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New Year's in Austria

High above the rooftops and valleys, visitors to Austria have the most spectacular start to the year. We let you in on the best New Year's celebrations in Austria.
Acoustic New Year's Fireworks in Lech Zürs am Arlberg
Lech Zürs am Arlberg traditionally greets the New Year with a spectacular acoustic firework display - uniquely choreographed firework effects in synch with the music. Recent years have been dedicated to themes such as Women of the 80s (2015), Queen (2014),  Falco (2013), ABBA (2012) or Swinging New Year (2011). This hugely successful event takes place on the Edelweissplatz Zürs on New Year's Day at 10 pm.

New Year's Concerts in Salzburg
There are numerous classical concerts in Salzburg on New Year's Eve and New Year's Day. Whether they be in the old res­i­dence of Salzburg, or in the state rooms of the Salzburg Fortress, these con­certs are an unparalleled delight for music and glitz lovers alike. Salzburg Highlights offer packages that combine concerts with a gala din­ner, for example, and mid­night fire­works on the ter­race of the Salzburg Fortress, accom­pa­nied by a glass of cham­pagne and a Waltz.

New Year's Eve on the Hohe Salve Mountain in Tirol
The Hohe Salve Mountain in Tirol's Kitzbüheler Alpen provides the perfect atmosphere to kick off the New Year. With tasty food, great music and fireworks, this is a celebration for the whole family. From 7 pm the cable car takes you up whilst enjoying a glass of bubbly or punch. From 9 pm brass instruments provide musical accompaniment and there is a blessing. Come midnight the fireworks are launched and at 1 a.m. the torchlit hike back down to the valley begins.

Fondue Celebrations on the Zugspitze
Welcome the new by celebrating with old traditions high up on the Zugspitze in Tirol. The Tiroler Zugspitzbahn takes you up to the peak where you are greeted with an aperitif. Enjoy a delicious 3-course fondue meal before toasting the New Year with a midnight drink and fireworks in the valley below. Musical entertainment is provided throughout.

Celebrate looking out over Vienna
Enjoy culinary delights on three levels at the Danube Tower this New Year's Eve with views over the whole of Vienna. From a gala menu to a buffet option or champagne package, the iconic tower caters for all.


New years concert at the Musikverein in Vienna © Lois Lammerhuber New years concert at the Musikverein in Vienna © Lois Lammerhuber

Find out more about New Year Celebrations in Vienna

At the change of year, the whole of Vienna is given over to partying and dancing. Whether you start the New Year in style at the New Year’s Eve Ball at the Imperial Palace or celebrate it on the streets of Vienna – the choice is all yours!

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