Things to do in Vienna June 2017. What do we do in the ‘capital of music’ when not playing Mozart? What is it like to celebrate summer solstice at the Danube valley of Wachau? A ballet gala? June in Vienna has all this. If you are not into pop events, check my classical music tips in Vienna concerts.
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. During more than three months, the Museumsquartier changes into summer mood. You can try out your minigolf skills in the new interactive sculpture park ‘MQ Amore’. If you feel like at the Italian Riviera in the 1950s that is intentional. Simply put: That new sculpture park with games and a kiosk for snacks will fast become a local favourite.
Date: 18th May to 31st August 2017
Admission: most public events are expected to be free;
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. Visit key places and you will know how Vienna looks. Get to know local Viennese and you will know how Vienna ticks. Once a month, I gather a couple of local Viennese who speak English and are keen to share their views on the world and their city with travellers. The events are both fun and inspiring for participants. Learn more about the Vienna Coffeehouse Conversations.
Date: 29th June 2017
Location: Cafe Ministerium, Georg-Coch Platz 4 (along Ringstrasse)
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. Austria’s Christian churches invite to their annual free ‘open night’ event’Long Night of the Churches’. You can visit free church concerts and theatre plays, join local tours (mostly in German) and exhibitions, and climb up domes and church towers in 188 Viennese churches.
The Church of St. Ruprecht, the oldest church in Vienna in the city centre, for example, will stage a concert of Old Music (tba;), the Church of St. Peter (just off Graben boulevard) will host a choir concert of ‘choeur de soleil’ (tba), and the Hofburgkapelle (chapel of the Imperial Palace) will perform an organ concert (tba).
Date: 9th June 2017
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. While French Burgundy has long conquered the world stage for its wine Austrian Burgenland is catching up fast. Sharing the same geographical latitude, Burgenland vintners grow some of the best reds, whites, and roses in Austria. If you look for wine tasting in an authentic setting off the beaten tourist track, consider visiting Christof and Louise. At barely an hour’s drive from Vienna, you will head for rolling vineyards, a vast steppe lake, and a fun tour through the couple’s wine rooms. Find out more in Burgenland Wine Tour.
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. The Vienna State Opera’s director is a former ballet dancer, forme disciple and ardent admirer of ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev. Each year Manuel Legris stages a splendid ballet gala at his house. He hasn’t changed a thing of Nureyev’s original choreographies. Expect bravura performances from top ballets, danced by members of the Wiener Staatsopernballet.
Dates: 29th June 2017
Location: Volksoper Wien
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. Usually, you’ll have to switch places to see each the Vienna choir boys and the white lipizzaner stallions.
At the end of June, they will come together at the baroque winter riding hall to perform. The new concept has been widely successful. Learn more about ‘A Tribute to Vienna‘.
Date: 16th June 2017
Things to do in Vienna June 2017. Summer in Vienna gets into full swing when the annual Donauinselfest, Europe’s largest free open air festival, arrives. Tens of thousands of fun loving people, along with dozens of pop stars and radio stations, populate the long stretch of the Danube Island for three days of free concerts, and of Vienna sausages, kebabs and beer. If you want to get under the skin of Austria’s pop culture, take this crash course.
Date: 23rd to 25th June 2017
Location: Danube Island (Donauinsel)
Danube Valley Boat Trip: Summer Solstice At Wachau Valley
The Wachau Valley and adjacent regions along the Danube have been celebrating the summer solstice through lovely evening spectacles for centuries. More than 20 local villages would let thousands of little lit paper boats drift on the Danube, while illuminating vineyards with torches and arranging several big fire works. Cruises on that day usually sell out quickly.
Date: 17th June 2017 (Nibelungengau), 24th June 2017 (Wachau)
Boat operators: Read more about Wachau summer solstice boat trips in Danube cruise in one day.
What else to do in Wachau Valley.
My tip: Book a night in Krems for that day as it will get late. Access deals for hotels in Krems an der Donau.
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