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VIENNA CULTURE - CULTURE IN VIENNA AUSTRIA

Vienna MozartCulture and Vienna; Vienna and Culture. Think of Vienna and you think of Opera, Music, Concerts, Ballet plus the wonderful historical sights of the city itself, all this combined with excellent Museums, Galleries and Theatres. During you stay in Vienna you shoul soak up some of their culture by visting some museums and theatres as there some of the best in the world.

MUSIC
Vienna is truly a city of music. It is the home of the Strauss family and has close ties with Mozart. The range of concerts on at any one time is truly amazing and there is something for everyone – even for those who think they are not into classical music. Concert tickets for major productions are difficult to come by, but the number of concerts is so vast, tickets for some event can be obtained even at the last moment. Many of the concerts put on with tourists in mind are in effect a show and can include ballet, costumed performers etc. Some are also held in exciting surroundings like Schonbrunn Palace, etc.

The Vienna State Opera House is one of the most famous in the world with a wonderful ever-changing repertoire.

GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
Vienna has a host of stunning galleries and museums PUT IN INTERNAL LINK to suit every taste. The only drawback here is to decide which of them to visit and how long to spend.

VIENNESE BALLS
The most famous of the Viennese Balls is that on New Years Eve. This is part of the fabric of Vienna and is attended by many local people but also a galaxy of visiting stars and dignitaries. The Christmas season abounds with Balls as the Viennese love dressing up and the big dance occasion.

CHRISTMAS MARKETS
Vienna has a reputation for its Christmas Markets. Originally for local residents, the traditional Christmas Markets have become a major tourist attraction. In November and December many thousands of tourists arrive just to enjoy the atmosphere of these brilliant events.