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Five things to do in Vienna this weekend

Vienna is full of events, places to visit and great new restaurants to try out. If you are overwhelmed with the possibilities or just wondering where you can find Filipino food, here are some ideas.

Five things to do in Vienna this weekend
Vienna's Stadtpark is easy to reach as it has its own 'Stadpark' metro station (Photo by Tetiana SHYSHKINA on Unsplash)

Head out to the Stadtpark

The weekend should be sunny and warm in Vienna, so it’s time to enjoy this late summer atmosphere and head out to a city park. Perhaps…the city park.

Vienna’s Stadtpark is a beautiful and large green area divided by the Wienfluss and offers play areas for kids, a skate park, a beautiful lake and perfect spots to sit down and enjoy the sun.

You can find more information here.

1. Lange Nacht der Wiener Märkte 2022

For the first time, the “Long Night of the Vienna Markets” will take place. The market stalls at all participating markets will be open this Friday until 11 pm.

The extended shopping experience is framed by a diverse entertainment program: more than 70 performances by a wide variety of artists and different show acts will give the event a special atmosphere.

You can find more information here.

Filipino Food Festival

Get ready because Sunday will be a full day of delicious food, an amazing vibe and live music. The Filipino Food Festival takes place at Weissauweg 1 from 11 am to 08 pm.

From spicy entrees to delicious and colourful desserts, there is something for the taste buds of everyone.

You can find more information here.

Wiener Restaurantwoche

Speaking of delicious foods, these are the last days to enjoy the Wiener Restaurantwoche. Enjoy menus at a set price in upscale restaurants in Vienna and Lower Austria, but don’t forget to make your reservation.

You can find more information here.

Oberlaaer Kirtag 2022

Musical entertainment, children’s handicraft stations, food and beverages and much more are taking place all throughout the weekend at Oberlaaer Dorf-Wirt, where you can have a lot of fun in this typical fair to celebrate the final weeks of summer.

You can find more information here.

Do you know any other cool events happening in Vienna during the weekends? You can email us at [email protected] to share your tips and suggestions.

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ENERGY

Energy costs: Vienna to support 200,000 households with up to €500

The City of Vienna is expanding its group of homes that can receive an energy cost voucher by the end of the year. Here's what you need to know.

Energy costs: Vienna to support 200,000 households with up to €500

Austria’s capital Vienna is expanding a program to subsidise part of the energy bills of around 200,000 eligible households, the City said in a press release.

“Energy costs are difficult for many Viennese to cope with in the current situation. We are helping those who need the support most urgently – and we are doing so in a targeted manner by settling outstanding bills with energy providers”, City Councillor for Social Affairs Peter Hacker said.

The City has already agreed with state-run energy company Wien Energie that, from December 2022 to February 2023, no electricity, gas or heat shutdowns will happen – regardless of any payment issues.

READ ALSO: From lighting to ice skating: How Vienna plans to save energy

Now, a group of more vulnerable people can apply for Energy Support Plus to get up to €500 in aid with their energy bills.

The following people can apply online at wien.gv.at for Energy Support Plus: Recipients of Vienna minimum income (Bezieher*innen von Wiener Mindestsicherung), housing assistance (Wohnbeihilfe), AIVG benefits (AIVGLeistungen), a compensatory or supplementary allowance (einer Ausgleichs- oder Ergänzungszulage), GIS-exempt persons and low-income earners (GIS-Befreite und Geringverdienende) who are covered by the cost cap of the Renewable Expansion Act, those entitled to sickness benefit (Krankengeld), rehabilitation benefit (Rehabilitationsgeld), reintegration benefit (Wiedereingliederungsgeld) or transitional allowance (Übergangsgeld).

READ MORE: EXPLAINED: How to keep energy bills down in Austria

Applications can be submitted until December 31st, 2022. The maximum subsidy amount is €500 per household.

The service telephone of the Department for Social Affairs, Social and Health Law, is available at 01/4000-8040 for information and assistance with applications. Wien Energie’s customer service also offers personal assistance with the application process at Spittelau.

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