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Things To Do in Vienna September 2017: Tips For My Hometown

Things to do in Vienna September 2017.  My top 10 specials below cover one-off events and typical things to do in September. I have taken care that you end up at quality events, and local favourites. For an insider view on music events, visit Vienna concerts.

Wine Hiking In The Vienna Woods

Things to do in Vienna September : Wine hikingThings to do in Vienna September 2017. As a child, I strolled through the vineyards of the Vienna Woods during wine harvest. Vintner families and helpers were picking grapes and loading them onto their tractors. You can trace my foot steps if you join this local tour guide. He arranges wine hiking tours during September, the main month for the grape harvest. The tour starts from Leopoldsberg in the North East of Vienna. You will hike along our ‘house mountains’ Leopoldsberg and Kahlenberg. They are great for panoramic views of Vienna and the Danube. The tour ends with a visit to a lovely winery. Check availabilities for this private wine hiking tour.

New Opera and Operetta Season

Things to do in Vienna September: Vienna opera houseThings to do in Vienna September 2017. In September, the city’s main opera houses re-open after the summer break. The new opera and operetta season starts. The Vienna State Opera is the hardest to get tickets for. I kept falling off the official ticket waiting list, and have now found a great alternative. If you want to secure a space at the State Opera, read my story and the best way for booking Vienna opera tickets.

To find out what’s on stage during your trip check the calendars for operas in September at Staatsoper and Volksoper and for operettas in September at Wiener Volksoper.

Dine At A Local’s Home

things to do in Vienna September: cooking and private diningThings to do in Vienna September 2017. Do you sometimes ask yourself what it would be like to live at the place you visit as a tourist? And what the locals are like? I do that regularly. In Wien, it’s now quite easy to find that out. If you like some cooking, sign up for a local Viennese cooking session at a private hobby chef’s home – including lots of chatting and of course dining. Read more in Vienna cooking classes with private dining.

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra In Wachau Valley

Things to do in Vienna September: Grafenegg castleThings to do in Vienna September 2017. Congratulate yourself if you are lucky enough to be around Vienna on the 3rd September. You will get the chance to listen to an open air concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with conductor Daniel Harding they will perform Gustav Mahler’s 6th symphony. The location is Grafenegg Castle in Wachau Valley, about an hour west of Vienna. The concert concludes the annual high-profile Grafenegg Summer Festival. Get tickets for the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra concert at Grafenegg. You can combine your visit with a trip to UNESCO World Heritage site Wachau Valley.

Wiener Wiesnfest

Things to do in Vienna September: Wiener WiesnfestThings to do in Vienna September 2017. Vienna’s answer to Munich’s Octoberfest feasts on Austrian tradition. The Wiener Wiesnfest is THE place to watch (and wear) dirndl dresses and lederhosen. Have a decent beer with savoury snacks in one of the festival tents, experience authentic Austrian folk dance, enjoy folk music and watch demonstrations of local crafts. My favourite is the original Styrian log cabin where you get fabulous regional delicacies. On certain days, each of the nine Austrian regions will present their own folkloric culture. Check the musical program calendar.
Date: 21st September to 8th October 2017
Location: Vienna Prater, just next to the Giant Ferris Wheel, A-1020 Vienna
Tickets: from EUR 37; just needed for the three party tents;

MQ Vienna Fashion Week

things to do in Vienna September: Museum QuarterThings to do in Vienna September 2017. You can’t imagine Austrian fashion beyond the dirndl dress? Get a glitzy update at the contemporary and avant garde Vienna Fashion Week. The event represents the final of the Summer Of Fashion At Museumsquartier. There will be dozens of fashion shows, exhibitions and pop up stores from Austrian and international designers. Watch out for elegant fashion by Anelia Peschev, Habig, Elke Freitag, Elfenkleid and Michel Mayer. You can enter the shows 10 minutes prior to each show. Access will be granted according to capacity.
Date: 11th to 17th September 2017
Location: Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna
Tickets: available at MQ Point, main entrance of Museumsquartier

vienna contemporary

Things to do in Vienna September 2017. vienna contemporary is vibrant, bizarre and happy. This affordable art fair opens a window to the buzzing art scenes of Russia, Ukraine, Turkey, Hungary, the Caucasian Region and other European countries, on top of showcasing Austria’s best in contemporary art. Learn who is up and coming in Central, Eastern and Southern European art. You may even end up with the most sophisticated souvenir from your trip.
Date: 21st to 24th September 2017
Location: Marxhalle Wien, Karl-Farkas-Gasse 19, 1030 Vienna
Programme: visit website

Vienna Design Week

Things to do in Vienna September: Vienna Design WeekThings to do in Vienna September 2017. We love Baroque and Art Nouveau. But what does contemporary Viennese design look like? Give your museum visits a break and dive into classical and new Viennese design at Austria’s most prestigious design fair.

The festival takes place at various locations and includes guided design tours.
Date: tbc
Opening hours: daily, 10am to 8pm
Programme: visit website

Free Things To Do In Vienna September

Things to do in Vienna September: MAK Biedermeier collectionThings to do in Vienna September 2017.  Vienna, along with Austria and Europe, opens up its top monuments at the European Heritage Days (EHD). For one day, the Federal Monument Office (Bundesdenkmalamt) will open many lesser known monuments and popular institutions in Vienna for free, among them the Academy of Visual Arts, Burgtheater’s rooms, Gustav Klimt’s villa, the Biedermeier collection of the Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Arts, and more.
Date: 24th September 2017
Programme: go to website.

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