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Wiener Symphonikers Prater Picnic 2023

Event Archive, 2023

Wiener Symphonikers Prater Picnic 2023

The Vienna Symphony Orchestra – Wiener Symphoniker in German – invites you once again to an open-air concert in front of the spectacular backdrop of the Wiener Riesenrad! The concert is the second so-called Prater Picnic and will take place on Thursday, June 29th and Friday, June 30th, 2023. Up to 5,500 visitors can join the concert and take a seat on their picnic blankets in front of the stage. So just pack everything you need for a cozy picnic evening and come by on time!

Under the musical direction of Dirk Kaftan, soprano Vera-Lotte Boecker, baritone Rafael Fingerlos, and  Viennese singer-songwriter Voodoo Jürgens will present a musical journey across the world honoring Vienna’s World Fair of 1873. Interpretations include George Gershwins “Summertime, Cole Porters Musical “Paris”, Enescus “Rumänischer Rhapsodie”, Rudolf Sieczyński’s “Wien, du Stadt meiner Träume”, Robert Stolz‘ “Du sollst der Kaiser meiner Seele sein” and many more. For the grand finale, all three soloists will perform together with the Wiener Symphoniker.

You can find details and background information about the Wiener Symphoniker at wienersymphoniker.at


Wiener Symphonikers Prater Picnic
Date: Thu, June 29th and Fri, June 30th, 2023
Time: entry at 18:00, concert at 19:30
Location: Kaiserwiese
Admission: free


Admission to the Prater Picnic is free. Can I just come?
Admission starts at 18:00 and the first 5,500 people will be admitted to the concert area. So make sure you arrive a bit early.

What can I bring to the Prater Picnic?
All visitors are invited to bring their own picnic blankets and filled picnic baskets. There will also be picnic blankets and drinks available for purchase on site. (Camping) chairs and other furniture are not allowed.

What infrastructure is there on site?
As with any large public event, there will be toilet containers. There will be drinks available to purchase and at the Wiener Symphoniker stand you can buy picnic blankets and merchandise.

What happens in case of bad weather?
The concert will take place even in case of inclement weather. For the safety of all, the concert will be cancelled in case of serious storm.

Is there a platform for visitors with disabilities?
Yes, the platform is located near the Red Cross tent.

Last years Prater Picnic

You can watch the dress rehearsal of the Prater Picnic 2022 on YouTube. (FYI: The picnic had to be cancelled last year due to massive storms.)


We wish you the best of times!


Photocredits: Akos Burg, Monarca Studios, Walter Skokanitsch, Florian Lehner