Things to do in Vienna November 2022. 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 2022. Neither you nor the world have gone crazy if you hear voices between 4th and 30th 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 2022. 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 2022
Location: Graben boulevard in the city centre;
Time: 11 minutes past 11.00 am
Things to do in Vienna November 2022. What was Vienna like in the 1920s? Quite radical, actually, whether you consider arts, music or politics. In its exhibtion about the Vienna Hagenbund, Leopold Museum showcases how Hagenbund members like Oskar Kokoschka and Albert Paris Gütersloh eventually radicalised Modernism.
Among the many exhibits are also fantastic pieces that would identify as classical Modernist; for example the Autumn Morning at Lake Attersee (Junk) or the Poster for the Emperor’s Jubilee Procession (Graf; see picture).
Date: 16th September 2022 to 16th February 2023
Location: Leopold Museum at Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Things to do in Vienna November 2022. 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.
Mozart’s Magic Flute And More
Things to do in Vienna November 2022. Throughout November, Vienna’s two largest opera houses stage a total of 10 brilliant operas from Mozart’s Zauberflöte (Magic Flute) and Puccini’s Tosca to Verdi’s Macbeth and La Traviata.
While buying tickets for Wiener Volksoper is relatively easy, read my story on booking Vienna opera tickets for Wiener Staatsoper.
Dates: throughout November 2022
Location: Wiener Staatsoper, Opernplatz 2, 1010 Vienna; Wiener Volksoper, Währinger Strasse 78, 1090 Vienna
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Wien Modern Festival
Things to do in Vienna November 2022. 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 2022: In line with this year’s theme ‘If only everything were this simple’ 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 2022. 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: 11th November to 23rd December 2022; further information in my Vienna Christmas market guide;
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