Annually the Viennese ball season will be held in January and February with lots of dancing and fantastic music. more details
Beach feeling in the midst of Vienna! Sand in the city is one of the places to be in summer in Vienna. The location, which serves as an ice-skating rink during winter, is turned into a large beach as soon as the first rays of warm sunlight start showing in spring. There are several food stands offering food from all over the world, cocktails are ice-cold and yummy, chairs and sunbeds are inviting and there are even two beach volleyball courts. This year they also built a children’s playground to entertain even the youngest of visitors.
Admission is free of charge. Sand in the city is open daily from 2pm to midnight. You can reach it by tube U4 Stadtpark, exit Johannesgasse.
Address: Lothringerstr.22, 1030 Vienna
source photo: http://www.sandinthecity.at/neu/en/gallery ((c) Schiffl)
One of the best places to be in Vienna during summer is the film festival at Rathausplatz. Starting on July 2nd it will attract thousands of people over the following weeks, providing an “outdoor cinema” free of charge(!) with classical dance-and music films as well as operas on a large video wall just in front of the beautiful scenery of Rathaus. Several films are shown every evening, starting as soon as it gets dark enough and only if it does not rain.
Styria, the state in the southeast of Austria, bordering Slovenia, has a tradition of hosting the “Styrian spring” festival in Vienna. From Thursday the 7th of April through to Sunday the 10th of April, the state represents its 17 districts and regions on Rathausplatz. There is always an interesting programme with Styrian music, typical Styrian specialities in food and drink as well as information about the regions, their tourism and attractions.
“High quality at a low price” is the idea behind the “Dining City” restaurant week.