We have listened to the people of Vienna what the highlights of the summer in Vienna are. The answers were about strolling in the city, along the Danube canal and of course the Vienna Ring Road, followed by eating ice cream and swimming in the Viennese indoor swimming pools. The film festival at the Rathausplatz in Vienna has a clear place in the heart of Viennese people, as this is particularly high on the To Do list. Many people even call it a “second living room” during the summer months, this year it will be from 14 July to 4 September – and this is the 26th time.
Culture and culinary delights with a unique backdrop
Since 1991, it has been a major cultural and culinary festival in Europe, since it was a completely new setting for classical music, opera and operetta, ballet, musical and jazz. In the open air, in a relaxed atmosphere and accompanied by the finest international gastronomy, it attracts not only Viennese visitors every year to the town hall square, but also numerous travelers. Where else can you enjoy culture with free admission and in the unique atmosphere between the Vienna Ring Road and the Town Hall?
Cultural bridge from Vienna to New York
This year, visitors will also experience a special sensation. For the first time, productions from the Metropolitan Opera in New York will be shown at a public festival. Vienna and its film festival are thus becoming a cultural pioneer. To celebrate this, an outstanding production of “La Bohème” from the Met takes place on the 300 square meters “full HD” screen. They are followed by a further 65 performances and concerts from the area of classical music as well as contemporary art.
All information about the program and the gastronomy can be found on the official website of the Vienna Film Festival. In any case, we will spend many evenings with cultural and culinary enjoyment…
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