36th Vienna City Marathon 2019

36th Vienna City Marathon 2019

This year, on the 6th and 7th of April, the traditional annual Vienna City Marathon will be held. The first such marathon took place back in 1984, when 794 participants competed, last year – this figure exceeded 39,000 runners from more than 120 countries of the world. At present Marathon has become an important social event in the city life Program of 36th Vienna City Marathon 2019 On the 5th of April the program of events will be opened with the exhibition Vienna Sports World dedicated to sport, tourism and healthy lifestyle. Here participants will be able to get their...

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria – what do we celebrate and where to go

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria – what do we celebrate and where to go

St.Valentine’s Day in Austria is traditionally celebrated every year, on February 14th. It is believed that the roots of this holiday go back to the times of ancient Rome. Lupercalia (February 13–15) was an archaic rite and festival which was strongly connected to the fertility and childbirth. In Christianity, many Valentines are known, however, this holiday is most often associated with a military doctor and priest from the time of Emperor Claudius II also known as Claudius Gothicus. He believed that having a family would badly interfere with the soldier’s fighting spirit, so he forbade them to get married. According...

Musical Advent

Musical Advent

Christmas moods in Vienna create festive Advent concerts, cheerful choral singing, exciting gospel music evenings or a star gala concert “Christmas in Vienna”.