Vienna New Year’s Eve Trail

Whether in Vienna’s city centre, in front of the Ferris wheel or in Aspern Seestadt – 14 locations with a diverse music mix from all over the world invited to celebrate the longest night of the year.

Time until the turn of the year

That was the New Year’s Eve Trail 2018

  • Menschen auf dem Rathausplatz
  • Der Donauwalzer wird vorgeführt
  • Drei Rauchfangkehrer am Graben
  • Der Stephansplatz bei Tag
  • Das Feuerwerk über dem Rathausplatz
  • Ein Vater mit seiner Tochter auf den Schultern
  • Eine Gruppe musiziert auf der Bühne
  • Der Stephansplatz mit Bühne bei Nacht
  • Die Bühne auf dem Stephansplatz
  • Der Graben in der Silvesternacht
  • Auftritt einer Musikgruppe

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Frequently asked questions:

Can I bring pyrotechnic products to the New Year’s Eve Trail and use them?2018-12-04T15:35:49+01:00

No, the carrying and setting off of fireworks, firecrackers or any other pyrotechnic articles is prohibited for safety reasons. The only exception to this is sparklers, which may be ignited while keeping an appropriate distance to people and objects.

However, those who cannot do without pyrotechnics may enjoy the fireworks on Rathausplatz at midnight.

How do I get to the New Year’s Eve Trail?2018-12-04T15:38:43+01:00

We advise all visitors to travel to and from the New Year’s Eve Trail with public transport. All U-Bahns as well as several bus and tram lines will be running services all night long. You can find a list of them in the printed programme folder or at www.wienerlinien.atIn order to better organise your arrival and departure, please use the route planner by Wiener Linien or their app WienMobil.

Where can I buy tickets for the New Year’s Eve Trail?2018-12-04T15:40:22+01:00

The New Year’s Eve Trail is a public event. There is no need to purchase any kind of ticket.

Is there an entrance fee for the New Year’s Eve Trail?2018-12-04T15:42:34+01:00

No, admission to the New Year’s Eve Trail is free. This makes the Vienna New Year’s Eve Trail one of Europe’s biggest public New Year’s Eve celebrations.

When will the New Year’s Eve Trail take place?2018-12-04T15:44:30+01:00

The New Year’s Eve Trail starts on 31 December 2018 at 2.00 pm and ends on 1 January 2019 at 2.00 am. On New Year’s Day at 11.00 am, the New Year’s Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will be transmitted live from the Wiener Musikverein to the Rathausplatz and Herbert-von-Karajan-Platz. You can find out more about this under the menu itemProgramme.

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Last Notification

On behalf of the entire team, we wish you a Happy New Year 2019 and thank you for celebrating New Year’s Eve with us.

We hope you enjoyed your night and look forward to seeing you again in 2019 – celebrating the 30th anniversary of Vienna’s New Year’s Eve Trail.

Until then, you can easily reach out to us: Use our contact form, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram.

General information

Here you will find everything there is to know about the Vienna New Year’s Eve Trail – from getting there, to accommodation options, to frequently asked questions.

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Whether you want to spend the night of the year in the city centre, or perhaps in front of the Ferris wheel or in Seestadt, you will find the entire programme of the 29th New Year’s Eve Trail here.

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To help you find your way around the New Year’s Eve Trail easily, we have compiled a street map for you with all the various locations. Our graphic layout is also available here.

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