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
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!
source photo: http://www.steiermarkdorf.at/de/presse/pressefotos/impressionen_vorjahre
The entire team of Boutiquehotel Stadthalle wishes everyone
source photo: http://animalszooguru.blogspot.com/2011/04/happy-easter-animals-pics-funny-easter.html
“It started out with an idea, an idea that became a symbol, a symbol that became a movement, a movement that unites our planet” (Earth Hour 2012)
Earth Hour once began in 2007 in Sydney, where more than 2 million people and more than 2000 businesses switched off their lights for one hour to show that they care for our planet. The plan for 2008 was to extend this event to the rest of Australia, but in this action had become so popular that more than 35 countries joined in.
Doing something, not just talking about it, is the main drive behind it. Last year 135 countries and more than 5000 cities and towns participated and united to make a difference. The event is organized by the WWF.
Earth hour 2012 will take place on March 31st, from 8:30 to 9:30 pm. This year’s theme is “I will if you will”. On youtube many examples are showcased of people who commit to something if certain goals of long term actions to save our planet and stop climate change are realized.
… and what will you do?
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.
2012 is dedicated to Klimt due to his 150th birthday celebration. On the 24th of February a new exhibition “Klimt: up close and personal” started at Leopold Museum. The collection reveals images, letters and insights around Klimt. It will show masterpieces owned by Leopold Museum, but also national and international loans.