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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, visit and spend a night at the Vienna State Opera. With a capacity usage of some 97 per cent, this venue is super popular. On top ticket providers considerably differ in service quality, as I learned the hard way. Before you give …

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

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 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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Vienna Concerts 2018 – Quality Music Events In My Hometown

Vienna Concerts: Musikverein

My home city stages one to three dozen Vienna concerts every day. To make things more complicated, the ‘capital of music’ hosts events with varying levels of quality. At this point you may start to choose selectively. Let’s assume you are after quality music events and would like to avoid tourist traps. To facilitate your choice I’m sharing a list of great and good concerts below; some …

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – How To Get Concert Tickets

Things to do in Vienna December: Musikverein

How To Get Concert Tickets Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. It’s hard to get close to the Philharmonics, physically: If you want more than TV and live streaming,  find out how to bag tickets for one of the most famous orchestras in the world. History In Brief More than 170 years ago, musicians of the Imperial and Royal Court Opera Orchestra (k.k. Hofopernorchester) …

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Music Tour Vienna Review: Mozart And Beethoven Unplugged

Music tour Vienna: Musikverein

People joining a ‘Music Tour Vienna’ are classical music fans who want more than sound. They love to learn that Empress Maria Theresa was a trained opera singer, and emperors such as Joseph II composed music themselves. And they want onsite stories about their favourite composers. I went on a private music tour through Vienna to gain that missing insight.  Yvonne, my local guide, kicked …

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Vienna Boys Choir – Schedule 2017/2018 And Concerts Of The Vienna Choir Boys

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir is the best regular vocal experience you can get in Vienna. Where can you hear the most popular Vienna children’s choir for their Sunday Mass, and at Christmas? Learn about their schedule 2017 at different event locations and how get tickets. 1. Boys Choir Sunday Mass The Vienna choir boys sing almost every Sunday (except summer) at Wiener Hofburgkapelle in the Imperial Palace. Their most …

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