Vienna is known as the music capital of the world thanks in large part to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart who composed many symphonies, concertos, and operas in the Austrian city during the 18th century. Franz Schubert, Johann Strauss II, Ludwig Van Beethoven and dozens of other famous composers would soon follow in his Viennese footsteps.
As you might imagine there will be no shortage of live performances of this traditional musical fare for you to visit during evening hours each day of WCLC 2022.
Enjoy the Nightlife and Support Early Career Researchers
During WCLC 2022, the International Lung Cancer Foundation will play host to an evening of food, fun, and entertainment to raise money for its research grant program.
- Time: 19:30 – 24:00 CEST
- Date: Sunday, August 7
- Location: Palais Ferstel
- Dress: Cocktail Attire
As one of the top opera houses in the world, the Vienna State Opera features dozens of opera and ballet works each season. Fall 2022 marks the 125th anniversary of Gustav Mahler becoming director of the house, so productions this year pay homage to the revolutionary opera director.
You might also catch a concert at the Musikverein, which features performances by Vienna’s leading orchestras including the Vienna Philharmonic, the Vienna Symphony, and the Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra.
You can top off dinner with apple strudel and coffee while taking in a live classical music performance at any of several Viennese Concert Cafes throughout the city.
And don’t miss the Film Festival on Rathausplatz, Europe’s largest culture and culinary festival which offers “a unique combination of major music productions and top-quality gastronomy under the open sky.”
Vienna also offers a range of options for night owls who have a need to cut loose on a dance floor.
You can start the evening at one of the city’s myriad cocktail bars such as Miranda Bar which serves long-forgotten cocktails and features a wide variety of fizz mixes in a colorful contemporary space. Or head to Kleinod Prunkstück Bar, which has a more traditional yet glamorous vibe.
If you’re looking for local hotspots where you can sip and dance, Andreas Tiefenbacher, a physician resident at the Medical University of Vienna, recommends heading to the Donaukanal (Danube Canal), which flows through the center of Vienna
“Its banks became a popular night-life hotspot for locals during the last 20 years with many beach bars like the famous Strandbar Herrmann, and clubs like Das WERK or Grelle Forelle for techno enthusiasts,” he said, adding that there are boat restaurants as well.
The tree-lined Praterstrasse in the second district is known as one of the best sidewalk cafe areas in town, and a glass palace designed by French architect Jean Nouvel serves as the entrance to the Praterstrasse on the Danube Canal.
The hybrid bar/club called Praterstrasse occupies a former TV station and has a colorful ‘70s vibe. Cozy lounge areas surround a long bar that serves cocktails and biodynamic wines while DJs spin electronic music on a dance floor.
Inc. Hip-Hop Club features a dance floor surrounded by lounges with sofas, crystal chandeliers and graffiti. DJs cover the gamut from old-school to new-school hip-hop, rap in English and German, as well as R&B.