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Erste Bank Open 2017

Look out, sport fans! THE tennis event of the year is just around the corner: from the 21st to the 29th of October, the Erste Bank Open will take place in the Wiener Stadthalle. At the eight-day tournament, 54 high-quality players will compete in 36 matches. We will reveal everything you have to know about this year’s sports highlight in the following: Who will participate? At this year’s Erste Bank Open high-carat tennis stars of various nations and age classes with the most different playing styles will compete against each other. Whether young up-and-coming talents like Dominic Thiem, Alexander Zverev and Karen Khachanov or experienced professionals like Milos Raonic, Sam Querrey and David Ferrer - numerous exciting matches will be waiting for you at this tournament! With three top 10 stars and nine players of the top 20 world rang list, the Erste Bank Open indeed has a top-class cast. Especially the two youngsters Thiem and Zverev are expected to make a great career and to have a determining influence on the future events of the ATP World Tours - the experts agree on that. The Programme On the first weekend of the 21st and 22nd of October, the qualifications [...]

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Shades Tours – Take a look behind the golden scenes of Vienna.

The innovative, austrian Social-Start-Up "Shades Tours" organizes guided tours in Vienna. The specialty about it: all of the tours are guided by a (former) homeless person and show the participants Vienna off the beaten track aside of golden facades and opulent Sacher cakes. Shades Tours tries to create awareness for the shady sides of Vienna and living on the streets as a homeless person. What?How?Where?When? Whether you are a single person, a travel group, a corporation, school or association - Shades Tours offers different tours year-round, where you visit different social facilities or even cook as a group for homeless people in one of those facilities. What all offered tours have in common: they are guided by a (former) homeless person, who gets the chance to reintegrate himself in a working place with this job and at the same time illuminates the participants about living as a homeless person in Vienna. Fighting against bias and stereotypes, to sensitize the people and to broach the issue of homelessness - that's what Shades Tours want to achieve with their work. How everything started. The founder Perrine Schober incorporated Shades Tours in fall 2015, after she engaged intensively with the issue "Tourism as [...]

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Buskers Festival 2017

You do not have to wait much longer! From the 8th until the 10th of September, the Buskers street art festival will take place for the seventh time in Vienna! On the Karlsplatz, more than 100 artists from all over the world will show their skills and enchant the young and the old! And the best thing about it: the admission is free! We will reveal everything you have to know about the festival: Experiencing street art at close quarters Busker festivals can be found all over the world, but the open air event in Vienna meanwhile belongs to the most diverse and innovative ones in Europe. Whether it be clownery, juggling, acrobatics, graffiti, music and dance or impro theatre, at the Buskers festival in Vienna you will get to see international street art at the highest stage! Moreover, as a spectator you will regularly get involved in the performances, so that everyone gets the chance to become part of the programme. Due to this exciting interaction, the shows will never get boring and one can experience street art at close quarters. For that reason, there is no stage at the Buskers festival, in order that the interaction between the [...]

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Musical Highlights in Autumn

The temperatures are cooling down, the days are becoming shorter and the leaves are falling from the trees. But this still is not any sort of reason for declaring the year completed and only lying around lazily on the sofa! With our musical highlights, we will even put the biggest autumn grouch in high spirits again, for sure: Joel Brandenstein The German pop singer became popular due to his soulful cover songs on YouTube in the first place. But meanwhile, Joel has also written his own songs like “Polaroid”, “Zeitmaschine” and “Farbenmeer” which have stormed the charts in no time. The announcement of his first live tour in May caused great excitement in the social networks and the tickets for it were sold out almost immediately. Therefore, Joel will start another tour in autumn where he will present his new solo album “Emotionen”. The 7th of October, Joel Brandenstein will perform in the Stadthalle Vienna in order to enchant his Austrian fans with his expressive voice. "Superstars des Musicals" Without their thrilling film music, probably even the most famous Hollywood blockbusters would have passed into oblivion. Therefore, five of the greatest Musical stars will dedicate themselves to the motto “Hollywood Dreams” on [...]

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“Between Beauty and Abyss”

The Vienna Moderne around 1900 without doubt belongs to the most significant periods of art and culture worldwide. And scarcely anybody has influenced this time with their work as much as the artists Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele, Otto Wagner and Koloman Moser. On occasion of the century of their death, Vienna will celebrate their creative oeuvre next year which still can be seen in the metropolis today. According to the motto “Beauty and Abyss”, the area of tension between aesthetics and the horrors of the World War I which marked the turn of the century, shall be dealt with: Klimt and Schiele Gustav Klimt can be named the leader of a creative avant garde. In the gallery Belvedere, his paintings will be exhibited next to the works of other popular artists like Van Gogh or Monet who have demonstrably influenced him. Moreover, Klimt was a promoter of Egon Schiele, whose expressionist masterpieces can also be gazed in the Belvedere. His oil paintings will be set in a context by sketches, archive materials, related works and photographs so that the beholders can experience the time around 1900 at first hand. However, Schiele was not only a painter, but also a writer. [...]

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