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Vienna Opera Ball

A suitable finale to Austria's ball season, the annual Opera Ball is a prestigious affair that is famed across Europe. Don't despair if you don't have a ticket o the ball, as the event is broadcast live on Austrian television. 

Date: 01 February 2023 - 28 February 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Vienna State Opera House.


Schonbrunn Palace Easter Market

With the incredible Baroque architecture of Schonbrunn Palace in the background, this has to be one of the prettiest settings for a market anywhere in the world. It is also a great place to soak up the atmosphere and learn more about Austrian Easter traditions and customs as shoppers browse the main stalls selling everything from Easter eggs to handmade gifts and souvenirs. There are also numerous drinks and food stalls selling regional and national specialities.

Date: 25 March 2023 - 11 April 2023
Venue: Schonbrunn Palace.


Wiener Festwochen (Vienna Festival)

The Wiener Festwochen takes place every year at different venues. It's an extravaganza of music, drama and dance.

Date: 12 May 2023 - 21 June 2023
Venue: Venues throughout the city.


Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival)

Europe's largest open-air events, the Danube Island Festival, can be experienced between the Nordsteg and Reichsbrücke bridges and on several stages. There is also a big fireworks display.

Date: 23 June 2023 - 25 June 2023
Venue: Danube Island, Vienna.


Music Film Festival

The programmes cover a multitude of genres from opera, through ballet to musicals. The relaxed atmosphere of this event attracts large crowds to the screenings.

Date: 01 July 2023 - 03 September 2023
Venue: Town Hall Square.



Austria's most important international film event, the Viennale showcases a great selection of films from all over the world alongside features by home-grown filmmakers. The festival has a particular reputation for screening documentaries and short feature films.

Date: 19 October 2023 - 31 October 2023
Venue: Various venues across Vienna.


Christkindlmarkt (Christmas Market)

Markets selling trinkets, hand-made products, and, of course, Glühwein (mulled wine).

Date: 01 November 2023 - 23 December 2023
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Rathausplatz


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Once a royal residence, this glorious palace in the heart of the city has been transformed into a hotel that is the epitome of luxury and modern convenience. Its 35 suites are individually decorated and come with plenty of add-ons, such as a full kitchen, flat-screen TV, and high-speed Internet access. The Coburg also holds nine function rooms of palatial quality, a health spa, an enormous wine cellar, and one of Vienna's finest restaurants.

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Le Méridien

Set on the Ringstrasse, a short stroll from the Vienna State Opera and the Hofburg Palace, this modern addition to the city's list of top-end hotels combines history and contemporary style, with 294 "Art +Tech" rooms equipped with all mod cons, an excellent fitness suite with spa, and the ultra-trendy Shambala Bar.

Pension Pertschy

In the heart of town, this 4-star pension was formerly the Palais Cavriana (1734). It boasts 55 spacious grand and well-equipped rooms. There is a free Internet terminal in the hall. Enjoy the start to the day with the extensive Viennese breakfast buffet.

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Hotel Haydn

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