Culture in Vienna
A city with the graceful ease of a waltz
A city with the graceful ease of a waltz
Austria's reliable and comfortable trains make it a pleasure to embark on this 12-day journey (or even parts of it) that takes you from Vienna via Salzburg to Innsbruck.
Each year a huge celebration in front of City Hall kicks off this festival, which combines cultural experiences of the highest order with socially relevant themes and objectives.
When for two weeks during the summer the stalls and boxes fill with exuberant music lovers, the annual Jazz Fest Wien has once again taken over the venerable Vienna State Opera.
For five weeks each year, thousands of professional dancers, choreographers, and students from around the globe turn Vienna into the dance capital of the world.
This celebration of the “Vienna sound”, which takes place each May, is not concerned with the stubborn preservation of the typical “Wienerlied”, but with its continuing evolution.
If there was a superlative for “good traditional cooking”, it would be “best traditional cooking”, and this term is the perfect description of the food at Eckel, in Vienna’s Sievering neighborhood.
In Vienna Figlmüller is synonymous with schnitzel: the city’s Figlmüller restaurant makes what is probably the best and most famous schnitzel in the entire city.
In this rustic urban inn, located right near two of the city’s most prominent cultural institutions – the Akademietheater and the Konzerthaus – time seems to have stood still in an agreeable way.
Huth is a prime example of a contemporary Viennese inn: modern in appearance, but classic when it comes to hospitality and cuisine.
A trendsetting combination of sustainability, design, and a touch of luxury: the world’s first hotel with a net zero energy balance is located in the heart of Vienna.
Plachutta is to beef what Figlmüller is to schnitzel. In keeping with the tradition of fabled Viennese beef establishments of the past, the Plachutta restaurants have now become legends themselves.
In the heart of Vienna’s historic centre, only a stone’s throw from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, lies the Kärntnerhof – a hotel for travellers who are budget-conscious but still want style, elegance, and top-notch service.
Hans Weibel was an early champion of cultivated wine-drinking in Vienna, which is why this beverage plays such a key role in all of his establishments. But man does not live from wine alone.
In the middle of the city’s 7th district, behind the splendid façade of an old patrician house, one finds the Hotel Altstadt Vienna. Since its opening in 1991 the stylish 4-star hotel has been a favourite hideaway for art-lovers, musicians, and non-group travellers from all over the world.
Zum Schwarzen Kameel is much more than just a culinary meeting place for celebrities: for nearly 400 years it has been a Viennese institution.
Boutique hotel, design refuge, living room for globetrotters and the pampered jetsetters: the Hollmann Beletage is all this and much more – a Viennese jewel in the truest sense of the word.
This bistro is a wee bit hard to find, located atop the old city walls of Vienna. With its romantic garden, it is a popular watering hole for a widely diverse crowd.
Small, friendly, family-run hotels – the kind where one immediately feels as if one is at home or visiting good friends – really do still exist. And one of them is Vienna’s Hotel Schwalbe.
The inn known as “Zu den drei Hacken” (“The Three Hatchets”) is one of the city’s oldest. It is lovingly maintained, and serves utterly contemporary foods and wines at their best.
“White gold” has been produced in Vienna for nearly 300 years. This fine porcelain is still made entirely by hand, and one can observe the production from up close on a tour of the Porcelain Manufactory Augarten.
Discover Vienna on the run: with the guides from Vienna Sight Running you can get to know the Austrian capital from a completely different side – and at the same time do something for your own fitness, stamina, and health.
Discover off-beat boutiques in small backstreets, meet and talk with designers personally during your shopping excursion, and explore one of Vienna’s trendiest districts.
This traditional Viennese company has manufactured cloth and furniture fabrics of highest quality since 1849. It also has the largest archives in the world of original Wiener Jugendstil designs.
Award-winning Chef Klaus Fleischhaker, who operates the well-known Gourmet-Restaurant Pfefferschiff in the City of Salzburg, has made his dream come true in Vienna: He created a hotel in which everything is dedicated to wine.