11 things you need to do to make the most out of January in Vienna

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11 things you need to do to make the most out of January in Vienna

Get to work on the Winter bucket list

Ok people, if you haven’t done at least half of the things on Vienna Würstelstand’s ultimate winter bucket list before the end of winter, well, we might just have to call Omi Margaret to have a stern word with you, and a spanking. We could imagine she’d say something like this – Stop complaining about the cold weather, and get your ass outside and play in the snow! Check out the only winter bucket list for Vienna you’ll need.

Take up a daily ritual

The grey sky, early nightfall and puddles on the pavement are enough to get anybody down in the long winter’s month of January. Getting back to basics and learning to appreciate the small things again can be a good way of fighting back those winter blues. One way of doing this is by taking up a daily ritual.

 A few Würstelstand suggestions:
+ Wake up 30 minutes earlier than usual and enjoy a coffee/tea/cigarette in silence, either reading the newspaper, staring out your window or writing your thoughts down
+ Walk to work/uni or go for a walk in the lunch break
+ Regular sex
+ Switch off the computer at least an hour before bedtime

Pretend the wet stains on your pants from falling down don't bother you!

Go ice skating!

There’s no other feeling like it – the cold on your face, a red nose, gliding over the ice, and on occasion falling in a puddle of melted ice.

Get your skates on and visit one of the ice skating rinks around Vienna. We especially recommend checking out the ice skating rink at the Wiener Eislaufverein in the center of the city or the famous rink at Rathausplatz, Wiener Eistraum. The atmosphere is perfect for winter.

Winter is the 'reader's hour', so we've heard.

Pick up a book and start cultivating a reading habit

Winter is the ‘reader’s hour’, so we’ve heard. The weather can be pretty grim, and it’s very hard to find motivation to leave the house. It’s the best time to immerse yourself in a great book. Hot chocolate, a warm bed, and fireplaces go really well with a book. So why not take a book and head to one of those cosy cafés where you can sit by a fire and lose yourself in a book?! Besides, some smart people say that reading is really good for your health.

Listen to your new favourite podcast

Check out Vienna Würstelstand’ podcast, The Wurst Guide to Living in Austria

Vienna Würstelstand has a podcast! Woot! Woot! Whether you have a love or love-hate relationship with Vienna and Austria – this podcast is for you!

The Wurst Guide to Living in Austria helps people make the most out of Austria (specifically Vienna) and life in this rebel of a country that moves to its own beat.

Join hosts, Jacob Moss and Gabriel Schaffler, as they explore all the questions you’ve ever, or never, had about Austria & Vienna with guests that will fill you in on insider tips that enrich your life or tell stories that blow your mind. Experts, randos, and Austria-famous people will turn up here.

Have any suggestions, demands, or scoops on Austria? Hit us up on the @viennawurstelstand Instagram channel.

You can listen in on the latest episodes below:

Get your best dress ready for the rainbow ball!

25. Wiener Regenbogenball

It’s time for an elegant, Viennese style ball celebrating (and raising money to benefit) the LGBTQ+ community in Vienna. Start shopping now, you’ll want to look good for this one! You can stay current on ball information by checking out their website.

Warm and cozy tents never felt so good

Winter Circus

Take me back to when I was younger… Is that something you sometimes wish for too? Well now you have the chance to make that wish come true! Dive into a truly romantic, nostalgic and magical show at Kaiserwiese. What are you waiting for? Go surprise that inner child in you!

Get your groove on!

Pop Fest

Are the huge crowds the only thing keeping you from going to music festivals these days? Here’s your chance at Aera cafe to be part of a smaller festival which won’t get you overwhelmed by people but will certainly overwhelm you with amazing music. Expect different and new music and sound experiments you aren’t ready for.

Wien in meinen Augen

ich. in. Wien.

Have you ever moved to another city and had to basically start from scratch? Then you know how emotionally demanding that process can be: so many new impressions, experiences and challenges at once and you in the middle of it all fighting your way through all the newness. Brunnenpassage is offering you a unique experience to witness the emotional and vulnerable process of different people moving to Vienna through photography.

Check out the talent in Vienna's Queer art scene!

Queer Art Space Vienna

This exhibition shines a spotlight on Vienna’s dynamic queer art scene. Many diverse stories are openly shared. Become part of something that is more than just an 8 week long exhibition. Different performances, talks and workshops are waiting for you.

 

 

Vienna's art academy is throwing open its doors for an open house

Rundgang 2023

The ‘Rundgang’ is back with the Academy of Fine Arts once again throwing open their doors for us all to see what exactly its students have been up to and how the great young artists of tomorrow are taught. Across various locations (which are usually worth a visit any chance you get), works of all disciplines will be on display, and discussed while there is also a full programme of music and other entertainment happening around the city throughout the weekend. Check out the details here.

Be sure to get your daily dose of culture!

All the best culture and art events happening in Vienna right NOW

With so many culture events taking place – be it exhibitions in museums, powerful plays on theatre stages, art shows that scratch that inspiration itch – getting your daily dose of culture in Vienna is easy-peasy. That is, if you have our awesome art and culture guide, which tells you all about the best events happening in Vienna right NOW (or soon-ish). If you think we’re missing any important ongoing culture events, drop us a message on Facebook, Instagram, or the good old, oldschool way, via mail.

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