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!!!
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The annual Styria festival is back in town! Styria – a county in the south of Austria with its capital Graz – is well known for many things amongst which you can find the famous pumpkin seed oil and excellent wine! Each year in spring, the tourism organisation of Styria comes to Vienna to promote its county, its culinary delicacies and its sense of humour.
The festival will take place from Thursday 12th of April until Sunday the 15th of April in front of town hall (Rathausplatz). 11 different regions will present their specialties; there are lots of stands selling traditional food and of course wine! You will see lots of people dressed in traditional clothes and there is even a show programme with music and dance each day!
It is definitely worth a visit and you will surely find the one or the other deli to enjoy!
How to get there from the hotel: tram 49 till the last stop & then 5 minutes on foot along the ring road!
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The entire team of Boutiquehotel Stadthalle wishes everyone
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This weekend Vienna celebrates its bicycles. In 2011 there were 11,061 people riding their bikes through the city on an average working day. The city of Vienna is working hard to extend the net of bicycle lanes. Currently there are 1,206 kilometres of bicycle lanes in the city. And the more people ride their bikes the better the quality of life.
From the 24th of March until the 9th of April you can visit the Easter market at Schönbrunn . This well known market is located right in front of the palace. Almost 60 exhibitors present and sell their handmade artifacts, coming from Vienna and the regions close by. You can find creative decoration, lovely souvenirs, hand painted Easter eggs, soaps, carvings and traditional and modern bouquets.
But you cannot only gaze at the beautiful artifacts, you can also indulge in the many regional and local delicacies that are offered!
On the weekends you might happen to find a Jazz band playing!
If you want to visit the Easter market at Schönbrunn, we offer a special Easter market package.
The 29th Vienna City Marathon will take place on the 15th of April 2012. The whole city will be moving. The marathon is THE sports event in Vienna and enjoys numerous visitors each year. Come and experience Vienna while doing some good to your body.
On Thursday the 29th of March, the annual International Day will take place at Modul Tourism College. This event is a charity event, organized by international hotel management students who usually try to present their nations’ culture, history, facts and of course food and beverage specialties.
Today is the international women’s day!
Congratulations and HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY!
Enjoy this video to make everyone aware what women can achieve and what they have already achieved!
Grease – the musical that has been popular for 40 years is back. It will be staged in Vienna’s Stadthalle from the 6th until the 25th of March 2012. The first “high school musical” of the 50ies is all about Cadillacs, Petticoats, parties, rebellion and of course love!
The musical was successful when it was first performed and relived another hype in the 90s in London’s West End. Now its German version has been revised by the successful director David Gilmore and is travelling through German speaking countries. Even though it will be shown in German, the musical’s songs and music remains international and will definitely bring back the emotions one can live through when listening to songs like “You are the one that I want” or “Summer nights”.
And this is to get into the mood:
Yesterday the press conference of fabulous hotels “Fabelhafte Hotels” took place in Vienna. A press conference that was anything but ordinary. The actress Gigga Neunteufel presented 8 very fabulous Austrian hotels in a very fabulous way.
An energy-independent hotel in the middle of the metropolis Vienna (Boutiquehotel Stadthalle), hotel rooms high above the trees (Baumhotel), a farm that offers dinner in the extravagant stable (Kleinsasserhof), living in an arts gallery in Carinthia (art-Lodge), a castle of knights (Schloss Altenhof), a hotel designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser (Rogner Bad Blumau), living like an earl in apartments in a castle (Schlosshotel Mailberg) or enjoy a large playroom that became a hotel (Spiele-Buchhotel Tschitscher). Isn’t this fabulous?
These unique hotels founded the group “Fabelhafte Hotels” in order to show Austria’s creativity and diversity in the hotel industry. The group’s hotels do not have anything in common except that they are all individual and exceptional. Each of the hotels offers special experiences and inspiring moments. Holidays in one of the Fabelhafte Hotels means holidays to tell stories about.
Enjoy a few photos of the hotels. The photos of the press conference will be posted soon!