Category Archives: Regional Customs

Family Spring Festivals

Lainz Game Reserve The Vienna foresters invite you to organic delicacies from the Vienna Woods and a vegetable and flower market. There will be an exciting experience of nature and crafts program as well as a wooden boar race for … Continue reading

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Easter in Vienna

There will be about 3000 bonfires after the Mass on Holy Saturday in Austria. In Vienna, it will take place on 26 March 2016 at 6 pm at “Am Himmel“ near the Sisi  chapel. The flames will be fanned in four … Continue reading

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Easter Markets and Holidays

Most of the Easter Markets in Vienna will open from 11  to 28 March 2016. Inside Schoenbrunn Palace at the children’s museum, castle ghost Poldi will invite children for Easter games and Easter workshops. The Easter Experience Market offers several … Continue reading

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Carnival in Vienna

Carnival Parades To mark the 250th anniversary of the Prater the first highlight is a huge carnival parade through the Vienna Prater on 6 February 2016, starting at 2 pm at Kolariks Luftburg, arriving at 4 pm at Riesenradplatz. Even … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve in Vienna

New Year’s Eve On New Year’s Eve downtown Vienna transforms to a big stage with the New Year’s Eve Trail as highlight, starting at 2 pm: from waltzes on Stephansplatz and Graben, hits and oldies  at the Town Hall Square to … Continue reading

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Christmas in Vienna

On Christmas Eve (24 December) families will come together to share gifts and quality time. The Christkind, a child who is sometimes pictured with angel wings will miraculously leave a fully decorated tree and gifts after dark on Christmas Eve. Before … Continue reading

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Krampus and Nikolo

The  Saint Nicholas Day, on 6 December  brings not only Saint Nicholas, the bearer of gifts, but also Krampus, his darker side, who appears to meet out punishments for misdeeds of the past year. Large, foreboding, black-clad and antlers on … Continue reading

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Christmas Markets in Austria

Advent at Lake Woerthersee The most atmospheric Christmas market in the South of Austria will open on 27 November 2015 at Woerthersee and it’s worth while going there for a whole weekend. Velden am Woerthersee becomes a city of angels … Continue reading

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Christmas Markets in Vienna

Advent The custom in Austria requires an  Advent wreath which is used to mark the passage of the season. On the four Sundays before Christmas, you should light a candle: first one, then two, then three, then four, then  Christkind … Continue reading

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Halloween for children

Family Park Halloween The whole park area of 145.000 m² will entertain little and big Halloween fans. You can expect creepy decoration and light effects in Austria’s scariest leisure park as well as many show acts, balloon modelling and culinary … Continue reading

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