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Things To Do In Vienna June 2020: Top 9 Events To Plug Into

Things to do in Vienna June 2020. What should I do in Vienna in June 2020? And which events in Vienna should I visit?

In fact, the month’s nine highlights in Wien focus on classical music and food festivals, wine tours to a lavish ballet gala,  summer solstice at the Danube valley of Wachau, and a pop festival. If you love Beethoven, Mozart and operas, check my classical music tips in Vienna concerts.

1. Join Post-Museum Fun At Summer At MQ

Things to do in Vienna June : MuseumsquartierThings to do in Vienna June 2020. 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 2020 (exact dates tba)
Location: Museumsquartier
Admission: most public events are expected to be free;

2. Spend A Long Night In Top Churches

Things to do in Vienna May: St. Stephen's Cathedral

Things to do in Vienna June 2020. Each year, Austria’s Christian churches invite to their free open night event ‘Long Night of the Churches’. You can visit free church concerts and theatre plays, join local tours and exhibitions, and climb up domes and church towers in 188 Viennese churches. While most tours are in German there are also several tours and events in English.

My personal favourites: hearing the monks of the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz chant Gregorian Chorals at the Bernardi chapel in Heiligenkreuzerhof. and climbing up St. Stephen’s Cathedrals South Tower to the watchman’s room.

Date: 5th June 2020
Admission: donations

3. Celebrate Beethoven In Concert: ‘Eroica’

Things to do in Vienna June 2020. On the same Long Night of the Churches, monumental tunes will sweep across Wiener Konzerthaus. Paying tribute to Beethoven’s 250th anniversary that year, the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra will sound out Beethoven’s passion for revolutionary Napoleon Bonaparte with his Symphony no. 3 ‘Eroica’. (When Beethoven learnt of Napoleon’s self promotion to Emperor he vigorously crossed out Bonaparte’s name on the music sheet.)

At the start of the concert, the overture to Egmont and the piano concerto no. 5 will softly raise your pulse. 

Date: 5th June 2020
Location: Wiener Konzerthaus
Tickets: get tickets (sales start on 8th April 2020)

4. Socialise At Wienissimo Food Festival

Things to do in Vienna May: Wienissimo FestivalThings to do in Vienna June 2020. 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: June 2020 (tba)
Locations: Augarten porcelain manufactory (Long Table); 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;

5. Listen To Viennese Classic At Musikverein

Things to do in Vienna June: Wolfgang Amadeus MozartThings to do in Vienna June 2020.  From 2020, every Saturday evening you’ll be able to 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: every Saturday throughout 2020 (check exceptions in ticket link)
Tickets: get tickets 

6. Enjoy Open Piano Concerts

Things to do in Vienna June: Open Piano for RefugeesThings to do in Vienna June 2020. 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 2020 (tbc)
Highlights: tbc
Other locations: various across each district
Admission: donations

7. Attend The Nureyev Gala 2020

Vienna opera house at night

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: 25th June 2020
Location: Vienna State Opera
Tickets: get tickets available from late 2019/early 2020

8. Head Out For A Burgenland Wine Tour

Things to do in Vienna June: Burgenland wine tourThings to do in Vienna June 2020.  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.

9. Celebrate Summer Solstice At Wachau Valley

Wachau boat tripThings to do in Vienna June 2020. 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: 20th June 2020 (Wachau), 27th June 2020 (Nibelungengau)
Boat operators: Read more about Wachau summer solstice boat trips in Danube cruise in one day.
What else to do in Wachau Valley.

Vienna Unwrapped symbolMy tip: Book a night in Krems for that day as it will get late. Access deals for hotels in Krems an der Donau. If you would like me to plan your entire stay, get in touch.

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May – Things to do in Vienna, May
July – Things to do in Vienna, July

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