Low Budget in Vienna part 1

Wiener Staatsoper©WienTourismus Christian Stemper

Today and next week I strongly recommend reading this blog as it really can save you a lot of money. Both blog entries are dedicated to exploring Vienna on low budget. So let me start today with the topics music and culture.

Music is in the air

Especially now in the summer season opera lovers will be delighted about this a very special offer of the Staatsoper: Opera live on the Square. From April to September more than 150 opera and ballet performances are broadcasted live on a big screen right at the square in front of the State Opera completely for free. Do you rather want to see a performance in the Staatsoper itself? Then you can conveniently purchase low-priced tickets for the standing area at the box office on the same evening.

The Wiener Sängerknaben are famous around the world, but did you know that every Sunday from mid-September to the end of June at 9.15 you can listen to a performance of them in the Hofburgkappele? Standing places are for free, seating is available from EUR 7 to EUR 35.

A whole house full of music is the House of Music. With the night ticket, valid every day from 20-22h you can  explore the world of music for only EUR 6.

Something very special is the Ankeruhr at Hoher Markt. Daily at 12h you can admire the figure parade with music.

Culture and more

Kunsthistorisches Museum©WienTourismus Peter Rigaud

Are you travelling with children? If yes then the Bundesmuseen (federal museums) in Vienna offer children up to 19 years free entry. And after all, these includes museums such as the Albertina, the Art- and Natural History Museum, the Technical Museum, the National Library, ....

Tuesday is MAK Vienna day because from 18-22h entry is free for all visitors.

Thursday you can reserve for the MUMOK - Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna plan, because being part of "Art on Thursday," you can visit it from 18-21h including a guided tour for just EUR 5.

Quite a lot of great offers for the youngest guests has the ZOOM Children's Museum at the MuseumsQuartier. Just look onto the website for further informationn.

Do you plan to be in Vienna in early October? Yes? That's great, because then already mark the first Saturday in your calender as it is again time for the long night of the museums. With just one ticket you can visit more than 120 museums and art institutions. What has been going on last year you can read in this blog entry.

If you are interested in architecture, be sure to drop in to the Ringturm during the week (Mon-Fri 9-18h). As part of the exhibition format Architecture in the Ringturm, there are changing architectural exhibitions here. And by the way you get to know the building where I used to work ... (did I mention that I have worked for several years in group controlling at the Vienna Insurance Group?)

Special tips for families with children

wienXtra Kinderinfo in Museumsquartier photo: Bubu Dujmic
wienXtra Kinderinfo photo: Bubu Dujmic

If you come to Vienna with your children, be sure to check the suggestions on the website of the Vienna Tourist Board and the Children Info Vienna. Here you find many tips and ideas for free or low-budget offers.

So, that is it for today. Next week, it then goes on with the culture of culinary delights and green space in Vienna, one or the other insider's tip included.

Of course you can also always ask Christian or me if we have even more special ideas for your Vienna program as Vienna has so much to offer.

Greetings from the Appartements Ferchergasse

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