13 things you need to do to make the most out of June in Vienna

13 things you need to do to make the most out of June in Vienna

May 31, 2019

12 things you need
to do to make the
most out of June
in Vienna

May 31, 2019

Vienna Würstelstand's says

Feeling hot, hot, hot! If you see people jumping up and down squealing like little kids, don’t be alarmed, it’s just us celebrating the beginning of the best time of the year – summer!

We are tempted to tell you to quit your jobs, lay back and simply enjoy life to its fullest, but instead we’ll give you 13 event tips that will make you have the best July of your life in Vienna.

Get ready to party, eat, drink and be merry!

 

Get sucked in by some stories on the big screen under the stars

Catch a film under the starry night sky

Open air cinemas are one of the highlights of the summer season in this city. No more pondering for movie lovers on whether to stay in or head out. Open air cinemas offer those who get their tan from a movie screen a great way to spend an evening outside. Vienna offers a variety of open air cinemas, each screening a different flavour of film.

And the good news is: many of them are free! Take a look at our guide to where the open air cinemas are popping up in Vienna!

Recommended if you like: the sound of the trumpet, being a film fanatic, using movie quotes in conversations, having summer experiences in Vienna

You’ve never brunched like this before in Vienna.

Treat yo’self at The Bottomless Boozy Brunch

When: SUN, September 8, 11pm–2pm
Where: Mendez Vienna
Entry: Make your reservation!

Sleep in and then ridiculously treat yourself to The Bottomless Boozy Brunch at Mendez this Sunday, or at any of their future brunch events (yup, it will be a regular thing!).

The food…
The set menu includes a babe of a breakfast burger with a sunny side up egg, avocado, and real, fatty British bacon stacked inside a brioche bun. For those that need a sugar kick in the morning – there’s the tower of strawberry and mascarpone American pancakes. The Mexican breakfast treat, the Huevos Rancheros, also makes an appearance. Then there’s (insert dramatic drum roll, here) THE BOTTOMLESS BRUNCH buffet!

By bottomless, yes, we mean it never ends…well, until the brunch hour ends. The buffet features breakfast food favourites, like homemade granola and breakfast quesadillas, but we’ll also have you piling your plate with lunch-y foods, like burger sliders and tacos. Omelette station? You got it! You can get our chef to whip up eggs however you like them – egg white omelette, scrambled, or with a sprinkling of cheese – anything goes. Munch your way through all of this, at your own lazy pace, all Sunday afternoon.

The drinks…
While unlimited coffee and juice is included for all Mendez brunch-ers – free-flowing Mimosas, beer and wine is included for all those that go for the Boozy Brunch package (see details below).

The creative bar staff will also be mixing up refreshing breakfast cocktails to go with your breakfast. Have you even lived if you haven’t sipped at a ‘sunny side up’ cocktail while feasting on some sunny side up eggs?

The setting…
You can get brunch’n with it in the bright-with-natural-light café out front, or experience something truly unique by reserving a table in amidst the rainforest brunch area out back where you can wind down from the partying the night before, or recharge for the week ahead to the sounds and surroundings of a rainforest.

Recommended if you like: having a reason to get up on a Sunday, being smug about getting up on a Sunday, getting tipsy early on a Sunday before passing out by a fire, topping up on a Saturday night’s drinking, spending hours desperately trying to eat your body weight, eating yourself into a food coma

Vienna’s music scene is especially kicking this June

Catch a concert this month of music!

Several talented acts will be hitting stages and doing their thing in Vienna this month. Check it out:

Phil Collins

When: SUN, June 2, 5pm–11pm
Where: Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Entry: from 99.90€, get your tickets, here

5K HD

When: MON, June 3, 7:30pm
Where:
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 1, 1030
Entry:
free!

 

Kraftwerk 3D – Open Air

When: MON, June 24, 8:30pm–11pm
Where: Arena Wien
Entry: 69.90€, buy a ticket

 

A festival all about love and life to be proud of

Join in on the wild & wonderful celebration that will be EuroPride Vienna 2019

When: June 1 – June 16
Where: various locations in Vienna. Check out our guide to Europride, here. 

From June 1st–16th, Vienna will play the stage for Europe’s largest Pridefestivities, EuroPridePrepare yourself for 2 love-filled weeks of parties, cultural events and parades happening around the city. With so much happening for Europride, we thought we’d make a little list of the best events you shouldn’t miss throughout the fortnight. Have the Pride of your life with our glittery guide to Vienna’s LGBTIQ+ Pride weeks.

Recommended if you like: rainbows, being part of something great, equality for all, love is love, crazy parties, being a bit curious yourself, boys who like girls who like boys who like boys who like girls who like girls… and so on, flamboyant parties, being proud in what ever form you come!

Chilled drinks @ Albertina

Albert & Tina 2019

When: every Wednesday until September 4, starts at 6pm
Where: Albertina Museum
Entry: free!

As it does every year, Albertina celebrates the coming of the summer season in style by inviting all of Vienna’s creative and creative-looking characters to their terrace where drinking and good times get underway with their Wednesday event, Albert & Tina. Be sure to enjoy this event series at least once this year, which is a mixture of art, music and classy drinks in as super scenic location.

Recommended if you like: chilled events with good music and quality drinks, being chic, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, art and making out with art lovers, nights in the museums, drinking in museums, free stuff, being a culture vulture, hanging with creatives and curators, Monet, Picasso

Arts, crafts and street performers take to one of the liveliest squares of the city

StraßenKunstFest 2019

When: FRI–SAT, June 7–8 | FRI: 2pm–10pm & SAT: 10am–11pm
Where: Yppenplatz
Entry: Free

A bunch of artsy things will be taking over one of the city’s liveliest squares in the middle of June when the a street art festival gets underway at Yppenplatz in the 16th district. In association with a bucket load of projects and organisations, there will be a bunch of artists performing, painting and decorating the street. The square will come alive with the gentle and heartwarming buzz of creativity and music. Oh, and there will also be workshops. Check out more details, here. 

Recommended if you like: art in all shapes and sizes, crafty people, street performances, street musicians, homemade stuff, handmade stuff, arts and crafts, the smell of leather and spray paint, knitting with your great Oma’s knitting needles because they are vintage AF

Immerse yourself (and party hard) at the last Life Ball EVER

Take in the colourful party that is the Life Ball 2019

When: SAT, June 8, 6pm–7am
Where: Rathausplatz / Rathaus
Entry: depends. Find yourself lucky enough to get a ticket, then just pay whatever is asked for.

It’s that time again for the Rathaus and the city center to get a lot more colourful and charismatic for an evening! The flamboyant diva of all of Vienna’s festivals, Life Ball, will take place for the last time this year. The AIDS charity event has earned it’s fame for a reason over the past years. Even if you can’t score one of those exclusive tickets to the party inside the Rathaus, we do recommend you turn up for the show happening on stage outside. Not to mention, you should get there early to see the outlandish outfits being worn by guests attending as they strut their stuff up the red carpet.

The theme this year is ‘United in Diversity. Walking on the yellow brick road towards an end to AIDS’. If you know the Life Ball, you know this is one hell of a party! For more details, check the official Life Ball website.

PLUS! The official ‘afterparty’ (even though the main party lasts until 7am the next day) will be happening at Volksgarten. This is more for those that get bored of the main party (which isn’t likely) or for those that couldn’t get in.

Recommended if you like: showing skin, touching other peoples skin, flamboyant events, places packed with human beings, having the best costume out there, events that support AIDS awareness, boys who like boys who like girls who like girls and so on, one hell of a party

Explore this kick-ass indie design festival

Get Fesch at Fesch’markt Wien #18

When: FRI—SUN, June 14-16 (check out the opening times, here)
Where: Ottakringer Brauerei
Entry: 5€

It’s the indie creative designer’s scenes time to shine in June again as the city’s big-ass designer market sets up shop in the industrial setting of the Ottakringer Brauerei. Over 200 stands will have a cute seller behind it, dealing with all kinds of crazy cool design stuff, from fashion to jewellery to artisan food products. And the cluster of food trucks will be parked out front like always. Oh, not to mention the workshops and DJs that will also be on offer also as part of the market. There will also be a vintage bike and furniture market built into the larger market this year, plus they’ll also have the outdoor film screening happening too.

Recommended if you like: indie design, being one of a kind, hipster beards, sleeve tattoos, buying local, getting inspired, wearing pants made by hand, having a collection of sunglasses that requires its own wardrobe

Learn how variety is the spice of life at this mini-fest in an old bread factory

BROTFABRIK Sommerfest

When: SAT, June 15, 2pm–10pm
Where: Brotfabrik Wien
Entry: Free

Part festival, part exhibition – in June at the 10th district’s awesome event and art space, Brotfabrik, will be one hell of a summer festival happening. They will celebrate all the weird and wonderful things that go on within their walls. There will be everything from auctions to talks, live music to summer cinema happening. And food… most importantly, there will be plenty of food.

Recommended if you like: red brick buildings, old factories turned event venues, bread factories, events with enough variety to keep the whole family entertained for hours, mini-festivals, anything bread related, photography, craft beer in your moustache at all times of day, artsy stuff

Enjoy some beautiful music in the royal gardens

Sit on the grass and enjoy the famous Sommernachtskonzert 2019

When: THU, June 20, 8:30pm—10pm
Where: Schloss Schönbrunn
Entry: free!

What better way to welcome in spring than gettin’ sitting in a park, in front of a fancy-schmancy castle and listening to some fancy-schmancy music? Yep, we be talking about the famous annual, Sommernachtskonzert, performed by the badass performers and breakdancers (this last bit may not be true) of The Vienna Philharmonic, with the Schönbrunn palace in a background. This unique experience is FREE and inspires WOWs every time.

Recommended if you like: thinking Mozart was a badass, thinking Beethoven was a stud, classical music as your drug and Vivaldi as your main dealer

Europe’s largest free festival on the island

Eat a garlic langos and join the crowds dancing @ Donauinstelfest 2019

When: FRI–SUN, June 21–23, 10am–11pm
Where: Donauinsel
Entry: free!

600 hours of musical performances will make up the biggest free music festival in Europe in June, and they’ve secured some big name performers this year, such as Tocotronic, Yung Hurn, Mando Diao and Revolverheld – this one should be a good one. Prepare yourself for days of eating garlic Langos, drinking beer you illegally purchased from your dancing neighbour, and endlessly queuing up to pee. And you can bring your granny too – there’s plenty on the programme for both old and young. This festival – you either love it or hate it – either way, it’s happening this weekend. Check the detailed programme.

Recommended if you like: free concerts, celebrating life with like-minded sweaty people, day drinking, day drugging, party party party, festivals that keep you out for three days in a row, all kinds of music genres in one place, free music festivals, having a break at a Döner stand and then heading to the next party, having the insides of your ear licked

Let’s see those Jazz hands!

Get your Jazz hands happening @ Jazz Fest Wien 2019

When: June 24 – July 10
Where: various locations in Vienna
Entry: depends, available here

The Jazz Fest Wien will kick off at the end of the month and boy do they have some cracking good acts lined up. If you haven’t yet, check out one of the performances the festival has to offer in their program.  While the name says Jazz, the program speaks of so much more: There’s Pop, Singer/Songwriters, and even ye’ old Swing, Tango and much more in various locations in Vienna. Check out the programme so you won’t miss out on anything good at this year’s Jazz Fest!

Recommended if you like: environmentalists, Jazz, pianos, mentalists, festivals, ongoing events, long runs in the park, Jazz and more Jazz, music, singer/songwriters, cigars, dark bars, music styles out of America, tapping your feet to the beat, bow ties