The 22nd film festival at Rathausplatz is ready to open its gates on June 30th for yet another great season. Until the 2nd of September classical but also modern music shows and concerts can be followed from the large seating area around the huge screen on Rathausplatz. Carmen, Anna Bolena and La Bohème are only 3 of the many masterpieces that can be found on this summer’s programme. Films start when it gets dark and the best is: there is no admission fee.
It is summer again and we all want to escape the city’s heat. Here are some ideas of where to go to go swimming in Vienna. Schönbrunnerbad: swim next to the palace of Schönbrunn. Easy to reach, provides a large area including a beach volleyball court and a wellness-restaurant. Here you get the opportunity to try out night swimming with flood light from July 1st to August 15th every night until 10pm. Opening hours: 8.30am to 10pm.
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)
Summer in Vienna is just as exciting as going on holidays. There are numerous events taking place that can make every summer day a very special one. Vienna’s open air cinemas are part of them. There are lots of locations that show films outdoors, choose whether you prefer to sit on the roof of the main library, in front of Rathaus or close to the Danube. Here is a list of Vienna’s open air cinemas and links to the films they show (many of them are shown in the original version with subtitles=OmU). Enjoy your warm days outdoors!!
It is summer again and we all want to escape the city’s heat. Here are some ideas of where to go to go swimming in Vienna.
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.