Christmas is over, the new year is not quite here, what to do with the old Christmas tree? more details
The Blues Brothers former Bad Boys are back with black sunglasses, fitted black suits and black hats, both in “mafia” style along with her band tear with rock and blues blackest soul on the 27th in the Wiener Stadthalle! more details
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.
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!
For all those who love culture, music and arts!
On May 11th 2012 the opening of the Vienna Festwochen will take place in front of the illuminated town hall. The opening ceremony will be the final competition of the Eurovision Young Musicians Competition – an international very important contest in classical music. An international jury will decide on who will be the best young musician of the year 2012.
But don’t worry. In case you are already busy that day, the Vienna Festwochen will take place until the 17th of June. Here you can find all the dates and events planned. Enjoy the diversified culture and music programme!
Ordering a coffee in Vienna requires a bit of expertise, because of the numerous types of coffee. Try a “Melange” (espresso with milk and milk froth), a “Verlängerter” (espresso with hot water, milk separately), a “kleiner Brauner” (espresso with milk) or a “Einspänner” (small mocca served in a glass with whipped cream) … coffee in Vienna is definitely an experience.
One of the most beautiful cafés in Vienna is Café Central in Herrengasse. You can enjoy your coffee and one of the delicious pastries while listening to piano music. Typical Viennese café tradition!
One of the oldest Cafés is Café Hawelka. It is situated in the centre of Vienna in Dorotheergasse. This Café is pure history. Since its opening in 1939 nothing has changed. Try out the “Buchteln” a typical Viennese dessert!
We can also highly recommend Café Jelinek. The Café is located in the vicinity of Mariahilferstraße and has a particular flair. The furniture is all vintage and it is full of paintings! The homemade cakes are excellent.
Café Phil is one of the “in“ places to visit, it is located in Gumpendorferstraße, as well as the Café Europe in Zollertstraße. Both Cafés are individually designed and furbished and have a great choice of food on their menu.