Highlights in Vienna 2019 Part 2

Today follows the second part of highlights in Vienna. We start now in July, so directly in the summer time. And in summer too there are great festivals in Vienna that are a perfect combination to enjoy warm summer evenings with a great program. So, let's continue.

HL19-Bootfahren auf der Alten Donau © WienTourismus  Paul Bauer

HL19-Musikfilm-Festival am Rathausplatz © WienTourismus  Christian Stemper

July 2019

Film Festival Rathausplatz - June 29th to September 1st

Directly in front of the town hall, the film festival will take place again during summer. This popular summer event provides easy and free access to high quality culture with a wealth of cinematic productions from the genres of opera, operetta, classical concert, ballet, contemporary dance, pop and jazz. This great offer is rounded off by a colorful culinary program where you can indulge yourself completely. Certainly one of the highlights in the summer.

Impuls Dance Festival - 11th July to 11th August

ImPulsTanz has become one of the most important contemporary dance festivals worldwide. Thousands of professional dancers, choreographers, lecturers and dance enthusiasts from all over the world meet here, inspire each other, research together, exchange ideas and transform Vienna into an epicenter of contemporary dance and performance art every summer. It is the biggest festival of its kind in Europe. At you will find this unique offer as well as the full program.



August 2019

Africa Days on the Danube Island 09th to 26th of August

Africa has so many facets and that's exactly what the organizers want to show. At the same time, they also show the reality of the entire continent and set a sign of tolerance and understanding between the cultures. Exhibitors, musicians, dancers, artists and restaurateurs contribute to bringing the esprit of Africa to life at the Africa Days. The centerpiece of the festival is the Grand Bazaar, with handicrafts from Africa, drumming and dance workshops and a colorful children's program with storytellers, handicraft and play corner. All information about this colorful festival can be found at

Strandbar Herrmann © WienTourismus  Christian Stemper

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October 2019

Long Night of the Museums - early October

This night will be long and very cultural. Because at the Long Night of the Museums, you have the chance to see over 100 museums in Vienna for a whole night. With just one ticket, jut to notice. Here in the blog I have already reported on the previous ones, just filter for "museums"

Viennale - end of October

At the end of October, Vienna will be all about cinema and film, because then the time of the Viennale comes, a festival with an urban flair and international orientation. The Viennale is Austria's largest international film event and at the same time one of the most multifaceted and high-quality film festivals in the European context.




November & December 2019

Christmas Markets & New Year's Eve path

Well and then the year is slowly coming to an end. But before that you still have the opportunity to spend the Christmas time moody at the many Christmas markets throughout Vienna. From mid-November, the first markets are open. Which one is your favorite?

The turn of the year you can then celebrate with style on the New Year's Eve trail and welcome the New Year in a unique atmosphere.

These were some of the highlights of 2019.

But the year and the city have so much more to offer. I will tell you about some of the things here in the blog, but you will also discover some things by yourself when you are in Vienna the next time. And some things you might keep for your next visit to Vienna. But, well, in the meantime new exciting things will come too. No matter, you already know, Vienna is always worth a trip. In this sense, I wish you much fun planning your next visit to Vienna.