It is summer again and we all want to escape the city’s heat. Here are some ideas of where to go to go swimming in Vienna. Schönbrunnerbad: swim next to the palace of Schönbrunn. Easy to reach, provides a large area including a beach volleyball court and a wellness-restaurant. Here you get the opportunity to try out night swimming with flood light from July 1st to August 15th every night until 10pm. Opening hours: 8.30am to 10pm.
The summer cinema is getting more and more popular and it is one of the most favorite tourist activities in Vienna. If you want to enjoy cinema in a different way, you are right in Vienna. This year we have a large selection of open-air cinemas, in parks or also in front of town hall.
The Donauinsel fest is an annual open-air free music festival happening on Vienna’s Donauinsel. (Danube Island) The largest and most popular open air festival in Austria.
Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
A special insider tip for our guest!
On the 7th of June 2012 the open air Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place at the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. The concert is at free admission and you can enjoy a fabulous event at a beautiful and unique ambience. This year it will be conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the principal conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the Goteburg Symphony Orchestra and the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra wants to show the beauty of classical music to everybody.
Date: 7th of June 2012, 21:00 o’clock
Place: Schloss Schönbrunn, Schlosspark (in front of the fountain of Neptune),
From Friday the 25th until Monday the 28th of May, Vienna’s Rathausplatz will be transformed into a large funfair area.
There will be cultural and artistic programmes, a beer garden and booths where you can play different games, such as throwing soft balls into a pyramid of cans, carousels and children can ride a pony. There will be a lot of Austrian culinary delights. The official opening will be on Friday at 4pm held by Vienna’s major Dr.Michael Häupl. You can visit the annual fair daily from 10am to 11pm.
Rathausplatz (in front of the City Hall) is only a few stops by tram 49 away from Boutiquehotel Stadthalle.
We wish you a pleasant time and lots of fun for the entire family!
For all those who love culture, music and arts!
On May 11th 2012 the opening of the Vienna Festwochen will take place in front of the illuminated town hall. The opening ceremony will be the final competition of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition – an international very important contest in classical music. An international jury will decide on who will be the best young musician of the year 2012.
But don’t worry. In case you are already busy that day, the Vienna Festwochen will take place until the 17th of June. Here you can find all the dates and events planned. Enjoy the diversified culture and music programme!
Discover the green future from the 11th to the 13th of May 2012 on Heldenplatz.
The Green Expo shows how you can live your life in a more sustainable and ecologic way and encourages a greater conscience for a green lifestyle. It will be the second time that it will take place.
The exhibition explains topics such as sustainability, environment and energy and it promotes green living. You can learn about renewable energy, try out bio-cosmetics, test e-bikes, hybrid and e-cars and find out how famous chefs run their life-balance-restaurants.
There will be many famous guests, such as chef Toni Mörwald, best-selling author and Almdudler boss Thomas Klein and many more.
Dates & opening hours:
Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of May 10am-7pm
Sunday 13th of May 10am – 6pm
Admission is free!:-)
The weather is getting warmer and another festival with music and yummy food and drinks will take place on May 5th 2012 – the Vienna Stadtfest.
From 10am to 10pm Vienna is celebrating its city! Entertainment for the entire family can be found in the city centre. At Heldenplatz you will find a stage presenting various music live acts, but also a lot of different sports to be tried out and jazz dance and hip hop shows.
At Schweizerhof you can play different board games and listen to different radio plays. At the Innerer Burghof there is entertainment for children and at Michaelerplatz you can treat yourself to an excellent glass of wine or a fluffy “Kaiserschmarren.
Looking for a place to stay? Contact us in Boutiquehotel Stadthalle to find out about availability!:-)
Enjoy the Stadtfest 2012!
source photo: http://www.vienna.at/wiener-stadtfest-nicht-mehr-nur-in-innenstadt/news-20110504-01003093
It is the 7th time that this event is taking place. This year’s spring-cleaning started on April 23rd and will be on until the 8th of May 2012. It is an event of the city government, supported by the local municipal authorities and a lot of private initiatives. Last year over 300 initiatives, schools, kindergartens, clubs and individuals (in total more than 11,600 citizens) took part and helped to clean our city.
Making people aware of how much waste they produce and how many people do not care to throw them out in proper bins, but rather place them anywhere in the streets. Initiatives are equipped with rubbish bags and gloves by the local authorities and the waste that was collected will be picked up and separated properly.
Vienna will even be cleaned under water. 100 divers will clean the Danube on the 28h of May.
What a great initiative!
Each year on the first of May, the large May-festival takes place in Prater to celebrate our national holiday. There will be various attractions in both, the entertainment area of Prater, as well as the “green”, “park” area of Prater. Most of the attractions in the amusement park will offer a 25% discount, there will be a large sports programme for children, but also a lot of (inter)national musicians and live acts. 3 stages will offer live entertainment starting at 1pm until 11pm. At 10pm you will be able to enjoy the traditional fireworks!
If the weather is nice, you can also simply bring a blanket along and enjoy a picnic in the park or a nice afternoon sleep in the sun!
Have fun in Prater and enjoy the first of May!!!
photo source: http://www.mediafreedom.at/foto/photovision/4849