Things to do in Vienna March 2020. 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.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE MARCH 2020: As per the Austrian government’s announcement, all local events taking place for the remainder of March and likely early April 2020 that more than 100 people indoors, and more than 500 outdoors, will be cancelled. If you have already booked a concert, opera, operetta, theater, performance or similar social event during this period, please get in touch with the event organizer.
From 12th March 2020 Vienna will host a new modern art temple, when tradtitional Albertina opens its new sister museum Albertina MODERN right on central Karlsplatz. At beautifully renovated Künstlerhaus you will dive into masterpieces of international and Austrian modern and contemporary artists: from Cindy Sherman and Gerhard Richter to Georg Baselitz and Friedensreich Hundertwasser. To catch up on Viennese art from the present and recent past visit the opening exhibition The Beginning. Art in Vienna, 1945 to 1980.
Location: Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Vienna
Opening Times: tbc
2. Discover Secret Historic Courtyards
Things to do in Vienna March 2020. 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 a Vienna Opera Special
Things to do in Vienna March 2020. Mozart loved Italian operas so it’s no surprise Austrians do likewise. In March, both the Vienna State Opera and the Volksoper Vienna will stage Italians, such as Puccini’s Tosca and Turandot, or Verdi’s Falstaff, Rigoletto and La Traviata. Alternatively, treat yourself to something meaty like Wagner operas The Rhinegold and The Valkyrie.
Access the full opera calendar for March.
4. Experience Four Splendid Beethoven Concerts
Things to do in Vienna March 2020. By March, the 250th Beethoven anniversary will be in full swing. If you happen to be in town at the same time as German star violinist Anne Sofie Mutter, don’t let her wait. On the 22nd March, she will perform in Beethoven’s harp quartet and trio for strings (click for tickets from 9th December 2019).
For other concert tips do check my favourites in Vienna Concerts.
5. Go For Wine Tasting In Vienna
Things to do in Vienna March 2020. 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 2020. 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: 2nd to 8th March 2020
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 2020. 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:
Find a great tour in my shortlist of the best Vienna Tours
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