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In Vienna for the weekend? Here’s a taste of what’s on offer…

In Vienna for the weekend? Here’s a taste of what’s on offer…

The General Assembly has come to an end, with only a few hours left to go. Many of the participants will make their way home over the weekend, but if you’ve chosen to stay on for a little longer, then this list of cultural activities and things to do in Vienna might just be the ticket!

Have coffee, Vienna style

Experience the true delights of Viennese coffee at Cafe Prükel. Strong and delicious – even better with a slice of your favourite cake. http://www.prueckel.at/

Immerse yourself in Austrian artwork

Experience the work of Gustav Klimt, one of Austria’s most famous painters in a special exhibition on his work. https://www.belvedere.at/Beyond_Klimt

Explore the city by bike

One of the best ways to see Vienna is by bike – there’s no shortage of great tours around the city. Better yet, hire your own and take a trip along the Danube. https://www.vienna-unwrapped.com/vienna-tours-by-bike/

An evening of space science

Enjoy a mega space science celebration at Vienna’s Natural History Museum. Celebrate the first human in space and 50 years since the Moon landing with a talk from ESA astronaut Matthias Maurer. https://der-orion.com/aktuell/termine/orion-termine/1617-yuri-s-night-2019?fbclid=IwAR1kGPGKSujeoyhr9kVMacWTqVpsXKdTSFTlpEMziOmUqIsN7SElumMDk-o

Cafe Prückel, Vienna, Austria. (Credit: Andreas.poeschek by CC-BY-SA-2.0-at via Wikimedia Commons)

Seasonal markets – Easter

Visit one of the seasonal Easter markets where you can watch artists at work, see Easter decoration from different countries and snack on Austrian specialities.

http://www.visitingvienna.com/sights/eastermarkets/am-hof-ostermarkt/

Vienna Blues Spring – a Musical Festival

Enjoy some of the best local and international blues musicians. http://www.visitingvienna.com/entertainment/events/blues-spring/

Discover the work of modernist female artists

“City of women” is a long overdue exhibition of the works of Viennese artists that made a significant contribution to the artistic scene in Austria between 1900 and 1938. https://www.belvedere.at/city_of_women

Pritzker winner architecture

Explore modern architectural wonders designed by Pritzker winners such as Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid and the Herzog & de Meuron duo. https://www.wien.info/en/sightseeing/architecture-design/by-nobel-prize-winners

By Sara Mynott, Anastasia Kokori and Maria Rubal, Press Assistants at the EGU General Assembly

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