“Enjoy a GETAWAY in Vienna!”
We have put together a very special package for you that can also be booked immediately online.
The ideal package for all first time visitors to Vienna!
Enjoy an extensive tour along all the famous buildings on the ring road and follow into the footsteps of the "Habsburg" dynasty during a guided visit of Schönbrunn Castle - you will be picked up directly from the hotel! Explore for 24 hours a few of the „1000 und 1“ details, that the unforgettable sights of Vienna have to offer!
"Short break" package includes a welcome present, 2 nights in one of our standard or CLASSIC double rooms, gourmet-buffet breakfast, historical city tour including a guided tour of Schönbrunn Castle and one 24-hour card for all means of public transport in Vienna.
Include a memorable concert evening at the Kursalon Vienna in your stay. Listen to the performance of a sparkling selection of the lovliest melodies of Waltz King Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
“Vienna Up Close and Personal” – Following the Footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven…
The Beethoven Walk is one of the best known walking paths in Döbling and is where the eminent composer walked down more than 200 years ago with his tailcoat, top hat and notebook. It begins in downtown Nussdorf, where a real cog railway used to travel along the picturesque vineyards. Today, it is possible to take the Vienna Heurigen Express from Nussdorf up to Kahlenberg Mountain and enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of Vienna! Back in Nussdorf, right at the terminal stop of the D tram, the “Gasthaus zur Zahnradbahn” (“Cog Railway Restaurant”) beckons you into its shaded garden dining area for excellent cuisine, refreshing beverages and a very attentive service!
“Greetings from South Africa!”
On his last visit, Mr William Lambert not only brought along his son in order to show him Vienna, but he also adorned our “Hotel Austria baby” (son of Mr Sascha and Ms Donna) with an elephant cap and T-shirt.
However, his parting words are what delighted us most: "Hotel Austria is a real gem - a jewel in the crown of Vienna. I cannot speak highly enough of the way in which it is run. By far our most enjoyable stay on our travels."
Current and upcoming EVENTS / HAPPENINGS in Vienna in September 2013
Interested in music, theater, the opera, museums, and exhibitions?
We’ll be happy to keep you informed about all the dates / schedules and perhaps even let you in on a few secrets too…
From 19 September to 6 October, the Wiener Wiesn Festival pitches its tents on the Kaiserwiese in the Prater for the third time. Austrian beer, local food, all sorts of music and traditional outfits ensure a great atmosphere.
The third Wiener Wiesn Festival will be held in autumn 2013 against the backdrop of Vienna's Giant Ferris Wheel. Lively entertainment in a traditional costume atmosphere is on the program at Austria's biggest folk festival: three festival tents with a varied program of music await the visitors. There are, for example, concerts by the Edlseer, the Alpenrebellen, the Meissnitzer Band, by Petra Frey, Marc Pircher, Die 3, Jazz Gitti and Adi Hirschal. The right culinary supplement to the beer and music is provided by local cuisine ranging from Wiener Schnitzel to Brettljause.
This year's Wiener Wiesn-Fest focus is "Golden Austria": on nine different days, the federal provinces present themselves with their customs, cuisine and music - specially on the new festival stage at the Wiesndorf festival site. The first "Rosa Wiener Wiesn-Fest" for the gay-lesbian community will take place in the Wojnar tent as part of Vienna Day on 25 September.
Brass music bands play at the traditional Frühschoppen at lunchtime. During the day, from 11.00 am to 6.00 pm, admission to the Wiener Wiesn-Fest is free. The Wiesn-Fest Party, with three hours of live music, starts at 6.30 pm. The party tickets cost €34 per person when booking a table and €39 per person for a single ticket. The tickets can be purchased in advance or on the gate. In addition to the three festival tents, the Wiesndorf offers free entertainment for everyone: at the new open-air festival stage, in the ORF Almhütte and in the equally new Winzer-Stadl for wine aficionados.
19 September - 6 October 2013
We-Sa 11.00 am - 11.30 pm, Su 11.00 am - 6.00 pm
Detailed music program:
Vienna Wine Hiking Day
Vienna’s unique wine mountains and vineyards can be discovered every year in the autumn on the wine hiking trail – with lots of opportunities to sample good wines and enjoy the view of the city.
Vienna’s 700 hectares of vineyards and 230 vintners in the areas around Kahlenberg, Nussberg, Bisamberg, and Mauer, where the Danube and the proximity of the Vienna Woods provide optimal climatic conditions, are unique among major cities.
The Vienna Wine Hiking Day is held every year in the autumn. The Vienna Wine Hiking Trail is accessible only on this weekend. The trail cannot be accessed during the rest of the year, because it runs through private vineyards
Route 1 leads from Neustift am Walde to Nussdorf. In between are Sievering, the Wien Cobenzl winery, and Grinzing, all legendary locations in the Viennese wine and Heuriger tavern traditions. For those who prefer a small section as opposed to the full length of the Wine Trail, your walk can also start here. After all, a hike on the Wine Trail is not supposed to too strenuous – sipping outstanding wines and enjoying the breathtaking views are what it’s all about.
One possible stop is the Wien Cobenzl winery, or one of the many heurige along the way. The heurige wine tavern is an important Viennese institution. Vintners serve their own wines in small – or sometimes large – restaurants. The wine is traditionally accompanied by cold dishes from the buffet. The heuriger combines the conviviality of the city with the rural ambiance of the vineyards.
Route 2 goes from Strebersdorf to the famous Heurige location Stammersdorf. The landscape is not the only impressive feature of this ten-kilometer-long trail. Numerous Heurige along the way offer a pleasant respite from the walk along with delicious culinary treats. The Weingut Wieninger is particularly popular and well-known.
28. and 29.9.2013 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Gironcoli: Great single exhibition
The Orangery in the Lower Belvedere compares works of the sculptor Bruno Gironcoli with those of great artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.
The exhibition "Gironcoli: Context" in the Orangery is not a conventional retrospective, but places the work of the great sculptor Bruno Gironcoli in a network of relationships with classical and important contemporary works. The show presents works from the years 1958 to 2009, which lead from different themes such as physicality/sexuality or space/area to a dialog with works by artists such as Alberto Giacometti, Joseph Beuys, Franz West and Francis Bacon.
The work of Bruno Gironcoli (1936-2010) holds a unique position in the area of contemporary international sculpture. The Austrian artist created an unmistakable design language that he developed from the early filigree wire objects through to the powerful sculptures of the last two decades. The exhibition is the first big single exhibition in Vienna for sixteen years.
12 July - 27 October 2013
Vienna Design Week
From 27 September to 6 October, ‘design’ will become a central theme in Vienna. The ten-day Vienna Design Week will focus on the subject with numerous events throughout the city. In addition to this, the Vienna Design Autumn will take place this year for the first time from September to November.
The Vienna Design Week will turn the whole of Vienna into a showroom for design. In cooperation with the Vienna museums, manufacturing enterprises and designers from around the world, the festival will offer different options for becoming familiar with the subject of design: within the context of more than 100 events, exhibitions, installations and numerous parties.
The "Paths of passion" constitute the central element of the Vienna Design Week : Selected designers are invited to work with modern and traditional Viennese businesses in an experimental and playful manner. This allows local production premises to be rediscovered and revived. This year, the designers are working, among other things, with glassware specialists, Lobmeyr, Riess Kelomat, Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau (exclusive, table linen, bed linen and terrycloth linen, the shirt-maker, Wäscheflott, and Fessler Kamine. The results can be viewed during a tour of the enterprises.
The 4th district, where the Festival Centre is also situated, will be one of the centre stages of the Vienna Design Week and the Paths of Passion this year: An old school in Argentinerstraße 11 is the hub of the festival, with an information point, pop-up café and laboratory.
The Vienna Design Week simultaneously starts off the Vienna Design Autumn, followed by the Blickfang design exposition in the MAK Austrian Museum of Applied Arts (18 - 20 October 2013) and the Living Design Exhibition in the Hofburg (14 - 17 November 2013). Until the end of November, there will also be numerous events in Viennese shops, with an emphasis on design.
27 September - 6 October 2013
Detailed programme available at www.viennadesignweek.at
The third Vienna Street Art Festival takes place on Karlsplatz from 13 to 15 September. Artists from across Europe display their expertise – from music to fire shows to acrobatics.
For a whole weekend in the middle of September, Karlsplatz belongs to the street artists. Around 30 artists' groups present their wide-ranging repertoires at the free open-air spectacle. Musicians and drummers perform, as do fire artists, acrobat, pantomimes, jugglers and magicians. There is also street art, break-dance and performances, as well as a special program for children.
Of course, food stands are an essential feature of the open-air festival. When things quiet down on Karlsplatz at night, the party continues at the Buskers after-parties at Club U and Ost Klub.
13-15 September 2013 2.00 pm - 10.00 pm