Art & Culture in Vienna - Highlights 2019
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Art & Culture in Vienna 2019

Theatre, exhibitions, fairs, markets, music ...

There is always a good reason for art and culture lovers to visit Vienna. We present the current highlights from the extensive Viennese cultural programme on this page.

Musical CATS ©RUG_Alessandro_Pinna

CATS – A legend returns!

The most successful musical of all times will be performed again at the Wiener Ronacher from 21 September 2019. Breathtaking dance, legendary costumes, a magical stage design and rousing music have captivated more than 73 million people around the globe since its premiere in 1981. Of course, the audience can also expect the touching world hit "Memory".
An unforgettable theatre evening for the whole family. In German language. Dates & Tickets

Excursion to the Vienna Woods - (c) Wien Tourismus/ Peter Rigaud

Autumn is Heurigen time

The autumn with its mild temperatures is ideal for an excursion into the Vienna Woods with beautiful views of Vienna and the Danube. At the Heurigen, the typical wine taverns in the sourroundings of Vienna, fresh cider and wine, a savoury "Brettljause" with cheese, bacon and spreads will await you in a rustic ambience and idyllic gardens.

Ask our reception team, which "Heurige" are currently open. They will also be happy to help you plan your trip and can also recommend hiking routes and view points.

Albrecht Dürer Exhibition © Albertina, Wien

Albrecht Dürer - extensive international exhibition

With its nearly 140 works, the Albertina Museum is home to the world’s most important collection of drawings by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528). The focus of this collection is on family portraits and studies of animals and plants.

The present exhibition also includes valuable international loan works in order to present Dürer’s drawn, printed, and painted oeuvres as equally great artistic achievements. With over 100 drawings, a dozen paintings, personal notes and other rare documents, the work of this Renaissance genius is presented more extensively than ever before. Opening on 20 September 2019. Book tickets online

Caravaggion & Bernini Exhibition © KHM-Museumsverband

Caravaggio & Bernini

From 15 October 2019, the Kunsthistorische Museum Wien will dedicate a large international exhibition to the revolutionary new art of the flourishing Baroque era.
With sixty major works - paintings and sculptures - by artists of the early 17th century, it traces the intense passions, strong movement and colourful theatricality of this epoch. The focus is on the painter Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio (1571-1610) and the sculptor Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680), who cut quite a dash in contemporary Rome with their novel idioms and unconventional lifestyles. Book tickets online

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JOE'S TIP: Early bird bonus at the Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus

Make sure you book your room in time at the centrally located Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus. From here you can easily reach the city centre of Vienna and many cultural sites on foot. Book directly via our website at least 20 days before your arrival and benefit from our early booking rates for stays of two nights or more. Book rooms & suites online

MAK Museum für Angewandte Kunst - (c) Wien Tourismus/ Lois Lammerhuber

Otto Prutscher - Creator of Viennese Moderism

Otto Prutscher (1880-1949) was an architect and designer, exhibition designer, teacher and member of all important reform art movements of the early 20th century. Starting 20 November 2019, the exhibition at MAK will present Prutscher's manifold roles that he played in the development of Viennese Modernism.

His work comprises more than 50 buildings, almost 50 exhibitions, around 170 facilities, 300 designs, as well as over 200 individual pieces and sets of furniture. More than 200 companies implemented his designs, above all the Wiener Werkstätte, Backhausen and Augarten. Tickets & Info

Ludwig van Beethoven - (c) Wien Tourismus/ Paul Bauer

Beethoven Year 2020

In 2020 Vienna celebrates Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday and pays homage to the "musical Viennese by choice" and visionary with a dense and varied music and exhibition programme about his life and work:
    •        Concerts at Wiener Musikverein
    •        All string quartets and symphonies at Wiener Konzerthaus
    •        "Fidelio" and "Egmont" at the Vienna State Opera and the Theater an der Wien
    •        Two special exhibitions at Haus der Musik with sound installation
    •        Special exhibition at the Austrian National Library with original letters and manuscripts

In addition, you can follow Beethoven's footsteps in many places in Vienna: from original dwellings to monuments and Klimt's Beethoven frieze in the Secession to his grave of honour at Wiener Zentralfriedhof.

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JOE'S TIP: Josefshof to give as a present

Do you want to surprise your loved ones with a trip to Vienna? Whether it's a birthday, wedding anniversary or any other joyful event - a voucher for the Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus is a gift that brings joy for any occasion. The voucher can be redeemed at any time for overnight stays, breakfast and consumption at the hotel bar. Book online in our voucher shop

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