24. July 2012
A feast for the senses
For the 22nd time classical productions from ‘La Traviata’ to the ‘Magic Flute’ to ‘Carmen’ are screened in the unique setting in front of Vienna’s City Hall every night. Measuring an impressive 300m2 the screen is even bigger than in previous years.
The festival also caters to more modern tastes this year with Martin Scorsese’s documentary ‘Rolling Stones: Shine a Light’ or a concert film with soul singer Anastacia, amongst others. A new sound system guarantees a great acoustic experience.
Gourmet zoneRathausplatz also is a culinary highlight for many in summer. This year around 20 catering stalls serve excellent international cuisine from late morning. Visitors can stroll from one stall to the next to sample new dishes and specialities from other countries. The Film Festival on Rathausplatz is indeed a feast for the senses.
A place for artKarlsplatz is increasingly turning into an ‘art hub’. Currently under construction, the 70-metre ‘Kunstpassage Karlsplatz’ will present a new work of art from spring 2013: based on a concept of transparent and opaque fields of colour, Ernst Caramelle’s ‘Wall Painting’ changes the perception of the long underground passage depending on your respective location.
INFO: Kunst im öffentlichen Raum (art in public space): www.koer.or.at
Multilingual machinesThe ticket machines of Wiener Linien, the Vienna Transport Authority, now offer even more languages. In addition to English, French and Italian, visitors to Vienna can now choose from seven more languages when buying a ticket: Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Russian, Slovak, Slovene and Spanish.