Things to do in Vienna: October 2017

The days are getting shorter, autumn has arrived in Austria and the list of upcoming events is getting longer and longer. Find here which cultural highlights you should not miss in October:


Typical Austrian traditions, Viennese cuisine, folk music and traditional costumes will ensure a great atmosphere at the “Kaiserwiese” in our Viennese Prater. In tents and rustic mountain huts people love to dance in “Dirndl” and “Lederhose”. If you would like to get the chance to experience the Austrian culture, you should not miss a visit to the Wiener-Wiesn.

Here you can buy tickets and find all the information regarding the Wiener Wiesn.

WHEN: September 21 – October 08, 2017

WHERE: Kaiserwiese in Vienna Prater

Wiener Wiesn


Vienna the design center. For the eleventh time in a row, the international design festival takes place in the Austrian capital. In cooperation with Viennese museums, various companies and international designers, this event offers many possibilities to deal with the topic of design. As this year’s guest country, we welcome Romania. The Vienna Design Week takes place in form of various exhibitions, installations, guided tours as well as cool parties.

More detailed information about the exhibitions and locations can be found here.

WHEN: September 29 – October 08, 2017

WHERE: MAK, Technisches Museum & Kunsthalle Wien Karlsplatz

 Vienna Design Week



Austrian museums and galleries open their doors for all culturally interested night owls. This is the perfect opportunity to get to know the Viennese museums at a favourable price. A regular ticket costs EUR 15,00, student discount available. The participating museums and events can all be visited with only one ticket.

A list with all the museums and events can be found here.

WHEN: October 07, 2017

WHERE: Various museums & locations in Vienna

Lange Nacht der Museen



Österreichs größtes internationales Filmfestival findet heuer von 19. Oktober bis 1. November statt. Geboten wird eine spannende Entdeckungsreise durch die internationale Kinowelt. Regisseure können hier ihre Werke vor Experten und dem Publikum präsentieren. Im Festivalzentrum haben Besucher die Möglichkeit mit den Filmemachern in Kontakt zu treten. Es wird Diskussionsrunden, Publikumsgespräche sowie Lectures und Round Tables geben, die für Interaktion sorgen.

Information regarding the film festival as well as a programme preview can be found here.

WHEN: October 19 – November 01, 2017

WHERE: Gartenbaukino, Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus, Urania, Metro Kinokulturhaus & Österreichisches Filmmuseum

Viennale 2017©

Österreich liest. 

Austria’s biggest literary festival goes into the 12th round. In mid-October, reading is going to be celebrated throughout the entire country. During this week, several events take place in Austrian libraries. From readings to book presentations and cinema shows – there is something for everyone.

Detailed information as well as the participating libraries can be found here.

WHEN: October 16 – October 22, 2017

WHERE: Various libraries in Austria

Österreich liest



At the beginning of October, the Edelstoff design market will take place in the MARX Halle. Here you will meet creative people from Austria and abroad, who present their works. From fashion to accessories, jewellery, art and product design, you will get a lot of inspiration here. Most of them are independent labels, which are hardly available in the retail sector. There will also be a culinary offer for those who get hungry after shopping.

More information about the Edelstoff design market can be found here.

WHEN: September 30 & October 01, 2017


Edelstoff Designmarkt©


On October 07 & 08, the “Stammersdorfer Kellergasse” turns into a mile of pleasure. About 60 gastronomes and restaurants present their Viennese “Heurigen” tradition. Visitors will be provided with Austrian delicacies, music performances and agricultural products. Of course, you can also taste the typical Austrian “Sturm” from this year’s harvest.

“Sturm”: The still fermenting new wine.

Find here all details about the event.

WHEN: October 07 & 08, 2017

WHERE: Kellergasse Stammersdorf

Kellergasse Stammersdorf


On October 26, we celebrate the Austrian National Day. On this day, the Austrian Parliament passed the constitutional law on permanent neutrality. Every year, the Federal Government celebrates this day with a series of events in Vienna. The Federal President and the Federal Minister of Defense attend a celebration at Heldenplatz. The Federal President lays a wreath at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Burgtor and new recruits of the Austrian Armed Forces are sworn in. The military organises a parade on the Ringstrasse, and an information and performance show of the Austrian Armed Forces is organised around Heldenplatz. At Rathausplatz the Vienna Security Festival is held and visitors can get information about the offer and services of the fire brigade, the ambulance as well as the police.  Citizens also have the possibility of visiting federal museums for free or at a discounted fee on that day.

WHEN: October 26, 2017

WHERE: Heldenplatz and inner city

Heldenplatz Vienna


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