Top-Events in 2023
Here you can find an overview of the upcoming highlights for your clients, for more details please see our event calendar.
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The Belvedere - 300 Years a Place of Art
Celebrations to mark the 300th anniversary of the construction of the Upper Belvedere will start in December 2022. Featuring a packed program of events and exhibitions, the special milestone will play out under the specially chosen theme of Golden Spring.
- Dec 2, 2022–Jan 7, 2024
Vienna Ice World
Dreaming of a winter fairytale? Against the backdrop of Vienna CityHall, skaters can glide around to their heart’s content on a unique icy landscape that includes four ice rinks as well as a trail that criss-crosses the enchantingly decorated Rathauspark. The spectacular two-tier Sky Rink ice terrace takes skating to a whole new level. Skate hire available.
- Jan 19–Mar 5, 2023
The Print: Dürer to Picasso at the Albertina
The 20th anniversary of the ALBERTINA Museum’s reopening is to be marked by a grandiose exhibition featuring printed graphics from the past six centuries.
- Jan 27–May 21, 2023
Vienna Opera Ball
The 65th Vienna Opera Ball will fill the Vienna State Opera´s dancefloor, where revelers dance to the beat of the waltz.
Nude Masters. Georg Baselitz at KHM
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will be presenting Georg Baselitz in a dialogue with old masters. The exhibition features around 80 works from Baselitz and 40 from the Picture Gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum – focusing solely on the nude.
- Mar 7–Jun 25, 2023
Traditional Easter decorations and beautifully painted eggs, culinary treats and a full music program set the tone at Vienna’s Easter markets.
Schönbrunn Palace Easter Market
- Mar 25–Apr 11, 2023
Easter Market Am Hof
- Mar 24–Apr 10, 2023
40th Vienna City Marathon
A red-letter day for thousands of runners from all over the world. The course takes in some of Vienna’s best-loved sights, including the Giant Ferris Wheel, Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg.
- Apr 23, 2023
Women at Work at the Vienna Museum of Technology
The special exhibition "Women at Work – 150 Years of the Women's Pavilion of the Vienna World's Fair" deals with a special aspect of the Vienna World's Fair: The "Women's Pavilion" focused on female worlds of work for the first time at a World's Fair.
- May 2–end of June 2023
In May and June, the Vienna Festival sets the stage for new opera, theater, performance, dance and music productions and premieres.
- May 12–Jun 17, 2023
Vienna Pride and Rainbow Parade
In 2023, the legendary Rainbow Parade will take to the capital’s showpiece Ringstrasse boulevard for the 27th time. The parade marks the culmination of Vienna Pride, an event which sees the rainbow flag flying high all over the city.
Summer Night´s Concert at Schönbrunn Palace
Against the stunning Baroque backdrop of Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna Philharmonic serves up classical music at its finest – outdoors and free of charge.
- Jun 8, 2023
Orientalism and the 1873 World’s Fair at MAK
The exhibition at the Museum of Applied Arts focuses on the trend towards the Orientalism of the 19th century, which inspired the World's Fair.
- Jun 21–Oct 22, 2023
Danube Island Festival
This year Europe’s largest free open-air festival is celebrating a special anniversary: the signal’s set for a truly spectacular party at the 40th Danube Island Festival this year. Admission is free!
- Jun 23–25, 2023
33rd Film Festival on Rathausplatz
In July and August, the square outside City Hall is transformed into a bustling open-air hotspot. The Film Festival serves up opera, classical, pop and rock music film highlights. Fine food also awaits at the various open-air concession stands. Free admission!
- July and August 2023
Art and design in fall
Each fall, Vienna serves up a bumper crop of art events. Fall in the capital of culture takes in a host of exciting spaces and features a compelling selection of local and international art and design.
Tours of countless buildings throughout the city which are normally out of bounds give fans of first-rate architecture no end of exclusive insights.
- September 2023
A magnet for art collectors, curators, gallery owners and art experts from all over the world.
- Sept 7–10, 2023
An art fair with a twist: an empty building will once again provide a platform for contemporary art by creating a canvas for Austrian and international artists.
- September 2023
Gallery festival with international guest curators.
- September/October 2023
Vienna Design Week
International design festival.
- Sep 22–Oct 1, 2023
Long Night of Museums
Over 100 museums and galleries in Vienna will be opening their doors to stay-awake art lovers from six in the evening until one in the morning.
- Beginning of October 2023
Vienna Art Week
Fancy a peek behind the curtain of the Vienna art scene? Exhibitions, panel discussions, tours, studio open houses and parties throughout the city.
- November 2023
Reopening Wien Museum
The fully remodeled Wien Museum on Karlsplatz will reopen to the public after a complete refurb. The museum’s archives contain many exhibits related to the World’s Fair 1873.
- End of 2023
Christmas markets 2023
Some of the city’s most attractive squares are transformed into enchanting Christmas markets between mid-November and Christmas. The aromas of freshly baked cookies, steaming punch and roasted almond shang in the air. Festive lights twinkle above the old town and shopping streets, spreading Christmas cheer throughout the city.
- Viennese Christmas Market on Rathausplatz
- Old Viennese Christmas Market at Freyung
- Christmas Market at Spittelberg
- Christmas Market Schloss Schönbrunn
- More Christmas markets: events.wien.info/en/
Vienna New Year’s Eve Trail
On December 31, Vienna city center is transformed into a giant party scene.
From 2pm until 2am the New Year’s Eve trail in the old town, on Rathausplatz and at the Prater keeps the entertainment coming. Numerous stopping-off points offer culinary specialties where the sounds of waltz, rock, pop and live DJs add up to an unforgettable experience.
- Dec 31, 2023
More New Year’s events including concerts, theaters, balls, galas and banquets will be listed at events.wien.info/en
Please note that the events listed are subject to change or cancellation. Please check the organizer’s website in good time beforehand!