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SUMMER 2020

"Our RESTART is a success"

"Our RESTART is a success"

We SCRUBBED and POLISHED EVERYTHING a third (!) time around! Then, we opened ALL the windows to let the GLORIOUS SUNLIGHT in for our guests! Still, here and there, in the BEAUTIFULLY LIT GUEST ROOMS, we readjusted the FRAGRANT BED LINEN before once again, giving the GLASSES, CUTLERY and CROCKERY an EXTRA POLISH!

As a final touch, our CREATIVE EXPERT, herself, designed some MARVELOUS floral arrangements for our guests to enjoy in all PUBLIC AREAS!

WELCOME BACK - and come VISIT us again AS SOON AS POSSIBLE!!

"RE-OPENING WORKSHOP for our hotel AUSTRIA - Team!"

A few days before our RESTART, we held a WORKSHOP with our FULL TEAM about all necessary PREPARATIONS and RULES OF CONDUCT:

In this way, we can guarantee complete ADHERENCE to all SAFETY and HYGIENE MEASURES at the highest level! Of course, we all had a little refreshment afterwards.

The usual Hotel AUSTRIA - COMFORT and the most PERSONAL ATMOSPHERE - in which VIENNA can be experienced - is already waiting for you anyway...

„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!“

You want to explore Vienna stay in the heart of the city, whilst at the same time go easy on your travel budget? 

Enjoy the incomparable comfort of Hotel AUSTRIA for an ESPECIALLY FAVOURABLE price!

Our 4 Economy Rooms offer the usual Hotel AUSTRIA amenities such as a 32"(!) flat screen cable TV, a radio set with CD player, free wireless internet access, a kettle set for making complementary coffee and tea and much more. However, in this category, you will have EXCLUSIVE access to a shower and toilet in the HALLWAY, but these will be in your immediate vicinity! Our PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE PRICE also includes our "Gourmet breakfast" from 7am. to 10 am.

„Current and upcoming EVENTS in Vienna in Summer 2020“

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 at City Hall Square

On July 4, Vienna City Hall Square will once again become a popular open-air meeting place for night owls and music lovers for a total of 65 days – due to coronavirus #soWIENie (#VIENNAlikeneverbefore): With separate cinema and dining areas. Roll on the summer! Please reserve – Admission is free!

Perhaps Vienna's most attractive summer offer draws music fans to City Hall Square this year, too. The music program ranging from opera to ballet and from jazz to pop begins after nightfall for 500 viewers in the cinema area.

The 500 seats are grouped in boxes for 2 and 4 people in front of the imposing 300 square meter screen. Nearer to the screen, you can devote yourself fully to the film; in the boxes further back, DO & CO serves food and drinks. All boxes can be reserved free of charge at www.filmfestival-rathausplatz.at or at the information point by the entrance on Lichtenfelsgasse; remaining seats – where available – can be reserved on location.

The music program will open with Beethoven's Fidelio – his anniversary (250th birthday) will then be fittingly celebrated with at least one Beethoven evening per week. The compositions of the Viennese by choice are timelessly brilliant. 

Franz Lehár (150th birthday) is honored with the operetta Das Land des Lächelns (The Land of Smiles), Jacques Offenbach (140th anniversary of his death) with Orpheus in the Underworld. Big-name artists who died in the recent past can also be experienced captured on film: the opera singers Jessye Norman and Mirella Freni, the director Franco Zeffirelli, the contemporary composer Krzysztof Penderecki, and the jazz legend Aretha Franklin. Productions of the Vienna State Opera can be watched on seven evenings. And fans of pop music can look forward to legendary concert evenings with stars like Avicii, Grönemeyer, and Take That. 

If you more in the mood for food, you'll want to secure a place in the restaurant area, which also has 500 seats. Small but mighty compared to previous years, but perhaps more relaxed than usual. Several gourmet booths serve freshly cooked dishes from around the world, daily from 11.00 am to 12.00 midnight. Reservations are also recommended here (via the Film Festival website)

30th Music Film Festival 2020 #soWIENie, July 4 – 
September 6, 2020, City Hall Square

Admission is free!
Reservations,information and program: www.filmfestival-rathausplatz.at
Film starts: daily at nightfall

Danube Island Festival

The longest Danube Island Festival of all times will run from July 1 to September 20. The #dif20 tour bus stops in all of Vienna's 23 districts on its 80-day summer tour – with 100 acts by Austrian artists. For the grand finale, there will be three shows on the Danube Island festival stage.

Coronavirus has turned everything on its head in 2020, but joy of joys: the 37th Danube Island Festival is set to go! Totally differently, of course, but really chilled. While Europe's biggest open-air party has previously turned Danube Island into a packed party zone for three days, the 2020 event will extend over a generous 80 days and to all Vienna. Hence this year's slogan: Ganz Wien (All Vienna). This year, the stages belong to 100 percent Austrian artists.

The #dif20 tour bus brings three unannounced 25-minute pop-up acts (thus an incredible total of 240) to Vienna's neighborhoods from July 1 to September 18. The locations will be streets, squares, parks as well as establishments of the Danube Island Festival's partners. It's good that the party can also be held there again. The music will mostly be played from the cabrio double-decker bus, and Vienna's popular cabaret and readings are also on the program. The artists will be announced over the course of the summer. However, which act will take place and when will remain a surprise until the last moment.

In parallel with the bus, a #dif20 tour bike for children will make its way through the districts. In parks and at swimming pools, it will offer the little Danube Island Festival fans a range of shows and interactive stations with circus, crafting, and acrobatics.

To round everything off, three big #dif20 shows will be held on Danube Island on September 19 and 20. Up to 1,250 visitors will be there "live" each day in front of the tried-and-tested festival stage (from today's perspective: June). Limited admission tickets will be drawn over the summer.

37th Danube Island Festival, July 1 – September 20, 2020
Information and program: www.donauinselfest.at

City oases in summer

Summer in Vienna is best enjoyed in the open air. And this year more than ever. Numerous bars and restaurants – above all on the Danube Canal – offer the perfect place to chill out, and shorten the warm summer nights.

Just a few paces from Vienna's old city, trendy restaurants and bars along the Danube Canal provide that Riviera feeling with sandy beaches, music, cool cocktails and delicious food. Strandbar Herrmann at the Urania beckons with deckchairs, hammocks, lots of sand, and brunch at the weekend. On the roof terrace of the Klyo restaurant in Urania, cocktails come with a great view of the activities on the Danube Canal.

On the Badeschiff (pool boat) a few steps further along, an outdoor pool and refreshing drinks on the top deck are an attraction on hot summer days (Pool still closed). The Motto am Fluss at the mooring point of the Twin City Liner is another hot-spot, with every seat on the terrace hotly sought-after in summer.

On the opposite side of the Danube Canal, the beach club Blumenwiese offers a restaurant and bar to its visitors. A bit further along, the Adria Wien supplies its guests with a large selection of beer and small dishes. A trendy crowd comes together at Tel Aviv Beach for Israeli cuisine, cocktails and DJs. Right next door is an Art Nouveau jewel: The garden of the Otto Wagner Schützenhaus is the perfect place to enjoy the evening sun and Viennese cuisine.

Upstream at the U4 subway station Rossauer Lände is the Summer Stage. The idyllic terrace right by the water is the ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine on mild summer's evenings.

Relax in the MuseumsQuartier: hanging out in the pubs in the open air, chilling out on the trendy loungers, playing boules and minigolf – that's modern Viennese cosiness.

Right around the corner, the Volksgarten Pavillon is a tip for hot summer nights. The pavilion and its terraces form a green oasis with its own stream in the center of the city and were designed in the 1950s by the renowned architect Oswald Haerdtl. In the evenings, a wide range of DJ crews play at the turntables, with a different musical focus on each day of the week.

In the Stadtpark, the cocktail bar Kleinod presents itself with a summer outlet. At Kleinod Stadtgarten, you can enjoy the summer under shady trees. The idyllic location also scores with sensational cocktails and French-Mediterranean summer cuisine, and is a true oasis in the big city jungle.

Something's also happening on Danube Island: The Copa Beach has been created here with sand beaches, deckchairs, parasols, palms and pool area. Culinary catering, cool drinks and Ibiza sounds to match the sunset are provided by the offshoots of city center restaurants. Stand-up paddling is also really popular here.

Hundertwasser meets Schiele

Painter, designer and eco-pioneer: Friedensreich Hundertwasser left his mark on 20th century art far beyond the borders of Austria. Less known, however, is his deep preoccupation with Egon Schiele. The Leopold Museum shows both exceptional artists together in an exhibition for the first time.

"The straight line leads to the downfall of humanity. The spiral is the symbol of life and of death," said Friedensreich Hundertwasser (1928-2000), who passed away 20 years ago. Inspired by the style of the Vienna Secession, his art is noted for its organic shapes and fabulous colors. The native of 

Vienna began his career in 1948 as an outsider of the scene. Twenty years old at the time, he stuck it out at the Academy of Fine Arts for just three months. He much preferred to focus on studying the art of Vienna Modernism on his own. In particular, Egon Schiele (1890-1918) became one of his central figures of reference in the years that followed. Up until the end of his life, Hundertwasser surrounded himself in his homes and studios in Venice and New Zealand with reproductions and paintings of the fellow artist he so greatly admired.

With around 170 exhibits, the comprehensive, dialog-styled show "Hundertwasser - Schiele. Imagine Tomorrow" at the Leopold Museum reconstructs the artistic and spiritual relationship of the two masters, who were never able to get to know each other in person and yet are connected by so much.

Hundertwasser's poetic text "I love Schiele" from 1951 makes the intensity of his quotation apparent: "I often dream like Schiele, my father, about flowers that are red, and birds and flying fish and gardens in velvet and emerald green and human beings who walk, weeping, in red-yellow and ocean-blue."

However, Hundertwasser was not only an artist but also an ecological visionary: His call for green façades and more natural spaces in the city is increasingly being taken into account. In 1976/77, he sailed in climate-friendly fashion from Venice to New Zealand on board his ship "Regentag", which was his home for 10 years. And he developed an environmentally friendly filtration system for toilets. The Hundertwasser House in Vienna and the nearby Kunst Haus Wien engage in depth with the work of Hundertwasser.

Hundertwasser - Schiele. Imagine Tomorrow, February 21 – August 31, 2020
www.leopoldmuseum.org

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