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Music Film Festival at City Hall Square

The classic among the Viennese summer festivals for over 30 years: For 65 days, City Hall Square is once again a pulsating open-air meeting point. The Music Film Festival presents musical highlights of opera, classical, pop, and rock as well as culinary delights every evening from July 1 to September 3. That's summer in Vienna. Admission is free!

Kultursommer Wien

The free open-air festival Kultursommer Wien turns places and neighborhoods outside the city center into festival zones. Artists from the areas of cabaret, literature, music, performance, dance, theater, and contemporary circus provide cultural entertainment from June 30 to August 13 – always from Thursday to Sunday. In addition to the extensive evening program, there's lots for children and families to enjoy as well.

Theater in the Park

The big success story of Michael Niavarani and Georg Hoanzl's Theater in the Park at the Belvedere continues in 2023. An open-air stage stands between two mighty sycamore trees in the private garden of Palais Schwarzenberg and offers a different program every day from May to September. The focus is on cabaret as well as theater and music. Included in the ticket is free admission to the museum in the Upper Belvedere on the day of the event or the following day.

Here's a bit of name-dropping: Maria Happel & Michael Maertens, Birgit Minichmayr, Maya Hakvoort, Mark Seibert, the Vienna Boys' Choir, Philharmonix, Stermann & Grissemann, Alfred Dorfer, Thomas Stipsits, Viktor Gernot – and host Michael Niavarani himself on 24 evenings in his version of "A Midsummer Night's Dream", loosely based on William Shakespeare. With confused people, real fairies and goblins, a poltergeist, and a donkey.

Summer Rhapsodie in the Garden

In front of the backdrop of Liechtenstein Garden Palace, the Summer Rhapsodie offers art and dining under a open sky. The program from July 10 to August 9 is as extensive as it is high-quality, with classics from literature, cabaret, and theater as well as concerts from classical to world.

In the line-Up: Literary hours with Erwin Steinhauer, Cornelius Obonya, Max Simonischek and Simone Kopmajer, musical highlights with Thomas Quasthoff and Wolfgang Muthspiel, and the audience's comedy favorites Adele Neuhauser, Christian Dolezal, and Fritz Karl. There's also a children's and family program with the series "Young Summer Rhapsody".

Magic Flute on strings

The world-famous puppets of the Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace dance outdoors again in 2023, in front of the theater building, during the Ope(r)n Air Sommerbühne (Open-Air and Opera Summer Stage). The fragile figures tell the story of Mozart's Magic Flute. There are special Magic Flute performances for the very youngest children. (June 1 – September 30, 2023, indoors in bad weather)

Africa Days Vienna

African music, art, culture, and culinary arts are on the program from August 11 to 28 in full colorful splendor: During the Africa Days Vienna festival on Danube Island, the continent presents itself at close quarters, also musically with three dozen captivating open-air concerts. The line-up includes reggae band Inner Circle.

Indoor: Theater am Spittelberg & ImPulsTanz

The Theater am Spittelberg – a former Viennese 'Pawlatschentheater', or courtyard gallery theater – is now a modern, renovated, yet charming indoor location situated in the heart of the smart Spittelberg district (formerly a crazy red-light district) near the MuseumsQuartier. The summer program is extremely colorful: world music, Viennese music, a capella, variety theater and comedy, theater, and children's performances. The best thing is to have a browse.

And then there's also the annual highlight for many dance enthusiasts: ImPulsTanz – Europe's biggest dance festival – once again gathers the international dance and performance scene in Vienna from July 6 to August 6. Beyond the performances, there are 200 workshops for everyone who wants to do more than just watch (including outdoor classes). From voguing to Funktastic Jam. Music acts and DJ sets are also part of the program.

There is even more on in Vienna – updated daily in the EVENT DATABASE.

Vienna City Hall (Wiener Rathaus)

Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1
1010 Vienna
  • Prices

    • Free guided tours
  • Guided tours

  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Swinging doors92 cm wide)
      • Ramp 545 cm long , 47 cm high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Lichtenfelsgasse, Felderstrasse
    • Elevator available
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Multimedia guides in Austrian and English sign language are available free of charge upon presentation of an official photographic form of ID (passport, identity card, driver’s license).

    • Comments

      Elevator near stair no. 7: door width: 92 cm, cabin depth: 240 cm, cabin width: 130 cm, passage to elevator: 110 cm.
      Elevator near stair no. 8: door width: 92 cm, passage to elevator: 88 cm, cabin width: 110 cm, cabin depth 210 cm.
      Wheelchair-accessible restroom / changing room (near stair no. 8).

Karlsplatz

Karlsplatz
1040 Vienna
  • Accessibility

    • Comments

      Guiding system for the visually impaired with special "leading stones" (grooves and knobs), which can be felt with canes or feet - for the passage between the individual artistic institutions on Karlsplatz (e.g. Künstlerhaus, Musikverein) and for crossing the Friedrichstrasse-Lothringerstrasse intersection (which has heavy traffic), the traffic lights have audible signals.

Theater im Park am Belvedere

Prinz-Eugen-Straße/Ecke Plößlgasse
1030 Vienna

Liechtenstein Garden Palace

Fürstengasse 1
1090 Vienna
  • Opening times

    • For groups by arrangement
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • (Double swinging doors143 cm wide)
        Gravel path to main entrance
      • Ramp 360 cm long , 250 cm  wide , 21 cm high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • Parking spaces for people with disabilities
        on Fürstengasse
    • Elevator available
      • Door 90 cm wide
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      exhibition rooms: no steps (library 3 steps, mobile ramp available).
      seeing-eye dogs permitted (advance information requested if possible).

Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace

Schloss Schönbrunn, Hofratstrakt
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -10%

      Additional information on the offer:

      With Cash 10% /
      With Credit Card 5%

  • Opening times

    • daily, 11:00 - 00:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 4 Steps (Double swinging doors125 cm wide)
      • Ramp 200 cm long , 50 cm high
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 9 Wheelchair spaces available (in the first row)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Comments

      No elevator available. Seeing-eye dogs permitted (prior arrangement).

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