Summer 2019 in Austria – Discover Vienna, the unique world capital of music, and much more!
Are you looking for some inspiration for your next holiday destination in summer 2019? Then it's time to head for Austria! Discover the various cultural, musical and historical attractions of the beautiful Alpine republic and especially its jewel Vienna, cultural and music capital of incomparable prestige.
What makes a trip to the musical metropolis Vienna in summer so irresistible?
The 2019 summer season in Vienna offers you numerous occasions to enjoy wonderful classical concerts at superb venues of historical & elegant ambience.
The Viennese concert culture is unique and of the highest quality recognized worldwide, just think of the Vienna Boys’ Choir or the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. The wide musical spectrum of Vienna conquers hearts of music lovers from all over the world, ranging from classical music, jazz concerts and musicals to more progressive current trends. Truly any genre of music can be found here!.
Vienna also enchants its visitors with some of the best concert halls in the world. Both acoustically and architecturally the city impresses with venues such as the Vienna State Opera, the Konzerthaus, the Musikverein with the unique acoustics of its Golden Hall as well as the impressive interiors of churches such as the St. Charles Church or the Minoriten Church, where concerts also take place.
... You love Mozart's "Magic Flute"? "The Blue Danube" by Strauss? Or Vivaldi's "Four Seasons"? Then you'll be perfectly happy in Vienna. And that was only a small selection of masterpieces from an actually endless range of music that Vienna has to offer. And one thing’s for sure: every single concert is a unique experience that you will never forget and cherish forever!
Quick facts & tracks for all the Mozart & Strauss fans
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart… undoubtedly one of the most famous musicians of all time. The composer's extensive oeuvre is of worldwide reputation and belongs to the most important repertoire of classical music. Swing by the Mozarthaus* in Vienna to immerse yourself in Mozart's dazzlingly creative world (including the original preserved Mozart apartment, where he stayed from 1784 to 1787).
While strolling through Vienna's city centre, marvel at the Mozart monument* in the beautiful Burggarten near the State Opera. Taking a photo here with his statue is virtually a must for every Mozart enthusiast. And last but not least, enter the beautiful St. Michael's Church* to experience the ambience where once upon a time, Mozart's Requiem was premiered.
Josefplatz 1 (other entry points: behind the Albertina museum/ “Ring” side: beginning of Burgring)
St. Michael’s Church
Shhhh… here’s an additional tip for you: Why don’t you combine your stay in Vienna with a wonderful excursion to Salzburg, the famous City of Mozart! Museums at Getreidegasse, his birthplace, and at his former residence on Makartplatz are two of the many striking places to remember Mozart. The spirit of this extraordinary musician can be felt at basically every corner of Salzburg's old town. On top of that, you can explore the Fortress Hohensalzburg with its breathtaking view over the city while savoring the original ‘Mozartkugel’ delicacy.
Now how about a hint of romance? In the evening you can stroll around through the enchanting Mirabell Gardens and enjoy the luminous ‘Leuchtbrunnen’ concert, free of charge. This authentic spectacle takes place every Wednesday at 8.30 pm from May until the end of August, charming its audience with rhythmic sounds of local brass musicians. All of this in the setting of the illuminated Four Elements Fountain in the Mirabell Gardens under a sparkling starry sky – truly magical…
The name Strauss also never fails to delight every musician's heart: the legendary Austrian family dynasty produced several world-famous musicians. Johann Strauss I composed the highly acclaimed Radetzky March and his son Johann Strauss is considered the Waltz King: his timeless masterpiece The Blue Danube is even considered the unofficial national/ Viennese anthem. The other two sons of the Strauss dynasty, Josef & Eduard, were also renowned composers. The members of the Strauss dynasty were definitely born under a lucky (musical :) star, and there is a reason for the famous quotation that says:
"The Strauss family is a cosmos in its own right that cannot be compared with anything in the world."
A short Strauss route through Vienna takes you from the original apartment** of Johann Strauss II to the Museum of the Johann Strauss dynasty**. Afterwards, treat yourself to an extensive promenade with bright sunshine through the beautiful Stadtpark, where you'll discover the golden Monument of Johann Strauss II**, one of Vienna's most popular photographic motifs.
... and one more little extra treat: drop by the famous House of Music**, Vienna's interactive experience and sound museum, where you can be a virtual conductor for the day! Try your hand at conducting the Blue Danube Waltz or the Radetzky March while the world-renowned Vienna Philharmonic (through video projection) obeys you.
Johann Strauss Apartment
Museum of the Johann Strauss Dynasty
Johann Strauss Monument
House of Music
- Vienna’s lively musical diversity in summer
Vienna is known to be a pulsating metropolis of classical music, where more famous composers have lived in than in any other city. Most of the impressive venues and concert halls are centrally located directly in the inner city of Vienna.
We invite you to follow this link to our other blog with a compact overview of the best classical concerts in Vienna including a small guide for the "perfect classical day" in this fascinating city :)
We will be more than happy to provide you with the tickets your heart desires!
With all the sightseeing, an important question pops up in the course of the day...
…care for something sweet?
Not far from the Hofburg, the artistically designed display case of Demel will catch your eye. Kohlmarkt 14 is where you will find the famous Hofzuckerbäckerei, one of Vienna's finest confectioners. Demel is a Viennese institution, dating back from the times of the Monarchy. Coming here is a crucial part of the Viennese coffee house experience. Time to sit down and relax with a classic coffee & piece of wonderful strudel. Even Empress Sissi could not resist Demel’s sweet delicacies back in imperial times... neither will you!
Another visitor highlight due to its unique view is definitely the Danube Tower. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get an amazing overview of the entire Danube metropolis!
By the way: one of the best ways to get to know the most important sights & attractions of Vienna is the Vienna PASS – we have the right fit for you (either for 1, 2, 3 or 6 days) so that you can explore the city in the best & easiest way possible.
- Plans for the night? How about…
How about a typical Viennese dinner followed by an incomparable classical concert experience? Here you will find exactly the right blend of culture, classical music and culinary delights to pamper your palate with Austrian specialties such as the Viennese Schnitzel (veal) or Tafelspitz (boiled beef). After your splendid dinner in beautiful ambiance you may later enjoy an elegant and classical concert.
And for a refreshing break in between...During summer season, the temperatures in Vienna can rise quite a bit. What's more tempting on such a hot summer's day than enjoying a superb cold ice cream? Whether it's during the day on a stroll around town or in the evening after your concert visit, the Viennese ice cream shops have long opening hours and are always much frequented.
2 special insider tips for the inner city: Zanoni is especially popular and just the right place for you when you’re in the mood for classic-Italian gelato. If you’d rather try something more extravagant, you'll get your money's worth at the Eis-Greissler. Located very close to the city’s landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Eis-Greissler attracts its many visitors with a varied assortment of extraordinary flavours (caramel with pretzels, poppy seed, honey with petals or camelina-chia) that impress with their natural taste.
Treat yourself to the pleasure of the Viennese ice-cream culture!
- Now how about a tour?
Vienna and Austria can also wonderfully be explored through tours. Whether you prefer a city tour, a boat trip on the Danube or an exclusive private tour with a guide, we’ll arrange it for you. For example, get to know the enchantingly beautiful Danube valley or the natural Vienna Woods (Liechtenstein Castle, Seegrotte and much more) on a tour with a personal guide and exciting background stories that you won't find in any travel guide.
You can easily book your tickets or tours here now and spend an unforgettable summer 2019 in Vienna & Austria!
Discover new arts, cultural trends and timeless musical classics during your trip to Austria. Especially the pulsating world capital of music, Vienna, will enchant you with traces of classical music being omnipresent at every corner of the city. Get ready for all the wonderful moments you will remember forever!