On the 26th of October Austria celebrates its national holiday. This bank holiday reminds of October 26th 1955 when the Austrian national council voted for the country’s declaration of neutrality.
From October 20th to November 2nd the annual Viennale will take place. This international film festival is an absolute must in Vienna’s event scene. Several Austrian and international premieres are going to be shown: documentaries, feature films, special programmes, retrospectives, biographies and tributes in lots of small and cosy cinemas in the city centre.
The “Wiener Wiesn” is a sort of Octoberfest-Viennese style. Lebkuchen hearts, steins of beer, Austrian traditional clothes Dirndl and Lederhosen, folk and pop music is what you will get, but also the little something Viennese that comes with it: exquisite Viennese cuisine and of course Viennese wines!!!
The long night of museums will take place for the 12th time this year on October 1st. Sponsored by the ORF – the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, this event tries to bring culture closer to the people. More than 660 museums and galaries all over Austria will participate in this event and you can visit as many places in one county as you like with only 1 ticket. Museums and galaries are going to be open from 6pm to 1am.
The Vienna wine-hiking days will take place this weekend on September 24th and 25th. There are two different routes leading through the Viennese vineyards, offering breathtaking views, healthy & sporty activity and lots and lots of opportunities to sit down and taste Viennese wine and local food in one of the Heurigen along the way.