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Wiener Festwochen
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Each year a huge celebration in front of Vienna City Hall kicks off this festival, which combines cultural experiences of the highest order with socially relevant themes and objectives.

Wiener Festwochen © Ruth Walz

Vienna, Museumsplatz 1

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Vienna is without a doubt one of the leading cultural capitals of the world. The Wiener Festwochen have earned an important place in the festival scene as an innovative event with international collaborations. It features a wide variety of genres - opera, theatre, concerts, performance art and installations - with numerous places throughout the city serving as performance venues, such as the MuseumsQuartier, the Theater an der Wien, the Musikverein, the Schauspielhaus and the city's markets and squares. Classical and contemporary operas and concerts, legendary theatre marathons and the Vienna Boys' Choir singing in council-housing projects are as much a part of the festival's programme as the annual "Into the City" series, which aims at addressing various communities in Vienna and drawing them into the citiy's cultural activities.