Things to do in Vienna November 2020. To begin with, the quiet pre-Christmas season is great for walks, wine, seasonal shopping, and culture. From mid November, the first Christmas markets are open, and the first advent concerts start little later.
NOTE: From 3rd November 2020, Austria will enter into a second lockdown until 30th November 2020. Please cross check all events and tips on this site before you attend, thank you.
Voice Mania: Balcanto
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. Neither you nor the world have gone crazy if you hear voices between 8th and 26th November.
For three weeks, Vienna’s city centre will turn into a pop, rock, jazz, swing, world music and comedy stage when 12 vocal ensembles and solists from Austria, Germany, Central Europe and Madagaskar let their voices ring from balconies and church galleries. For example, like the members of V.O.I.C.E. – Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir Experience (see header picture). Find out more about this festival, and eight more, in my Vienna Music Festival guide.
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. The opening of the carnival season in Vienna is the biggest ballroom dance in Central Europe, and probably the most fun opportunity to dance quadrille. After that, prepare for a vivid ‘Galopp’ and lots of waltz dancing to the tunes of Johann Strauss.
The Association of Viennese Dance School Instructors, who sponsors the event, also invites participants to Austria’s biggest quadrille dancing. If you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry. Two of Vienna’s best dance instructors will demonstrate every step and turn.
Date: 11th November
Location: Graben boulevard in the city centre;
Time: 11 minutes past 11.00 am
Modernist Adolf Loos’ Private Homes
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. As one of Austria’s most ground breaking architects Adolf Loos redefined for the ultraconservative Viennese society what good living meant. Being a functionalist rather than a purist this didn’t necessarily mean he rejected traditional building concepts, as the Looshaus (photo) shows.
In the wake of his 150th anniversary on 10th December 2020 the Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art (MAK) in collaboration with the Albertina museum stages an exhibition about Loos. More precisely, visitors will explore his visions and realizations of private family homes: from luxurious villas and country homes to private residences but also revolutionary social community housing.
Date: 18th November 2020 to 14th March 2021
Location: MAK, Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna
Tickets: included in entrance ticket (EUR 14 regular; EUR 10 with Vienna City Card)
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. To do something off-path in Vienna in November, Klosterneuburg Abbey and its fantastic wine cellar excite wine and history fans. While every Viennese knows Klosterneuburg, Austria’s oldest wine estate has managed to slip past mass tourism. This photo shows a detail of the stunning Medieval Babenberg family tree in the abbey’s Imperial palace rooms.
On a misty November morning I toured the abbey’s amazing art treasures and wine cellar with local tour guide Regina. Read More. To explore my personal shortlist of other great guided walks go to Vienna walking tours.
Vivaldi and Bach
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. In mid November, a group of string musicians will pull a largely unknown Vivaldi out of their repertoire. Ever heard of the Italian composer’s Il Cimento dell’Armonia e dell’Inventione? Other than that, get prepared for a special treat of Bach’s Goldberg Variations, and a concert for violin, strings and continuo. Supported by members of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra master violinist Mario Hossen will set the tune.
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Dates: 14th November 2020, 7.30 pm
Location: Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
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Wien Modern Festival
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. Lovers of modern and experimental music will look to make space in their calendars for the annual Wien Modern Festival. So much is clear for 2020: In line with this year’s theme ‘Mood/Atmosphere’ (in German Stimmung) new monumental sounds from both old and new instruments will burst from several event locations across the city. In this respect, for example, young composers will challenge four of Vienna’s oldest church organs to create unheard-of contemporary music.
Find out more about Wien Modern in my Vienna Music Festival guide.
More Things To Do In Vienna November: Campus Market
Things to do in Vienna November 2020. At the Christmas village at university campus Altes AKH, there is enough space to enjoy the Christmas season in a carefree way, this year. While due to Covid-19 there will be no stage programme the ice curling lanes are still open. Not to speak of the many food and drink stalls and arts and crafts tents.
Location: Altes AKH (university campus), Hof 1; Alser Strasse/Spitalgasse; A-1090 Vienna;
Date and Time: 13th November to 23rd December 2020; further information in my Vienna Christmas market guide;
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