28.10.2014 11:24

Vienna in Bloom

Category: Sights

©WienTourismus/Karl Thomas

Spring is a much more intense experience in Vienna than in other big cities as more than half of the municipal area is made up of green spaces. The Viennese certainly know how to make the most of it, and it has a special place in their daily lives. The Austrian capital shows off its lively, sunny side with numerous music, theater and design festivals at this time of year.

Bon vivants flock to the countless sidewalk cafés that celebrate Vienna’s proud coffee house culture and brighten up the surrounding buildings. Local markets offer seasonal organic produce and are a central part of the spring atmosphere with their bars and restaurants. The young scene meets at the MuseumsQuartier. The trendy will find new style ideas at the Modepalast (fashion palace) and the festival for fashion&photography, while art lovers will discover tips and tricks in fine arts at art austria. The community celebrates at the Life Ball in City Hall, one of the largest AIDS charity events worldwide.

The six million square meter park has something for everyone — meadows, woodland, ponds, bathing areas and sports facilities. Its counterpart, the Danube Island, is a veritable spring hotspot, and not just during the Danube Island Festival – Europe’s largest open air party. The Vienna Jazz Festival offers the finest jazz from the end of June, when international stars perform hits and new works at the most beautiful venues in Vienna. More: www.vienna.info