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Best of New Year’s Concert – CD & DVD out now!

New Year's Eve, Vienna, Giant Ferris Wheel © WienTourismus_Karl Thomas

The Austrian National Tourist Office and Universal Music Australia are pleased to present the release of the CD and DVD “Best of New Year’s Concert – Vienna Philharmonic”. It features the highlights of the world’s probably most famous concert, which is staged in Vienna on New Year’s Day every year. More than 45 million people throughout the world listen to the unique sounds of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and watch the beautiful baroque splendour of the Musikverein on Radio and TV.


In conjunction with the release of the CD and DVD the Austrian National Tourist Office, the Vienna Tourist Board and Universal Music Australia are offering one lucky winner the chance of a lifetime to experience the magic of New Year’s Eve 2012 in Vienna. The winner gets to fly Economy Class with Austrian Airlines, be part of Vienna's vibrant New Year's celebrations and stay 5 nights at the newly opened, exclusive Boutique-Hotel Sans Souci.


The prize consists of:

  • Two Return Air Fares with Austrian Airlines from Australia to Vienna
  • 5 nights accommodation at Hotel Sans Souci
  • 2 tickets to a New Year's event in Vienna

To enter the competition, visit: and click on the competition banner.


Picture yourself in Vienna’s vibrant New Year’s Eve celebrations: On 31 December, Vienna’s old city centre transforms into a vivid party arena. Thousands of people follow the New Year’s Eve Trail, stopping off for sparkling wine, punch and culinary treats as they make their way from one open-air attraction to the next. Numerous stages work up an atmosphere with shows, waltzes, operetta, pop and folk music, and large fireworks displays draw the crowds to the Prater and Heldenplatz. As midnight approaches, St. Stephen’s Cathedral becomes the rendezvous of all revellers. Just before the old year comes to an end, the music stops and the countdown begins, culminating in the booming chimes of the ‘Pummerin’ from the cathedral bell tower, to the  accompaniment of Strauss’s Blue Danube Waltz as midnight passes.


The “Best of New Year’s Concert” CD and DVD are available from all good music retailers and can also be ordered online on