A few days ago, the international rating platform TripAdvisor bestowed upon us their "Certificate of EXCELLENCE 2018"! This time, we even enter the "HALL of FAME" - for having received TOP ratings FOUR years in a row!
Shortly after, Booking.com awarded us the "Guest Review Award 2018":
We achieved NINE out of 10 points!
We are really HAPPY about this and would like to THANK all of our Guests who have contributed through their reviews to this very special award!
This year again, the 7th of April is a date to mark on the calendar for all runners. More than 42,000 runners from 125 nations will take part in the 36th Vienna City Marathon!
Unfortunately, we are unable to shorten the distance to the finish line. However, Hotel Austria can help you to build up strength so that you have a perfect start.
As in previous years, this Sunday, we will lay on a special earlier breakfast buffet for all our runners for an optimal start to the day.
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…
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Emperor Maximilian I, the Austrian National Library has a special exhibition commemorating the great Habsburg and his time.
He was called the last knight of the Holy Roman Empire: Emperor Maximilian I of Habsburg (1459-1519), a classically educated prince and skilled fighter. The son of Emperor Frederick III and Eleanor of Portugal, he was also a progressive monarch who recognized the challenges of his time. At his court he gladly received representatives of the new schools of thought, who dedicated their works to him and were in dialog with him. Of paramount importance is Maximilian's memorial culture, which was intended to secure the emperor's own fame and increase his family's reputation. He was the first Habsburg to recognize the possibilities of the newly emerging printing press and participated intensively in various projects designed to keep his memory alive long after his death.
The special exhibition "Emperor Maximilian I. A Great Habsburg" in the Grand Hall of the Austrian National Library shows the ruler against the background of his own works and the new discoveries and achievements at the transition from the Middle Ages to the modern era. The famous textbooks from the emperor's childhood provide an insight into the initial educational experiences of the young Habsburg. The progress of scholarship at the turn of the modern era is explained by new astronomical
findings as well as by the results of the study of ancient culture. The exhibition presents over ninety valuable objects from the holdings of the Austrian National Library.
Emperor Maximilian I. A great Habsburg, March 15 - November 3, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera comes to the Raimund Theater as an Easter special for nine performances. Musical star Drew Sarich plays the roll of Jesus in this concert performance of the English version.
In the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar Judas tells the story of the last seven days in the life of Jesus in Jerusalem. The story is about Mary Magdalene's love for Jesus, the Last Supper, King Herod's verdict and Judas' betrayal which in the end leads to Jesus' death. Webber's sweeping music (I Don't Know How to Love Him, Superstar, ...) still inspires the audience throughout the world - the rock opera was performed in 42 countries.
Drew Sarich assumes the role of Jesus, as he did a few times before. The orchestra of the United Stages of Vienna will play the music.
The cornerstone of the piece was laid in 1969 by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, who was only 21 years old at the time, with their single called "Superstar." By 1971 they had developed it into a rock opera that first came out as an album and then was performed, in July 1971, as a concert in Pittsburgh. In October 1971 it premiered in New York. This was followed by Universal's filming in 1982.
Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert, April 12 - 22, 2019
Tickets: www.wien-ticket.at, www.musicalvienna.at
One new festival and two established fairs: Vienna moves into spring 2019 with a whole bunch of art.
Vienna has a new art festival: It's called Foto Wien and will be held every two years, for the first time from March 20 to April 20, 2019. The festival is organized by Kunst Haus Wien. Foto Wien focuses its attention on the medium of photography and reveals the variety and potential of the local photography scene. More than 120 program partners – museums, exhibition spaces, galleries, photographic institutions, art universities and off-spaces – take a new look at happenings in the world of photography in Austria and abroad during the four weeks of the festival.
The festival headquarters are located at the Post Savings Bank in the 1st district. Several of the festival's own productions as well as workshops, discussions and symposia are scheduled to be held in the building designed by Otto Wagner. For example, Austrian and French artists deal with the phenomenon of the city in the exhibition "Zones Urbaines / Urbane Zonen" (Urban Zones).
Around 35 Austrian and international galleries and art dealers present contemporary art, classical Modernism and design from the turn of the previous century to the present day at Art Vienna. The art fair will be held at the Imperial Palace in Vienna from March 15 to 17, 2019.
In the Liechtenstein Garden Palace, Art Austria shows the variety of Austrian Art from April 4 to 7, 2019. Works by artists who live and work in Austria