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Blue Danube Violins: A Unique musical instruments shop in the 8th district

Blue Danube Violins

Back in the days, the Austrian Empire was actively developing in direction of music art and culture. Its prestigious and prolific production of music was known worldwide and therefore Austria is always associated with footsteps of such gifted musicians as Mozart, Schubert and Strauss. These names are certainly making large impact on Austria being known…

The Loft: A casual yet stylish dance club for music lovers

The Loft

Meet The Loft In these stressful times, we can’t help but miss the bars and clubs of Vienna which were always there for us to forget our worries and simply celebrate life with friends. Great bars can be found not only in the inner city but in other district and in particular along the Gürtel…

The Story of Mozart and the Organ


If you live in Vienna perhaps you are familiar with the online platform “Willhaben” where you can buy and sell all sorts of things. In the very old days, there was a similar platform in the newspaper Wiener Zeitung. It was January 1791 and if someone was looking for an organ to play music, there…

The Donaukanal: from abandoned to beloved


Over the years, the Donaukanal has become one of the most popular summer hang-outs in the city. But before 2010, this part of Vienna was almost entirely devoid of any kind of social scene, with the exception of the Hermann Strandbar – which itself has only been around since 2005. It’s true that prior to…

Moving Mozart


One of the most famous statues in the Burggarten is the Mozart Monument, located right by the entrance of the park and invariably surrounded by tourists with cameras. It seems such a natural part of the Burggarten these days that it is difficult to imagine it elsewhere – but indeed, this was not its original…

Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s concert


This concert is held in the “Goldener Saal” (Golden Hall) of the Musikverein at 11:15 am. Every year the same programme is performed on December 30, December 31, and January 1, but only the last performance is famous and broadcast. In its current form the tradition dates back to 1939 when it was devised to…

Porgy and Bess

Vienna City Tours

Vienna is the city of music. Part identity, part cliché, the saying stands true not only with regards to opera, waltz or classical music, but also to jazz. Riemergasse 11, 1010 is a well-known address for jazz lovers. It is the home of Porgy and Bess, a ‘Jazz and Music Club’ – as the venue…