New Year in Vienna - 5 Things To Do.
Vienna is famous for its New Year celebrations and the city is packed with people enjoying music, theatre and wonderful food. This is our top 5 things to do in Vienna at New Year.
1.THE MAJESTIC IMPERATOR
What better way could there be for travellers to see in the New year than on a steam driven Imperial Train resting on a bridge across the Danube, watching the firework displays? This is a journey to remember as you glide through Vienna to a soundtrack of waltzes, whilst eating from a gourmet menu. Click here for more details.
2.NEW YEAR PATH
From 2pm on New Year's Eve Vienna's old city centre transforms into a giant party zone. Along the New Year's Path, dozens of food stalls and cafes serve you punch and culinary treats. Numerous stations provide live entertainment featuring music, theatre, comedy and DJs. Especially popular is the classical area on Graben. The Vienna Dance Schools offer crash courses in the waltz on Stephansplatz, and a large fireworks display draws the crowds to the Prater and Heldenplatz.
3.VIENNA HOFBURG - LE GRAND BAL.
“La Nuit de l’Amour”, prima ballerina Olga Esina and first solo dancer Roman Lazik as well as soloists from the Vienna State Ballet perform whilst, at midnight, there are New Year’s Eve waltzes and music featuring prominent soloists of the Vienna State Opera and Volksoper. There's also an exquisite gala dinner and a traditional coffee house, all staged at the magnificent Hofburg Palace. For more details and online bookings go to: www.legrandbal.at
4.NEW YEAR'S EVE ON THE BLUE DANUBE
Spend New Year’s Eve aboard a DDSG Blue Danube ship, where you can enjoy a wonderous buffet, live music, entertainment and a New Year’s Day snack. Enjoy a magnificent view of the Viennese fireworks. www.ddsg-blue-danube.at
5. NEW YEAR'S DAY CONCERT Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
The actual concert is so popular that tickets are drawn from a lottery in January at the beginning of each New Year, but you can still enjoy the concert by watching it on the big screen outside the City Hall along with the other Viennese for a unique and wonderful way to start your New Year.
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