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If you want to find out about the theme nights hosted by clubs, concerts or theater plays, check out the corresponding websites (CultureNighlife) in the incoming section and visit the web pages of the location you're interested in. As for one-time only events, here is what we've found out:

In case you have heard about another event that might be interesting for your peers, or if you have feedback to any of the events we are presenting on this website, please email us.



You might have noticed the advertisments for "Martinigansl" or "Ganslwochn" at restaurants all over Vienna. Martinigansl is, in short, a goose prepared with potatoe dumplings and red cabbage, and it is called Martini because the 11th of Nov is Saint Martin's Day.

According to legend, Martin was reluctant to become bishop, which is why he hid in a stable filled with geese. The noise made by the geese betrayed his location to the people who were looking for him. For the whole story, check Wikipedia.

In any case, this is a very traditional and delicious Austrian meal, you don't want to miss it! In most cases, you will have to make a reservation beforehand, since the goose takes some time to prepare.

More information on Martinigansln



VIENNALE 2009: October 22 – November 4

The Viennale – or Vienna International  Film Festival – is the highlight ofVienna’s cinema timetable! During two weeks, various new films from all over the world are shown in the Gartenbaukino, Urania, Metro-Kino, Filmmuseum and Stadtkino. The programme offers classic genre films as well as avant-garde works, international auteur cinema and selected commercial productions. This year Tilda Swinton will open the Viennale on October 22.

A single ticket costs 8 euros, if you buy 10 tickets the price per ticket is 7,40 euros. Check out the programme and make sure you get the tickets early enough!

Oct 22 - Nov 4 | Cinemas all over Vienna




The Viennese's Gold

Wien Energie Haus is hosting an exposition on coffee, a drink that has a long-standing tradition in Vienna. The exposition features different types of coffee and photographs explaining the development of the Wiener Kaffeehaus. Every Thursday, there is also free breakfast (9.30-11 am), a coffee expert visiting who explains how to brew perfect coffee (2-4 pm) and a free piano concert and free pasteries (4-7 pm).

Every Thursday until Nov 19th | Wien Energie-Haus, Mariahilferstraße 63, 1060 Wien (U3 Neubaugasse)