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Your Vienna Weekends team


Here you will find a few ideas for a great summer
before we go on summer break.

Holli_Knolli_neutralWien Xtra Vacation Game offers fun and city excitement for all children spending their holidays in Vienna. Have a great time playing, doing handicrafts, exploring the city, visiting theaters, cinemas or museums, doing sports and partying. The holiday programs are mainly aimed for children aged 6-13.
Date: July & August 2016

Holli_Knolli_neutralThe opening party of the Vienna Vacation Game will take place on 2 and 3 July 2016  from 12 am to 6 pm at Donaupark. Many games, sports and creativity stations are waiting for the children. Clowns, Magicians and the Kiddy Contest Karaoke Show will be on stage. If the weather is hot, just take a swim at the nearby Strandbad Alte Donau.

ferienspiel-Pass 6-10 JahrewienXtra-ferienspiel age 6-10
wienXtra holiday fun with Holli Knolli! For the winter, midterm and summer holidays, there are ferienspiel passes full of program for children aged 6 to 13. For discounts every child needs a pass.
Ferienspiel-Pass (6-10)

ferienspiel-Pass 10-13 JahrewienXtra-ferienspiel age 10-13
The ferienspiel passes are distributed at all schools in Vienna for free (1st – 7th grade) and are available in the wienXtra kinderinfo at Museumsquartier.
Ferienspiel-Pass (10-13)

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Danube Island Festival

(c) DonauinselfestEurope’s biggest free open-air festival, the Donauinselfest, is taking place on the Danube Island from 24 to 26 June 2016. Over 2,000 artists offer live music on 19 themed stages: pop, rock, hits, Latin, soul, jazz, blues, hip hop, electronic, hard rock and more. The giant open-air spectacle serves up internationally successful musicians like Bob Geldorf, Dinosaur JR. and others.

Familieninsel-Foto-c-Andreas-Urban-750x393The stages no. 12 Eskimo/Kinderfreunde Insel and no. 14 Schoeller Family Insel near U1 are the main spots for families. When accompanied by children try to be there on Friday or around noon on Saturday and Sunday when it’s not as crowded as in the evenings.
Program –   Free Admission!

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Also this weekend: Buergeralpe Summer Opening  + Children’s Flea Market

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Alte Donau – Old Danube

DCIM100MEDIAFull Moon Cruise
For the Full Moon Cruise the boat rental companies are extending opening hours for visitors to explore the romanticism of the Old Danube in moonlight with a free bottle of Prosecco. All types of boats can be rented at reasonable flat fees for three hours (between 7 and 11 p.m.).
Date: 20 June + 20 July + 18 August 2016

Veranstaltungen_Lichterfest (c) Die Schöne Alte DonauLight Festival
The Radio Wien Lichterfest  will come up with decorated boats, colorful lanterns, Venetian gondolas and a giant fireworks. A Radio Wien DJ will play the best hits and oldies. For the best view of the fireworks reserve a table at Zur Alten Kaisermuehle or Ufertaverne or rent a boat.
Date: 23 July 2016/ 7 – 10 pm

The Alte Donau has an excellent water quality. Recommended public baths at the Alte Donau are the Gaensehaeufel, a huge bath on an island with different swimming  pools for all ages and lots of sports activities and the Angelibad which suits especially smaller children. The entire out-of-town-side of the Alte Donau is a free swimming area for everybody, which can be best reached by U1 (Alte Donau), U6 (Neue Donau) or U2 (Donaustadtbruecke).

Sailing camps
Your kids like boating? What about a sailing camp at Alte Donau during summer holidays? Sailing School Hofbauer offers courses Monday – Friday from 9 am to 4 pm for kids between 7 and 14 years of age, even in French or English when needed.  Sailing & Surf School Irzl and Sailing School Danube offer sailing summer camps, too.

Other possibilities: Gourmet Cruise and Floating Concert

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Family Summer Festivals

lavendelLavender Days
Besides Lavender exotic animals and plants await you in the Palm House. The Botanical Gardens offer also every Sunday and Thursday summer workshops and guided tours.
Date: 18+19+25+26 June 2016
Location: Hirschstetten Botanical Gardens

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Children’s University + Festivals

Picture 003Children’s University
Kinderuni Wien is almost like a real university, except the students are a bit younger – between 7 and 12 years of age. They can attend lectures, seminars and workshops from a range of different scientific fields free of charge. There are some lectures in English and other languages. Registration starts on 13 June.
Date: 11 – 24 July 2016

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Strawberry Fields

0010_akasaa_15062013_daytimeAkasaa Festival
Enjoy the African culture and vitality with lots of music, workshops, films etc. On          Sunday is family day with free entry: the children program starts at 11 am and  will consist of drumming, children games, dance hall Workshops and masks making etc.
Date: 3 – 5 June 2016, 11 am – 10 pm
Location: Donaupark (U1 Alte Donau)

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World Play Day

Familie_spielt_BärenbandeWorld Play Day
Children have a right to play, so it says in the international children’s rights. The World Day of the game celebrates this precious right – the spielebox and kinderinfo celebrate and offer a great program with a game choice of classics and games on the topic language and cultures.
Date: 28 May 2016. 10 am – 5 pm
Location: Children’s information

Gladiatoren in Carnuntum 2013Roman Festival Carnuntum
The Archaeological Park Carnuntum celebrates its 20-year anniversary with an opulent Roman Festival. Prepare for gladiators, legionnaires, experimental handicraft, Roman delicacies and a delightful children’s program.
Date: 28-29 May+4, 5, 11 & 12 June 2016
Location: Petronell-Carnuntum

Also this weekend: Vienna Comic Festival  and the Jewish Street Festival

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Museum Day and Towel Day

Museum Day
To mark the International Museum Day Lower Austria’s museums offer “Museumsradeln” to combine movement and culture.
The Wiener Neustadt Canal started 1797 as a pioneering transport and is now a popular recreational area with hiking and biking trails and houses six museums starting in Wiener Neudorf.
Date: 21 + 22 May 2016

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MQ Summer Opening

Privat 2007-08 242MQ Summer Opening
Museumsquartier starts its outdoor season with free performances and concerts. You may visit all MQ museums for free. Special guided tours will be offered. Wien Xtra Kinderinfo, Dschungel and AZW will offer a children’s program. Until October, the MQ draws visitors with a Boules court and cool weekend sounds.
Date: 12 May 2016/ 1 pm – 10 pm

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Medieval Festivals

Musketeer Games
Let noble horses and striking costumes move you back to the age of Prince Eugene. The Musketeers will prove their skills in his honor, but there is an intrigue at court. For small Musketeers also visit pony rides in the farm.
Date: 5 + 7 + 8 May 2016
Location: Hof Castle

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