Pentecost events in Vienna

A diverse programme in the flower-filled Austrian capital

When the Augarten, the Green Prater and the area in front of Schönbrunn Palace are all a mass of colourful blooms, you know that spring has come to Vienna. The abundant peonies, known to locals as “Whitsun roses”, symbolise the festival of Pentecost and the gradual transition from cool spring to warmer summer. Vienna has plenty to offer in the season of Pentecost. It is the perfect time to spend a couple of days on holiday in the Austrian metropolis with your partner, family or friends!

Event highlight: Wiener Festwochen cultural festival

A four-week cultural festival takes place in Vienna each year, starting in mid-May: the Wiener Festwochen. Numerous theatre performances, operas and dance presentations are displayed in the city’s famous theatre houses; at the opening festival on Vienna’s Town Hall Square, in the MuseumsQuartier, in the Theater an der Wien and at the Playhouse. Be inspired by outstanding acts in Vienna, from 15 May to 21 June 2020!

Austrian art and culture during Beethoven Anniversary Year 2020

Culture fans can enjoy sophisticated culture during the Wiener Festwochen, along with the added bonus of a diverse range of events marking Beethoven Anniversary Year 2020 celebrations. Prominent works of art will be on display as part of the “Moved by Beethoven” exhibition at the Art History Museum, in a harmonious atmosphere complemented by the famous composer’s music. In the Leopold Museum, you can see the art of Josef Maria Auchentaller, who was inspired by Beethoven’s Pastorale. Concerts by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra enable you to experience Beethoven’s compositions in their original form.

Other events in Vienna around Pentecost

These cultural highlights are complemented by a range of other events that ensure you will enjoy an entertaining Pentecost visit to Vienna:

  • Delightful dances at the Concordia Ball in the Vienna Town Hall on 29 May 2020
  • Vienna Pride, a series of events put on by the LGBT community in Vienna from 1 to 14 June 2020
  • International wine festival VieVinum in Vienna’s Hofburg Palace from 6 to 8 June 2020

Spend a lovely Pentecost holiday in Vienna with the family

Strolling along the Danube, looking at cute animal babies in the Schönbrunn Zoo, taking exciting themed tours or tasting a variety of delicacies at the Naschmarkt: spend a magnificent Whitsunday exploring one of Vienna’s city hiking trails or visiting the Prater. Your family holiday in Vienna during the Pentecost holidays is sure to be breathtakingly beautiful!

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