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.
Things to do in Vienna October 2019. Actually, this event aims at encouraging local Viennese to visit more museums, but there is no reason you shouldn’t benefit from it. On the 5th October, 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 Liechtenstein Museum, a splendid private art collection. Besides, many sites stage special events.
This year, the Austrian Broadcasting Station ORF will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Long Night of Museums.
Date and Time: 5th October 2019, 6.00 pm to 1.00 am
Participating Museums: visit website
Tickets: EUR 15; tickets can be bought at the Information Point of each participating museum.
Things to do in Vienna October 2019. 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.
Things to do in Vienna October 2019. When Austria celebrates its National Day on the 26th October it’s time for another grand concert. On Austrian National Day we commemorate 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.
To capture the local spirit, 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. 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
Things to do in Vienna October 2019. 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 Brahms’ Concert for Piano and Orchestra no 2, Schubert’s 7th Symphony (the ‘Unfinished’), and Wagners overture of Tannhauser, performed by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. The concert will be performed on the eve of National Day (26th October).
Dates and Times: 25th October 2019, 7.30 pm
Location: Konzerthaus, Grand Hall;
Tickets: buy tickets;
Things to do in Vienna October 2019. 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 Karlskirche;
More Concerts in October
Among the many classical concert series in Vienna, quite a few will be on in October. Find out in Concerts Throughout the Year which events will be on during your stay.
Things to do in Vienna October 2019. 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: 24th October to 6th November 2019
Programme: go to VIENNALE website
Check things to do during other months:
explore things to do in Vienna, September
find out about things to do in Vienna, November
explore more Vienna Attractions – Guide to Hotspots and Insider Tips
go to Visit Vienna – 20 Free Vacation Tools and Travel Tips
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find out all about the best Vienna Concerts – My Shortlist of the best Music Events
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