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.
Are you looking for an original and typical Viennese wine tavern (Heurigen)? We found a great place where you can not only enjoy typical Viennese food and excellent wine, but also listen to original Viennese songs every Tuesday!
Heurigen Hengl Haselbrunner is located in Grinzing, the home of a great number of wineries. Various musicians offer particular programmes, shows or simply sit and jam, as they chat and drink along!:-) On some evenings the owner of the Heurigen joins them and sings with them.
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.
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!
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.
On Tuesday the 28th of February 2012 Donna Leon will be in Vienna reading from her new book Venetian Curiosities. She recounts amazing stories of the Venetian past and its unique history. Who knows whether these tales are myths or pure history? No-one does and this is what makes these episodes and tales so special and fascinating.
Her readings are rare and popular, so you will have to be fast to get some tickets! Don’t miss the chance. The reading will take place in English and it will be supported by I Solisti del Complesso Barocco and conductor: Dimitry Sinkovsky.
Starting at 8pm at the Wiener Musikverein, tickets are available at prices of 5-29€.
We still have rooms available at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle!
Today is Shrove Tuesday – the last day of carnival! It is part of the Austrian tradition that people dress up in funny costumes and celebrate. Cabarets are popular on this day as well as gatherings (mostly in villages) and processions where different carnival groups present their costumes. School children celebrate carnival parties at school and in general you might happen to see people dressed up like clowns, animals, pirates and the like on the street.
Vienna’s night life is also special on Shrove Tuesday!
Our team at Boutiquehotel Stadthalle donated money to the RED NOSES Clowndoctors on this special day. As a small present we offer red noses to all our guests today to make the last day of carnival a special one! Here is a picture of our receptionists: