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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 need to be an opera buff, splash out on expensive …

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Vienna New Year Concert: Reviews And How To Get 2018 Tickets

Things to do in Vienna April: Wiener Musikverein

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. Is it worth the time and money to experience the Neujahrskonzert? And how to get tickets if you were not successful in the online drawing? I asked Daniel Richter, a local Viennese, and Emmanuel G., …

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Vienna Opera House: A Native’s Choices, Tours and Tickets

Vienna opera house at night

Vienna Opera House. If you are determined to get under the skin of classical culture in my hometown, head for the Vienna State Opera or Volksoper. In the subsequent posts I’m sharing my experiences at both venues and how to get tickets. You will also find tips of the best opera venue for children. Vienna State Opera Vienna Opera House. Our …

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

What to do in Vienna May: St. Stephen's cathedral

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 2019

Vienna New Year's Concert, Daniel Barenboim

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’ll want more than watching this glorious event canned. Here is what to do to see the New Year’s Concert 2019 live. Try Your Luck At The Online Drawing As the demand for Vienna New Year’s Concert …

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New Years Eve In Vienna: A Native’s Tips

New Years Eve in Vienna: market stall

New Years Eve in Vienna is about music, mulled wine, balls, parties and traditions. Many travellers either know too little about local events, or they are overwhelmed with the choice they are presented with. You should have it easier with my top list of the best things to do to celebrate the new year 2017/18 in my hometown. Silvesterpfad Vienna The Silvesterpfad (‘New …

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Vienna Balls: Tickets, Dress Code And What Makes A Viennese Ball

Vienna Balls: ball at Hofburg

How To Shine At A Viennese Ball Vienna Balls are a must if  you love glamorous dresses, are at least faintly interested in dancing and won’t run a mile when hearing classical music. However, quite a few Vienna travellers find it daunting: choosing from hundreds of Viennese balls each season, scrambling for tickets and scarce hotel rooms, getting the dress codes right, brushing up …

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Vienna Ball: What It Is Really Like. A Native’s Review

Vienna Ball of the Coffee Brewers

Unless you are a die-hard rock fan, visit a Vienna Ball. In the first place, a Wiener Ball with all its glitz and elegant dress codes is a luxurious experience that will connect you more closely with our old world culture. Secondly, a Vienna ball brings classical music to life like no other Vienna event. To help you get a flavour of what to expect, I’m sharing my night …

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