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 2016. 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: 1st October 2016, 6pm to 1am (to be confirmed)
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 2016. Operettas such as ‘The White Horse Inn’ (Im Weissen Rössl’) are Austria’s traditional answer to musicals. Generations of Austrians have been watching this hilarious comedy of errors on stage and on TV. The piece was premiered in 1930 and in subsequent years helped keep up the spirits of Austrians during recession, civil war and World War II. This is a good opportunity to see dirndl dresses and lederhosen outside a typical tourist event. Expect a few members of the audience to show up in their folk wear… The operetta is performed with English surtitles.
Date: 6th October 2016
Tickets: get tickets and further information
Things to do in Vienna October 2016. Vienna’s most illustrious concert venue, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, opens the season with a romantic symphony of Robert Schumann and a violin concerto by Sergei Prokoviev. This is a great opportunity to go off mainstream classical concerts and experience the Musikverein’s Golden Hall.
Date: 7th and 9th October 2016
Tickets: get tickets and further information
Things to do in Vienna October 2016. 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 it when they sing in 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.
Things to do in Vienna October 2016. 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.
Vienna Theatre Flea Market
Things to do in Vienna October 2016. Burgtheater, our first theatre address, arranges a rare flea market to get rid of costumes and requisites, theatre make up, programme books, signed programme photographs, masks and technical equipment.
Date and Time: October (date to be publicised by late September 2016)
Location: on the right side of Burgtheater (along Ringstrasse, opposite of Vienna City Hall)
Things to do in Vienna October 2016. 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 2016. 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 Anton Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony, performed by the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra. The introductory concert is Max Bruch’s Concert for Violin and Orchestra (1866).
Dates and Times: 25th October, 7.30 pm
Location: Konzerthaus, Grand Hall;
Tickets: visit venue’s website;
Things to do in Vienna October 2016. 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 2016. 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: 20th October to 2nd November 2016
Programme: go to VIENNALE website
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