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Five things to do in Vienna this weekend

Vienna is full of events, places to visit and great new restaurants to try out. If you are overwhelmed with the possibilities or just wondering where you can find Austria's largest street food festival, here are some ideas.

Five things to do in Vienna this weekend
Vienna's Ferris wheel at Prater (Photo by Tim Simon on Unsplash)

Tourism classic: Prater

Prater is an amusement park in Vienna, great for enjoying the warmer days and going on some rides. In addition to having one of the oldest Ferris wheels in the world, it is a perfect place to take the kids to have fun too.

The amusement park is actually called the Wurstelprater and if you haven’t visited yet, this is a great opportunity. It’s free entrance, but you pay for each ride. Its famous Ferris wheel offers a great view of the Austrian capital.

You can find more information here.

Bauernmarkt unter Palmen

A pop-up market with a farmer’s market in one of Vienna’s most beautiful locations (the Palmenhaus Burggarten). This weekend you can meet up to 30 family and small producers that offer handmade products and are happy to talk about their work, urban farming, biodiversity and agriculture.

Of course, you can also look forward to freshly harvested vegetable specialities, refreshing beer from Lower Austria, high-quality fish specialities from the Mürzer Oberland Nature Park and more.

You can find more information here.

Mamamon Thai Eatery

If you miss authentic Thai food in Austria, Mamamon Thai Eatery, in the 8th district, is an excellent option for the weekend. The restaurant specialises in Thai street food and the dishes are freshly prepared in front of the guest.

It’s a small palace with a nice outdoor seating area and a chill vibe. Food can also be prepared vegan.

You can find more information here.

IKEA Festival

The IKEA branch at the Westbahnhof is celebrating its first birthday with a Saturday of events at the store, located in the city’s 15th district. You can expect a day full of food tastings, workshops, DJ tunes, plant advice and much more.

The event will also be live-streamed so you can experience the activities from home.

You can find more information here.

Veganmania

This weekend, one of Austria’s largest streetfood-festival is taking place again on the Danube island. The Veganmedia is a summer festival with free entrance and lots of delicious food and musical attractions. You can also find stands with vegan and sustainable products.

The child and family-friendly (also dog-friendly) festival is a lot of fun, the food is delicious and it’s worth it even for non-vegans.

You can find more information here.

Do you know any other cool events happening in Vienna during the weekends? You can email us at [email protected] to share your tips and suggestions.

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WHAT'S ON IN VIENNA

What’s on: Five things to do in Vienna this weekend

Vienna is full of events, places to visit and great new restaurants to try out. If you are overwhelmed with the possibilities or just wondering where you can find dog Christmas Market, here are some ideas.

What's on: Five things to do in Vienna this weekend

300 years of the Belvedere Museum

One of Austria’s most beautiful museums is turning 300 next year and the celebrations start this weekend. There will be a special exhibition on the history of the Belvedere from December 2nd to January 7th 2024. 

As an architectural ensemble as well as a museum, the Belvedere stood for staging power and representation throughout epochs: as a backdrop for court festivals, at times as a royal residence, but also as the scene of the signing of the Austrian State Treaty in 1955. In an extensive exhibition, the museum now deals with its changeable use.

You can find more information here.

Repair Café and breakfast pop-up

On Friday and Saturday, Breakfast Store Vienna will host a breakfast pop-up and repair café. 

On Friday, you’ll have the chance to have your favourite garments re-sewed by a seamstress over coffee, smoothies and cake and also make small DIY gifts. You can get your shirts printed and re-designed on Saturday, plus a delicious breakfast. 

Opening hours are Friday, from 2 pm to 8 pm and Saturday, from 10 am to 4pm.

You can find more information here.

Australian restaurant

A little bit of Oz in the heart of Vienna can be found at Billabong Foods & Drinks. The bar, located in the first district, is full of cool events (from World Cup viewings to pub quiz nights and live music). 

The kitchen offers plenty of dishes to snack and share, including nachos, fries, rings and fried chicken. There are also options for sandwiches, wraps, and huge stakes, including a Kangaroo filet in a red wine shallot sauce. The burger options have from meat and vegan to ostrich meat so that everyone can find their favourite dish. 

You can find more information here.

Christmas markets for dogs

There are two things the Viennese love: Christmas Markets and dogs. So Hundsgut Hewera, a dog training centre in district 11, is hosting a perfect combination of both: a dog Christmas market.

From 4 pm to 9 pm on Friday and Saturday, you and your pup drop by and get some delicious treats, homemade baked cookies and even some punsch.

You can find more information here.

Ice skating season is on!

If you like ice skating – or want to try it out now that you are in Vienna – this is the season to do so. Many events are taking place over the weekend, including the Tag des Esilaufsports at the Wiener Eislaufverein (the famous Wiener Eistraum by the Rathaus opens only in January).

Do you know any other cool events happening in Vienna on weekends? You can email us at [email protected] to share your tips and suggestions.

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