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Things To Do in Vienna September 2024: Tips For My Hometown

Things to do in Vienna September 2024. What to do in Vienna in September? My top 14 specials cover one-off events and typical things to do. As a matter of fact, I have taken care that you end up at quality events, and local favourites. For an insider view on music events, visit Vienna concerts.

1. Classical Tradition At The Spanish Riding School

Things to do in Vienna August: Spanish Riding SchoolThings to do in Vienna September 2024. Hardly will you watch the Lipizzaner stallions with as many springs in their steps as in September. Just back from their summer break in Styria they either practice during a Morning Exercise or do a proper perforamnce.

TIP: Combine your visit with a guided tour through the stables to learn about the Lipizzaners. My family and I did it and felt like at a (horse) celebrity backstage tour!

Location: Spanish Riding School, Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Dates: from 1st September (Performance); from 3rd September (Morning Exercise)
Tickets: see various options in Spanish Riding School Vienna

2. Participate In Vienna Restaurant Week

Things to do in Vienna September 2024. Pichlmaiers zum HerknerFor one week every autumn and spring fine dining in the city comes at a bargain. During Austria’s largest gourmet event ‘Wiener Restaurantwoche’ you can lunch or dine at amazing restaurants across Vienna. For example, at elegant Café Landtmann, Wiener schnitzel insider tip Pichlmaier’s Zum Herkner, or contemporary Labstelle.

Date: early September 2024, tbc
Location: more than 70 top restaurants in Vienna and beyond
Prices: from EUR 14,50 for a two course meal, and from EUR 29,50 for a three course meal;
Bookings: make online reservation (German only)

3. Visit MQ’s Rooftop Terrace

MQ Libelle rooftop in ViennaThings to do in Vienna September 2024. Named after the shape of its main rooftop building the MQ Libelle (dragonfly) at Leopold Museum provides spectacular rooftop vistas. At the kiosk, grab a snack and drink and take in the sights of Ringstrasse boulevard, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Imperial Palace. The terrace is accessible only on good weather days.

Opening Hours: daily 10.00 am to 10.00 pm (last elevator up at 9.30 pm), closed on Tuesday
Locations: Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Admission: free

4. Put Your Ear On The Ground

music tour guide at Theater MuseumThings to do in Vienna September 2024. If you love the tunes of Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart and Schubert why not put their music into context when in Vienna? Since the Habsburg Emperors loved music and used it as an instrument of power, music pervaded almost all aspects of life.

To better understand the Capital of Music I joined a trained musician and private guide on an in-depth tour through the city. Actually, we spent a good time talking not just history but about his insight into Vienna’s classical music scene today. Find out what the tour was like in Music Tour Vienna.

5. Wine Hiking In The Vienna Woods

Things to do in Vienna September : Wine hikingThings to do in Vienna September 2024. 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. During September and beyond, he arranges wine hiking tours.

The tour starts from Leopoldsberg in the North East of Vienna. You will hike along our ‘home 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.

To venture out further for a day trip of hiking in Austria’s mountains check these hiking tours.

6. Celebrate The New Opera Season

Things to do in Vienna September: Vienna opera houseThings to do in Vienna September 2024. In September, the city’s main opera houses re-open after the summer break. This year, the new opera season starts with brilliant Italian composers: Imagine listening to Verdi arias like ‘Sempre Libera’ or The Drinking Song (La Traviata) and ‘Di quella pira’ (Il Trovatore) live at the Wiener Staatsoper!

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

7. Anton Bruckner Anniversary 

Things to do in Vienna September 2024. On September 4, Vienna will commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Austrian Romantic composer Anton Bruckner (1824-1896). In this respect, the Austrian Academy of Sciences will organize a series of diverse events.

On Saturday the 7th September, the Jesuit Church will host a festive service. From 9.30am the St. Augustin Choir Association will perform Bruckner’s Mass in E-Minor. Following on, the public will join a festival in honor of the Austrian composer in the arcade courtyards of the Academy of Sciences, with entertainment and music.

Date:  7th September 2024 
Location: Jesuit Church – Doktor-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna; Akademie der Wissenschaften (Academy of Sciences) – Doktor-Ignaz-Seipel-Platz 2, 1010 Vienna
Admission: free

8. Listen To Cathedral Concerts

things to do in Vienna September: StephansdomThings to do in Vienna September 2024. Why concerts in a church? Actualy, before concert halls became THE thing, composers like Mozart performed at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. I do love soaking in Stephansdom’s art and architecture while classical music washes around its pillars, statues, paintings and altars.

In September and October, you can listen to Vivaldi’s epic Four Seasons as the autumn settles into Vienna. Find out more in my Stephansdom guide.

9. Go Avant Garde At MQ Vienna Fashion Week

things to do in Vienna September: Museum QuarterThings to do in Vienna September 2024. To venture 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. Essentially, there will be dozens of fashion shows, exhibitions and pop up stores from Austrian and international designers. Most importantly, 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: TBC
Location: Museumsquartier, Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna
Programme: visit website

10. See Affordable Art At  vienna contemporary

Things to do in Vienna September 2024. vienna contemporary is vibrant, bizarre and happy. This affordable art fair opens a window to the buzzing art scenes of Turkey, Hungary, the Caucasian Region and other European countries, on top of showcasing Austria’s best in contemporary art. In line with the art fair team’s values of humanity and building bridges, this year’s focus is on Ukraine.

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: 12th to 15th September 2024
Location: Kursalon Vienna, 1030 Vienna
Programme: visit website

11. Free Things To Do In Vienna September

Things to do in Vienna September: MAK Biedermeier collectionThings to do in Vienna September 2024.  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: 29th September 2024
Programme: tbc – go to website

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