In Vienna, there are 26 markets. 21 of them take place daily from Monday to Saturday. The markets are open all year and are always an attraction with great flair and tradition.
The three most famous Viennese markets are:
the organic market on Freyung (1st district) with numerous organic treats, natural cosmetics, handicrafts and ceramics has a long tradition as a marketplace.
Volkertmarket (2nd district) is a kosher jewel. When the sun shines, the market gives the impression of a big garden.
Rochusmarkt (3rd district): is one of the most popular open-air markets in Vienna.
Schwendermarkt (15th district) is a long drawn-out market that was almost forgotten in recent years.
Kutschkermarkt (18th district): you can shop almost like in the country. This market and Yppenmarkt are the last two Viennese street markets.
Vienna, city of coffee culture, has a new attraction: Neko Cafe. It opened last May and is located in the city centre near Stephansplatz. Neko is the Japanese word for cat, and there in lays the peculiarity: While visitors drink coffee or tea, they can stroke one of the many cats of the cafe.
The trend to visit cats in the cafe and have a break with them is not new: in Japan, there have been cat’s cafes for years and it is common to pay admission to enter and to stay in the cafe.
In Vienna you only pay what you consume, you can taste Japanese tea and juices of Austrian farmers, homemade cakes and snacks.
The culinary delights are not the main focus for the visitors but especially the playing and cuddling of six cats is. Moritz, Luca, Haru, Momo, Sonia and Thomas are from the Vienna animal shelter and are considered to be particularly friendly and playful.
You reach the Neko Cafe from our Hotel with the U3 to Stephansplatz: Blumenstockgasse 5, on the corner with Balgasse, open daily 10:00-20:00.
Those who cannot do without chocolate moments in Boutique Hotel Stadthalle can sweeten their stay with us!
The handmade chocolate BioArt are now available in our house and waiting for you to be enjoyed! Organic & Fair Trade are really great ideas, but it can only prevail if the products are really high quality too! The company BioArt has been working for more than ten years for a more conscious and more equitable food handling. They also take care of their products to be fair priced, fair traded, sustainable, produced and processed with ethical responsibility.
Here the flavors that are available in the hotel:
strawberry milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark chocolate chili, whole milk-butter caramel, crisp white, milk orange pepper!
The ingredients: organic, commitment, passion, professionalism, style and love of chocolate are mixed here at a great work of art!
Do not resist the temptation!
LONG NIGHT OF MUSEUMS IN VIENNA
With just one ticket you have access to all participating locations and special events. An astounding 650 institutions take part in this special cultural evening.
Summer is here and all the warm days and nights are ideal to:
- Pack something yummy and
- Go somewhere green
The 22nd film festival at Rathausplatz is ready to open its gates on June 30th for yet another great season. Until the 2nd of September classical but also modern music shows and concerts can be followed from the large seating area around the huge screen on Rathausplatz. Carmen, Anna Bolena and La Bohème are only 3 of the many masterpieces that can be found on this summer’s programme. Films start when it gets dark and the best is: there is no admission fee.
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.
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!
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