Image by Julia Heiligenbrunner

Summer equals concerts – Free open air festivals

Why do we Viennese love summer? Because all over the city there are cultural stages popping up. Our city government supports A LOT of it, so we can enjoy tons of activities for free. Lucky us, aaaand lucky you!

Where you can have fun in the upcoming months:

Europe’s biggest open air music festival free of charge, the Danube Island Festival was founded in 1984 and is popular ever since. It lasts three days and attracts up to three million people each year [June 22 – 24]

Popfest, in front of Karlskirche (which you can see in the background on above picture) is going to happen soon! [July 26-29]

Enjoy free concerts and more cool stuff in a somewhat intimate atmosphere at WUK, the concerts are called “Platzkonzert” [July 23 – August 10]

On August 26 the music and culture festival Gürtelnightwalk invites you to dance and enjoy indie/rock/pop/electro performances on several open air stages and more.

IF you’re looking for a real local experience however – I hereby guarantee you, you’re going to be the only foreigner there 😀 – and if you dare diving into a crowd maybe a bit older: check out Bühne Donaupark! [July 7 – August 26]

Another noteworthy music event is the Vienna Jazz Fest [June 15 – July 10] for which you must buy tickets though.

Hoping there’s at least one festival meeting your musical needs. Otherwise search for concerts here, or here (Jugendinfo always is €2-3 cheaper than elsewhere)!

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Karlsplatz, Vienna

Opening Times

All summer, depending on shows



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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)