Vienna's good at contrasts. A city where modern art and a monument to the 1679 plague are neighbours. And in early September, the 18th-century Karlskirche … [Read more...] about Buskers Festival
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Viennese street life is not only sipping quietly at a cappuccino outside some timeless coffeehouse. The city has a more urban, alternative side to it, too...a fact highlighted … [Read more...] about The Streetlife Festival
"Don't knock it until you've tried it", I thought, viewing the artificial cow teats at the big harvest festival in Vienna. I didn't try it. But if you do fancy … [Read more...] about Vienna Harvest Festival (Erntedankfest)
Imagine sitting beneath a star-strewn sky on a balmy summer evening, listening to a bit of Puccini or Pink Floyd. Or perhaps Sibelius. Or Sinatra. That's the Film Festival … [Read more...] about Rathausplatz Film Festival
A regional festival in Vienna normally means the opportunity to eat and drink copious quantities of local fare from one of Austria's provinces. Which brings me to the … [Read more...] about Waldviertelpur regional festival
Oh, for the days when road rage meant refusing to doff your hat at a passing pedestrian. Road manners may not have survived, but a lot of the vehicles have. And as part of the … [Read more...] about Vienna Old Timer Parade