Courtyard of Deutschordenshaus in Vienna

Things To Do In Vienna March 2022: The Top 6

Things to do in Vienna March 2022. What should I do in Vienna in March? The start of spring leads to all sorts of cultural mushrooming in Vienna. Learn more about the best concerts, a secret courtyards tour, a Vienna Woods tour and more.

1. Compare the Albertinas

Albertina MODERN in ViennaThings to do in Vienna March 2022.  Now that the traditional art museum Albertina has established its sister museum Albertina MODERN  learn to compare old and new masterpieces. While the Albertina displays 19th and early 20th century art,  the Albertina Modern continues the timeline presenting modern and contemporary artists. from Cindy Sherman and Gerhard Richter to Georg Baselitz and Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

What’s more, the Albertina’s sumptuous rococo interiors delight as much as the elegant Historicist style of recently renovated Künstlerhaus that houses the Albertina MODERN.

Locations: Albertinaplatz 1 (Albertina) / Karlsplatz 5 (Albertina Modern) 1010 Vienna, about 7 minutes walk from each other;
Opening Times: daily 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Admissions: EUR 16,90 (Albertina); EUR 12 (Albertina Modern); combined ticket: EUR 23

2. Discover Secret Historic Courtyards

Courtyard of Deutschordenshaus in ViennaThings to do in Vienna March 2022When icy winds finally stop slapping your face a secret courtyards tour gets attractive. My home city boasts more than a dozen 16th to 18th century courtyards, called Pawlatschen. For example, this photo shows the romantic courtyard of Deutschordenshaus.

What is almost more secret than their locations are the stories around them. To hear them, join a secret Vienna tour, or alternatively explore those courtyards on your own during a self guided courtyards walk.

3. Watch an Opera or Ballet

Things to do in Vienna March: State OperaThings to do in Vienna March 2022. Almost 100 years after the Habsburg Emperors beat the Ottomans in the Battle of Vienna, Wolfgang Mozart staged his Ottoman centered opera The Abduction from the Seraglio in 1782. And during four days in March the Vienna State Opera will stage this audience favourite once again.

Other than that, Richard Strauss’ Salome and Verdi’s La Traviata will add melodrama at Vienna’s opera stages, while Rigoletto and the Elixir of Love will bring fun and some burlesque onto the stage.

Location: Wiener Staatsoper, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna
Date: various throughout March 2022
Tickets: access the full opera calendar for March.

4. Classical Concert Highlights

Vienna Daytime Concerts: Wiener MusikvereinThings to do in Vienna March 2022. Listening to the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra live is usually a rare treat: On 18th March, you may get the chance, when Austria’s top musicians under the baton of Daniel Barenboim interpret Mozart’s piano concerto no 9 and his symphonies no 25 and 38. Earlier on, famous Chinese classical pianist Yuja Wang will send Stravinsky and Dvorák in a powerful sound cloud across Vienna’s Musikverein. These are just two examples out of a range of excellent concerts at Musikverein this month.

Location: Wiener Musikverein, Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Dates: various in March 2022
Programme and Tickets: check all concerts at Musikverein in March

For other concert tips do check my favourites in Vienna Concerts.

5. Participate In Vienna Restaurant Week

Things to do in Vienna March: Vienna Restaurant Salon PlafondThings to do in Vienna March 2022.  Why should only local residents get great food for a bargain? Austria’s largest gourmet event ‘Wiener Restaurantwoche’ is almost exclusively promoted to Viennese. Hence their website is in German only but works for getting the names of the participating restaurants. Scroll down the page until you find the participating restaurants and book directly.

Date: 14th to 20th March 2022
Location: more than 70 top restaurants in Vienna and beyond
Prices: from EUR 29,50 for a three course meal, and from EUR 14,50 for a two course meal.

6. Go For Wine Tasting In Vienna

Viennese wine cellarThings to do in Vienna March 2022. Knowing a thing or two about Austrian wines can influence your choice when reaching out for a bottle in your local wine shop back home. And because Vienna has been long cultivating its own vineyards learning about local wines makes double sense.

In several breathtaking hidden wine cellars in Vienna, you can not only taste delicious wines but also uncover great corners of Vienna’s vast ‘underworld’. To give you a flavour, read my story about my wine tasting in a Viennese wine cellar.

7. Other Things to Do in Vienna March: Vienna Woods

Things to do in Vienna March: Heiligenkreuz AbbeyThings to do in Vienna March 2022.  In March, the Vienna Woods are waking up from hibernation. Half a day will be enough for you to explore a diverse range of sites, such as Crownprince Rudolph’s hunting lodge in Mayerling (where he and his girlfriend committed suicide), Helenental valley, historic Heiligenkreuz Abbey, and a spectacular large underground lake. This is a good way to see Vienna’s surroundings and one of the locals favourite weekend spots.
Learn more about the Southern Vienna Woods Tour.

Check things to do during other months:

Things to do in Vienna, February
Things to do in Vienna, April

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