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Art & Culture in Vienna 2019

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

Easter markets in Vienna

The traditional Viennese Easter markets will open again on 5 April, 2019. Whether at the Freyung in the old town or in the baroque backdrop of Schönbrunn Palace, a visit to the Easter Market is a special pleasure for young and old.

You will find there numerous stands with typical Easter specialities, Easter decoration and handicrafts from Austria and also a craft workshop, puppet shows and a real Easter bunny stable for young visitors.

Life Ball

On 8 June, Europe's largest and best-known benefit event for HIV-infected and AIDS patients, the Life Ball will once again take place in Vienna.

Under this year's motto "United in Diversity", the ball guests will be carried off on a journey across the rainbow and land in a fantastic world of colours. As every year, a spectacular opening show on Rathausplatz with many stars and brilliant costumes is guaranteed. Afterwards the party continues in the Vienna City Hall.

Cirque de Soleil – TOTEM

TOTEM, the spectacular new tent show of Cirque de Soleil, shows the evolution of man as breathtaking acrobatics. 46 artists take the audience into a magical world of myths and amaze with varied, colourful performances full of dynamics and transformation.

From 9 March to 22 April 2019 at the Neu Marx venue. Dates and Tickets

The Bodyguard - musical version

Who doesn't know the dramatic love story between superstar Rachel and her bodyguard Frank - originally filmed with Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. The musical version of this blockbuster movie has been onstage at Vienna's Ronacher since September 2018 - with a spectacular choreography and the famous hits from the Grammy-winning film soundtrack.

Songs in English, dialogues in German with English surtitles. Dates and Tickets

I'm from Austria - the musical

Based on the hits of Austro musician Rainhard Fendrich, "I'm from Austria" tells the story of Emma Carter, an Austrian Hollywood star, who returns to Vienna on the occasion of the Opera Ball and experiences chaos, kisses and catastrophes in a Viennese luxury hotel. An evening with dazzling costumes, rousing songs and prominent Austrian actors.

At Vienna's Raimund Theater, in German language. Dates and Tickets

City of women – Femal artists in Vienna from 1900 to 1938

Femal artists such as Elena Luksch-Makowsky, Helene Funke and many others have made a significant contribution to Viennese Modernism and its artistic movements. Today they are almost unknown. A long overdue retrospective showing rediscovered or even first-time exhibited works is now dedicated to them.

At the Lower Belvedere from 25 January to 19 May 2019.

Christian Ludwig Attersee - Feuerstelle

From 1 February to 18 August 2019, Belvedere 21 is dedicating a major solo exhibition to the Austrian painter Christian Ludwig Attersee. The show focuses on the artist's early works and thus makes his development in the following decades particularly clear. Collages, graphics, photographs, films, music and paintings stand side by side on equal footing and make the stringency of his oeuvre visible.

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

Liechtenstein. The princely collections

To mark the 300th anniversary of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Albertina Vienna presents the treasures of the Princely Collections in an unprecedented breadth. These include important works by Rudolf von Alt, Peter Paul Rubens and Hans Makart, which form the focal points of the exhibition.

From 16 February to 10 June 2019.

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