Things to do in Vienna March 2021. 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.
Things to do in Vienna March 2021. 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
Things to do in Vienna March 2021. When 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 2021. In the first half of March vintner’s daughter Giselle and her friends will be on their toes in Adolphe Adam’s French ballet Giselle.
Later on in the month, Verdi’s operas La Traviata and Rigoletto will add melodrama at the Vienna State Opera, while Don Pasquale and Manon bring fun and some burlesque onto the stage.
Location: Wiener Staatsoper, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna
Date: various throughout March 2021
Tickets: access the full opera calendar for March.
4. Experience Beethoven Piano Sonatas
Things to do in Vienna March 2021. Making Beethoven’s 250th anniversary reverberate Rudolf Buchbinder lets his fingers gallop across the piano keys at Wiener Konzerthaus. During one evening only, the multiple award-winning pianist will bring five of Beethoven’s best piano sonatas to life, among them the Pastorale and the Appassionata.
Location: Wiener Konzerthaus, Lothringer Strasse 20, 1030 Vienna
Date: 19th March 2021, 7.30 pm
Tickets: tickets on sale for the general public from 9th November 2020;
For other concert tips do check my favourites in Vienna Concerts.
5. Go For Wine Tasting In Vienna
Things to do in Vienna March 2021. 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.
Things to do in Vienna March 2021. 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: first week of March 2021 (tbc)
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.
7. Other Things to Do in Vienna March: Vienna Woods
Things to do in Vienna March 2021. 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:
Find a great tour in my shortlist of the best Vienna Tours