Vienna Travel Tips For November 2017
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. The quiet pre-Christmas season is great for walks, wine, seasonal shopping, and culture. It does have a few excellent entertainment events, too, though. Top concerts, operas and operettas take it up with any grey day. The first Christmas markets are open from mid November, and the first advent concerts start at the end of November.
Voice Mania: Balcanto
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. Neither you nor the world has gone crazy if you hear voices on the 6th November. 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. The free event will introduce the International A Cappella Festival ‘Voice Mania’. It will take place in various theatres across Vienna with special concerts.
Date: 3rd November 2017 (opening performance)
Performance times: from 2.00 pm; access programme for the full four event weeks on event website;
Vienna Boys Choir Backstage
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. Use the Choir Boys annual Open Day event to experience them backstage. Visit them at their boarding school at baroque Augarten palace for an afternoon. As you pass different ‘play stations’ you will not only learn about their singing but also about the Vienna Boys Choir’s lives on tour. (They regularly perform international tours throughout the year.) Right at the start, the choir boys will give a free concert at their own concert hall MuTh next to the palace.
Date: 17th November 2017
Location: Augarten Palace, Obere Augartenstrasse 1
Time: 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm (concert starts at 2.00 pm)
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. The opening of the carnival season in Vienna is the biggest ballroom dance in Central Europe, and probably the most fun opportunity to dance Vienna waltz.
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 11am
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. Klosterneuburg Abbey and its fantastic wine cellar are just about to reach out to international visitors. While every Viennese knows Klosterneuburg, Austria’s oldest wine estate has managed to slip past mass tourism. The photo shows a detail of the stunning Medieval Babenberg family tree in the abbey’s Imperial palace rooms.
I toured the abbey’s amazing art treasures and wine cellar with local tour guide Regina. Read More.
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. If you are in Vienna on a Saturday, this night walk is a must. Vienna is so much more dramatic when street lanterns light up its architecture with sharp shadows. The winter months are ideal for this walk as the sun sets early.
This tour highlights Vienna’s dark side. We have lots of dramatic looking places, stories and legends that just come out so much better at night. You’ll learn about the flip side of key landmarks like the Imperial Palace and explore hidden alleys like Blutgasse (‘blood alley’) in the city centre.
Find out more about the Vienna Night Walk.
Open House At New Beethoven Museum
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. Formerly a small memorial site, Beethoven’s garden flat at a baker’s house in the winery area of North West Vienna will reopen as an intriguing museum. Instead of just displaying a few Beethoven relics you will now dive into Beethoven’s wider world in Vienna. Since the German composer spent two thirds of his life in Wien, tracing his footsteps here makes sense. Expect to learn how society worked in Beethoven’s time, how sometimes politics used his works and how Beethoven himself dealt with his loss of hearing.
Dates: 25th and 26th November 2017
Location: Probusgasse 6, 1190 Vienna
Tickets: EUR 7 (adults)
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. It will definitely be ‘Now or Never’: During five weeks you can dine at an elegant Viennese town palace where once the Empire’s carrier pidgeons were sent off in style. Before venerable Postpalais will be turned into a luxury condominium two gourmet chefs from Burgenland’s Taubenkobel will cook up the best of the Habsburg Crownlands in addition to international food. Since Taubenkobel is wildly popular and the three landmarked dining rooms just stunning, book early.
Location: Alte Post, Dominikanerbastei 11, 1010 Vienna
Opening: 17th November to 22nd December 2017; Monday to Saturday from 5.00 pm;
Bookings: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Wien Modern Festival (31st October to 1st December)
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. Lovers of modern and experimental music will look to make space in their calendars for the annual Wien Modern Festival. The 2017 programme will be available from the summer. Visit website for further information.
More Things To Do In Vienna November: Alpine Perchtenlauf
Things to do in Vienna November 2017. At the Christmas village at Altes AKH you can watch an eerie Alpine tradition come to life: A group of horned individuals in horrible monster costumes (‘Perchten’) will chase away winter’s bad spirits. Watch out that you don’t cross their paths, they love to scare off guests. The Perchtenlauf is a super fun tradition, but can be a little gruesome for small kids.
Location: Altes AKH (university campus), Hof 1; Alser Strasse/Spitalgasse; A-1090 Vienna;
Date and Time: 24th November, 6.00 pm;