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Things To Do In Vienna March 2019: My Favourite Things

Things to do in Vienna March 2019. The start of spring leads to all sorts of cultural mushrooming in Vienna. In addition, the month kicks off a range of Vienna Modernism 2018 anniversary exhibitions. Learn more about the best exhibitions, a secret courtyards tour, a Vienna Woods tour and more.

Secret Historic Courtyards

Things to do in Vienna March: secret courtyards tourThings to do in Vienna March 2019When 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: State OperaThings 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.

Access the full opera calendar for March  and the ballet calendar for March.

Musikverein Concerts

things_to_do_in_vienna_march_23Things 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.

Vienna Restaurant Week

Things to do in Vienna March: Vienna Restaurant Salon PlafondThings 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.

Other Things to Do in Vienna March: Vienna Woods

Things to do in Vienna March: Heiligenkreuz AbbeyThings 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.

Check things to do during other months:

Things to do in Vienna, February
Things to do in Vienna, April
more about Vienna Attractions – Guide to Hotspots and Insider Tips
go to Visit Vienna – 20 Free Vacation Tools and Travel Tips

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