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Everything you need to do this weekend in Vienna: 36 event tips

December 9, 2018

Everything you need
to do this weekend
in Vienna: 36 event tips

December 9, 2018

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Hey, hey! We’ve selected the very best of what’s happening in Vienna this weekend so you can spend less time working out what to do and spend more time making the most out of life.

Check out below the 36 awesome things happening this weekend in Vienna:


Catch these two bands live at Chelsea


When: FRI, December 14, 8pm–11pm
Where: Chelsea
Entry: 15.20€, get your tickets here

It’s scientifically proven that going out to see live music keeps you young. Or at least it’s an opinion… and one that we live by. Save money on wrinkle cream and catch these two bands at Chelsea instead. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: live music, staying young, keeping a pep in your step, Indie music, bands, having a beer or 8 at a cool music venue, feeling the vibe in a big room with lots of strangers, joining the party of life

Catch Dutch trio My Baby as they take the stage at Flex

FM4 Indiekiste mit MY BABY

When: FRI, December 14, 7pm–9pm
Where: Flex
Entry: 20.99€, get tickets here

Ooh baby, you’re going to like My Baby. This week’s guest at FM4’s Indiekiste is a musical trio originally from Amsterdam. My Baby has been creating a reputation for delivering compelling performances along with Blues-filled modern beats. It’ll make you want to put your sunglasses on and jiggle your hips. Check out their sound below and come see them live at Flex this Friday!

Recommended if you like: My Baby, checking out new artists, inspiring live concerts, feeling the music flow through you, beers and cigarettes, being one with nature, getting freaky at the end of the weeky, FM4 concerts


Soak up some folk vibes down at the Arena

Myrkur + Jo Quail I Arena Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 7pm–8pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: sold out, but you can try & find them here

This Friday, Arena Wien is hosting a double concert of Folkish bands. Pro tip: take a date, they’ll be impressed with your excellent choice. First on stage is Myrkur, a Folk and Black Metal musician from Denmark. Then Jo Quail takes over with her cello. This is certainly a one-of-a-kind-concert. Check out the music here:

Recommended if you like: checking out new artists, one-of-a-kind concerts, Black Metal, Folk beats, Scandinavian music, impressing a date, wearing layers of flowy clothing, stopping to smell the roses, Arena Wien

Hip Hop beats every Friday at No. 99

The VIE’K End – Friday Hotspot

When: every Friday, 11pm–4am
Where: No. 99
Entry: free!

At this weekly party at the Club No.99 in Vienna’s first district, you can expect some craziness mixed with Hip Hop tunes. DJ HUNNAR will be on the decks as part of the evening. The guys at The VIE’K End arere promising games, secret acts and sweets – whatever this may be.

Recommended if you like: music that will make you dance, gin and tonic, Hip Hop parties, döner time at 4am, beehives, honey, skulls



Enjoy some Berlin–based Techno down by the canal

Fish Market w/ Somewhen (Berghain, BLN)

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Grelle Forelle
Entry: TBA

Grelle Forelle is welcoming everyone, no matter the sexual orientation, this Friday for another night of Techno madness. Enticing you to the dance floor this time round will be Somewhen, a seasoned DJ from one of Berlin’s hottest techno clubs, Berghain. Practice your dance moves at home with this preview below:

Recommended if you like: live DJs, Techno music, dancing, LGBTQ+ parties, going to the market and just seeing what’s there, dancing until the actual markets open, messing around down by the canal, early mornings at Spittelau, clubs so cool they won’t let you take photos inside, wearing sunglasses in the morning even on a gray winter day – we won’t judge you


Dance until dawn with this trio of Dancehall DJs

FM4 Tribe Vibes Sound System Tour at Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Opera Club
Entry: 10€

FM4 will take over the Opera Club this Friday with a trio of Dancehall DJs. Between them they will be playing a quality selection of the finest Hip Hop, Reggae, Soul, Funk (and much more) for all your dancing needs. With almost half a century of experience behind the decks, this triumvirate are bound to have your head spinning (in a good way, of course).

Recommended if you like: live DJs, a night of dancing like the world ain’t watching, threesomes, skanking, escaping the law, knitting tea cosies, backward baseball caps and baggy trousers, basketball tops, East/Westcoast classics,

Catch a trail blazing French DJ 

FM4 Unlimited pres. ViTALIC live

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Horst
Entry: 15€ here, door TBA.

Drift between the boundaries of Techno, House and Electro with Frenchman, Vitalic, at Horst this Friday. Renowned for club classics, the multi-instrumentalist has no fear when it comes to blending genres to pump up the party. Some say he paved the way for Frenchies, Daft Punk, Justice et al. We can’t tell you who says that because that’s classified information. But, trust us, some do. Check out the music, here:

Recommended if you like: French Techno, House and Electro, trail blazers, French kissing, cowboys, dancing cowboys, sheriffs, genre blends, Ibiza style club houses, big clubs, the first district in the pre tourist hours

Welcome these Viennese musicians back to town

Camo&Krooked – Surrounded Vienna

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–5am
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 29.50€ available here.

These Viennese musicians are returning to their hometown after a tour around Australia and New Zealand. (They’ll also be most likely heading to the Viennese beisl(s) they missed most while on the road but we’re just assuming.) Their new performance concept – “surrounded” – means they’ll be inviting everyone to join them onstage to literally surround them as they rock out on the drum, bass, and electronica. Check out what to expect, here:

Recommended if you like: Drum and Bass music, Electronica, Austrian DJs, partying in old factories, funky brick buildings, wearing camo, going commando, surrounding DJs on a stage, getting up on stage for that perfect insta–shot

Winter warmers by a Viennese Deep House outfit

Möwe Live Pratersauna

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 8€, early bird available

Born on a cold winter’s night a few years ago, ‘Möwe’ created music together accidentally out of yearning for warmer days and out of their shared hate for winter. Winter has come again, and as the mercury sinks Möwe prepare to warm us up again this Friday by making us dance to some of their happy-go-lucky Deep House.

Recommended if you like: beats instead of birthday cake, House, Soul, Disco, carefully curated clubbing events, trying to make out with a DJ named Roman, sex in public toilets, dancing  and grinding, wearing socks during sex

Two DJs, and one quiet party happening at the WUK

Silent Disco | WUK Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–5am
Where: WUK
Entry: 12€, get tickets here

As with every silent disco, the concept here is simple: wireless headphones with two channels are handed out with 2 different DJs playing into your earholes. You can choose which one you like more, and simply start dancing. With Alternative, Oldies and Classics on one channel and House, Electro, Charts and Hip Hop on the other, this Friday the WUK be a spot to party for all types. Bring your granny if you want. What do we care. These parties are always fun, as everybody dances around to their own beat with headphones on, but keep in mind, making out with somebody on the dance floor while wearing the headphones does get awkward.

Recommended if you like: taking off the headphones and listening to people wail badly to the music, having a choice of music to listen to in the club, parties with a twist, house parties with drinking games, being able to chat with somebody at the bar without having to yell

Let loose with this German musician at SASS

Deep Baked w/ ASA 808 (TOYS Berlin)

When: FRI, December 14, 11pm–6am
Where: SASS Music Club
Entry: 5€ before 12am, 10€ after.

Bask in the beats this Friday at SASS as German musician, ASA 808, takes to the stage. Combining his training in classical composition with a love of analogue synths and drum machines he pushes the boundaries between Techno and House with a Classical infusion. Much like when you eat a Kasekrainer, you’ll be left saying, “how can there be so many good things at once just stuffed all together?” Check out the music for yourself, here:

Recommended if you like: Deep House music, getting baked – and we’re not talking about potatoes, Techno, hot boxing small spaces, dancing into the weekend, taking off your shoes in weird locations, German DJs, dancing into the early morn, blunts, beat blends, classically trained DJs


Watch Tim Burton’s Christmas classic on the big screen

Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas (OmU +DF) – Adventkino

When: FRI, December 14, 2:30pm
Where: Filmhaus Kino am Spittelberg
Entry: 8€, get tickets here

This Friday, Filmhaus Kino is hosting a screening of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas! We’re so excited we could pee our pants! (But we won’t, of course.) This cult classic will be shown in its original version. If you are not the Christmas rom-coms type, this is the right movie to get you in the mood for the holidays without an overly sugary script. Check out the trailer below and enjoy!

Recommended if you like: Tim Burton, Blink 182, cult classics, catching a good movie on a Friday night, must-watch movies, crunching your popcorn, those big, cushy theatre seats, The Nightmare Before Christmas

Laugh and be merry at this Christmas Farmer’s Market

♡ markta Weihnachtsmarkt x Stadtklang ♡

When: FRI–SUN, December 14–16, various times
Where: Stadtklang
Entry: free!

If you’re not familiar with the markta project, here’s the jist of it – they’re a farmer’s market of the 21st century. That’s right, they are bringing you local and regional farming ONLINE – a service that connects producers and consumers and delivers fresh organic produce to your door. Every weekend in December they’re hosting their very own Christmas Market. You can shop local for produce and for gifts from the convenience of your own computer – yeehaw!

Recommended if you like: one-of-a-kind Christmas markets, fresh produce, farming of the future, supporting new eco-friendly projects, getting to know new people on a (hopefully) sunny afternoon, local farming, farmer’s markets

Slam poetry into people’s ear holes

84. Slam B @Literaturhaus Wien

When: FRI, December 14, 8pm–11pm
Where: Literaturhaus
Entry: Free!

The Slam B poetry slam at the Literaturhaus is back this Friday with 12 wordsmiths hitting the stage for 5 minutes and slamming their poetry out to a crowd of literary lovers. As always at this veteran of the slams, the applause is the vote, so be sure to cheer extra loud for your favourite poet.

Recommended if you like: poetry made for the modern day, the beauty to be found in words, audience participation, wordsmiths, people being bold, poetry, emotional events, getting inspired

Celebrate kick-a** women!

FemFriday #7 Poetic Pilgrimage

When: FRI, December 14, 7pm–9pm
Where: Weltmuseum Wien
Entry: 19€, get tickets here

This event is so freaking empowering for women it’s hard to know where to start. Every second Friday of the month is FemFriday at the Weltmuseum and this will be a special one. This event’s guests are Muneera Rashida and Sukina Abdul Noor, the leading voices behind Poetic Pilgrimage – a hip-hop group tackling topics such as immigration and Islam with their lyrics. Both women are of Jamaican descent and grew up in the UK. Before their concert, they will hold an open talk and a screening of the documentary, Hip Hop Hijabis. Talk about girl power!

Recommended if you like: celebrating women, widening your world views, the leading ladies of this world, celebrating all things feminine, intimate gigs, shows in odd locations, Hip Hop, female empowerment


Experience this one-of-a-kind performance of dark theatre

The Smallest Theatre in the World #3 Murder

When: FRI–SAT, December 14–15, various time-slots
Where: Schauspielhaus
Entry: sign up for tickets here

Jesse Imman’s latest project is on at the Smallest Theatre in the World. The show is performed with flashlights as the theatre will be in complete darkness and performed for only 2 audience members at a time! This piece pays homage to Fritz Lang’s classic movie, “A City Seeks A Murderer,” exploring the aspect of fear in theatre. They’ve got 3 time-slots each evening, so sign up for your tickets beforehand.

Recommended if you like: one-of-a-kind theatre experiences, being inspired by art, being a little bit afraid, experiences outside of your comfort zone, not knowing what to expect from art, Halloween, murder stories


Grab an easy Christmas present at this American sports market

1. Jersey Market ( NBA NHL NFL MLB etc ) Free entry!

When: SAT, December 15, 1pm–6pm
Where: Fluc + Fluc Wanne
Entry: Free

Here’s your chance to bag an easy Christmas present for that one member of the family who loves playing with their balls. We’re talking about sports, of course! What we mean to say is, Fluc will be throwing open its doors early this Saturday to sell 1000s of new and old (hopefully washed) sports Jerseys from well-loved American sports. If the names Jordan, Manning, and Pujols mean anything to you, don’t miss this chance to add another Jersey to your (or your loved one’s) collection.

Recommended if you like: shopping, Baseball, American Football, Basketball, Ice Hockey, last minute Christmas Shopping, niche markets, vintage shopping, buying something old and smelly and coming up with an elaborate story about its origins (i.e. “my grandad won it in a game of poker with Stalin”), wearing sports Jerseys

Catch Left Boy live in his hometown (Vienna!)

Left Boy: The Ferdinand Tour 2018 – Gasometer Wien

When: SAT, December 15, 7pm–11pm
Where: Gasometer
Entry: 43.99€ available here.

He calls himself Left Boy but we call him the Right Boy for you to go see live in concert at Gasometer this Saturday. (See what we did there?) Left Boy will be returning to his hometown this Saturday like a prodigal son. The Vienna-born rapper/producer has been stateside for years mastering his art and refining his flow.  Here is your chance to see how his time abroad has influenced his craft and to check out his latest album. Have a listen:

Recommended if you like: Left Boy, alumnus of the American International School, Rap, home-grown talent, finding the Right Boy for you (yea, we threw that in there again), Austrian rappers, when posh kids try and be gangster, cool music venues with alcohol available for purchase

Get into the holiday spirit at this massive DJ party

SUN & MOON Special auf 4 Floors w/ LsDirty & Rinkadink

When: SAT, December 15, 11pm–8am
Where: Pratersauna
Entry: 15.61€ available here.

There’s no better way to get jolly as a Christmas elf than a Pratersauna party with a DJ line up so big, they have to stay open an extra two hours – which is fine with Christmas elves because they’re used to keeping late hours. This loooooong night of Psytrance, Progressive Psy, Psychedelic and Hi–Tech3 will be comin’ at ya from 14 DJs and 3 live acts. Here’s a little taste of what to expect:

Recommended if you like: live DJs, parties longer than a work day, partying hard with sweaty people you don’t know, electric cool aid acid tests, Ken Kesey, celebrating the sun and the moon, celestial themed parties, DJs with names like Rinkadink, celestial beings, aliens,

Swing dancing on a Sunday? Hop aboard…

Swing the boat

When: every second Sunday, 7pm–11pm
Where: Badeschiff
Entry: 5€

Badeschiff is hosting weekly Swing the Boat party. This cool event is exactly what it sounds: a swing party on a boat! Cool huh? If you are a swing dance fan, this party is for you! And if you are not (yet…), the amazing music is worth the journey on its own!

Recommended if you like: dancing until your feet hurt, swing dancing, rockabilly, parties in unique locations, letting it all out on the dance floor

Chow down on breakfast while you enjoy the live Jazz music

Jazz-Frühstück “Christmas in Vienna”

When: SUN, December 16, 10am–12pm
Where: Cafe Schwarzenberg
Entry: TBA

Get into the Christmas spirit by practicing your eating skills. Oh, AND with some live Jazz Christmas music! Enjoy international Christmas songs while you eat your kipferl (a piece of sweet bread shaped like a boomerang) and drink your coffee. Just please don’t sing along with your mouth full!

Recommended if you like: breakfast, Jazz, getting into the Christmas spirit, blowing bubbles into your orange juice, wearing red socks with bells on them, gaining a little weight to keep you warm for the winter, Christmas songs, people singing and playing instruments for you while you eat like a royal

Check out a giant 3-D replica of the Tower of Babel made from blocks

Bruegel-Wochenenden für Familien

When: SUN, December 16, 10am–6pm
Where: Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
Entry: free with valid museum ticket!

A team from the block company, Bioblo, has worked together to create a 2.6 meter high model of the Tower of Babel from Pieter Bruegel’s famous painting. Dannnnng. The mothers of all of these team members are patting themselves on the backs for letting them play with blocks for as long as they wanted as children. Come take a look for yourself at the exhibit at KHM and let the kids go crazy with the organic blocks which will be available for open play.  If you ask us, the Bioblo team just wants to make the kids feel bad about how crappy their tower is going to look next to the 3-D replica of the Tower of Babel.

Recommended if you like: giant 3-D towers made of organic blocks, organic wooden toys for your kids, Pieter Bruegel, art history, nerds who played with blocks a lot as children, seeing what’s new at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna

Finish (or start) your Christmas shopping at this creative market

Queer Feminist Winter Market

When: SUN, December 16, 12pm–10pm
Where: X Space
Entry: Free

So you’ve got your big Christmas shopping out of the way already. Way to go, you. (We’re not bitter, ok maybe a little bit.) Get the last of your Christmas presents or stocking fillers taken care of at this mini, artistic market on Sunday. With a number of creatives selling everything from postcards to comic books this could be the perfect spot to get a unique present for your Aunt Millie that really stands out against the others.

Recommended if you like: unique presents, getting something a little crafty for your loved ones, skipping big retailers at Christmas, supporting your local penniless artist, people who are handy with scissors and glue, an overload on the colors red and white, bragging about finishing your Christmas shopping before the rest of us

Eat breakfast and then catch a film preview

Bonjour Stadtkino – Frühstück & Film – Winterausgabe!

When: SUN, December 16, 10am–2pm
Where: Stadtkino
Entry: 9€ (not including breakfast. Limited spots available so be sure to book here- stadtkino@stadtkinowien.at)

Settle down for a film this Sunday when Stadtkino team up with the cafe, Ludwig & Adele, to serve up perhaps the perfect winter Sunday treat. Get there early to grab a breakfast before nestling down to watch a preview of Dianmantino, the first feature by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, which follows the fall from grace of global football star into a bizarre journey of re–self discoverey, have a look at the trailer.

Recommended if you like: art house cinema, football stars, top quality graphics, bruncheoning, film sundays, wearing your pyjamas out and about, wearing slippers on the u-bahn, food and films, netflix and chill… in public, voyeurism


Fashion flea market in a sassy little 6th district bar

Modami: Mode- & Flohmarkt

When: SUN, December 16, 1pm–6:30pm
Where: Mon Ami
Entry: Free!

It’s your usual hip flea market taking place in the coolest of all cool streets, Theobaldgasse, in the funky bar, Monami. There’ll be shopping, drinking and eating to the sound of chilled music throughout the day, along with the vague smell of stale beer spilt on the floor from the crazy night before. It’s the dream. Oh, and expect a Christmas vibe happening too.

Recommended if you like: hanging out on Theobaldgasse, Monami, the thrill of the flea market hunt, the fresh smell of old beer, Gin and tonics for breakfast

Flea market in the old gym at Brick-5

Turnhallen-Flohmarkt im Dezember

When: SUN, December 16, 1pm–8pm
Where: Brick-5
Entry: free!

The team behind 7stern cafe are at it again, but this time they’re playing their games at their funky cafe, Turnhalle, in the 15th district. While this Sunday isn’t about getting a banging brunch or munching on the delicious GoSweetBakery cakes (while you can do these things too!), it is in fact about finding some treasures at their monthly flea market! Loads of stands will be set up in their cool space upstairs above the cafe for you to do your fleamarket hunt.

Recommended if you like: thrift shops, second-hand stuff, being a firm believer in one person’s junk is another person’s treasure,  searching through mounds of stuff to find what you want, if you believe that cake and shopping go hand in hand, Sunday shopping, vintage stuff, sustainable living, the thrill of the flea market hunt

An Englishman for Christmas?

Stuart Freeman Christmas Show 2018

When: FRI/SAT, December 16/17, 7:30pm–11pm
Where: Rabenhof Theatre
Entry: 22€ (available here)

You know his voice from the radio (that is if you’re one of the cool kids listening to FM4 radio station) and you might even know his cheeky smile if you’ve seen him at one of the many events he gets mixed up with – we’re talking about Sir Stuart Freeman, ladies and Gents (he’s actually not knighted or anything…we just like calling him ‘Sir’ because of that bedtime story voice of his). Mr Freeman has been known many a time to crack a funny, and he certainly knows how to work a crowd. A little standup, plenty of interaction with the audience, and some brilliant musicians ( one of them being Clara Luzia) will all be coming together at the 2 Christmas shows happening throughout the month. From those that have been to the show, the feedback is always glowing, so get on it – go see Stuey live!

Recommended if you like: being read bedtime stories, English accents, having your toes sucked during sexual intercourse, listening to Stuart Freeman on the radio, all things English, Frank Spencer in Some Mothers do ave em, Mr Bean, singer/ songwriter music, laughing so hard a little pee comes out

Have breakfast with Santa at Hard Rock Cafe

Breakfast With Santa

When: SUN, December 16, 9am–11:30am
Where: Hard Rock Cafe
Entry: 21€ – adults, 14€ – kids (4-12), get your tickets here

Is there anything more exciting than breakfast on the weekend? How about breakfast WITH SANTA!! You can enjoy delicious food, try your hand at decorating Christmas cookies, and did we mention Santa? Let the kids get their picture taken with the big jolly fat man (with a serious facial hair problem) and tell him their Christmas wishes. It will be a breakfast they’ll never forget!

Recommended if you like: Santa, breakfast, Christmas lists, children, making your own children’s dreams come true, Christmas moments the kids will remember, being a super-parent, sipping at a coffee half asleep while the kids run riot


Check out these pop-up markets in Vienna!

Go to a pop-up market in December

When: throughout December (check out the guide for details)
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: free!

Traditional, medieval, young and hip markets, or charming Christmas pop-up stores – Vienna’s got everything for everyone’s taste. We’ve got a guide for you to help you find exciting markets and pop-up stores happening in town throughout December.

Recommended if you like: making the most out of Vienna during the festive season, Punsch and Glühwein, very unique experiences, Christmas markets, finding hidden stores all for yourself (and a few other people), wearing your classy pants

© photo courtesy of Designmarkt Edelstoff

An indie design market in the MQ

Winter WAMP // Internationaler Designmarkt

When: daily, throughout November and December (see opening times)
Where: MQ – Museumsquartier
Entry: Free!

The international indie design fair WAMP has set up its stalls in the MQ and it will be there daily right up until Christmas time. Austrian and international designers from the fields of fashion, accessories, art, home decor and gastronomy will be selling their unique creations. So after grabbing a Punsch or Glühwein in the MQ courtyard, browse through the fancy design goods being sold at this fancy little market.

Recommended if you like: funky designs, redesigning, having a one of a kind wardrobe, quirky homes, markets, shopping under the sun, discovering cool designers from Central and Eastern Europe, Christmas time in the city

Design pop-up shop in a funky coffeehouse

Rienna – contemporary designshop

When: November 9 – December 22 (check out the very specific and irregular opening times)
Where: Rienna contemporary design shop
Entry: free!

There’s an oddly named design pop-up shop running throughout November and December and it will popping up in the 5th district’s Schleifmühlgasse, Rienna. Showcasing and selling awesome products from local creatives, it’s surely worth checking out during the lead up to Christmas (hint, hint, nudge, nudge). Plus, there are special events happening (relating to creatives doing creative things) also throughout the lifespan of this funky store. Be sure to check out the details,

Recommended if you like: forearm Tattoos, beards, ham and cheese toast, filling your wardrobe with unique fashion, being that member of the Family that everybody knows for thoughtful and cool gifts

Enjoy this little Christmas village opening for the season

Weihnachtsdorf am Campus der Uni Wien 2018

When: daily, until December 23
Where: Campus der Universität Wien – Altes AKH
Entry: Free!

With lights strung from tree to tree in the vast courtyard of the university campus, this Christmas market in the Alte AKH almost makes you feel like you’re in the middle of a forest. It’s also one of the most children-friendly markets, with a bunch of rides and a small Ferris wheel, which adds to the ambience. The wooden huts are mostly filled with the stuff you’ll find at most markets, however the magic of fairy lights in the trees can’t be beaten.

Recommended if you like: Punsch, Christmas time in the city, the idea of saving yourself Christmas shopping gauntlet, the smell of roasted almonds

Sip punch on a beautiful terrace with views of the Donaukanal

Punschen auf der KLYO Dachterrasse

When: daily, throughout November & December (check opening times)
Where: KLYO
Entry: free!

Drink delicious Punsch (and eat sausages and roasted almonds) while gazing out onto the Donaukanal from the terrace of one of the most stylish places in Vienna. The terrace is available for private rental in case you’re independently wealthy and like to drink alone (or, you know, if you’re trying to plan a company party). Anyway, the bar hanging off the Urania is serving up Punsch until Christmas arrives.

Recommended if you like: punsch, mulled wine, stylish settings, wearing your lacy underwear, beautiful views of the Donaukanal, wearing smoky eye make-up, being on terraces, being fancy, staying out until after dark (which, during winter in Vienna, means any time after 4pm), sausages, roasted almonds

Defrost your nipples with a mug of Glühwein at a Christmas market

Imagine this: you’re so cold your nipples (that have formed icicles on their tips) could poke out the eye of the person across from you, then you wrap your frozen hands around a cup of Glühwein while standing amidst the lights and smells of one of Viennese kick-ass Christmas markets (See our list for our favourite Vienna Christmas markets). Whether Punsch or Glühwein is your choice of poison, this is a must for December in Vienna.

A thought-provoking film that will open your eyes

Welcome to SODOM – im Stadtkino im Künstlerhaus

When: throughout December until January 13, check times on the programme
Where: Stadtkino
Entry: 9€

On the big screen of the Stadtkino, there will be the kind of film that is not pleasant to watch, but one that should be watched by everybody. Especially those of us who spend hours on their mobile phone a day. We ripped some words from the films website to give you an idea of what it’s about: ‘Accra is proven to be one of most poisonous places. It is the largest electronic waste dump in the world. About 6000 women, men and children live and work here. They call it SODOM.’ Welcome to SODOM will be screened at Stadtkino throughout December until January 13. Be sure to check the programme for info on the screening times.

Recommended if you like: being an active conscious member of the human race, understanding the world we live in, documentaries, beer in the cinema, big screens with big ideas on them

Choose that outfit that makes you go – ‘damn, I look good!’ – and party away

The best parties happening every week in Vienna you shouldn’t miss

When: right now!
Where: various locations in Vienna, check out our guide!

This beautiful town of our’s got so much to offer, especially when it comes to parties. We’ve put together a list of the parties happening every week in Vienna. So if you’re up for some fun, be sure to check out our weekly party event guide. If you think we’re missing any important parties happening every week, drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or the good old, oldschool way, via mail.

Be sure to get your daily dose of culture!

All the best culture and art events happening in Vienna right now

When: right now!
Where: various locations in Vienna, check out our guide!

With so many culture events taking place – be it exhibitions in museums, powerful plays on theatre stages, art shows that scratch that inspiration itch – getting your daily dose of culture in Vienna is easy-peasy. That is, if you have our awesome art and culture guide, which tells you all about the best events happening in Vienna right NOW. If you think we’re missing any important ongoing culture events, drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or the good old, oldschool way, via mail.

Recommended if you like: tilting your head slightly in front of a painting and putting your pensive face on, wearing odd socks, strolling through galleries and museums on rainy days, getting inspired by the great and the up-coming greats, being a creative, seeing how people interpret our crazy world through art.