About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide
About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide
About Vienna - Your City Travel Guide

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Celebrations at New Year's Eve Foto: Lutz Stallknecht | pixelio.de

New Years Eve in Vienna

This is for sure: At midnight you will hear famous Pummerin (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) strike! Apart from that, everything can happen during the biggest celebration of the year. You can opt for an open-air party inclusive last minute waltz course all over Vienna’s first district (‘Silvesterpfad’), escape three-four time at various clubs (i.e. WUK, Passage, Flex,…) or celebrate in one of the many pubs at the ‘Gürtel’ (B72, rhiz, Chelsea,…) or at Bermuda triangle (i.e. krah krah, Bermudabräu, Brennerei,…).
Just before midnight you can watch the official fireworks, which are supported by considerable private efforts, illuminate the city!
You can also start this year’s ball season with a banger, famous ‘Kaiserball’. At the magnificent halls of the ‘Hofburg’ you first enjoy a splendid dinner and then mark the beginning of the new year in three-four time.
You mustn’t miss famous ‘Neujahrskonzert’ the day after which is performed by the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra and is broadcast on TV (ORF from 11 a.m., international stations from 12 a.m.).

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Neujahrskonzert

This concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, known for playing "serious" music, is dedicated to the Strauss family and the Waltz. Since 1939 this event has been a annual welcome to the New Year, live broadcasted on TV, fast anchored in Austrian tradition and a very popular international event. It has managed to become part of Austrian tradition, its tickets being sold out and its TV broadcast being one of the most successful Austrian shows.

Musikverein, Bösendorferstraße 12, 1010 Vienna