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Vienna: Classical Concert at Mozarthaus

1. Vienna: Classical Concert at Mozarthaus

Witness the Mozart Ensemble Vienna and enjoy a moving and unforgettable concert at Mozart's first house in Vienna, Mozarthaus. Hear music from the Viennese Classical Period, including Mozart, Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, and more. Step into Vienna’s historic city center, near both St. Stephan’s Cathedral and Hofburg, and enter the Sala Terrena at Mozarthaus Vienna. Built as part of the monastery of the German Knightly Order in the second half of the 12th century, view the refined architecture and ornate frescos of the Sala Terrena. Walk in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, who lived in the monastery in 1781, and hear his symphonies where he used to play. Experience Viennese classical music in an authentic setting and let the night drift by as the Mozart Ensemble Vienna performs.

Vienna: Christmas Concert and Dinner in the Kursalon

2. Vienna: Christmas Concert and Dinner in the Kursalon

Celebrate Christmas in Classical style and see the "Salonorchester Alt Wien" onstage in the Lanner Saal. Enjoy performances by ballet dancers and international opera singers in an incredible musical celebration of the works of the king of waltz Johann Strauss and one of the primary figures of Viennese Classical music, Mozart. Hear the waltzes and let the rhythm of the polkas thrill you. Enjoy the moving operettas and solo concerts from 2 of the best composers in the world, performed to the highest degree of artistry. Enjoy an exclusive 4-course "Imperial Vienna" menu in the festive ambience of the "Das Johann" restaurant.

Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

3. Vienna: Christmas & New Year's Concert in St. Peter's Church

Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribable ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

4. Vienna: Classical Concert at St. Stephen's Cathedral

Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most beautiful buildings in the Austrian capital. Whether you're a music aficionado or simply curious, you're sure to enjoy the tremendous acoustics within the cathedral walls. Choose from famous classical or Christmas shows for an elegant concert in Vienna. Admire the jewels of classical music at St. Stephen's Cathedral, where W. A. Mozart and J. Haydn once played. Listen to the great works of European composers like Mozart, Beethoven, and Bach, even during Christmas time (if option selected). Celebrate Schubert's 225th birthday with a fitting performance in his beautiful hometown. Commemorate the 175th anniversary of Felix Mendelssohn’s death with a performance of his oratorio about the story of the biblical prophet Elijah, one of the composer's best-known works. Listen to a concert on the new Giant Organ (if organ concert option selected) with mighty sounds from more than 12,000 pipes, one of the biggest organ units of Europe. Hear world-class organists play a wide-ranging program with masterful virtuosity in the central nave of the church.

Vienna: St. Anne's Church Christmas Concert Ticket

5. Vienna: St. Anne's Church Christmas Concert Ticket

Get in the mood for Christmas with Magic Trumpet - a programme of the finest Christmas carols and festive Music - in superb interpretations by the trumpet player and organist. The wonderfully restored St. Anne's, the Baroque insider tip in Vienna's city centre, opens its doors again for Christmas concerts in a peaceful atmosphere. The programme ranges from the Viennese Classic period to the most beautiful Austrian and international Christmas songs, masterfully interpreted by the trumpet player and organist - a joyful and joyful evening that gets you in Christmas mood and which you should not miss. Inspirational text interventions contribute to the peaceful and intimiate atmosphere. The heated church, inaugurated by Empress Maria Theresia, is adorned with magnificent frescoes by Daniel Gran, the artist who also created the fresco cycle in the dome of the ceremonial hall of the National Library of Vienna. Magic Trumpet at St. Anne's Church invites you to pause for a while - moments in which you can escape the hustle and bustle of the pre-Christmas period and return to the essence of things.

Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

6. Vienna: Christmas Markets Tour

Meet a local guide to get an insider's perspective of the Christmas markets of Vienna. Take a walking tour through these iconic holiday hotspots and visit 4 favorite locations in the city's alternative districts. Delight your taste buds with heartwarming mulled wine and delicious treats. Explore each market and its stalls to Immerse yourself in the traditions of the holiday season. Drink hot punch boosted by extra rum and enjoy Christmas cookies to munch on along the way. Hear fun stories, see modern and traditional Christmas markets, and wander the streets of hipster districts. Look for Christmas gifts at market stands festooned with homemade items and festive artifacts, and taste some delicious sweets that will get you into the holiday mood.

Vienna: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

7. Vienna: Strauss & Mozart Christmas Concert in Kursalon

Celebrate Christmas in Classical style and see the "Salonorchester Alt Wien" onstage in the Lanner Saal. Enjoy performances by excellent ballet dancers and international opera singers in an incredible musical celebration of the works of the king of waltz, Johann Strauss, and one of the primary figures of Viennese Classical music, W. A. Mozart. Hear the waltzes and let the rhythm of the polkas thrill you. Enjoy the moving operettas and solo concerts from 2 of the best composers in the world. performed to the highest degree of artistry.

Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

8. Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

Enjoy the festive season at some of Vienna’s most beautiful Christmas markets together with a sightseeing Segway tour. After a 20-minute Segway training, you follow the certified guide through festively decorated streets and pass by the famous buildings of Vienna. You will be enchanted by the charm of the festively illuminated world-famous architecture of Vienna, and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or a warm glass of mulled wine at the idyllic Christmas markets. Discover the various markets in the city center: the Altwiener Christkindlmarkt is a glistening wonderland, the Christmas village at Maria-Theresien-Platz offers traditional craftsmanship at over 70 stalls, and the Christmas market at Spittelberg is enchanting with its unique atmosphere. At the end of the tour you will receive the original Viennese Christmas market mug – a real collector’s item.

Vienna: Classical Masterpieces Concert Capuchin Church

9. Vienna: Classical Masterpieces Concert Capuchin Church

Visit the Capuchin Church during the year of its 400th anniversary and enjoy an evening of music performed by the Vienna Emperor Quartet. Listen to classical masterpieces with a program that includes music by Mozart, Bach, Schubert, and Haydn. Capuchin Church is located near the State Opera in Vienna's city center and is known for the Imperial Crypt, which served as the Habsburg burial site for centuries. The program includes Mozart's 'A Little Night Music', Schubert's 'Ave Maria', Haydn's 'Emperor's Quartet', and Bach's 'Air'. The music will be performed by the esteemed Emperor Quartet Vienna whose members play in some of the most important and most famous orchestras in Vienna. In Christmas time, the concerts in the heated church span a majestic arc of festive trumpet music, selected texts and the finest Christmas carols - what a wonderful way to prepare for the approaching Christmas in a contemplative and joyful way. Combo Ticket: Combine your concert visit with the most famous crypt in the world, the Imperial Crypt. The burial place of the Habsburgs since 1618 lets you feel 400 years of Austrian and European history. Marvel at the tombs of famous rulers, such as Emperor Franz Joseph and his beautiful wife Elisabeth "Sisi", the impressive double coffin of "Empress" Maria Theresa and Franz I Stephan of Lorraine or the modest copper coffin of the reform emperor Joseph II. Last admission to the Imperial Crypt is at 5:30pm, so it is wonderful to combine it with the concert.

Magical Christmas Tour Around Vienna

10. Magical Christmas Tour Around Vienna

Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. How does Vienna celebrate Christmas? How many christmas markets are in Vienna? Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products, including the traditional Glühwein. The Christmas special times brings magic to Vienna’s Old Town. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! You will experience the capital of Austria in a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional offerings and particular vibes.

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4.8 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This was a beautiful experience. The beautiful church and the breathtaking performance were a total and complete package. It was more than what we had expected. We are so grateful for the opportunity to experience this on Christmas Day night. Absolutely wonderful.

Very good concert in a small room. The musicians were excellent, very in phase and the comments to explain the works a real plus. I highly recommend

This was a beautiful part of our trip I would highly recommend it wonderful

Wonderful concert in a wonderful cathedral!!!! Warmly recommended!

Special, nice reception, personal and small. To enjoy!