Things to do in Vienna July 2017. Vienna is in festival frenzy that month, from film and food to jazz and contemporary dance. Other than that, the Spanish Riding School stages its special summer performance ‘Piber Meets Vienna’, a classical concert platform floats along the Old Danube and Wachau Valley scores top on my list of best day trips from Vienna in July.
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. One of the best food fairs in Vienna and one of my seasonal highlights. Summer life in the city centres around this extremely popular annual film and food festival. For two months, the large square in front of the City Hall (Rathaus) is filled with food stalls selling warm and cold dishes from around the world and of course Vienna. From around 9-9.30 pm, you can watch opera and concert films on a large screen in the area closer to the City Hall.
My tip: Try the freshly prepared Viennese Kaiserschmarrn – warm fluffy thick pancakes in big chunks served with plum compote and caster sugar – prepared in a large iron pan.
Dates: 1st July to 3rd September 2017
Location: Vienna City Hall
Admission: free, you just pay for the food and drinks you order
Spanish Riding School Special: Piber Meets Vienna
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. Between the 5th and 31st July 2016, the Spanish Riding School Vienna will perform their summer special ‘Piber Meets Vienna’. The lipizzaner stallions will be on summer break and will be replaced by a group of mares with their amusing young foals.
These shows are very lively and informal. They showcase the young talents among the Lippizzaner stallions of the Austrian Federal Stud of Piber. You will see traditional horse carriage rides with coachmen in Imperial uniforms, and loads of galoping and playing foals and mares. Access details of the shows in Piber Meets Vienna.
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. Are you dreaming of sitting along the shores of the Vienna Danube and sipping a glass of wine at sunset? Stop short at the Danube Canal’s Summerstage. When I lived in Vienna it was my summer garden. From the seven restaurants there, the Wiener Weinpavillon wine bar is my favourite. It serves local Viennese wines (yes, we do grow them in the outskirts) and Austrian food. If you are with friends, create your own little degustation menu from the small cold and warm dishes on the menu.
Dates: 2nd May to mid September 2017
Timing: Monday to Saturday 5pm to 1am; Sunday 3pm to 1am
Location: Rossauer Lände, 1090 Vienna (take U4 metro to Rossauer Lände)
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. July and August are good months to bike out to the Austrian country side. This one day wine tasting bike tour is one of the most popular in and around Vienna. It is fairly easy going: You will cycle along the mostly flat Danube bike path to UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau Valley. The group makes regular stops at small wineries to taste wine, apricot liqueur and jam, and other local produce. Read more in small-group wine tasting tour
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. The Old Danube is a wide tranquil side arm and probably the most beautiful spot of the Vienna Danube. This year sees the premiere of a swimming classical concert: Rent a modern boat and listen to a quartet of Concilium Musicum musicians performing music by Mozart, Strauss, Haydn and others. Each of the eight boats fits seven to twelve people. Connected to an octagon-shaped concert platform, the fleet gently tours the Old Danube for around 2.5 hours. You can also opt for dinner on the boat.
Event dates: see website
Tickets and Bookings: EUR 45 (EUR 68 inc dinner); email email@example.com
Location: Laberlweg 19, 1220 Vienna (take Vienna metro U1 to ‘Alte Donau’)
Danube Flood Plains By Boat
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. To get the most savage authentic stretch of the Danube, go where the cruise ships can’t. In the summer, you can take the small National Park boat from the city to the Danube National Park of Lobau. It’s so close to Vienna, yet it’s as if you are in a wetlands jungle. From the visitor centre in Orth Castle (Schloss Orth) you can take short and long hiking and biking tours, or go deeper into the Danube’s side arms by canoo.
Dates: 2nd May to 26th October; 9.00am (return arrival at 1.00 pm)
Location: Danube Canal at Salztorbrücke/Franz-Josefs-Kai
Price: EUR 11 (adults) EUR 5 (children 6-15 years); you need to book in advance; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. Each year the Vienna Jazz Festival brings together international and national jazz celebrities to shake up our grand old concert halls, for example the Vienna State Opera, which is officially closed over the summer.
Learn more in Vienna Jazz Festival.
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. Do you or your family members love modern dance? Here is your chance to immerse yourself into dancing during a whole month in Vienna. The Vienna International Dance Festival assembles the good and the great of contemporary dancing. The festival allows you to choose from more than 50 productions by around 500 dance and performance artists from all over the world. You can also book week-long dance workshops, thereof dozens for beginners.
Dates: 14th July to 14th August 2016
Locations: various, including Vienna theatres such as the Akademietheater or the Volkstheater; Museumsquartier; Brasserie Palmenhaus.
Information: go to Impuls Tanz website.
Things to do in Vienna July 2017. On Sunday evenings in July and August, local lovers of world and Viennese music escape to a bunker. They would sit in the garden of Augarten Bunkerei, a former World War II bunker converted into a neighbourhood café and restaurant. Join them and listen to local artists performing everything from Brazilian music and Italian songs to Viennese folk music, for free. Guaranteed fun and kitsch free. Visit website for concert details (programme is usually publicised in the spring).
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