Ballet double feature: Verklungene Feste and Josephs Legende

John Neumeier’s powerful double feature Verklungene Feste and Josephs Legende appears twice on the December schedule of the Vienna State Opera. There is much to learn about these two great works of ballet before experiencing them yourself.

Verklungene Feste, that is Bygone Celebrations, is set in 1830 at an opulent Parisian residence and is a tale of an elderly aristocrat who sponsors a revival of courtly dances from the early eighteenth century. Thus Verklungene Feste is a ballet about ballet, and we witness the transition from baroque dances to “modern” ballet. Continue reading

Vienna State Opera: 5 operas not to miss this October

General booking for October performances at the Vienna State Opera has already  started and, although some of you may have made their Vienna Opera Plans already, we felt the urge to share the 5 operas that we think truly stand out in this October’s programme. Obviously the Vienna Opera experience is unique and it is always a difficult choice to decide which events you should attend! Your No1 rule should be: go to as many as you can (afford). Continue reading

Things to do in Vienna: Top 5 Museums You Can’t Afford to Miss

Vienna is one of those cities which can dazzle you every time you visit. Whether you love opera, fine art, or simply a beautiful city atmosphere, you can always find great activities. The city is always full of energy and vitality, offering attractions for people of all walks of life.

Of course, it’s always difficult to choose how to spend your time. With over a hundred museums it’s not easy to decide where to go. So to help you we’ll show you our top 5 museums you can’t afford to miss.

1. The Kunsthistorisches Museum


Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna

Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
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Few museums in the world have the grandeur of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. The Art History Museum, as its name translates, was built in the late 19th century by Gottfried Semper and Carl von Hasenauer. Continue reading