Things to do in Vienna June 2020. 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 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)
Admission: most public events are expected to be free;
Long Night Of The Churches
Things to do in Vienna June 2020. 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 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
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)
Wienissimo Food Festival
Things 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;
Viennese Classic At Musikverein
Things 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
Things 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)
Other locations: various across each district
Nureyev Gala 2020
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
Things 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.
Things 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.
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