The Twin City Liner is a fast ferry that travels between Vienna and Bratislava. This highspeed boat travels at a speed of 60km/h on the Danube and makes it possible for you to reach Bratislava in no time.
Board the ferry in the city of Vienna (Schwedenplatz) and 75 minutes late your will arrive in the city centre of Bratislava. This way you can visit two cities in one day, ideal for tourists with little time and a whole lot of Europe to see:-). Vienna and Bratislava are Europe’s two capital cities, which are located closest to each other at a short distance of only 60km.
To reach Boutiquehotel Stadthalle from Schwedenplatz take the underground U1 to Stephansplatz and change there to U3. Get off at Westbahnhof.
We all love lavender, not only for its colour and beauty, but also for its medical effects. Lavender can be used as a relaxant, it helps if you have difficulty to fall asleep and it works against migraine.
If you are looking for an ideal gift for your loved ones at home, or if you just want to treat yourself you can find a great variety of handmade lavender products here at the hotel. Find something to stimulate all your senses!
If you are into tasting lavender we offer the following products: lavender chocolate, lavender jelly, lavender jelly with champagne and gold, lavender sirup (very good for sweetening up your champagne).
If you wish to enjoy the smell of lavender around you, find our lavender hearts (each one is individually designed and hand made by lillY and each one is filled with lavender that was harvested on our roof)!
If you prefer to feel the effects of lavender you might find the following products interesting: lavender soap and a glass of lavender that was harvested on our lavender roof.
For a more detailed list click here!
photo: Boutiquehotel Stadthalle
Vienna’s first boat taxi has operated for just over a year now and becomes more and more popular. Whether you need an ordinary ride by taxi-boat or whether you plan a romantic boat tour or whether you need an extraordinary meeting place for your foreign business partner, the boat taxi can be rented any time. You can also host a party on the MS Skorpion for up to 20 people daily from 2pm to midnight and choose yourself how long you wish to tour along the Danube and its channel and where the tour should take you. The prices vary, depending on time frame and use. An individual tour costs 140€ per hour, a 5 hour rental costs 670€. You can also book a taxi to the national park, including some time in the national park. The daytrip costs 10€ per adult, 4€ per child.
The yellow boat taxi, operates normally, like any taxi does, but it can host up to 10 people. You can order your yellow boat taxi by calling this number: 0664 201 70 96.
Beach feeling in the midst of Vienna! Sand in the city is one of the places to be in summer in Vienna. The location, which serves as an ice-skating rink during winter, is turned into a large beach as soon as the first rays of warm sunlight start showing in spring. There are several food stands offering food from all over the world, cocktails are ice-cold and yummy, chairs and sunbeds are inviting and there are even two beach volleyball courts. This year they also built a children’s playground to entertain even the youngest of visitors.
Admission is free of charge. Sand in the city is open daily from 2pm to midnight. You can reach it by tube U4 Stadtpark, exit Johannesgasse.
Address: Lothringerstr.22, 1030 Vienna
source photo: http://www.sandinthecity.at/neu/en/gallery ((c) Schiffl)
ImPulsTanz, is an international dance festival that takes place every year in Vienna! It was founded in 1984 and originally served the purpose of attending several workshops of modern dance. A project that started with 6 teachers and few students became one of the most successful dance-festivals worldwide with thousands of professional dancers, choreographers and teachers taking part.
Summer in Vienna is just as exciting as going on holidays. There are numerous events taking place that can make every summer day a very special one. Vienna’s open air cinemas are part of them. There are lots of locations that show films outdoors, choose whether you prefer to sit on the roof of the main library, in front of Rathaus or close to the Danube. Here is a list of Vienna’s open air cinemas and links to the films they show (many of them are shown in the original version with subtitles=OmU). Enjoy your warm days outdoors!!
On the 22nd of July 2011 – beware! – Bon Jovi live in Ernst Happel Stadion-Vienna! Once more Bon Jovi is going to rock the stadion of Vienna with one of his legendary concerts and shows.
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.
Our front-desk team went to try out the restaurant next door; A high-class Croatian- Mediterranean restaurant, focusing on fish cuisine and exquisite food creations. The restaurant has got a cozy atmosphere and a small area to sit outside. The service was excellent. We felt well informed and advised by the friendly waiters. Their fish is always fresh and is delivered straight from Croatia 3x a week.
One of the best places to be in Vienna during summer is the film festival at Rathausplatz. Starting on July 2nd it will attract thousands of people over the following weeks, providing an “outdoor cinema” free of charge(!) with classical dance-and music films as well as operas on a large video wall just in front of the beautiful scenery of Rathaus. Several films are shown every evening, starting as soon as it gets dark enough and only if it does not rain.