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8 THINGS TO DO IN VIENNA

Maroni

December–February • food

Try some chestnuts, another great winter food

Ball Season

November–February • event

Check out one of the most famous traditions of the city

Mohnstrudel

December 24–December 25 • food

One of Christmas must-try sweets with lots of poppy seeds

Feuerzangenbowle

December 24–January 01 • food

Traditional festive drink, served hot from a bowl

Hofburg Silvester Ball

December 31, 2018 • event

The ball at the Imperial Palace is a perfect place to welcome the New Year

Molybdomancy (Bleigießen)

late December • event

Magical fortune telling with a help of spoon and silver

Gebrannte Mandeln

December–January • food

Burnt sugar almonds are special winter treat associated with holidays

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Christmas Markets (Weihnachtsmärkte)

November 17–December 26, 2017 • event

More than 20 Advent Markets ensure Vienna has preserved its holiday spirit since the Middle Ages

Vienna Bike Tours

April–October • activity

Explore the city's numerous architectural wonders on two wheels

Prater

mid-March–October • activity

One of the oldest amusement parks in the world!

Life Ball

June 02, 2018 • event

A glamorous party celebrated under the umbrella of solidarity, tolerance, and enlightenment during the AIDS charity event

Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival)

June 22–24, 2018 • event

Check out the biggest open-air music festival in Europe on the Danube Island

Austrian Women's Run (Österreichischer Frauenlauf)

May 27, 2018 • event

Have you ever seen so many women running?

New Year's Concert (Neujahrskonzert)

January 01, 2018 • event

One of the most nostalgic traditions and certainly iconic for Vienna

Long Night of Museums

October 07, 2017 • event

The entire rich cultural heritage of Austria is on display for one ticket during this special night

Vienna City Marathon

April 22, 2018 • event

One of the easiest and most popular marathons in Europe

Vienna Philharmonic Summer Night Concert (Sommernachtskonzert)

May 31, 2018 • event

An awaited music event in a stunning location—gardens of the Schönbrunn Palace

Wine Hiking Day (Weinwandertag)

September 29–30, 2018 • nature

A favourite activity for the Viennese during sunny fall days

Fête Impériale

June 29, 2018 • event

One of the most beautiful summer balls in Vienna organized by the Spanish Riding School

Vienna Opera Ball (Opernball)

February 08, 2018 • event

Join the crème-de-la-crème of high society at the most prestigious winter event

Ice Skating

November 17 2017–March 04 2018 • activity

Vienna with its Baroque palaces and cathedrals provides an ideal setting for skating rinks

Grape Harvest

September–October • nature

Vienna has more vineyards within its boundaries than any other capital in the world

Bohemian Prater (Böhmischer Prater)

March–October • activity

A nostalgic amusement park will bring childhood memories

Goose with Blaukraut and Bread Dumpling (Serviettenknödel)

November 11 • food

Special dish on St. Martin's Day

Faschingskrapfen

March 05, 2019 • food

The best sweet treat of the carnival season

Easter

April 14–21, 2019 • event

A time of tasty traditional dishes, sweets, handicrafts, and family fun

Easter Markets

April (TBA) 2019 • event

Celebrate spring and resurrection at these seasonal fairs

Sturm

late September–mid October • food

A delicious drink and a true symbol of new wine season

Bonbon Ball

February 09, 2018 • event

Less formal than other balls, this event is a great combination of traditional and modern entertainment

ZuckerBäckerball

January 11, 2018 • event

The tastiest of all balls takes place at the Imperial Palace in Vienna

Rudolfina Redoute

February 12, 2018 • event

This masked ball is one of the most romantic events at the Imperial Palace

Ball of Coffee Brewers (Kaffeesiederball)

January 18, 2018 • event

For one night the Imperial palace turns into one super elegant coffee house

Ball of Industry and Technology (Ball der Industrie und Technik)

January 20, 2018 • event

You will never see engineers and technicians dressed so elegantly as at this awaited event

Concordia Ball

June 08, 2018 • event

If you missed winter ball season in Vienna, opt for this popular summer ball at Vienna City Hall