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Beethoven in Vienna – 10 Ideas To Connect With Him In Wien

Beethoven installation in Vienna Austria

Beethoven in Vienna. Did Beethoven live in Vienna? In fact, Beethoven spent almost two thirds of his life in Austria’s capital. While Mozart spent just 10 years in Wien, Beethoven lived in the capital of music for 35 years. Becoming Viennese by choice, Beethoven’s nationality was actually German. With the Beethoven 2020 anniversary approaching fast, classical music fans should therefore …

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Hidden Classical Music In Vienna: Mozart Off-Path

church St. Peter in Vienna

As you would expect classical music in Vienna echoes from every corner. But how do you know your chosen performance pays off? If the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra gave daily public concerts at EUR 50 a ticket the choice would be easy. But then I wouldn’t have been where I was and would never have discovered what I did. The Venue …

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Vienna Danube Concerts – Floating Concerts With Classics and Dinner

Vienna Danube concerts: floating concert

Vienna Danube Concerts. Many Europe travellers dream of a concert on the Danube. A local Viennese has dreamt of it his whole life. Then he just set it up, in his own unique way. I attended one of his floating classical concerts on the Old Danube. These concerts are not in any tourist guide, but word of mouth is spreading fast. …

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Vienna New Year Concert: Reviews

Things to do in Vienna April: Wiener Musikverein

Each New Year’s Day, millions watch the illustrious Vienna New Year Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on TV. It’s no secret that concert tickets are tricky to get and carry a price tag. Is it worth the time and money to experience the Neujahrskonzert?  Why Visit The Vienna New Year Concert? There are several reasons why you should consider …

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Stephansdom: St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Vienna

Stephansdom: St. Stephen's Cathedral

Actually, the story of Vienna’s Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) also tells the story of Vienna. Not least because it has been around for 900 years and is a key local landmark. As a native I instinctively associate ‘Steffl’ with mundane things like cream wafers, radio and school kids rattling charity moneyboxes in the streets; but you will get the key …

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Vienna Tourism Calendar 2024 For Non-Tourists

Wienissimo food festival

Vienna tourism calendar. While it is hard to get lost in Vienna, you CAN lose yourself in its cultural offer. To help you focus, this month-by-month calendar lists the top highlights: from operas and concerts, music and food festivals, and top exhibitions, to the best seasonal tours and popular neighborhood events. To find relevant dates, addresses, opening times and booking …

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Vienna New Years Concert: How To Get Tickets For 2025

Vienna New Year's Concert, Daniel Barenboim

Every year, on the first day of January, the Vienna New Year’s Concert blasts across millions of TV screens around the world. Since the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra started the concert in 1939 it has become a global phenomenon. Thousands of music lovers from all over the world make a pilgrimage to Vienna to witness this once-in-a-lifetime event. But obtaining tickets …

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Vienna Concerts 2024 – 18+ Examples To Avoid Tourist Traps

Vienna Concerts: Vienna Symphonics at Konzerthaus

[todaysdate format=”F Y”]  Every day, my home city stages one to three dozen Vienna concerts. To make things more complicated, the ‘capital of music’ hosts events with varying levels of quality. Let’s assume you are after quality music events and would like to avoid tourist traps. To facilitate your choice I’m sharing a list of great and good concerts below: …

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Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra – How To Get Concert Tickets

Things to do in Vienna December: Musikverein

Clearly, there are no more elusive musicians than the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Because of their outstanding fame, experiencing the Wiener Philharmoniker live has turned into a life goal for many classical music fans.  If you want more than TV and live streaming,  find out how to bag tickets for one of the most famous orchestras in the world. Wiener Philharmoniker …

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Schönbrunn Palace Insider Guide: How To Prepare Your Visit

Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

[todaysdate format=”F Y”]  Because it’s my home city’s top tourist attraction, this Schönbrunn Palace insider guide to Vienna’s most stunning castle will take you a step ahead. With millions of visitors per year the Hapsburg palace is a well-trodden path. To inspire your visit let me share my own guide to pomp and stucco, hidden corners and insider experiences.  Why …

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