Things to do in Vienna June 2018. 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 2018. 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: mid May to end of August 2018
Admission: most public events are expected to be free;
Wienissimo Food Festival
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. During these fairly new festival you can join local Viennese on a 60 metre long table, this year 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. The center of attention is Am Hof Square with food and drink around the Lustspielhaus theatre pavillon, which will stage some shows.
Dates: 7th to 9th June 2018 (opening on 4th June)
Locations: Am Hof square in central Vienna, Park Hyatt, Meinl am Graben, Museum of Illusions a.o.
Highlights: long table dinner in front of Augarten Porecelain Manufactory on 4th June from 6.30pm
Tickets: donations in favour of organ refurbishment of St. Stephen’s Cathedral;
Vienna Boys Choir At The Spanish Riding School
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. 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‘.
Ballet At The Vienna State Opera
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. Since I listened and danced to the ballet of Giselle (still on an audio cassette!) the softly romantic tunes have become my favourite ballet music. In June, the Wiener Staatsoper will beautifully visualise Adolphe Adam’s musical drama of unrequited love and vengeful spirits, thanks to a special classical choreography developed for this opera house. There will be lots of breathtakingly synchronised dance moves in swaying white tull skirts, an outstanding prima ballerina and chilling evil spirits mixing up the scenery.
Dates: 2nd, 4th and 6th June 2018
Location: Vienna State Opera
Tickets: book tickets
Viennese Operetta: Gasparone
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. A scoundrel, a countess, smuggling, deceiving, and a love affair in 19th century Italy. More than 120 years ago, Viennese operetta composer Carl Millocker created a hilariously funny musical that turned out to be a success in Austria and beyond right from the start. Expect uplifting tunes and mesmerising costumes.
Dates: various between 2nd and 30th June 2018
Location: Wiener Volksoper, Wahringer Strasse 78, 1090 Vienna
Tickets: get tickets
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. Just as the Lipizzaner horses depart for their summer break in the Austrian hills Vienna’s most glittering summer ball takes over the baroque Winter Riding Hall.
The Spanish Riding School’s annual summer dance event pays tribute to an Imperial tradition of good fun elegant music and dance events. A great opportunity to dress up in grand style. Find out more in Best Vienna Balls.
Nureyev Gala 2018
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. 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: 29th June 2018
Location: Vienna State Opera
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. 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: 22nd to 24th June 2018
Location: Danube Island (Donauinsel)
Things to do in Vienna June 2018. 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 2018. 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: 16th June 2018 (Nibelungengau), 23rd June 2018 (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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