Just like people in other parts of the world, people of Austria also celebrate Gregorian New Year on 1st January.
The 31st of December is the day of Saint Sylvester – therefore, Austrians refer to New Years Eve as “Silvester”.
Apart from Vienna, New Year’s Eve Parties and New Year Fireworks take place in other cities of Austria like Innsbruck, Graz, Salzburg, etc
The historic city centre of Vienna turns into a gigantic party venue on New Year’s Eve. Apart from New Year’s Fireworks, many exclusive New Year’s Eve galas, open air events and New Year’s concerts take place here.
The New Year’s Concert held at The Vienna Philharmonic is without doubt the most famous New Year concert in Europe. The concert not only delights the audience in the Musikverein in Vienna, but also enjoys great international popularity worldwide. This great event is broadcast every year on the PBS network The Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert 2017 will be conducted by Franz Welser-Möst.
Away from the concert scene, the Vienna Town Hall, the Wiener Rathauskeller, holds a New Years Eve Gala event, with extensive buffet meal and a full musical programme including of course the Viennese waltz. A popular highlight of the gala is the official opening of the ball by the young debutants of a local Viennese dance school.
The main midnight countdown and fireworks in the city centre are focused on St. Stephen‘s Cathedral, where the chimes of the giant Pummerin bell mark the last 12 seconds of the old year, before the new is launched into your consciousness with a cacophony of fireworks lighting the city sky.
The Silvesterpfad (‘New Year’s Eve Path’), an annual grand street party, is the main event at New Years Eve in Vienna.
If you are not present there in Vienna, Austria during the new year’s time then don’t worry, you can find below Photos & Videos of Vienna, Austria New Year 2017 Fireworks Display.
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In Vienna, Austria, you can watch New Year Fireworks 2017 LIVE on W24, Tirol TV, Mühlviertel TV, OÖTV, Servus TV, ORF, etc.
From March to October, Vienna, Austria falls in GMT/UTC + 01:00 hour timezone so it welcomes the New Year thirteen hours after the New Year strikes first at Kiritimati, Kiribati which falls in GMT +14 timezone.
To watch Vienna, Austria New Year Fireworks 2017 LIVE Streaming on internet you will have to adjust your watch accordingly with relation to the timezone of your city.