Things to do in Vienna March 2019. The start of spring leads to all sorts of cultural mushrooming in Vienna. Learn more about the best exhibitions, a secret courtyards tour, a Vienna Woods tour and more.
Things to do in Vienna March 2019. When icy winds finally stop slapping your face a secret courtyards tour gains attraction. My homecity boasts more than a dozen 16th to 18th century courtyards, called Pawlatschen. What is almost more secret than their locations are the stories around them. I joined private guide Regina on such a tour, and loved it. Read more.
Vienna Opera Specials
Things to do in Vienna March 2019. Mozart loved Italian operas so it’s no surprise Austrians do likewise. In March, both the Vienna State Opera will stage Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, and Verdi’s Simon Boccanegra. On top, you can see Richard Strauss’ romantic Knight of the Rose.
Since I love classical ballet I have marked March in red for the Vienna State Opera and Wiener Volksoper: Earlier that month, Tchaikovsky’s swan princess Odette and prince Siegfried gracefully escape from the sorcerer’s tricks. From mid March, Romeo and Juliette relive their tragedy inspired by two real-life lovers of the Bosnian conflict in the 1990s at Volksoper.
Things to do in Vienna March 2019. While the Vienna Philharmonics don’t regularly perform for the wider public, their splendid ‘home’ hosts a range of classical music concerts. In March, Musikverein’s famous Golden Hall will host top quality musical events for people eager to venture beyond certain low key concert series. In the first place, you can expect traditional works by Beethoven, Brahms, Mozart and Schubert for example. On the other hand, you could grab the opportunity and listen to modernist tunes by Debussy and Mussorgski. Find out more.
Things to do in Vienna March 2019. 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: 18th to 24th March 2019
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.
Ball Of The Vienna Boys Choir
Things to do in Vienna March 2019. Not only are choirs unusual at a ball. This year, luxury hotel Palais Coburg will for the first time host a ball in its marvelous State Rooms. Although the Vienna Boys Choir and the local orchestra will tune in to Viennese classics, do expect an international setting (diplomatic rather than touristic). And while the Ministry of Foreign Affairs itself co-manages its ‘singing ambassadors’ at the ball, it also dedicates the event to a specific country each year: in 2019 it will be Japan. By the way, if you haven’t had time to rehearse, take a waltz crash course onsite before.
Date: 29th March 2019
Location: Palais Coburg Residenz
Tickets: EUR 90 (adults), EUR 89 (3-course dinner with aperitive and wine); get tickets;
Other Things to Do in Vienna March: Vienna Woods
Things to do in Vienna March 2019. 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. (Check out my Seegrotte Tour Review.) 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.
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