Why do we Viennese love summer? All over the city cultural stages pop up. The city government supports most of them, so we enjoy tons of activities for free. Lucky us, aaaand lucky you.
While regulations just relaxed – Corona is not over yet! According to federal government standards, you must either be vaccinated, tested, or recovered and bring proof of it along.
Where you find the fun:
Offering an extensive program in almost every district, the Viennese Cultural Summer with plenty of small stages invites you to enjoy concerts, dance shows, plays, readings, and comedy. All spots are accessible, and your dogs are welcome, too (with a leash and muzzle). The website is German only, however, many terms are anglicisms anyway 😉 [until August 15]
And for a real local experience (you’re going to be the only foreigner there, for sure) if you dare diving into a crowd maybe a bit older: check out the events at Bohemian Prater.
An area with the flair of a cozy lounge is waiting for you at Rathausplatz- find the full list here [until September 4]. They show concerts on a 300 m² screen, which is why I also included it in my open-air cinema article.
From August 2 – September 16, the concert tour bus will stop in all 23 of Vienna’s districts, offering a colorful variety in 40 performance days with 80 acts. The highlight of the (usually millions accommodating) Donauinselfest will follow it, with four music stages.