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Things To Do In Vienna October 2017 – Events, Concerts, Seasonal Tours

Things to do in Vienna October: Museums, drama and film are the best things to focus on in Vienna at that time of the year. The darker the better.

Long Night Of The Museums

Things to do in Vienna October: HofmobiliendepotThings to do in Vienna October 2017. Spend a night at more than 650 Vienna Museums and galleries with one ticket only. The offer includes certain guided tours, such as the Third Man Canal Tour, for a limited number of participants. You will also get the unique opportunity to visit lovely Liechtenstein Museum, a splendid private art collection. The Long Night of Museums is being organised by the Austrian Broadcasting Station ORF for the 17th time and has been extremely popular with the locals. Many sites stage special events.
Date and Time: 7th October 2017, 6.00 pm to 1.00 am
Participating Museums: download the free booklet here
Tickets: EUR 15; tickets can be bought at the Information Point of each participating museum.

Vienna Boys Choir Concerts

Things to do in Vienna October: Vienna Boys ChoirThings to do in Vienna October 2017. It is weird: Since I have a little boy, the Vienna Boys Choir has shot up on the list of my favourite Vienna attractions. I love their sweet angelical voices. The 10- to 14-year-old choir boys typically perform works of Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss, and Schubert. You can see them in four different places in the city, including in a combined programme at the Spanish Riding School.
Get more information on experiencing the Vienna Boys Choir.
October Concerts at Augarten: 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th October 2017
Tickets: book tickets

Private Cooking And Dining

Things to do in Vienna October: cooking classes and private diningThings to do in Vienna October 2017. I don’t know about your experience but the one thing our friends are most eager to learn from our holidays are off-path activities and involvements with ‘native inhabitants’: Because they are based on deep cultural – yet random – encounters these experiences add extra meaning to a holiday. In my home city, you can create your very own special holiday encounter by cooking and dining with local Viennese at their own homes. Find out more in Vienna cooking classes with private dining.

Vienna 1900 And Sigmund Freud

Things to do in Vienna October: Sigmund Freud MuseumThings to do in Vienna October 2017. What was Vienna like at the turn of the 19th century? How did the Habsburg Empire deal with Jewish intellectuals? Did Emperor Francis Joseph support Sigmund Freud’s theories? Where did Freud himself live and work, which coffeehouses did he frequent and who were his friends? I met tour guide Gertrude who opened up a very different Vienna for me, and answered all these questions.
Find out whether the tour which ends at the Sigmund Freud Museum is for you.

Austrian National Day Parade

Things to do in Vienna October: National Day ParadeThings to do in Vienna October 2017. The 26th October is Austria’s National Day. We celebrate the first day of independence and political neutrality back in 1955 when all foreign troups of the post World War II Allied Forces had left Austrian territory. Use this day to watch a military parade on Ringstrasse, a competitive military exhibition at Heldenplatz, and to access the office of Austria’s State President at the Imperial Palace. You can also get free entrance to the Vienna Museum and the museums of the Austrian National Library. A few other state museums offer reduced ticket prices.
Date and Time: 26th October, from 9am
Location: Ringstrasse, Heldenplatz, Imperial Palace, various museums

Austrian National Day Concerts

things to do in Vienna October: KonzerthausThings to do in Vienna October 2017. Use Austria’s National Day to share a grand musical experience with other Viennese at one of our top musical venues. At the Vienna Konzerthaus’ Grand Hall you will hear Johannes Brahms’ concert for violin and orchestra in D-major, and Robert Schumann’s  Symphony no 2 C major, op. 61, performed by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra.
Dates and Times: 25th October, 7.30 pm
Location: Konzerthaus, Grand Hall;
Tickets: visit venue’s website;

Mozart, Vivaldi and Bach At St. Charles Borromeo

Things to do in Vienna October: KarlskircheThings to do in Vienna October 2017.  What I have taken from our prime baroque church St. Charles Borromeo: It is super fantastic to visit, and will never leave your memory when you see a concert there, for example the Mozart Requiem or Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. String players perform on original 18th century instruments. The church isn’t too huge anc has lovely acoustics.
Date and Time: throughout October;
Location: Karlskirche (Church St. Charles Borromeo)
concert calendar for October;

More Things to do in Vienna October: VIENNALE

Things to do in Vienna October: UraniaThings to do in Vienna October 2017. The VIENNALE is the perfect occasion for looking beyond classic Vienna. During our prime film festival, Vienna presents the most exciting, independent films of the year. Many of the recently produced films reflect the distinct political situation of their respective locations. Major films on show are La Mort De Louis XIV (Albert Serra), Paterson (Jim Jarmusch) and Certain Women (Kelly Reichardt).  Films are mostly in original language with German or English subtitles.
Date: 19th October to 1st November 2017
Programme: go to VIENNALE website
Locations: various

Check things to do during other months:

Things to do in Vienna, September
Things to do in Vienna, November
Things to do in Vienna, December

go to Vienna Attractions – Guide to Hotspots and Insider Tips
go to Visit Vienna – 20 Free Vacation Tools and Travel Tips
go to Vienna Concerts – My Shortlist of the best Music Events

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