#dahoam: 10th Wiener WIESN becomes Europe’s first digital folk festival
Dear Friends and Fans of Wiener WIESN!
Nonetheless, we are not going to let Wiener Wiesn 2020 disappear off the radar completely. Instead, we will bring Austria’s biggest folk-heritage festival directly to you, our fans and guests, in your own home – in the form of a digital experience that will be known as “WIESN #dahoam” – the first event of its kind in all of Europe.
As sad and painful as the cancellation of Wiener Wiesn 2020 was for all of us, due to no fault of our own and something utterly unimaginable just a few weeks ago – we will do everything in our power to bring you a cool digital event in 2020, the Wiener WIESN #dahoam, before returning to the Kaiserwiesn in 2021 for celebrations that are sure to be bigger and better than ever before.
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Your Wiener WIESN Team
- Great entertainment and traditional fun – a perfect trip for all age groups
- 18 days Austrian customs and traditions – get the authentic Oktoberfest feeling in the heart of Vienna
- Located in front of Vienna’s landmark, the Giant Ferries Wheel in the Prater
- Open-air festival stage: Folk and Schuhplattler dance, alphorns and much more
- Wiesn Village: local craftmanship and regional culinary treats will await you
- Free entry, opened daily at 11.30 am
- Regional specialties
- Live music for dancing and listening
- Traditional Austrian brass music, folk music and Schlager
- Opening at 6.30 pm
- First-class live concerts with famous partybands through to rock bands
- Special themes like Cabaret
- Tickets required from Wednesday until Saturday
Your five Rustic Wooden Chalets:
Free entry daily* from 11.30 am to 1.00 am.
(*on Sunday until 10.00 pm) free entry
The Central open-air Festival-Stage
Program from 2.00 pm to 7.00 pm free entry
Free daily entry opening at 11.30 am free entry
The three Tents
“Frühschoppen” and afternoon concerts
daily from 11.30 am to 5.30 pm free entry
WIESN-Fest evenings from 6.30 pm to 11.30 pm
Monday & Tuesday free entry
Wednesday until Saturday Tickets requiried
Special Days: our Federal state days and other theme days
Th. 26. 09. 2019 – Festival Opening
Fr. 27. 09. 2019 – Burgenland Day
Sa. 28. 09. 2019 – Lower Austria Day
So. 29. 09. 2019 – Upper Austria Day
We. 02. 10. 2019 – Vienna Day
Th. 03. 10. 2019 – Senior Citizen Day
Fr. 04. 10. 2019 – Carinthia Day
Sa. 05. 10. 2019 – Tirol Day
So. 06. 10. 2019 – Salzburg Day
We. 09. 10. 2019 – Senior Citizen Day
Th. 10. 10. 2019 – Special Theme Day
Fr. 11. 10. 2019 – Vorarlberg Day
Sa. 12. 10. 2019 – Styria Day
So. 13. 10. 2019 – Last Day
Unfortunately, we aren’t going to be able to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Wiener WIESN in the traditional way. Be that as it may, the organizers are now proud to invite you to join us for Europe’s first-ever virtual Wiesn – the WIESN #dahoam via web browser, social media and webcam. And thanks to the “WIESN #dahoam Box”, no one will have to miss out on authentic folk music and those irresistible culinary treats either!
Tradition always takes center stage at our Wiener WIESN celebrations. That said, typical Austrian specialties and an array of musical tidbits are also integral to the whole experience. On Saturday, 12 October, Styrian folk traditions were the focus of festivities – featuring folk dance groups along with delicious regional foods and refreshing beverages.
The “WIESN #dahoam Box”
Of course, we don’t want you to have to go hungry or thirsty just because you happen to be enjoying the event in front of your electronic device this year. “We are working intensively to put together a “WIESN #dahoam Box”, stuffed with all kinds of items including the original Wiesn beer glass, beer, spreads, bread, the WIESN frankfurter, mustard, horseradish and much more, so that our loyal fans get to celebrate a traditional Wiesn evening within their own four walls at home. Feldhofer: “Unusual times require unusual ideas. I am convinced that we will come out of this crisis and return to social normalcy as a much closer community. Then, we will be able to celebrate the 10 th anniversary of Wiener WIESN in its originally planned form in 2021. The “digital WIESN” and the “WIESN #dahoam Box” aren’t merely intended to shorten the wait, they are also important steps in the direction of normalcy and togetherness in these extraordinary times”, continues Feldhofer.
Wiener WIESN: a folk festival with a rich tradition
Munich has its Oktoberfest, Vienna has the Wiener WIESN: Every year since 2009, this huge celebration of Austrian folk traditions has drawn over 400,000 Austrian and international guests to the Vienna Prater to enjoy 200 individual concerts and a live program spanning 900 hours. “Especially in the era of globalization, people need more regionality and a greater sense of their own heritage than ever before”, points out Christian Feldhofer, explaining the idea behind Wiener WIESN. Here, every age group will find something that appeals. Old and young, big and small, laid-back guests and party animals all become better acquainted with the appealing genuineness and deep roots of authentic Austrian folk traditions.
Feldhofer continues: “Here, everyone gets to enjoy typical Austrian folk customs, typical Austrian music and typically delicious Austrian foods!”