Things to do in Vienna November: Voicemania
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Things To Do In Vienna November 2024 – Events, Concerts And More

Things to do in Vienna November 2024. The quiet pre-Christmas season in Wien is great for walks, wine, seasonal shopping, and culture. In the local parks and gardens, the autumn colours are on display: Take a leisurely stroll through the expansive gardens of Schönbrunn Palace or visit Burggarten, which offers picturesque views of the Hofburg Palace. From mid November, the first Christmas markets are open, and the first advent concerts start just a little later.

Voice Mania: Balcanto

Things to do in Vienna November: Voice ManiaThings to do in Vienna November 2024.  Neither you nor the world have gone crazy if you hear voices between 4th and 30th November.

For three weeks, Vienna’s city centre will turn into a pop, rock, jazz, swing, world music and comedy stage when 12 vocal ensembles and solists from Austria, Germany, Central Europe and Madagaskar let their voices ring from balconies and church galleries. For example, like the members of V.O.I.C.E. – Vienna Pop & Jazz Choir Experience (see header picture). Find out more about this festival, and eight more, in my Vienna Music Festival guide.

Balcanto date: early November 2024 (tbc), 2pm to 5pm

Locations:  Michaelerkirche (church) – Michaelerplatz 5; Rienmüller solicitors – Kohlmarkt 16; Fashion house Hämmerle – Kohlmarkt 7;  Church St. Peter – Petersplatz; Scheer (bespoke shoes and bags) – Bräunerstraße 4; Johann Nestroy birth place – Bräunerstraße 3; Modeatelier Knize – Graben 13; Fashion house Liszka – Graben 12; Neuer Markt – Donnerbrunnen;

Opening of Carnival Season in Vienna

Things to do in Vienna November 2024.  Thanks to local dance schools, the opening of the carnival season in Vienna represents the biggest ballroom dance in Central Europe, and probably the most fun opportunity to dance quadrille. Every year, locals from all walks of life anticipate the grand spectacle that unfolds at Vienna’s Stephansplatz. Guided by a seasoned dance master, the world’s largest quadrille comes to life, followed by the exhilarating gallop and the subsequent Viennese waltz to tunes of Johann Strauss

Everyone is welcome to join this public dance celebration without any specific dress code. All you need is a shared passion for dancing. To sweeten the experience, all participants are treated to delicious fresh Niemetz Sweden bombs at the event’s conclusion.

Date: 11th November 2024
Location: Graben boulevard in the city centre;
Time: 11 minutes past 11.00 am
Admission: free

Celebrating St. Martin’s 

Things to do in Vienna November 2024. Every year on November 11th Austria along with Central Europe celebrates the Day of Saint Martin of Tours. According to old custom, the goose eating, the St. Martin’s parade and the St. Martin’s singing take place during this time. Some Viennese districts such as Landstrasse and Hernals celebrate with a big parade with colorful lanterns, musical accompaniment and traditional songs as well as a St. Martin on horseback.

However, the custom of eating roast goose on St. Martin’s Day has another background. As the strict Lent began after November 11th the Martini feast gave people another opportunity to eat their fill at this feast.

In early November you will find Martini goose on the menu of various local restaurants and inns, for example at Zu den Drei Hacken.

Art And Wine Tour

Things to do in Vienna November: Babenberg family tree at Klosterneuburg abbeyThings to do in Vienna November 2024. To do something off-path in Vienna in November, Klosterneuburg Abbey and its fantastic wine cellar excite wine and history fans. While every Viennese knows Klosterneuburg, Austria’s oldest wine estate has managed to slip past mass tourism. This photo shows a detail of the stunning Medieval Babenberg family  tree in the abbey’s Imperial palace rooms.

On a misty November morning I toured the abbey’s amazing art treasures and wine cellar with local tour guide Regina. Read More. To explore my personal shortlist of other great guided walks go to Vienna walking tours

Mozart’s Magic Flute, Marriage of Figaro And More

Things to do in Vienna November 2024. Throughout November, Vienna’s two largest opera houses traditionally stage top operas, such as Mozart’s Zauberflöte (Magic Flute) and The Marriage of Figaro, Puccini’s Manon Lescot and Ligeti’s La Grande Macabre. (2023 performances)

In The Magic Flute, Prince Tamino, guided by the birdcatcher Papageno, rescues Pamina, the daughter of the Queen of the Night, while navigating a series of trials and tests of love and enlightenment. The Marriage of Figaro is a comedic opera by Mozart that explores the complexities of love, marriage, and class dynamics through a tangled web of mistaken identities, witty dialogue, and delightful music.

While buying tickets for Wiener Volksoper is relatively easy, read my story on booking Vienna opera tickets for Wiener Staatsoper.

Dates: throughout November 2024
Location: Wiener Staatsoper, Opernplatz 2, 1010 Vienna; Wiener Volksoper, Währinger Strasse 78, 1090 Vienna
Tickets: get tickets

Wien Modern Festival

Things to do in Vienna November: opening concert Wien ModernThings to do in Vienna November 2024.  Lovers of modern and experimental music will look to make space in their calendars for the annual Wien Modern Festival. In celebration of Arnold Schönberg’s 150-year anniversary, monumental sounds will burst from several event locations across the city. 

Wien Modern is a renowned contemporary music festival held in Vienna, Austria, known for its commitment to presenting innovative and cutting-edge compositions and performances. It showcases a diverse range of musical styles and genres, fostering artistic experimentation and pushing the boundaries of traditional music through its dynamic and thought-provoking programming.

Find out more about Wien Modern in my Vienna Music Festival guide.

More Things To Do In Vienna November: Campus Market

Things to do in Vienna November 2024.  At the Christmas village at university campus Altes AKH, there is enough space to enjoy the Christmas season in a carefree way, this year. While due to Covid-19 there will be no stage programme the ice curling lanes are still open. Not to speak of the many food and drink stalls and arts and crafts tents.

Location: Altes AKH (university campus), Hof 1; Alser Strasse/Spitalgasse; A-1090 Vienna;
Date and Time: 11th November to 23rd December 2024 (tbc); further information in my Vienna Christmas market guide;

Check things to do during other months:
visit Things to do in Vienna, October
go to Things to do in Vienna, December

more about (Advent) Vienna Concerts – My Shortlist of the best Music Events

see also Vienna Attractions – Guide to Hotspots and Insider Tips
go to Visit Vienna – 20 Free Vacation Tools and Travel Tips

more things to do during other months: Vienna Tourism Calendar
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