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Culture for the Visually Impaired

Trust the culture capital of Austria to find ways so that those who are blind can also enjoy what used to a virtually visual experience for many. The city’s premier theater institutions have come up with special events and innovative services that make live performances equally pleasurable to those who are visually-handicapped. Here are some of them:
The highly creative and unconventional Schauspielhaus has partnered with the University of Vienna’s Research Unit for Special Needs and Inclusive Education for a unique service for blind and visually-impaired theatre patrons. […]

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KlezMore Festival

In Vienna, the Jewish community has another highly-anticipated festival before the Hanukkah and this is the KlezMore Festival. The musical event celebrates the Klezmer music, a traditional upbeat music played by Ashkenazi Jews for special occasions such as weddings. This ancient Yiddish folk music tradition that dates as far back as the 2nd century CE has survived through time and is celebrated in Vienna through the KlezMore Festival, a 15-day cultural event in Vienna.

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Mobelmuseum

Those who are ever curious about how the royalty in Vienna lived during their glory days can find several places in the city where they can satisfy their interest. The Habsburg dynasty in particular has left numerous collections in their stately mansions and palaces that most of them have been converted into museums. One of these museums was actually a mere storage space for the thousands of furniture that the royal family amassed over centuries – the Mobelmuseum of the K.K. Hofmobiliendepot. […]

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Burgtheater Vienna – Why Tourists love Burgtheater Wien Program & History?

One of the most popular attractions in Vienna and the second oldest theatre in Europe is the Burgtheater. Opened on 1741adjacent to the Hofburg palace from the order of Empress Maria Theresia of Austria, it was originally called K.K. Hoftheater nachst der Burg and was the start of the German-language theatre in the city. Over a century later, the theater was rebuilt and moved to the Ringstrasse boulevard. It suffered heavy damages during the World War II and was only restored to its former glory in 1955. […]

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Music Events in Autumn

This year’s fall calendar of musical festivals and events is shaping up to be a highly entertaining one with its eclectic mix of performances and presentations. Just recently, the “Waves Vienna” ended on a high note with 90 acts from all over the world and a record attendance of over 10,500 visitors. There was also the two-day “Vienna Fingerstyle Festival” where top international acoustic guitar musicians like David Lindorfer and Jon Gomm performed. If you don’t want to miss any more of Vienna’s fun music scene this autumn, mark these upcoming events in your date book. […]

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Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

Not to be confused with the Museum of Ethnology, the “Osterreichisches Museum fur Volkskunde” is a museum for students and lovers of local culture. It was founded in 1895 and has been in the Schonborn Palace in the Josefstadt district since 1917. The museum features collections of indigenous materials created by local folk from the 16th to the 19th centuries. […]

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Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente

Even if you are not a musician chances are you will still find this exhibit of instruments at the Neue Burg in the Sammlung alter Musikinstrumente, or the Collection of Early Musical Instruments quite interesting. Said to be among the largest and most significant Renaissance and Baroque collections in the world, the rare and unique instruments started from the collections of Archduke Ferdinand of Tyrol. Over time, it has grown and expanded from various donations and acquisitions by the museum. […]

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Palais Auersperg

Also known as the “Palais Rofrano” or the “Rosenkavalier Palace” (after its original owner Hieronymus Capece de Rofrano) this 18th century Baroque style palace is one of the most significant garden palaces in Vienna. It was built in the early 1700s by two famous architects and designers Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt and has been a favorite residence for the royalty. Among those who used the palace was Prince Joseph of Saxe-Hildburghausen who promptly turned it into an entertainment venue where music, balls and receptions were held regularly. […]

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150 Years of Gustav Klimt

The year 2012 marks the 150th birth anniversary of one of Vienna’s most celebrated artists, Gustav Klimt. One of the founding fathers of the Secession Movement, Klimt has been influential to many artists and his works – the most famous of which is “The Kiss”-have inspired many reinterpretations and incorporated in various media. To honor one of its illustrious sons, Vienna (and the rest of Austria) has put together a series of special exhibitions and activities highlighting Klimt’s works and his personal life. […]

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Long Night of the Museums

Have you ever wanted to visit as many museums as you can in one trip but didn’t want to pay all those entrance fees? If you find yourself in Vienna (or in other parts of Austria) on October 6th, here is your wonderful opportunity to cross that item off your bucket list. Austria’s museums are opening their doors for the “ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen,” (The Long Night of the Museums). A total of 670 museums, galleries and cultural institutions will be participating this year, with over 120 in Vienna alone. […]