CHRISTMAS MARKETS - Beginning mid-November Vienna’s prettiest squares transform into magical Christmas Markets. There are many popular places where you can enjoy a hot punch or Christmas sweets such as Christmas Markets on Vienna City Hall Square, Schönbrunn Palace, Maria-Theresien-Platz or Christmas Market at Spittelberg.
WINTER AT THE MUSEUMS QUARTER - Once again from beginning of November onwards the “Winter im MQ” will be taking place at the “MuseumsQuartier”. Until end of December an exciting program of culture, leisure and gastronomic experience with many new highlights like literature readings, an ice-skating court or an ice climbing-wall are provided there. This event “Winter im MQ” is considered an alternative to the traditional Christmas Markets in the city.
VIENNALE – this international Film-festival is held in the center of Vienna until the 5th of November. Those interested can view some 150 feature films and documentaries every day between 6pm and 4am.
VIENNA JAZZFLOOR - This month is all about Jazz. The best known and most prestigious jazz venues present themselves at their best!
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- Take the Vienna Ring tram along the city’s most splendid boulevard! It’s good fun and connects all the major sites. Just what you need to get a quick overview of the city! It also offers a multimedia system providing useful and interesting information about Vienna.
- A basic glossary for all friends about Viennese coffee:
- Brauner: black coffee served with a small jug of coffee-flavoured cream. Can be large (Großer Brauner) or small (Kleiner Brauner).
- Einspänner: Mokka served in a glass instead of a cup, with a crown of whipped cream on top.
- Doppelter: double espresso.
- Wiener Melange: half coffee and half hot milk, topped with milk foam or whipped cream. Can be sweetened with sugar.
- Schwarzer: plain strong black coffee. Can be large (Großer Schwarzer) or small (Kleiner Schwarzer).
- Verlängerter: a Brauner, weakened with a little hot water and served with milk instead of cream.