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Top-Events in 2022

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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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.

Dali – Freud at the Lower Belvedere

The Lower Belvedere is marking its return after a hiatus for extensive renovations with a new exhibition, Dalí – Freud. An Obsession.

Edvard Munch at the Albertina

Starting on February 18, 2022, the Albertina’s new main spring exhibition is dedicated to Edvard Munch and the artists he inspired. Edvard Munch. In Dialogue will feature around 60 masterpieces by the artist himself, alongside twentieth-century greats such as Andy Warhol and Georg Baselitz.

Photography festival @ FOTO WIEN

The outstanding work of photographers since the invention of the medium and the key role played by photography in perceptions of landscapes is in the viewfinder of the Foto Wien photography festival.

Ai Weiwei at the Albertina modern

The Albertina modern is hosting Ai Weiwei’s first comprehensive museum exhibition in Vienna. In Search of Humanity takes an in-depth look at the humanity and responsibility to art manifested in his work.

SPARK Art Fair Vienna

For the second time, this innovative art fair will be offering experienced collectors the opportunity to explore the full spectrum of contemporary art under one roof.

  •  Mar 24–27, 2022

Easter Markets

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

● Apr 2–19, 2022

Old Viennese Easter Market at Freyung

● Apr 1–18, 2022

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.

Vienna Festival

In May and June, the Vienna Festival sets the stage for new opera, theater, performance, dance and music productions and premieres.

IBA_Vienna: International Building Exhibition

The latest trends in architecture and society related to New Social Housing are mapped out – and brought to life – at this international building exhibition, transforming the resulting pieces into the stars of the show. From June 2022, the majority of the projects will be showcased at the final presentation.

Vienna Pride and Rainbow Parade

In 2022, the legendary Rainbow Parade will march on the capital’s showpiece Ringstrasse boulevard for the 26th time. The parade marks the culmination of Vienna Pride, a two-week event which sees the rainbow flag flying high all over the city.

Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn

Against the stunning Baroque backdrop of Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna Philharmonic serves up classical music at its finest – free of charge.

Music Film Festival on Rathausplatz

July and August features a special treat for music film fans. The Music Film Festival screens top opera, ballets, classical music, jazz and pop concerts. Fine food also awaits at the various open-air concession stands.

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.

Open House

Tours of countless buildings throughout the city which are normally out of bounds give fans of first-rate architecture no end of exclusive insights.


A magnet for art collectors, curators, gallery owners, art experts and devotees from all over the world.

Parallel Vienna

An art fair with a twist. Hosted in out-of-the-ordinary empty buildings.

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Gallery festival with international guest curators.

Vienna Design Week

International design festival.

  • End of September/ start of October 2022

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.

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.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) is mounting a pair  of high-caliber exhibitions in fall:

  • Artistic Rivalry. Cellini, Rubens, Goya, Sep 20, 2022–Jan 8, 2023
  • Reflections of Habsburg Imperial Taste. Masterpieces from the Al Thani Collection, Oct 18, 2022–Jan 29, 2023

Christmas markets 2022

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.

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.

More New Year’s events including concerts, theaters, balls, galas and banquets  will be listed at

Please note that the events listed are subject to change or cancelation due to COVID-19. Please check the organizer’s website in good time beforehand!

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