New Year's Eve fireworks over Vienna City Hall

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New Year's Eve in Vienna: Celebrate Life. Experience Vienna.

Vienna is a city of pleasure. That becomes especially clear at the change of year, when the whole city celebrates. High spirits abound at gala dinners, in concert halls, at the opera or in chic bars. One thing is certain: You can spend a pleasant and safe New Year's Eve in Vienna.

Please note that specific measures against Covid-19 are in effect (closing time for hospitality: 10.00 pm). Find the latest updates here. 

Superb exhibitions and a dazzling array of concerts, operas, operetta hits, and the musical highlight Cats promise New Year's Eve guests a diverse program by day and night again this year.

Normally, the entire city center transforms into a giant party site on December 31 for the New Year's Eve Trail. Due to coronavirus, this Viennese institution is regrettably having to take another break in 2021.

Instead, numerous restaurants and hotels invite guests to special New Year's Eve dinners. At midnight, locals and guests of the city dance into the new year to the sounds of the Pummerin, the famous bell in St. Stephen's Cathedral. It so happens that the Pummerin only rings on special occasions. One of them is the change of year. The ringing of the Pummerin on New Year's Eve is even broadcast on radio and TV, followed by Johann Strauss's famous Blue Danube Waltz.

"Die Fledermaus" by Johann Strauss is performed in traditional style at the Vienna State Opera on New Year's Eve. And on New Year's Day, all of Vienna watches the traditional TV broadcast of the Vienna Philharmonic's New Year's Concert while enjoying a morning "hangover cure" brunch. Some Viennese hotels also broadcast the event live at a cozy brunch.

Celebrate Life. Experience Vienna.

Celebrate the new year with us! Celebrate Life. Experience Vienna. And not only at New Year's, but throughout the year. Because Vienna will be celebrating its big comeback in 2022: The city shows its best side and once again celebrates life, art, pleasure, and, of course, all aspects of extraordinary city life.

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