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Albertina Graphic Arts Collection
The Albertina Graphic Arts Collection is perhaps the largest and most important graphic collection in the world. It owns about 60.000 drawings and about a million graphic reproductions.
The KunstHaus Wien is situated in the third district of Vienna and is a house, that does not correspond to the usual cliches and norms. In the KunstHaus Wien a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition is offered.
Museum of Applied Arts
The Museum of Applied Arts is situated in the first district on the Ring Boulevard. It is renowned as an cultural institution and as such it represents culture as an integral and uncompromising search for authenticity.
Museum of Fine Arts
The Museum of Fine Arts was built from 1872 to 1891 after designs by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer. It ranks among the richest and most important art collections in the world.
The Museumsquartier is one of the ten largest cultural complexes in the world, where baroque buildings, new architecture, cultural institutions and various disciplines of art are united.
Even by today's standards the Secession is a daring building with its cupola of golden laurel leaves and its art deco facade. Secession museum specializes on contemporary art.
Sigmund Freud Museum
Dr. Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, lived and worked in this house for almost half a century (1891 to 1938). His former office and private apartment are now, thanks to his daughter Anna, a museum.
The Viennese Conservatory is an internationally acclaimed institute of musical education. Altough classified as a very traditional school, it is very nnovative.
Up to 500 concerts per year attract music lovers from all over the world. However, the 'Musikverein' is popular with the locals, too. It is a Viennese institution and a vital node of the city's social life.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera was one of the first buildings on the famous Ringstraße, built between 1861 and 1869 in neo-romantic style. The State Opera offers room for 2276 spectators and its stage is one of the largest in Europe.
'Volksoper' is a major opera house, second only to Vienna State Opera. Various 18ths, 19ths and 20ths century operas are staged as well as light operas, popular operettas, musicals and dance events.
With internationally acclaimed festivals like 'Gehörgänge', 'Resonanzen' or 'Wien Modern' and over 700 performances per year, the Wiener Konzerthaus is one of the main addresses in Vienna's musical calendar.
Festivals & Balls
Balls 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!
Christmas markets in Austria
Starting at the end of November lasting till Christmas Day you can find "Christkindlmärkte" on nearly every corner of the city...
Open-air festival 'Donauinselfest' has taken place over 20 time and is already a favourite among locals and visitors.
Film Festival am Rathausplatz
One of the summer highlights and an absolut must for friends of operas is the Film Festival in front of the Vienna City Hall.
Vienna's lifeball is a surprising success story. It was started in 1993 in Vienna as an AIDS charity event and quickly became the biggest, most color- and successful event of its sort throughout Europe.
New Year's Eve - Neujahrskonzert
Every year on 31st of December Austrian people celebrate the oncoming new year with parties, fireworks, sparkling wine and waltzing at midnight.
Vienna City Marathon
Each year at the last weekend of May, this Marathon takes you on a 42km long sightseeing tour throught Vienna...
Viennale - Vienna's film festival
In 1960 Vienna's major film festival Viennale took place for the first time. Since then it has aimed to present international and Austrian films of high-quality and is proud of its international reputation.
"Wean Hean" is a unique festival which links traditional Viennese folksong ('Wienerlied') to world music and contemporary jazz.
Each year between May and June this Festival presents you theatre, music and dance productions arranged by famous artist from around the world.
'Wiesen' is not an event, its an institution. From June to end of August numerous festivals, concerts and events take place ranging from jazz, rock, pop, hip hop and reggae.