Summer night concert of the Vienna Philharmonic
Every year in June the Vienna Philharmonic performs an open air concert with free admission in the impressive ambience of the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. Undoubtedly one of the world's most famous and finest orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic whishes to provide all Viennese, as well as visitors to the city, with a unique musical experience in Schönbrunn's beautiful baroque gardens for free!
Vienna open air opera
In April, May, June and September the Vienna State Opera broadcasts selected performances LIVE on a 50m2 LED video screen on Herbert-von-Karajan Square, right next to the opera building. Enjoy opers of Mozart, Strauss, Wagner, Verdi, Puccini and many other great composers for free!
Music Film Festival Vienna in front of Vienna's City Hall (June - September) begins at dawn and entrance is free. For more information visit the website of the
Festival on the Danube Island in Vienna (end of June) is Europe's biggest party for young people. For three days a great line-up of stars will entertain the more than two million party-goers on about 20 stages.
Vienna boasts many coffeehouses. Although they are not for free, many offer free piano concerts during the day, such as Café Landtmann, Café Schwarzenberg, or Café Central.
The Museum of Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna offers free entrance on Tuesdays from 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm.
October 26 is a special day in Austria. It is not only our National Holiday, on this day most of Vienna's museums also have free entrance!
Siemens Festival Nights (end of July until end of August) is a special treat for classical music lovers: it makes the highlights of the Salzburg Festival accessible to a wider audience free of charge The Summer Festival's highlights are broadcast on a large screen set up on Chapter Square each day for a period of five weeks.
The Red Bull Hangar-7 is an absolute must-see in Salzburg. This hip airplane hangar is a mix of airplanes, art gallery and culinary paradise. Every day from 9am - 10pm. Entrance is free.
La Strada (last week in July and first week in August) is a free art festival on Graz' charming streets. The festival presents about 200 street and puppet theatre productions aiming to make Graz laugh, wonder and reflect.
"Aufsteirern" folk festival (mid September) in Graz takes place every year in September. For one day, the Old Town of Graz turns into a rural Styrian village. Join the villagers on an exciting "journey" through their province and get acquainted with the great diversity of Styrian customs, traditions and culinary specialties.