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Vienna Classical Music Tours – My Top 5 Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert Walks

Vienna classical music tours: Mozarthaus

Vienna Classical Music Tours. While you will love visiting a concert or opera in Vienna, it won’t tell you the full story. Since the Habsburg Emperors, Wien has been running a classical music industry second to none. Top composers from Beethoven, Haydn and Mozart, to Schubert, Strauss and Vivaldi nurtured their talents here. Actually I’m not the best person to …

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Vienna Secret Classical Music Treat: Mozart Off-Path

Vienna Secret Classical Music Treat at Church St. Peter

Vienna secret classical music treat. Classics echo from every corner in Vienna. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? The choice would be easy if the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily concerts for non-subscribers at EUR 50 a ticket. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what I did. The Venue Vienna …

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Vienna Theatres: Top 8 Theaters For Entertainment

Vienna theatres: lounge, Volkstheater Vienna

Vienna theatres have a fantastic reputation throughout Europe. They range from our national theater Burgtheater to opera theatres such as the Theater an der Wien, muscial theatres, and small but ambitious English language stages. If you are equipped with school German consider attending a musical or contemporary play. Below you will find a selection of the best theatres. I have ordered them not only by popularity …

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New Years Eve Concerts in Vienna 2017: 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 2017 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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Vienna Danube Concerts – Dinner And Classics

Vienna Danube concerts: floating concert

Vienna Danube Concerts. Many Europe travellers dream of a concert on the Danube. A local Viennese has dreamt of it his whole life. Then he just set it up, in his own unique way. I attended one of his floating classical concerts on the Old Danube. These concerts are not in any tourist guide, but word of mouth is spreading fast. …

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Music Museum Vienna: The House of Music Reviewed

Music Museum Vienna: House of Music's interactive sound installation

If you are after a top music museum Vienna hosts the House of Music. This interactive place lets you explore the world of music in a uniquely comprehensive way: from the creation of sound and voice to musical instruments, composing music, and the stories of Austrian composers. In the lobby piano enthusiasts will even find a piano to play on. My …

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

Things to do in Vienna December: opera for children

Vienna Opera for Children. As a matter of fact, Wien can introduce children to the world of opera and classical music like no other capital. Almost throughout the year you and your family can watch special children’s operas. Since they are all funny and not too long they create a great first opera experience for kids. While children’s operas are …

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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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Best Vienna Balls 2017/18: Tickets and Dress Code

Best Vienna Balls: ball at Hofburg

This shortlist summarises the best Vienna Balls 2017 and lets you know about tickets, online ordering and dress codes for each event. Each year, Vienna hosts more than 400 balls: High profile traditional events with elegant dress codes next to modern balls such as the Life Ball and dance events of the local firebrigade. I have pulled together 11 of the best traditional …

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