Things to do in Vienna November 2021. 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.
Voice Mania: Balcanto
Things to do in Vienna November 2021. Neither you nor the world have gone crazy if you hear voices between 5th and 28th 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 2021. 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.
NOTE: Because of current Covid-19 restrictions the next open air ballroom dancing event will take place in 2022.
Date: 11th November 2022
Location: Graben boulevard in the city centre;
Time: 11 minutes past 11.00 am
Exhibition: Klimt’s Last Oeuvres
Things to do in Vienna November 2021. Most typically, Art Nouveau artist Gustav Klimt’s females captivated through a mix of sensual smiles and heroic looks. In his last paintings, however, his females started to display an air of self confidence amidst bold patterns that anticipated the massive social changes of the 1920s.
For the first time in more than 100 years, the public will be able to see master pieces like the Lady with a Fan (Dame mit Fächer), as well as Amalie Zuckerkandl, The Bride and Adam and Eve.
Things to do in Vienna November 2021. 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, Mozart, Bach and Co.
Things to do in Vienna November 2021. In mid November, a group of string musicians will once again pull Vivaldi’s famous Four Seasons out of their repertoire. To complete the menu of timeless classics, Bach and Mozart will join Russian romantic composer Shostakovitch in a separate concert. Supported by members of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra master violinists Mario Hossen and Leonard Furda, and Vienna Philharmonic flutist Karin Bonelli will set the tune.
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Dates: 20th and 27th November 2021, 7.30 pm
Location: Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
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Wien Modern Festival
Things to do in Vienna November 2021. 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 2021: 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 2021. 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 2021; further information in my Vienna Christmas market guide;
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