September 2015

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The current beautiful summer weather makes it difficult to imagine Vienna in winter. But the city has much to offer for visitors in the cold season - the Vienna Ice Magic featuring the beautiful ice skating rink in front of the City Hall, and a plethora of interesting theatre, opera, and concert performances, enchanting balls in the most stunning halls across the city, and much more.

Plan at least 4 months in advance and we will reward you with our early booking bonus. This bonus is automatically taken into account when booking on our homepage. If your travel plans should change for any reason, your booking is always changeable - or can be cancelled. 

„Current and upcoming EVENTS in Vienna in September 2015“

Interested in music, theater, the opera, museums, and exhibitions?

We’ll be happy to keep you informed about all the dates / schedules and perhaps even let you in on a few secrets too…

Wiener Wiesn Festival

From 24 September to 11 October, the Wiener Wiesn pitches its tents on the Kaiserwiese in the Prater for the fifth time. Austrian beer, local food, all sorts of music and traditional outfits ensure a great atmosphere.

The fifth Wiener Wiesn Festival will be held in the autumn of 2015 against the backdrop of Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel. Lively entertainment in a traditional costume atmosphere is on the program at Austria's biggest folk festival: three festival tents with a varied program of music await the visitors. Among other things, there are concerts by the Münchener Freiheit, the Edlseer, DJ Ötzi and band, Sumpfkröten, Volxrock and Saubartln. 400 hours of live music are on the program. The right culinary accompaniment to the beer and music is provided by local cuisine ranging from Wiener Schnitzel to Brettljause.

On nine separate days, Austria's provinces will present their own customs, cuisine and music. The Wiener Wiesn Festival will start every day at 11.30 am with a hearty morning pint ("Frühschoppen"). Brass bands and groups showing the customs of each of the regions will perform. Admission to the Wiener Wiesn Festival is free until 6.00 pm; on Mondays and Tuesdays it is free all day.

Starting at 6.30 pm, the Wiesn Festival Party gets going in the festival tents with lots of live music. Party tickets cost from €35.20 per person if you book a table or from €40.20 per person for an individual ticket. The tickets can be purchased in advance or on the gate. After the great success of last year, there will be another traditional costume clubbing event this year for a younger audience (27 September, admission €10).

For the third time now, the Wojnar tent will be holding the Pink Wiener Wiesn Festivalfor the gay and lesbian community on October 2.

In addition to the three festival tents, the open-air Wiesndorf, with its pasture chalets and the festival stage, offers free entertainment for everyone until 1.00 am.

Wiener Wiesn Festival, 24 September - 11 October 2015
Mo-Sa 11.30 am - 1.00 am, Su 11.30 am - 7.30 pm
Detailed music program: www.wienerwiesnfest.at Tickets: www.wien-ticket.at

 

 

Tribute to Waldmüller

To mark the 150th anniversary of Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller's death on 23 August, the Upper Belvedere is dedicating a special exhibition to one of the most important Austrian artists of the 19th century.

Waldmüller's portraits, landscapes, still lifes and genre paintings are amongst the most famous works of the Biedermeier period. But Waldmüller's legacy goes well beyond that. Some of this most influential works created after 1848 are more realistic in style. He had his breakthrough as a portrait painter in 1820. Later, famous landscape motifs were added to that. In contrast to his contemporary Caspar David Friedrich, Waldmüller did not interpret natural phenomena from a religious standpoint. In fact, he made the representation of light a central theme of his later work.

The Secessionists particularly revered Waldmüller and called his realistic way of portraying nature "ursecessionist", meaning extremely secessionist. The Belvedere currently owns the largest collection of his works in the world, which it is showing until the end of October.


Tribute to Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller. To mark the 150th 
anniversary of his death17 July - 26 October, 2015

www.belvedere.at

 

Rembrandt, Titian and Bellotto in Vienna

The winter palace is showing around 100 important works of grand masters from the Dresden Picture Gallery.

The electors of Saxony were famous for being passionate about collecting. Above all, August II., "the Strong", (1670-1733) and his son August III. (1696-1763) amassed a considerable collection of art in their Dresden Picture Gallery. It includes works by Rembrandt, Titian, Bernardo Bellotto, Guido Reni, Anthonis van Dyck, Diego Velázquez and Antoine Watteau. Around 100 of these paintings can be seen in the winter palace of Prince Eugene.

The exhibition "Rembrandt - Titian - Bellotto. Spirit and splendor of the Dresden Picture Gallery" traces the establishment and development of this art collection in seven chapters. Apart from the Saxon court as the seed for various art-related undertakings, themes also include the importance of the Dresden Academy of Art and individual genres such as portrait, landscape and still life.

Rembrandt - Titian - Bellotto. Spirit and splendor of the Dresden Picture Gallery11
June - 8 November 2015 
www.belvedere.at

 

Mozart!

September 2015 will see the globally successful musical "Mozart!" return to Vienna. Amongst the stars of the show on stage at the Raimund Theater: Oedo Kuipers, Thomas Borchert and Barbara Obermeier.


Mozart was a rock star during the Rococo period. The musical of the same name, written by the successful duo Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay, examines the world-famous musician and historical figure, who was also a legend of classical music.

On 24 September, 2015, a new version of Mozart! will return to Vienna, the place of its birth, following seven performances in seven countries in front of more than 1.9 million visitors. A new song, a love duet between Mozart and Constanze, will be heard for the first time.

Mozart is presented as an extraordinarily gifted artist who is struggling with life's challenges. The show, a coming of age drama, attempts to portray the typically clichéd historical figure without all the kitsch.

Oedo Kuipers can be seen in the leading role of Mozart; his father Leopold Mozart is played by public favorite Thomas Borchert. Mark Siebert is Hieronymus Colloredo, Barbara Obermeier plays Mozart's sister Nannerl and Franziska Schuster has the role of Konstanze Weber. Ana Milva Gomes takes on the part of the Baroness of Waldstätten.

Mozart! Musical at the Raimund Theater - From 24 September 2015
Tickets: www.wien-ticket.at/en

 

Vienna Masters 2015

From 17 to 20 September, Vienna plays host to the most important horse riding and show jumping tournament in Austria, the "Vienna Masters 2015", on City Hall Square. The Vienna Masters returns to Vienna City Hall Square in the tenth anniversary season of the Longines Global Champions Tour - making it the fourth time it has been held in Austria.

The Longines Global Champions Tour, the most prestigious show jumping series in equestrian sports with the biggest prize money, is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year. The 30 best riders and horses in the world ranking appear at 5-star show jumping trials. High-class dressage competitions also bring the elite of the discipline together.

Set against the backdrop of Vienna City Hall in the center of the city, there's more on offer than just top-level sport: Exciting show elements, a shopping mall worth seeing and a great culinary offering make this event a unique experience for the whole family. All of the seating areas around the arena are covered in 2015, which improves comfort levels for the spectators. On the Thursday, Friday and Saturday, all competitions of the Vienna Masters can be attended for free into the afternoon. Admission tickets are required for the top-level tournaments that follow and on the Sunday. The dining zone and exhibitor pavilions in front of the riding arena can always be accessed free of charge.

Vienna Masters – Horse meets city - 17-20 September 2015
Information, program and tickets: www.viennamasters.atwww.ticketmaster.at

 

 

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