7 things not to miss in Vienna this summer


While Austria is arguably most famous for its stunning mountain scenery, snow, incredible skiing and cute Christmas markets with Glühwein und Punsch, the awesome events taking place every summer in Vienna are seriously underrated.

Outside, in beautiful locations and mostly free, there is so much cool stuff going on that the Eurovision Song Contest, boat parties and countless outdoor raves didn’t even make it into my list. So in order to avoid a chronic case of FOMO, make sure you time your visit to Vienna with some of Europe’s coolest events.

1. Summer night concert (Sommernachtskonzert)


When? Thursday the 14th May 2015 at 8pm.
Where? Schönbrunn Palace (Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna)
What? It’s not every day you get to hear the Vienna Philharmonic (a worldclass  orchestra made up of super talented classical musicians cherry-picked from the Vienna State Opera). It’s not every day you get to see a 300-year old Barock-esque palace from…

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