Things to do in Vienna October: Albertina Museum

Things To Do In Vienna October 2022 – Top Picks When You Have To Choose Carefully

Things to do in Vienna October 2022: As Vienna gets back to a fully accessible cultural offer post Covid19, there is much deserved entertainment to look forward to. Surprisingly for a quiet season, you will find a string of amazing seasonal concerts, a film festival, great exhibition and the enlarged Sigmund Freud Museum.  If you are around at the end of October, join the Austrian National Day Parade!

1. Long Night Of The Museums 

Things to do in Vienna October 2022. Actually, this event aims at encouraging local Viennese to visit more museums, but there is no reason you shouldn’t benefit from it. You can spend a night at more than 700 Vienna Museums and galleries with one ticket only!

Specifically, the offer also includes certain guided tours, such as the Third Man Canal Tour, for a limited number of participants. On top, you will get the unique opportunity to visit places usually closed to the general public, such as lovely Palais Liechtenstein. Besides, many sites stage special events.

This year, the Austrian Broadcasting Station ORF will celebrate the 21st anniversary of its Long Night of Museums. 

Date and Time: 1st October 2022
Participating Museums: visit website
Tickets: EUR 15; tickets can be bought at the Information Point of each participating museum.

2. Sigmund Freud Museum

Things to do in Vienna October: Sigmund Freud MuseumThings to do in Vienna October 2022. Whether you are a Freud fan or love the Fin de Siècle, tracing his life in Vienna holds the key to understanding an essential period of local history. Since its refurbishment the enlarged Sigmund Freud Museum offers access to the Freud family’s private rooms. Freud’s waiting room has been renovated according to memories of Freud’s house maid and to old photographs. And because of the high visitor numbers, you are now able to use a second staircase and new elevator.

But there are many other questions to answer: What was Vienna like at the turn of the 20th 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? When I met tour guide Gertrude she opened up a very different Vienna. Find out more about the Sigmund Freud Museum and Tour.

Location: Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna
Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday, 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
Admission:  EUR 9; price included in the Vienna Pass

3. Opera And Ballet Highlights

Things to do in Vienna October: State OperaThings to do in Vienna October 2022. Beaming yourself into exotic worlds of powerful tunes, alluring costumes and dramatic action is easy at the Wiener Staatsoper this October. First and foremost, Verdi’s Rigoletto lets you follow an Italian duke ready to court his jester’s daughter in a black comedy. Second, Donizetti’s Elixir of Love unbottles comic opera through delightful tunes and humorous twists. 

And third, the oldest opera in the active repertoire – Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo – leads you back to the origins of the genre, by re-imagining the Greek tragedy of Orpheus and Eurydice. Other than that, the Vienna Volksoper hosts Mozart’s Magic Flute, Puccini’s La Bohème and Rossini’s La Cenerentola as main highlights.

Date and Time: throughout October
Location: Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna
Tickets: get opera tickets /get ballet tickets

4. Mozart, Beethoven and Vivaldi At St. Peter’s

church St. Peter in ViennaThings to do in Vienna October 2022. On four evenings each week you can hear a fabulous classic ensemble pluck the strings. From Mozart’s Little Night Music, Haydn’s Serenadenquartett and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Beethoven’s String Quartet in C-Minor. 

As a venue, baroque Peterskirche in the center provides a gorgeous setting. And if you clap hard enough the musicians will appease you with a slice each of Mozart’s sultry Hungarian Dances and Johann Strauss’ electrifying Pizzicato Polka.

Date and Time: throughout October;
Location: Peterskirche (Church St. Charles Borromeo)
Tickets: get tickets

5. Austrian National Day Parade

Things to do in Vienna October: National Day ParadeThings to do in Vienna October 2022. When Austria celebrates its National Day on the 26th October we commemorate the first day of independence and political neutrality. Back in 1955, the last of the foreign troups of the post World War II Allied Forces left Austrian territory on that day.

To capture the local spirit, use this day to watch a military parade on Ringstrasse. Right at Heldenplatz in front of Hofburg Imperial Palace, competitive military exhibition will take place. After that, why not walk into the office of Austria’s State President at Hofburg?

You can also get free entrance to the Vienna Museum and the museums of the Austrian National Library. In addition, a few other state museums offer reduced ticket prices.

Date and Time: 26th October, from 9.00 am
Location: Ringstrasse, Heldenplatz, Imperial Palace, various museums

6. More Things to do in Vienna October: VIENNALE

Things to do in Vienna October: UraniaThings to do in Vienna October 2022. Ever wondered what’s going on beyond classical Vienna? At the VIENNALE festival you will win the perfect opportunity to do so. 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 will be publicised from mid September 2022.  Films are mostly in original language with German or English subtitles.

Date: 20th October to 1st November 2022
Programme: go to VIENNALE website
Locations: various

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