Holidays & leisure

Holidays and Festivities

1st January                                   New Year’s Day

6th January                                  Epiphany

26th – 28th March                          Easter

1st May                                        National Holiday

5th May                                       Ascension Day

16th May                                      Whit Monday

26th May                                      Corpus Christi

15th August                                  Assumption of the Virgin Mary

26th October                                 National Holiday

1st November                               All Saints‘ Day

8th December                               Immaculate Conception

24th – 26th December                    Christmas

 

School holidays in Vienna

Christmas holidays                         ~ 2 weeks

semester break                                1 week

Easter holidays                              ~ 1 week

autumn holidays                            ~ 1 weeks

summer holidays                              9 weeks

 

 

Festivities in Austria

Festivals for all Senses

Austria’s diverse cultural offerings include over 200 festivals, stretching from world scale events to small regional gatherings. Many of them make use of Austria’s beautiful surroundings and most of them offer an outstanding culinary menu to accompany the cultural experience.

 

Ball season in Vienna

If you love to waltz, foxtrot, cha and jive you are just right in Vienna, music capital of the world and the birthplace of Viennese Waltz!

 

Film Festival – Rathausplatz

One of the summer highlights and an absolute must for friends of operas is the Film Festival in front of the Vienna City Hall.

 

Wiener Festwochen

Each year between May and June this Festival presents you theatre, music and dance productions arranged by famous artist from around the world.

 

Vienna City Marathon

Each year at the last weekend of May, this Marathon takes you on a 42km long sightseeing tour throughout Vienna…

 

Christmas in Austria – Christmas Markets

Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find “Christkindlmärkte” on nearly every corner of the city…

 

New Year’s Eve in Vienna

Every year on 31st of December Austrian people celebrate the oncoming new year with parties, fireworks, sparkling wine and waltzing at midnight.

 


 

New Year’s Concert – Neujahrskonzert

This concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, known for playing “serious” music, is dedicated to the Strauss family and the Waltz.

 

Leisure

Winter time

Skiing is Austria′s national sport. There are many skiing facilities in Austria. From Vorarlberg to southern Salzburg and southern Upper Austria to southern Lower Austria you will have a hard time not finding a well-developed winter tourism infrastructure.

The most popular skiing event takes an annual part in Kitzbühel, the “Hahnenkamm-Rennen“. Some of the world’s famous actors and celebrities join the fascinating festival.

 

Summer time

Austrian cities offer a wide range of cultural experiences. From museums to amazing architecture – experience the diversity of Austrian culture. Looking for a relaxing, peaceful holiday? Austrian spas offer massages, thermal water and healthy, delicious food.

The country offers many sports activities like golfing, fishing and swimming in Austria`s many lakes. The landscape makes hiking an ideal leisure activity. Our mountains are made for sports like hiking and mountain biking.

 

 

 

 

 

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