A Walk of Design at Augarten Palace
Tour the Augarten Palace, home to one of the world’s most famous porcelain manufactories and Vienna’s oldest Baroque gardens.
Tour the Augarten Palace, home to one of the world’s most famous porcelain manufactories and Vienna’s oldest Baroque gardens.
Spend an evening at the venerable Hotel Sacher and make memories to last a lifetime. Enjoy a drink at the “Blaue Bar” where midnight blue and gold décor create a visually stunning and romantic setting for an evening at Vienna’s famous Hotel Sacher.
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 travelers from all over the world.
The bakers at this café use the traditional recipe for apple strudel that was loved by the Habsburg family. Today, the professional pastry chefs invite visitors into the kitchen for entertaining tutorials on how to make this famous dessert at home!
The Vienna State Opera is an exceptional institution not just artistically but also in terms of its architecture. Take a peek behind the curtain and experience this historic site from a completely different side.
Austrian wine has catapulted to become the darling of the international wine world. If you are looking for chic, upbeat city nightlife, there is no better place to get an in-depth view of Austria’s dynamic, trendy wine scene than at the wine bars of Vienna!
Ever wondered what it's like to conduct an orchestra? Wonder no more, thanks to a remarkable interactive feature at Vienna's beloved House of Music. For music lovers it's a dream within a dream, guiding your own all-star ensemble in the world's capital of classical music.
Making quite a splash on the fashion scene, a wave of smart boutiques refreshes the heart of the Neubau creative district.
Ogling local and exotic animals with your night-vision goggles after dark or rising early to get a glimpse of early morning feeding, the Schönbrunn Zoo still stages the world’s most fascinating animal experiences and attractions. Quite an achievement considering that it is also the world’s oldest zoo!
It’s no secret that winemaking is a key characteristic to Austria’s profile, but many are surprised to learn that Vienna is an important wine region, too. The Viennese like to sample the newest vintages at the cozy wine taverns called “Heuriger,” which have been a beloved part of the Viennese wine culture for hundreds of years.
The Altstadt Vienna is at once many things to many people. A meeting place for lovers of art and music, a heaven for travelers that seek a hotel with character and outstanding service and to leading American travel publications such as Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure the Altstadt is a remarkable example of affordable luxury.
Located in the center of Vienna’s art district, the refined design and contemporary interior of the Hotel Sans Souci Wien invites guests to enjoy luxury and culture.
Health, wellness, fitness, and beauty in the heart of Vienna – for hotel guests and day visitors alike. Also enjoy the biggest hotel pool of Vienna!
Reserve a table at La Véranda, the restaurant of the luxury boutique Hotel Sans Souci in close proximity of Vienna’s bustling MuseumsQuartier, and enjoy a creatively authentic dining experience.
Located near Schönbrunn Palace, the Imperial Carriage Museum’s unique collection invites you on a tour through Austria’s history.
Built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the fabulous Habsburg collections, the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna now figures among the world’s most important museums.
Sure, you could dine at the ground floor level. But Vienna's the kind of city that demands a view, and for lovers of fine cuisine, Le LOFT cannot be beaten. Located on the 18th floor of the Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom, the restaurant marries Austrian cuisine with French influence. An extraordinary wine collection awaits with over 500 different exquisite local and international vintages. Beyond the restaurant's glass walls lies one of the most striking panoramas in the capital.
What the Tango is to Argentina, the Viennese Waltz is to Austria. In fact, Austrian’s so love the waltz that they start every New Year dancing to the Blue Danube Waltz broadcast by public radio. In 2014, the ball tradition in Vienna is celebrating its 200th birthday. Find out what the hype is all about and make this the year you learn how to waltz in Vienna
A coffeehouse in Vienna is anything but an ordinary place to encounter. As a vital institution to the city’s culture, it embraces the simple pleasures of life and creates a stimulating forum for locals and visitors alike.
Your name interpreted by...Mozart? Leave it to Haus der Musik, Vienna's endlessly creative discovery museum, to make it happen. In "NAMADEUS," visitors can play an interactive computer program based on the composer's famed musical game, KV 516f. The system can be applied to any combination of letters, allowing for great melodic variety -- and surely your first personalized Mozart tune.
One of the largest art and culture complexes in the world sits like an urban living room in the heart of Vienna. Combining art and living space, the MuseumsQuartier Wien is ideal for people watching in the outdoor cafes surrounding the open space.
A Festival for the Senses: A Saturday morning must-do for locals, the Viennese Naschmarkt, Vienna’s largest outdoor market, attracts a crowd as diverse as the stalls and restaurants it features.
The gothic spires of Vienna’s City Hall are an enchanting backdrop for two summer months of culinary and music delicacies that delight visitors and locals alike. The world class musical performances are broadcast on a gigantic screen and are free to enjoy. Food vendors from some of Vienna’s best restaurants provide an unmatched culinary experience in the heart of the city.
Established in the 1910s, the products available in the store still transcend the philosophy of its’ founder, Josef Hoffmann. Get inspired and bring back souvenirs for your friends and family.
The Palais Coburg in the heart of Vienna has been restored to its original splendor and now houses a most luxurious all-suite hotel, a gourmet restaurant and a collection of rare wines that seeks international comparison. On your tour of the six unique and stunningly designed wine cellars, you will discover more than 60,000 bottles of valuable wine spanning four centuries.
Plachutta is renowned for its prime boiled beef, a Viennese signature dish called Tafelspitz. Combined with it's authentic, cozy atmosphere.
The most important collection of its kind, the Kunstkammer Vienna, returned – newly renovated and enhanced – to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna after 10 years. Be enchanted by this realm of fantasy’s overwhelming gold, bronze, ivory, and wooden beauty, as well as exotic elements such as ostrich eggs, the horn of the legendary unicorn, and Benvenuto Cellini’s Saliera.
The Altstadt is the perfect place for lovers of art and culture and those looking for rare finds and hidden treasures.
“To every age its art, to art its freedom” is the all encompassing artistic credo welcoming visitors to the famous golden-leave-globed building.
Vienna’s stunning Belvedere Palace houses the world’s largest collection of paintings by Klimt
With over 100 years of history, the Österreichische Werkstätten (Austrian Arts) has a deep connection to the Wiener Werkstätte, thanks to its founder Josef Hoffmann.
The HOUSE OF MUSIC Vienna invites you on a discovery tour into the world of music. This award-winning museum is dedicated to showcasing a wide array of approaches to music and - most importantly - to the experience of music.
The Imperial Treasury showcases an impressive collection of medieval royal objects such as the Austrian imperial crown and insignia, as well as precious items from the Holy Roman Empire. Magnificent gems such as the largest cut emerald in the world testify to the Habsburgs’ former power and glory.
Imagine starting your day with a luxurious chocolate spa treatment, then having a slice of the world’s most famous chocolate cake at lunch, followed by a decadent hot chocolate with whipped cream at a Viennese coffee house and choosing a souvenir from numerous chocolate-creations at the confiserie next door. It’s all possible at the famous family run 5* deluxe Hotel Sacher Vienna, which owes its very existence to the success of a chocolate cake concocted back in 1832.
Purity and vibrancy characterize every corner of this contemporary hotel. Embrace Jean Nouvel’s simple design concept paired with an assortment of visual art installations, and enjoy a stay that transcends typical Viennese lodging.
The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world and an enduring symbol of Austria for more than 500 years.
A coffeehouse in Vienna is anything but an ordinary place. As a vital institution to the city’s culture, it embraces the simple pleasures of life and creates a stimulating forum for locals and visitors alike. Inside one of the many cafes strewn about the city, you will find pastry cases decorated with colorful petit fours and flaky strudels that can be savored alongside a mélange or an aromatic specialty coffee drink made to order.
The best city tours not only give you a good overview, but show you facets of a destination that you would probably not stumble upon on your own. Explore the lesser known sides of Vienna and its hidden cultural gems with Vienna Walks & Talks, or discover the shadowy world of Orson Welles’ Vienna on “The Third Man” Tour. Whatever your preference, you’ll come out of the experience feeling like a destination expert.
One of the oldest operating Ferris Wheels in the world, the Wiener Riesenrad is more than just an amusement park ride, it is a historic landmark. Take a spin on this 213-feet high attraction for exceptional views of Vienna, or book a romantic dinner in a gondola for an unforgettable evening.
Venture to Ottakring, Vienna’s 16th district, to experience an eclectic side of the city where old world meets new. Explore one of the largest open-air markets in Vienna, and then meander over to Yppenplatz to browse through trendy shops and restaurants.
Coffeehouses in Vienna are your home away from home. Delicious coffee specialties, yummy pastries, all enjoyed in cozy seats and couches, paired with live piano music. Yes, read on! Many of Vienna’s best coffeehouses are your private concert hall, with live piano music, often with soloists -- and enjoyed all for free.
Featuring world-renowned collections dating back five millennia, Austria’s principal museum of fine arts is an institution devoted to indulging our senses. To that end, the extraordinary gallery experience has been paired with an exceptional culinary one. The café and restaurant, situated at the heart of the museum, affords not just gastronomical delights, but an architectural feast, too. There could be no better way of appreciating a city's storied culture.
Looking to bring back some genuine Austrian crafts and antiques from your travels? The Österreichische Werkstätten just might have the right souvenir for you.
Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Egger-Lienz, Picasso, Johns, Rauschenberg, Warhol (to name just a few of the big ones), and young contemporary artists from the performing arts, architecture, music, fashion, theater, dance, literature, children's culture and digital design literally come to life in this mind-blowing complex of art and culture in the heart of Vienna.
400 years of tradition welcome you at Vienna’s oldest hotel.
Right in the heart of Vienna, the Sofitel is located on the frontier between the 1st and the 2nd district. It is close to many new hotspots located in this trendy area.
As one of the largest art and culture complexes in the world, the MuseumsQuartier Vienna is a vibrant sprawl of relaxing outdoor cafes, lively restaurants and over 60 cultural establishments.
At the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, art and culture are omnipresent. Even the walkways and vaulted passages that lead to the courtyards of the MQ feature numerous art installations. As part of the quartier 21, the resident creative cluster which focuses on media-, conceptual- and sound-art, the passageways are not only an innovative way to give visitors a taste of what awaits inside Europe’s largest cultural complex, but feature great art installations in their own right.
You won’t find another family-run luxury hotel in Vienna that epitomizes the city’s style and refinement like the Sacher. Located in the very heart of Vienna, right next to the Vienna State Opera, the Sacher is an intrinsic part of the local history as well as a trendsetter in modern hospitality. After large scale renovations, the 5* deluxe hotel shines in new splendor.
In Vienna, there are about as many ways to enjoy breakfast as there are coffee varieties on the menu of a typical coffeehouse. Whether it’s a classic Viennese breakfast, fusion cuisine in the city center, an elegant buffet breakfast at a trendy restaurant or even in a museum – the Viennese know how to savor the most important meal of the day! Here are some tips for the best breakfast locations in town:
Explore a mesmerizing world of crystal wonders, even create your own jewelry, at the Swarovski brand’s inspiring new headquarters in the heart of Vienna.
Discover the glamor of historic Vienna at the Hotel Stefanie and embark on a journey through four centuries. The owner’s collection of priceless antiques and historic peculiarities alone is reason enough to step into Vienna’s oldest hotel. Start your Vienna antiquing here.