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October 2013


The comments from our fabulous guests have once again
made it possible! The international evaluation platform TRIPADVISOR hased us with the “CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE 2013”, and HOLIDAYCHECK has included us in their “QUALITY SELECTION 2013”!
That was an incredibly huge appreciation for our team… Once again – “THANK YOU” for YOUR evaluations!!







„ PLEASURE and SHOPPING in Vienna!“

Shopping in Vienna is popular all year round!
A few minutes walking distance from HOTEL AUSTRIA you will not just find the exclusive shopping streets like Kärntner Straße, Graben and Kohlmarkt, but also many traditional old viennese-style shops and boutiques as well as antique stores. After your shopping tour enjoy a good cup of coffee or tea with a piece of homemade Viennese cake.

"Pleasure and Shopping" package includes:
- welcome present
- 2 nights in one of our standard or CLASSIC double rooms
- buffet breakfast
- coffee or tea and one piece of homemade Viennese cake: apple strudel or sacher cake
- Vienna card (72 hours of unlimited travel for all underground, bus and tram lines, various reductions and specials for shopping and sightseeing)

Send us your request for a personalized offer or book online!



“Mr Sasa - Our Absolute ‘Handyman’-PRO !”

A dripping water faucet, a defective TV set, our espresso machine stops working, the air conditioners suddenly start heating up and our deep freezers are dreaming of thawing …

Not a problem AT ALL! Mr Sasa is a perfect electrician, a gifted plumber, a tiler, a floorer, a painter and so on …

Above all, however, he is a most helpful, attentive and cheerful colleague! And – a very special and valuable  person…

“THANK YOU”  –  Mr Sasa!!



“Our Late-Summery Autumn Decorations”!

Radiant sunflowers, freshly harvested pumpkins, colourful chestnut leaves plus a few stalks of straw – and above all, the setting sun of late summer…

Have you had a chance to admire our late-summer’s autumn-decorations yet?!

Some of our guests nearly missed their departing flight! All because they couldn’t help looking, admiring and photographing these masterful works of autumn art…

“THANK YOU”  –  to our creative expert!!



Current and upcoming EVENTS / HAPPENINGS in Vienna in October 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…



ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen (Long Night of the Museums)

The "ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen" invites you to Vienna for some unusual insights. 130 museums can be visited until 1.00 am in the morning.

The "ORF-Lange Nacht der Museen" on 5 October 2013 is the 14th time the event has been held, with 130 museums opening up their art and permanent collections. From 6.00 pm in the evening until 1.00 am in the morning of the following day, the participating museums offer a varied program of special events, art talks and special guided tours. The "Lange Nacht" ticket costs €13.00 and grants access to all participating museums, and also includes use of the shuttle buses, which ply between selected museums. The ticket is also valid for use on public transport services in Vienna.

The "Lange Nacht" ticket can be purchased both at the "Treffpunkt Museum" on Heldenplatz and at the individual museums themselves. Tickets are also available in advance at and from all participating museums and cultural institutions. Entry is free for children up to 12 years of age.

5 October 2013, 6.00 pm - 1.00 am



Kokoschka in photographs

The Leopold Museum dedicates to Oskar Kokoschka an exhibition that focuses on photographs from his life for the first time.

Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) was one of the most important Austrian artists of the 20th century. He numbers amongst the main protagonists of the Modern era. His works are world-famous. One little known fact is that Kokoschka's life and creative work is documented in an extensive series of photos. From the artist's estate, which is located in the Vienna University for Applied Arts, the Leopold Museum has created the exhibition "Kokoschka. Das Ich im Brennpunkt": unique photos and whole photographic series are directly compared against the works of the artist.

The exhibition presents, for example, some of the famous portraits of Kokoschka, the creation of which can be traced in detail through photos of the portrait sittings. Some of the photographs were taken by renowned photographers. Anonymous snapshots are also amongst the images. The photos placed alongside Kokoschka's paintings and graphics to provide additional information.

4 October 2013 – 27 January 2014



Fear in the Kunsthalle

In the opening exhibition after the renovation, the Kunsthalle Wien MuseumsQuartier deals with the topic of fear.

The new boss of the Kunsthalle, Nicolaus Schafhausen, is curating the exhibition himself: "Salon der Angst" seeks artistic dialog with the fears of our time and extends its range. Paintings, installations, photos and much more by artists such as Gerard Byrne, Florin Mitroi, Agnès Geoffray, Tobias Zielony, Ferdinand von Kessel, Jen Liu and many others deal with the topic.

The presentation of fear and terror, of emotionally unsettled or distraught people is a motif found through the history of art, but also marks the artistic practice of a younger generation. Fear and uncertainty have been omnipresent in our everyday lives not only since 9/11 and the economic and financial crisis. Since then, however, they have increasingly become a political tool that penetrates the rhetoric surrounding security and threat.

6 September 2013 – 12 January 2014



Prince Eugene in the Winter Palace

Prince Eugene's Winter Palace in Vienna city center opens its doors to contemporary art. To mark the 350th birthday of the former field marshal and patron of the arts, the state rooms in his winter residence have been assigned a new use and are used by the Belvedere.

From 18 October 2013, the state rooms of the Winter Palace on Himmelpfortgasse in the 1st district will be open to the public again. The Belvedere is opening the Baroque rooms with an exhibition to mark the 350th birthday of the field marshal Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), which runs until 27 April 2014. Subjects dealt with include the history of the palace's construction, the artists that accompanied Prince Eugene and the emperors whom the Savoyois served. The highlight is the Collane of the Order of the Golden Fleece from the Prince's estate. At the same time as the birthday exhibition for Prince Eugene in the Winter palace, the show "Eugene of Savoy. The Menagerie of the Prince" also opens in the Upper Belvedere, which runs until 2 February 2014 with highlights of stuffed animals from the Museum of Natural History.

Afterward, the Winter Palace will become a place of encounter between the Baroque interior, the collections of the Belvedere as well as contemporary works of national and international artists. Works by Valie Export, Maria Lassnig, Arnulf Rainer, Erwin Wurm, Heimo Zobernig, Gerwald Rockenschaub, Markus Schinwald, Gelatin and others will find a new place of artistic discourse in the historic spaces, alongside works by international greats, such as Damien Hirst, Jan Fabre, Takashi Murakami, Anselm Kiefer, Julian Schnabel, Gerhard Richter and Olafur Eliasson.

Eugene of Savoy. 350 years
18 April – 2013-27 May 2014



Love Never Dies - concert performance

The legendary Phantom of the Paris Opera gets no respite. He can be found again at the Ronacher, when the continuation of the musical world hit is given in concert form. From 18 October.

Countless thousands of fans have already experienced the lost battle for great love together with the half-faced "Phantom of the Opera". Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was merciful and wrote a sequel to the long running musical. In "Love Never Dies", the Phantom meets his beloved again ten years later in a pleasure park on Coney Island, New York.
Just like the first part, the new musical, which premiered in London in 2010, is also based on a novel. At Webber's suggestion, Frederick Forsythe wrote "The Phantom of Manhattan", which tells of the adventures of the Phantom after his flight from the Paris Opera. The libretto is by Ben Elton and Glen Slater.

The concert is also the German-language premiere of "Love Never Dies". The public's darling Drew Sarich was chosen for the role of the Phantom. As a musical performer, he is ideally familiar with Viennese audiences, and played Count Krolock in "Dance of the Vampires". The orchestra of the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien provides the necessary musical momentum under the direction of musical director Koen Schoots. There will be eight performances in total.

18-26 October 2013



Vienna's biggest art fair

In October 2013, the Viennafair once again presents a cross-section of eastern and southeastern European art in Vienna.

The Viennafair is on the program for the ninth time in 2013. At Messe Wien, around 110 galleries from Eastern and Southeastern Europe will show contemporary works of visual art, painting, graphics, sculpture, photography, installations and performances. Represented especially strongly this year: Poland. Also there are galleries from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania.

Numerous accompanying programs supplement the offerings of the Viennafair: "Diyalog" shows the current development of young art institutions in Romania, Turkey and the Caspian Sea region. "Zone1" presents exciting single works of young artists. "Vienna Talks" offer interdisciplinary discussions with interesting representatives of the contemporary art scene. The "Happiness Award" is awarded as part of an international competition for video art for the first time in 2013.

The Viennafair also includes the opening of curated by_vienna 2013: Internationally renowned curators develop special exhibitions with leading Viennese galleries.

10 - 13 October 2013
Messe Wien, Hall A
Th, 10 October + Sa, 12 October: 11.00 am - 7.00 pm
Fr, 11 October: 11.00 am - 9.00 pm
Su, 13 October: 11.00 am - 6.00 pm



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