: For German And Non-German Speakers

Vienna theatres: lounge, Volkstheater Vienna

Many of our approximately 70 Vienna theatres are among the most popular in Europe. Local theatres here range from traditional incumbents like the Burgtheater to opera theatres such as the Theater an der Wien, muscial theatres, and small but ambitious English language stages. Consider attending a musical or contemporary play if your German is not up to speed. Below you will find a selection of ...

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New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna 2016: My Top 6 Events

New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna: Church St. Charles Borromeo

New Years Eve concerts. There is hardly a better way to let 2016 float past in Vienna than with music. If you are not up to a violinist fiddling into your ear at an Austrian dinner show, you may find my list of the top six ‘Silvester’ classical concerts useful. ‘Silvesterkonzert‘ by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra New Years Eve Concerts. The most prestigious of all new ...

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Music Museum Vienna: The House of Music Reviewed

music museum Vienna

Music Museum Vienna. The House of Music is Vienna’s top museum for sound and learning about Austrian composers the fun way. It is a top choice if music interests you, and if you look for things to do in Vienna for kids. Here is my review. The House of Music blends classical music with mind-blowing technology. It has deepened and totally spiced ...

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Vienna Opera For Children: A Native Mum’s Top Tips

Vienna opera for children: Wiener Staatsoper

Vienna Opera for Children. My hometown is a fabulous place to introduce children to the world of opera and classical music. Children’s operas are funny and not too long, creating a great first opera experience for kids. While children’s opera is very popular in Vienna it still remains a secret to many travellers. As a native Viennese with kids, I ...

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Vienna Opera Tour: Inside Wiener Staatsoper

Ringstrasse Vienna: Wiener Staatsoper

Why should you do a Vienna Opera Tour when you spend a night at the State Opera anyway? The answer is: you will miss half of the story. You’ll get the opera on stage, but not the story of the opera house, its directors, guests and visitors. I joined a little known opera tour for the full picture. Here is what I ...

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Vienna State Opera: 12 Tips For Opera Fans

Vienna Opera: auditorium

A night at the Vienna State Opera is one of the best ways to spend an elegant evening in my hometown, while enjoying a piece of real Vienna. The Vienna State Opera powers world famous opera singers, the world’s best opera orchestra and the best opera choir. However, you don’t even need to be an opera buff, splash out on ...

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Vienna New Year Concert: Reviews And How To Get Tickets

Millions watch the illustrious Vienna New Year Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on TV each year. Concert tickets are tricky to get and carry a price tag that trumps that of most other musical events. Is it worth the time and money to experience the Neujahrskonzert? I asked Daniel Richter, a local Viennese, and Emmanuel G., a US traveller, what they thought.  Both visited the ...

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Vienna Opera House: History, Tours and Tickets

Vienna opera house at night

At The Heart Of Classic Vienna Vienna Opera House. If you are determined to get under the skin of classical culture in my hometown, visit and spend a night at the Vienna State Opera. However, this venue is super popular and there are large differences in service quality between ticket providers (I have learned it the hard way). Before you ...

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Stephansdom: From Catacombs To Concerts at St. Stephen’s Cathedral

interior of Stephansdom, Vienna

The story of Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) almost tells the story of Vienna. It has been around for 900 years and is a key local landmark. As a native, I associate it with mundane things like cream wafers, radio and school kids rattling charity moneyboxes in the streets; but you will get the whole story and Cathedral concert tips here. ...

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Vienna New Years Concert: Ticket Information

Vienna New Year's Concert, Daniel Barenboim

How To Get Live Concert Tickets The Vienna New Year’s Concert is blasted live across millions of TV screens worldwide every New Year’s day. If you are a classical music fan, you may want more than watching this glorious event canned. Here is what to do to see the New Year’s Concert live. Try Your Luck At The Ballots As the ...

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