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 2018. 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 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: 6th October 2018, 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.
Things to do in Vienna October 2018. 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: 5th, 12th and 19th October 2018
Tickets: book tickets
Things to do in Vienna October 2018. I don’t know about your experience but off-path activities and encounters with ‘natives’ always feel special: Perhaps because they add authenticity to a holiday.
In my home city, you can connect with a group of Viennese foodies by cooking and dining with them at their own homes. (That’s actually me on the left in the photo, with two of the hobby cooks.) Find out more in Vienna cooking classes with private dining.
Things to do in Vienna October 2018. 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 2018. 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 2018. 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: tba
Location: Konzerthaus, Grand Hall;
Tickets: visit venue’s website;
Things to do in Vienna October 2018. 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;
Things to do in Vienna October 2018. 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: 25th October to 8th November 2018
Programme: go to VIENNALE website
Check things to do during other months:
explore more Vienna Attractions – Guide to Hotspots and Insider Tips
go to Visit Vienna – 20 Free Vacation Tools and Travel Tips
find out all about the best Vienna Concerts – My Shortlist of the best Music Events