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.
The DiningCity restaurant week is on again. From June 27th to July 3rd 2011 you can dine exclusively and pay surprisingly little.
There are numerous restaurants in Vienna that participate in this promotional week. You can get a 3-course surprise-dinner for 25€ and a 2-course lunch for 12.50€. Gourmet restaurants charge an additional 5€ or 10€ for lunch or dinner respectively.
The Donauinselfest – Danube Island Festival- is the largest open air festival in Europe. It provides 7 areas with different styles of music. The so-called “islands” host: alternative, Indie, Hip Hop (FM4), Rock (ATV), Electro (PULS 4), Culture, Cabarett and international music (Ö1), German speaking folk music (Wr. Städtische), country and western (Donau Versicherung); and of course pop music (Ö3). The 28th Danube Island Festival will take place from Friday, 24th of June to Sunday 26th of June.
On the 18th of June 2011 the 16th rainbow parade will take place in Vienna. Since 1996 the parade has become one of the most important events for the lesbian gay bisexual and transgender movement. It’s a sign for tolerance, equality and solidarity. Every year the parade reminds of the resistance of lesbians and gays against the police’s systematic repression in June 1969 in New York’s Christopher Street.
Last week was a very busy week. First we had the wine tasting and then, only 2 days later we were busy with a press conference held at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle.
The speakers were Austria’s minister of agriculture and environment Niki Berlakovich, the general manager of the Austrian television ORF Alexander Wrabetz, as well as the owner of our hotel Michaela Reitterer. They introduced the beginning of the competition of this year’s Austrian award for environmental awareness. This year Michaela Reitterer will be part of the jury.
And, one last thing that made this previous week special: the day after the press conference talks took place at our hotel between the Austrian minister of agriculture and environment Niki Berlakovich and the EU commissioner Connie Heedegaard.
A successful, but busy week!
On Monday, the 6th of June we hosted a wine & specialties tasting in the beautiful garden of Boutiquehotel Stadthalle. In cooperation with La Salvia, a deli specializing on wines and delis from Italy (Friuli-Venetia-Giulia) and Slovenia (Istria), and some of the winemakers, a variety of biodynamic wines and unpasteurized cheese, olive oils and organic fish such as sea bass were tasted and enjoyed.
Here are some impressions of this culinary evening
From today, June 3rd till Sunday, June 5th 2011 the Danube-Canal-Festival will take place. It is one of the many outdoor festivities in June, which focus on arts, culture and music
From Spittelau (U4, U6) to Franzensbrücke there will be many locations hosting this years programme.
The following locations are part of the festival:
Badeschiff, but there are many more!
Tonight you can watch THE most important football match: AUSTRIA-GERMANY qualification for the European Championship. But there will also be concerts by bands such as ” A life, a song, a cigarette” and Violetta Parisini. If the whole event gets too hot, you can cool down at the Pool Party at Badeschiff!
Boutiquehotel Stadthalle wishes you a beautiful weekend!!
On the 2nd of June 2011 the open air Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will take 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 Valery Gergiev, the Artistic Director of the Mariinski Theater in St. Petersburg. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra wants to show everybody the beauty of classical music with this concert.
Date: 2nd of June 2011, 9pm
Place: Schloss Schönbrunn, Schlosspark, U4 stop: Schönbrunn