Should you wish to dip your toes into the world of travel, outdoor adventure, and photography, then Vienna might be the place to start. The Photo+Adventure fair and festival takes you on a journey around all three.
- Two-day event with dozens of exhibitors, plus talks, workshops, shows, photo exhibitions, and more
- 2020 dates: Oct 30/31
- See also: What to do in Vienna | Foto Wien festival
What is Photo+Adventure?
These days, photography, outdoor adventure and travel often go hand-in-hand (photo safari, anyone?). It’s a modern trend given ample recognition at the Photo+Adventure event.
Think of it as a combination of (trade) fair and festival.
The fair element sees numerous exhibitors presenting the latest products, trends, and technologies. These include the top camera brands, as well as travel agencies and travel destinations.
The festival element typically features such highlights as:
- A host of paid workshops and seminars
- Numerous specialist talks
- A travel reports programme (in 2019, for example, this took visitors from Morocco to Myanmar, Iran to India, Brazil to Botswana, and many places in between)
- Photo exhibitions featuring entries and winners from various competitions, as well as curated exhibitions on particular themes or from particular photographers
Most of the above were, inevitably, “in German”, but since photography is a visual medium and English is everywhere these days, there’s still plenty to enjoy for non-German speakers.
2020 dates & tickets
The dates for the next Photo+Adventure are October 30th and 31st, 2020. Opening times are:
- Midday to 8pm (Friday)
- 9am to 6pm (Saturday)
Day or weekend tickets should become available online from the official website or can be bought at the event itself.
How to get to Photo+Adventure
The event takes place at the Pyramide Wien, a location just outside Vienna in Vösendorf. It’s easy to reach with public transport, though. Just jump on the famous Badner Bahn – a rail line that leaves from the Oper/Karlsplatz stop in the city centre.
In previous years (and possibly in future?), the event occupied the Messe Wien exhibition location. It’s the major exhibition centre in Vienna, so well-connected to public transport. Basically, take the U2 subway line to Messe-Prater.
Unlike most city locations, the Messe Wien also has several paid parking options, thanks to nearby multistorey and underground car parks. See here for details and precise addresses for your Sat-Nav. An alternative is to use the (cheaper) park and ride car parks and then take public transport.
Address: Messeplatz 1, 1020 Vienna | Website