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Things To Do In Vienna June 2024: Small And Beautiful Experiences

Things to do in Vienna June 2024. What should I do in Vienna in June 2024? And which events in Vienna should I visit?

In fact, the month’s eight highlights in Wien focus on classical music and food festivals, wine tours to a lavish ballet gala,  summer solstice at the Danube valley of Wachau, and a pop festival. If you love Mozart and operas, check my classical music tips in Vienna concerts.

1. Join Post-Museum Fun At MQ Amore

Things to do in Vienna June : MuseumsquartierThings to do in Vienna June 2024. From June onwards is probably the best time to enjoy the Museumsquartier’s outdoor programme. On warm summer afternoons and evenings you can try out your minigolf skills at the outdoor installation ‘MQ Amore’. Between pebble and lawn beds golf balls zing past contemporary art objects from various artists. If you feel like at the Italian Riviera in the 1950s that is intentional. 

Date: Monday to Friday, 12noon to 10pm; weekends and public holidays 10am to 10pm
Location: Museumsquartier
Admission: most public events are expected to be free;

2. Back To The Opera

Things to do in Vienna June 2024.  In the first half of June Chinese Princess Turandot challenges suitors to solve three riddles or face death at the Vienna State Opera. Meanwhile, Giacomo Puccini’s opera unfolds with the brave Prince Calaf risking his life to win Turandot’s hand, eventually thawing her icy heart with his love. At the same time  Verdi’s Nabucco depicts the struggles of the Jews in captivity under King Nebuchadnezzar (Nabucco) of Babylon, with themes of love, betrayal, and redemption.

In the second half of June, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart captures the scene with Cosí Fan Tutte. Watching a colourful and joyous setting, you can explore the complexities of love and fidelity as two officers test the faithfulness of their fiancées through a series of deceptions and misunderstandings.

Date: 1st to 30th June 2024
Location: Wiener Staatsoper 
Tickets: for performances at Vienna State Opera 

3. Take A Bike Tour Or Segway Tour

Things to do in Vienna April: e-bike tourThings to do in Vienna June 2024. I keep saying it but exploring Vienna by bike is so great. You can easily explore most of Vienna’s landmarks by bike. The two best Vienna tours by bike cover classical Vienna (morning tour) and the area around the Danube Island including sights of the Vienna Ringstrasse boulevard. They are great for orientating yourself. Besides, you will stop frequently to hear stories of landmarks you pass.

Things to do in Vienna April: Segway tourAn e-bike tour can take you much further. Last year, I joined an e-bike group up Vienna’s rolling hills and vineyards. Read the full story about my electric Vienna bicycle tour.

I have also done two segway tours in Vienna and loved them both. The first was a classical sightseeing tour along the Ringstrasse boulevard and across the historic city centre.

The second was a fun tour through the lush woodlands close to the Vienna Prater amusement park. Read my tour reviews in Vienna tours by segway

4.  Summer Night Concert

Things to do in Vienna June 2024. After a two-year break due to Covid 19, the concert organizers and the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra are back with their annual free open air concert. In the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace this massively popular event stages key musicians and conductors each year. For the upcoming performance under the theme LOVE, conductor Valery Gergiev and German operatic tenor Jonaus Kaufman will bring sweet opera, operetta, concert and ballet tunes from Jules Massenet to Emmerich Kálmán and Giacomo Puccini to life (tbc).

For further information visit Summer Night Concert. For more festival inspiration check my Vienna Music Festival guide.

Date: 7th June 2024; 8.45 pm 
Location: Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 147, 1130 Vienna;
Admission: free, no tickets required

5. “Listening To Love” With Arnold Schönberg

Things to do in Vienna June 2024. This year, Austrian Modernist composer and later US citizen Arnold Schönberg would celebrate his 150th birthday. Along with Gustav Mahler, Schönberg had presumably the greatest influence on musical life in 20th-century Vienna. Throughout June until early 2025 the Arnold Schönberg Center explores love in musical Modernism. Although Arnold Schönberg is known for rational and anti-emotional compositions his emotionally rich scores often show otherwise.

In this exhibition love songs, symphonic poems, and ensemble pieces mix with private messages and literary testimonies, showing both the loss and fulfillment of affection. 

Dates: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; closed on public holidays
Location: Arnold Schönberg Center, Zaunergasse 1-3, 1030 Vienna;
Admission: free

6. Secessionist Movement: Klimt, Stuck And Liebermann

Things to do in Vienna June 2024. Following its success in Berlin, this exhibition now travels to Vienna. In essense, it spotlights the secessionist movements in Munich, Vienna, and Berlin during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The term Secession marks the onset of modernism, notably associated with figures like Gustav Klimt in Vienna, Franz von Stuck in Munich, and Max Liebermann in Berlin.

Championing artistic freedom, vibrant expression, and an international outlook the Secessionist movement laid the groundwork for the rise of artistic modernism. At the exhibition you will see beautiful female portraits, vibrant sceneries of people and landscapes, and a strange sculpture of a devil…

Dates: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm; closed on public holidays
Location: Wien Museum, Karlsplatz 8, 1010 Vienna
Admission: from EUR 10

7. Vienna Symphonic Orchstra: Prater Picnic

Things to do in Vienna June 2024. In another series of bringing their music closer to the people the Vienna Symphonic Orchestra moves to the lush greenery of Vienna Prater Amusement Park. 

When the school year ends, the orchestrea invites everyone to a summer open-air concert in Vienna’s Prater. Bring your picnic basket and enjoy a diverse concert lineup on the Kaiserwiese lawn, with the impressive Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel in the background, to kick off the holiday season.

Dates: 28th June 2024; 7.30 pm
Location:  Kaiserwiese, Prater, 1020 Vienna
Admission: free

8. Head Out For A Burgenland Wine Tour

Things to do in Vienna June: Burgenland wine tourThings to do in Vienna June 2024.  While French Burgundy has long conquered the world stage for its wine Austrian Burgenland is catching up fast. Sharing the same geographical latitude, Burgenland vintners grow some of the best reds, whites, and roses in Austria. If you look for wine tasting in an authentic setting off the beaten tourist track, consider visiting Christof and Louise.

At barely an hour’s drive from Vienna, you will head for rolling vineyards, a vast steppe lake, and a fun tour through the couple’s wine rooms. Find out more in Burgenland Wine Tour.

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July – Things to do in Vienna, July

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