Vienna Travel Tips For November 2014
Things to do in Vienna November 2014. The quiet pre-Christmas season is great for walks, wine and seasonal shopping. It does have a few excellent entertainment events, too, though. The first Christmas markets are open from mid November. Thefirst advent concertsstart at the end of November.
My tour tip of the month will take you to a private wine tasting session in an old wine cellar.
Anniversary Exhibition: Vienna In World War I
Things to do in Vienna November 2014. Never before has Vienna told thestory of the city during World War Iso intensely as during this year’s 100-year-anniversary. I have made a mark in my calendar for this exhibition at the Vienna Museum. Hundreds of photographs and drawings will show what life was like for a Viennese during the War.
Location:Wien Museum, Karlsplatz, 1010 Vienna;
Dates:16th October 2014 to 18th January 2015
Admission: EUR 8 (free entry each first Sunday of the month)
Voice Mania: Balcanto (7th November)
Things to do in Vienna November 2014. Neither you nor the world has gone crazy if you hear voices on the 7th November (to be confirmed later this year). Vienna’s city centre will turn into apop, rock, jazz, swing, world music and comedystage when popular singers let their voices ring from balconies and church towers. The free event will introduce theInternational A Cappella Festival ‘Voice Mania’.It will take place in various theatres across Vienna with special concerts.
Performance times: to be announced later this year
Things to do in Vienna November 2014. The opening of the carnival season in Vienna is the biggest ballroom dance in Central Europe, and probably the most fun opportunity todance Vienna waltz.
The Association of Viennese Dance School Instructors, who sponsors the event, also invites participants to Austria’s biggest quadrille dancing. If you don’t know how to dance, don’t worry. Two ofVienna’s best dance instructorswill demonstrate every step and turn.
Location:Graben boulevard in the city centre;
Time: 11 minutes past 11am
Things to do in Vienna November 2014.Few people know that some of Vienna’s oldest wine cellars are right in the city centre. One fine example is the ‘Augustinerkeller’, a restaurant and wine-tasting shop, and one of theoldest monastery cellarsin town. The Augustinerkeller is right beneath the Albertina museum and has lovely vaulted brick ceilings. The wine tasting shop is a contemporary blend of traditional brick interiors and cool bar design. It organises regular private wine tasting sessions. The original Augustinerkeller downstairs is worth seeing but usually very popular with tourists.
Read more about theprivate wine tasting.
Wien Modern Festival (29th October to 21st November)
Things to do in Vienna November 2014. Lovers ofmodern and experimental musicwill look to make space in their calendars for the annual Wien Modern Festival. The 2014 programme will be available from the summer. Visitwebsitefor further information.
Advent Concerts(from 29th November)
The first advent concerts start at the end of November, such as theAdvent Concert Series at Stephansdom(St. Stephen’s Cathedral), andMagic Trumpets at St. Anna. Read more inVienna concerts.
More Things To Do In Vienna November: Alpine Perchtenlauf
Things to do in Vienna November 2014. At the Christmas village at Altes AKH you can watch aneerie Alpine traditioncome to life: A group of horned individuals in horrible monster costumes (‘Perchten’) will chase away winter’s bad spirits. Watch out that you don’t cross their paths, they love to scare off guests. The Perchtenlauf is a super fun tradition, but can be a little gruesome for small kids.
Location: Altes AKH (university campus), Hof 1; Alser Strasse/Spitalgasse; A-1090 Vienna;
Date and Time: to be confirmed after the summer;