Summer 2014

“DAILY News Updates from the ENTIRE WORLD” - Even DURING Your VIENNA Holiday…!

…and they’re DIGITAL as well – in HD (high-definition)!

News channels such as ARD, CNN, NTV, ORF, RAI Uno, TRT, TV 5 and more than thirty other international TV programmes!

ALL OF THEM in excellent DIGITAL quality!
Oh, and we almost forgot: We have now upgraded ALL of our guestrooms for you to include giant 32" (!) flat screen TVs…!


“JUST for Our YOUNG Guests!” – Kiddy Surprises Right at the Reception

A holiday in Vienna should be a very special experience even for our YOUNG guests! Our overflowing surprise basket once again awaits them right at the reception!

Small plush toys, little model cars, colourful stamps, bouncy balls, soap bubbles, playing cards and much more…

We make children’s eyes sparkle with our surprises, and we hope that our attractive family room deals in the summer months will put a sparkle in the eyes of Mum and Dad as well!

 

“Our OFFER for Penny-Pinchers!”

So you want to explore Vienna and reside in the centre of the city and yet go easy on your holiday budget at the same time? Enjoy the incomparable comfort of Hotel AUSTRIA at an especially economical price!

Our 4 economy rooms offer the customary Hotel AUSTRIA comfort, such as flat-screen cable television, a radio with CD player, WLAN Internet access free of charge, an electric kettle set for preparing free tea and coffee and much more besides. This category provides you with a washbasin in your room and a private shower and WC in the corridor – right nearby and with your own personal key.  

The particularly attractive price also includes our “gourmet breakfast” from 7:00 to 10:00 o’clock.

Fill out a request for an offer tailor-made to your needs or book a room online!

 

„Current and upcoming EVENTS in Vienna in Summer 2014“

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…

 

Music Film Festival on City Hall Square

In July and August, Vienna’s City Hall Square is a pulsating meeting point for night owls who like to combine culture with dining out. Delicious dishes and music films from classical to pop guarantee perfect summer evenings - with free admission.

The Music Film Festival on City Hall Square is one of the most enticing offers in Vienna during the summer. After a culinary foray through top international cuisine, you can enjoy music films from opera and ballet to jazz and classical on the giant open-air screen.

Highlights in 2014 are the 300th birthday of Christoph Willibald Gluck and the 150th birthday of Richard Strauss. In addition to the international stars of classical music, such as Anna Netrebko, Nina Stemme, Jonas Kaufmann, Bejun Mehta, Regula Mühlemann and Magdalena Kožená, classical ballet from the world’s greatest opera houses as well as contemporary dance will be shown.

There are a number of special evenings in memory of Claudio Abbado and Paco de Lucia. And pop fans can look forward to concert films of Falco, Glen Hansard and Eric Clapton. The program for the very youngest guests includes Walt Disney’s magical Fantasia.

This year, too, the Jazzfrühschoppen will be held on the Sunday from 12.00 noon to 2.00 pm. Breakfast tastes especially good when accompanied by live music performed by young musicians.

28 June - 31 August 2014 - free admission!
Information and program: www.filmfestival-rathausplatz.at

Film starts: Daily at nightfall.
International cuisine: 11.00 am – 12.00 midnight

 

ImPuls Tanz Festival

In summer, Vienna becomes an international hotspot of dance. Europe’s biggest dance festival presents dance stars such as DV8 Physical Theatre, Jérome Bel and Alain Platel from 17 July to 17 August. Those who develop a taste for it will be superbly looked after with 230 workshops.

What do the Burgtheater, Volkstheater and Akademietheater have in common in summer? Instead of actors delivering venerable literary texts on the stages, the ImPulsTanz Festival presents the very latest performances of international dance stars from 17 July to 17 August 2014.

There’s even a world premiere: England’s multi award-winning DV8 Physical Theatre led by Lloyd Newson performs John, a play about male sexuality and love. From Frenchman Jérome Bel comes his eponymous early work from 1995 - Jérome Bel - performed by the original cast. From South Africa comes Dada Masilo with a humorous version of Swan Lake. Others guests are the Belgian choreographer Alain Platel and Les Ballets C de la B with tauberbach.

Representing Austria is Chris Haring with his company Liquid Loft and the latest production Deep Dish. Also present are Amanda Pina & Daniel Zimmermann, Georg Blaschke and Akemi Takeya.

230 workshops are open to beginners and professionals in Vienna’s Arsenal. If that’s not enough for some people, they can dance the DJ nights away every evening at the Festival Lounge in the Burgtheater Vestibül.

ImPulsTanz - 17 July - 17 August 2014
various venues
Information and program: www.impulstanz.com

 

Contemporaries in Baroque splendor

The Baroque Winter Palace of Prince Eugene houses contemporary art from the collection of Anne and Wolfgang Titze for the first time.

The Austrian-French collection encompasses key works of Minimal Art by such artists as Dan Flavin, Carl Andre, Donald Judd and Sol LeWitt. Also represented: trendsetting protagonists of German post-war art, such as Gerhard Richter, Georg Baselitz and Anselm Kiefer, as well as shooting stars of the American scene, including Sterling Ruby, Wade Guyiton and Seth Price. Exceptional international artists, such as Olafur Eliasson, Matthew Barney, Anish Kapoor and Jeff Wall, are also in the collection, which is now presented for the first time.

The exhibition called "Love Story" is being held in the Baroque Winter Palace of Prince Eugene and in the 21er Haus. Together with the collecting couple of Anne and Wolfgang Titze, around 120 works of about 100 artists have been selected. While the exhibition in the Winter Palace contrasts the Baroque rooms with a combination of contemporary objects and sculptures, central works of Minimal Art on display in the 21er Haus form a spatial core that is expanded with current items of interest.

Love Story. Anne and Wolfgang Titze Collection
15 June - 5 October 2014
www.belvedere.at

 

Hollein: Leading architekt and artist

The MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art dedicates a comprehensive exhibition on the work and creations of Hans Hollein, who died at the end of April.

Hans Hollein (1924-2014) has so far been the only Austrian architect to be able to call the world-famous Pritzker Prize his own. Yet Hollein was not only an architect, but also a designer, artist, curator, exhibition organizer, theorist, teacher, author and cultural anthropologist: As a designer in the broadest sense, he gave architecture a new note, and the attribute of universal artist a new dimension. He caused a sensation in Vienna with his designs for the Haas House on Stephansplatz and for the flying roof of the Albertina.

The exhibition "Hollein" in the MAK undertakes a comprehensive rethinking of his overall portfolio of work on the basis of materials taken from Hollein’s archive, most of which have never been shown before. However, the show is not divided into architecture, design and art, but presents Hollein’s complex work - from museum buildings to city models and utopian environments - as a whole. A separate space is dedicated to his contribution to the Austrian pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale in 1972.

New photographic works by the artists Aglaia Konrad and Armin Linke enable a visual treatment of Hollein’s architecture.

Hollein - 25 June - 5 October 2014
www.mak.at

 

Silver Age. Russian Art in Vienna around 1900

The Belvedere’s exhibition Silver Age - Russian Art in Vienna around 1900, scheduled for summer 2014, will be devoted to Russian art and the cultural relations between Russia and Austria at the beginning of the twentieth century. The term Silver Age refers to the cultural bloom in Russian literature and the visual arts after 1900 and is considered an equivalent to the German expression Jugendstil or Art Nouveau.

Two important exhibitions organized by the Vienna Secession in 1901 and 1908 introduced the Viennese audience to contemporary Russian art, which met with a highly positive response from both critics and art buyers. While the first show dealt with art production in northern countries and therefore presented only a section devoted to Russian art, the second exhibition, entitled Modern Russian Art, entirely concentrated on the latter. The display primarily comprised works by the then-firmly-established group World of Art (Mir Iskusstva), as well as examples by members of a young association of artists named Blue Rose (Golubaia Roza), the very last generation of Russian Art Nouveau. Three paintings on view in the exhibition held in 1908 were acquired for the Modern Gallery, i.e., today’s Belvedere, including the outstanding Portrait of the Polenov Family by Boris Kustodiev, which had been rejected by the conservative Russian art scene.

The exhibition Silver Age - Russian Art in Vienna around 1900 will present works by such Russian artists as Michail Vrubel, Valentin Serov, Nicholas Roerich, and Boris Kustodiev, whose pictures were on display in Vienna more than one hundred years ago, and illustrates the mutual influences of this cultural exchange between Russian and Austrian art.

27 June - 28 September 2014
Tickets & Info: info@belvedere.at, www.belvedere.at

 

Dinner in the Sky

The extraordinary dinner experience at lofty heights offers a breathtaking view of the Vienna skyline and the Prater.

Dinner in the Sky comes to Vienna again for several days in 2014 and guarantees an unforgettable experience with culinary flights of fancy above the roofs of the city. A crane lifts a special table with 22 seats and room for service staff in the middle to a height of 50 meters. Once there, breakfast, lunch, coffee, dinner or cocktails are served, depending on the time of day. Safely secured, the participants (who have no fear of heights!) enjoy the culinary delicacies and the unique view of Vienna.

The crane climbs skyward a total of 15 times a day. Depending on the time and the meal being served, the trip lasts between 30 and 70 minutes. Breakfast (€79 per person) and afternoon coffee (€59 per person) each last 40 minutes. Lunch (€119 per person) offers culinary flights for 50 minutes. And dinner with four courses (€159 per person), gourmets can enjoy the view for a full 70 minutes. Cocktails and light snacks are served from 9.30 pm (duration: 30 minutes, €59 per person).

Dinner in the Sky, 29 August -31 August 2014 and 5 September -7 September 2014
from 8.00 am to 11.20 pm
Tickets: www.jollydays.at

 

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