Things to do in Vienna June 2019. Thanks to almost perfect weather, summer in Vienna makes everything possible: from summer festivals and wine tours to a lavish ballet gala, summer solstice at the Danube valley of Wachau, and a pop festival. If you are not into pop events, check my classical music tips in Vienna concerts.
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. 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 sculpture park with games and a kiosk for snacks has already become a local favourite.
Date: mid May to end of August 2019; 13th June – official summer opening with evening pop concert;
Admission: most public events are expected to be free;
Between 11th May and 1st July lovely Wiener Konzerthaus will stage its 39th International Music Festival. Expect a rich menu of grand classical performances, from a Mozart piano concerto and Bach‘s Goldberg Variations to grand symphonies by Haydn and Shostakovitch. Find out more.
If you are leaning towards a day out in the Danube valley of Wachau, check out the Grafenegg Music Festival at 19th-century Grafenegg castle (from 13th June).
Wienissimo Food Festival
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. During these fairly new festival you can join local Viennese on a 60 metre long table in front of Augarten porcelain manufactory. In return for a donation you can join, depending on available space. Who delivers the meals and drinks?
Some of the best local taverns, cake shops, bakeries and vintners. This year, the center of attention for the main events is Am Hof Square with regional food and drink from Austria’s Burgenland wine region. Just next, the Lustspielhaus theatre pavillon will stage some shows.
Dates: 14th and 15th June 2019
Locations: Augarten porcelain manufactory (Long Table, opening 14th June 6.30 pm); Am Hof square in central Vienna, Park Hyatt, Meinl am Graben, Museum of Illusions a.o.
Tickets: donations in favour of organ refurbishment of St. Stephen’s Cathedral;
Viennese Classic At Musikverein
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. On three Fridays in June, and one in May, you can beam yourself back to the European Age of Enlightenment and its new classical genre – the Wiener Klassik. In the aftermath of the French Revolution, even string instruments acquired equal rights (long before the Habsburg Empire’s subordinates) within the newly formed string quartets.
Bottom line, this is an amazing chance to focus on all key representatives of the Viennese Classic: from Beethoven and Haydn to Mozart and Schubert. You will love Mozart’s Jagdquartett!
Dates: (31st May) 7th, 21st and 28th June 2019
Tickets: get tickets
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. The annual free open air concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in the gardens of Schonbrunn Palace. This massively popular event stages key musicians and conductors each year, such as this year Chinese star pianist Yuja Wang. In 2019, also expect acclaimed conductor Gustavo Dudamel to embrace Viennese and international classics.
To grab a place in the seating area in front, make sure you arrive well before the official entrance at 6.30 pm. For further information visit Summer Night Concert. For more festival inspiration this month check my Vienna Music Festival guide.
Date: 20th June 2019; 8.30 pm
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. When someone plays the piano in the open air he or she could as well point a large magnet at me. If you feel the same watch out for this year’s ‘Open Piano’ events across town. Between the first and 23rd June, amateurs and professionals will work piano keyboards each day, starting on 1st June in the 1st district (historic center), and ending on the 23rd June in the 23rd district (Liesing). The proceeds of this social project will be used to support local refugees.
Dates: 1st to 23rd June 2019;
Highlights: 1st June, 7.00 pm – concert at Graben boulevard in the center; 2nd June, 7.00 pm – concert at Augarten park in 2nd district; 4th June, 8.30 pm – concert at Resselpark close to Church St. Charles Borromeo; 8th June, 7.00 pm – concert at Alser Spitz/Skodagasse in the 8th district; 13th June, 7.00 pm – concert at Schonbrunn park gardens;
Other locations: various across each district
Nureyev Gala 2019
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. The Vienna State Opera ballet’s director is a former ballet dancer, former disciple and ardent admirer of ballet genius Rudolf Nureyev. Each year, Manuel Legris stages a splendid ballet gala at the Wiener Staatsoper. Legris, the Artistic Director of the Ballet Academy of the Vienna State Opera, hasn’t changed a thing of Nureyev’s original choreographies. Expect bravura performances from top ballets, danced by members of the Wiener Staatsopernballet (Vienna State Opera ballet).
Dates: 28th June 2019
Location: Vienna State Opera
Tickets: get tickets
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. 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.
Danube Valley Boat Trip: Summer Solstice At Wachau Valley
Things to do in Vienna June 2019. 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.
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