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New Year’s Eve

divaland
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New Year’s Eve

Hi,

Flights and hotel booked. 2 adults.

My question is about NYE - we would like to see the fireworks but not be in a huge crowd.

We have come across a Blue Danube 4 hour trip but it gets poor reviews in general.

Any advice on this would be very much appreciated.

M

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Vienna
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1. Re: New Year’s Eve

There will be many activities with limited crowds - too early for this year - see ladt year as an example:

viennawurstelstand.com/collection/…

Vienna, Austria
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2. Re: New Year’s Eve

I would spend the evening in Vienna's city center, roam around, have some drinks and something to eat. There will be stages, some playing live music, on others a DJ will perform.

Most times it is not crowded, only the square in front of St. Stephan's Cathedral will be packed before midnight why I would not go there.

In order to see the fireworks in a better way, you may want to go to Danube Canal or even to the Danube River (subway U1 to Donauinsel).

Information on what to do and see during this day & evening will be available on the website of the Vienna Tourism Bureau later this year.

www.wien.info

Edited: 13 May 2018, 16:15
Vienna, Austria
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3. Re: New Year’s Eve

Got to a rooftop bar or make a friend with a rooftop terrace.

Burnley, United...
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4. Re: New Year’s Eve

I need that friend Cherries. Is it you? ;-)

divaland
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5. Re: New Year’s Eve

Many thanks for the replies.

Vienna, Austria
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6. Re: New Year’s Eve

Not me, Norman, but I have my connections.

Vienna, Austria
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7. Re: New Year’s Eve

There are no “signature fireworks” – it’s the people that sparkle here in Vienna! Ca. 700.000 will be out on the NYs Trail” from 3 pm till after midnight.

No boat tour – at no time of the year is worth taking in Vienna (you do that in Prague or Budapest).

Here, take a nice late afternoon walk – make reservations for a nice dinner at 8 or 8:30 and then “waltz into the New Year” at Graben.

Stay away from Cathedral Square/Stephansplatz – it will be crowded – but be close enough to hear the mega bell “Pummering”. Hearing her live will make sure 2019 will be a good one for you!

Houston, Texas
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8. Re: New Year’s Eve

Although this was from the end of 2016 going into 2017, Vienna's NYE is considered one of the best in the world

http://www.fodors.com/news/photos/20-best-places-to-celebrate-new-years#!15-vienna-new-years

"Vienna

This atmospheric city is famous for its New Year’s Eve Grand Ball, hosted at Hofburg Palace, but there’s more on offer than just throwback elegance. Vienna’s famous Christmas markets transform into New Year’s fairs, and hundreds of thousands of revelers crowd the Silvesterpfad (New Year’s Path) in the city center on New Year’s Eve. Fueled by mulled wine, the party starts at 2 pm and goes until well after midnight, with fireworks appearing over the Wiener Prater fair. On New Year’s Day, a huge crowd gathers outside the Rathaus (City Hall) to watch the Vienna Philharmonic’s New Year’s concert on a giant screen"

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