Courtyard of Deutschordenshaus in Vienna

Things To Do In Vienna March 2023: The Top 8

Things to do in Vienna March 2023. 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 2023.  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 2023When icy winds 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 2023. Almost each month the Wiener Staatsoper stages a different Mozart opera. In March, The Marriage of Figaro will keep you laughing out loud while listening to some of Mozart’s most popular tunes. In a similar way, Donizetti’s Elixir of Love promises a comic opera plot supported by some of the best arias of the opera world. 

Other than that, Puccini’s Tosca and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin entertain more serious tones as romantic and historic dramas unfold on stage.

Location: Wiener Staatsoper, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna
Date: various throughout March 2023
Tickets: access the full opera calendar for March.

4. Explore Viennese Metal Artwork

Things to do in Vienna March 2023. If you saw a silver cassette, a figurine, a metal table clock or a set of forks what would tell you it was made in Vienna? After you have been to this unique exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK), you will have the answer. During a couple of months, MAK will display the best works of the Hagenauer Workshop, from Historicism and Art Nouveau to Modernism and Functionalism. From 1898 to 1987, the Hagenauer family famously ran their fine metal works business in Vienna, exporting their products throughout the world.

Location: MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
Date: November 2022 to 3rd September 2023
Tickets: EUR 15 (general entrance and exhibition); EUR 7 (every Tuesday 6.00 pm to 9.00pm)

5. Classical Concert Highlights

Vienna Daytime Concerts: Wiener MusikvereinThings to do in Vienna March 2023. Listening to world renown pianist Evgeny Kissin is a rare treat: On 3rd March, you may get the chance, when British and Israeli citizen Kissin will interpret Bach, Debussy, Mozart, and Rachmaninov. The Vienna Symphonic Orchestra will send Alban Berg, Friedrich Smetana, Wolfgang Mozart, Johann Strauss II a.o. in a powerful sound cloud across the Golden Hall of Vienna’s Musikverein. These are just some examples out of a range of excellent concerts at Musikverein this month.

Location: Wiener Musikverein, Musikvereinsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Dates: various in March 2023
Programme and Tickets: check all concerts at Musikverein in March

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

6. Participate In Vienna Restaurant Week

Things to do in Vienna March: Vienna Restaurant Salon PlafondThings to do in Vienna March 2023.  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.

Location: more than 70 top restaurants in Vienna and beyond

Date: 6th to 12th  March 2023
Prices: from EUR 29,50 for a three course meal, and from EUR 14,50 for a two course meal.

7. Go For Wine Tasting In Vienna

Viennese wine cellarThings to do in Vienna March 2023. 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.

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

Things to do in Vienna March: Heiligenkreuz AbbeyThings to do in Vienna March 2023.  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 Crown Prince 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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