Vienna is synonymous to classical music and many of its world renowned composers did their work with the help of a piano. In fact, some of the best Viennese classical music are played on the piano.
Germany may be well known for its Oktoberfest but Vienna is not to be outdone because it also has its own version called the Wiener Wiesn Festival. Scheduled on September 19 to October 6 in Vienna Prater, the event will feature music (Austrian bands to include EAV, Jazz Gitti, Adi Hirschal, and Petra Fey), traditional costumes as well as food, particularly delicacies, and customs.
The Wiener Riesenrad is the famous giant ferris wheel in Vienna’s Prater Amusement Park. It is the city’s icon, one of its most attention grabbing structure and one that provides an extraordinary experience for those willing to take the ride up there. Each year, the Riesenrad attracts some 750,000 visitors.
Summer is often best enjoyed outdoors. If you’re in Vienna, you’re very lucky as the city offers so many places where you can stay out with loved ones and friends whether to dine, stroll around or simply chill out during daytime or nighttime.
The MuseumsQuartier, also known as MQ, is one of Vienna’s hotspots during summer apart from being one of the world’s 10 biggest cultural areas. Here, various outdoor activities take place starting in May.
While MQ is famous for its major museums and trendy restaurants, it’s the main courtyard that comes alive during the entire summer season. The boules area and guest gardens are often filled with visitors and local residents wanting to spend their free time while out basking in the sun.
The Vienna Ballet is one of Austria’s pride and one of the world’s prestigious ballet companies. From September to June each year, it presents amazing dance performances. For the 2012-2013 season, it presents 14 performances from the classics to the new productions.
Currently, Manuel Legris is the director who took over the helm in 2010. He is the former Danseur Etoile of the Ballet of the Paris Opera. The Vienna State Ballet performs regularly at the Vienna State Opera an the Volksoper Wien.
The open air cinema that’s only done in Vienna has just been launched. For 41 days starting this June until August 22nd, the Volxskino cinema will present a total of 20 films at 30 locations around the capital’s 14 districts.
To kick off this event, Volxskino has picked Karmeliterplatz in the district of Leopoldstadt. The first film being shown is the original version of Jesus Henry Christ. This 2012 movie stars Toni Collette, Michael Sheen and Jason Spevack and is directed by Dennis Lee, an American.
Bird lovers have something to look forward to while visiting the Schonbrunn Zoo in Vienna. Now, they can enjoy the sight of more flamingos.
Just recently 19 pink flamingos were hatched in the zoo facility. And as more eggs are still being incubated, reports have it that this number can set a new record for the long-legged birds.
This tall and wading bird species normally mate during winter time. Once hatched from the eggs, the baby flamingos stay in their next and underneath the feather of their parents most of the time.
Elegant balls are part of the Viennese culture. These take place each year and one of them is the Life Ball.
Unlike the other balls, however, the Life Ball is focused on the AIDS campaign and people suffering from it. It is, in fact, one of the world’s largest charity and star-studded events.
This year, Vienna’s Life Ball is set on May 25 with the theme “1001 Arabian Nights.” In line with the theme, the event will feature poetry, fairy tales, fabulous animals and the well-known genies.