How many steps lead up to St. Stephen’s Cathedral? What kind of clothing did the Habsburgs wear? Are there really wild boars in Vienna? And what does a white-nosed coati look like? Vienna’s secrets await discovery by children young and old. On Your Marks … Get Set … Vienna!
Vienna hosts around 300 balls every year. And the world famous Opera Ball at the Vienna State Opera is something of a legend. This occasion provides the unique opportunity to view the opera house on the Ring Boulevard both from the auditorium and, as it were, “backstage”, rubbing shoulders with stars from the world of music. Spa at the Hotel Sacher
A wonderful relaxing experience for body & soul by combining the most precious ingredients from the cacao bean into a unique chocolate ceremony. Tender, creamy and fragrant – the Time to Chocolate® products sweeten the soul while nourishing the skin.Luxury „Made in Vienna“
Those who adore luxury will love the excellent quality of the products of the traditional Vienna manufacturers. The tailor-made shoes by Ludwig Reiter
and the exclusive ladies’ purses by Susanne Kitz
are just a two examples of Viennese handicraft with international reputation.Schwäbische Jungfrau
Hand-embroidered exquisite bedding and table linen as well as custom-made articles with monogram embroidery are available at the “Schwäbische Jungfrau” on Graben. Lobmeyr
You still get royal service at the former purveyors to the imperial court. The Lobmeyr family has crafted exquisite glassware since 1823. Every hand-blown piece of Lobmeyr glass is unique, and wealthy clientele can even have custom drinking glasses and crystal chandeliers made.Shopping for Antiques
The auction house Dorotheum, as well as many antique shops surrounding this institution which was founded in 1707, offers many unique pieces of Viennese flair to take home. The treasures range from arts and crafts to furniture, paintings and carpets to clocks and jewellery from different eras. A.E. Köchert
Jewelry by A.E. Köchert – established in 1814 at the time of the Congress of Vienna – once graced Empress Sisi. Christoph and Wolfgang Köchert have continued the family tradition of classicism and Zeitgeist into the sixth generation. The modern version of Sisi’s diamond-studded star hairpins is also now available as pendants, rings and earrings.Hofburg – The Imperial Residence and Art Palace
Today, many different art and cultural institutions are situated in the former imperial residence Hofburg. The former living and representation rooms of the emperors may be visited. In addition, the Sisi Museum allows visitors to gain insights into the everyday life of the beautiful legendary empress. Furthermore, the crown jewels of the Habsburgs are on show at the Treasury. Shopping de Luxe
International designers like Hèrmes, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton and many others display their treasures in noble boutiques on Kohlmarkt and Graben. Glittering jewellery in stunning variations can be discovered at Schullin, Skrein, Haban, Tiffany’s and Cartier.