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Vienna Accomodation, Shopping, Events, Museums and Visitor Attractions


Tour Guides Vienna Guide Service

Tour guides show their authorization by presenting their identity card and official tour guide badge. The prices quoted are gross including value added tax (VAT) for a half day (max. 3 hours by bus or max. 2 hours on a walking tour): 2008 up to 39 persons: € 125 40–49 persons: € 137 50+ persons: € 147 Twice the above fee is charged for a whole day. A list of Vienna guides can be ordered from the Vienna Tourist Board. Alternatively go to the “Vienna Guides” section of our website www.vienna.info. Sommerhaidenweg 124 1190 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 440 30 94 Fax (+43 1) 440 28 25 (Mon–Fri 09:30–18:30) www.vienna-guide-service.com www.4403094.com

City Sightseeing Tours Vienna Sightseeing Tours

e.g. Historical city tour including Schönbrunn: € 35 Panoramic city tour with riverboat trip: € 35 Weyringergasse 28A–30 (entrance Goldeggasse 29) 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 712 46 83 Fax (+43 1) 714 11 41 office@viennasightseeingtours.com www.viennasightseeing.at

Cityrama Sightseeing Travel

e.g. City tour including Schönbrunn: € 35 Danube panorama tour: € 35 Börsegasse 1 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 534 13-0 Fax (+43 1) 534 13-22 office@cityrama.at www.cityrama.at

Hop on – Hop off Vienna Line

Schönbrunn Palace, the State Opera, St.  Stephen’s Cathedral, the Giant Ferris Wheel, Belvedere Palace, KunstHausWien, Hundertwasserhaus, and the Danube Island and Danube Tower are some of the 14 stops on the “Hop on – Hop off” Vienna Sightseeing tour. A day ticket allows you to get on and off the bus as often as you wish all day long. Depending on the season, buses stop at every stop every hour and on weekends every ½ hour from 09:00–17:00 Short tour 1 hour: € 13 Short tour 2 hours: € 16 Day tour: € 20 Children: € 7 for all options. Weyringergasse 28A–30 (entrance Goldeggasse 29) 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 712 46 83 Fax (+43 1) 714 11 41 office@viennasightseeingtours.com www.viennasightseeing.at

Oldtimer City Tours

A nostalgic experience, re-living travel as it was in the olden days, is offered on a tour in the lovingly restored original vintage bus dating from 1949. It takes guests to Vienna’s most popular places of interest including Hofburg Palace, the Ring Boulevard, Parliament, the Museum of Fine Arts, State Opera, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Secession. On rainy days a closed top vintage bus is used. Multi-language tour guide system with headsets. Duration: 1 hour Departure point: Heldenplatz square May to mid–October 2008 11:00, 12:30, 14:00, 16:00 daily Adults € 18, students € 15, children € 10 Seidengasse 32 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 503 74 43-12 Fax (+43 1) 503 74 43-18 info@oldtimertours.at www.oldtimertours.at

CITY TOURS/LIMOUSINE SERVICE

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Riverboat Trips DDSG Blue Danube

With five tours and three vessels, DDSG offer well coordinated departure times from Schwedenplatz and Reichsbrücke. Vienna tours all year round, departing from Schwedenplatz or Reichsbrücke Handelskai 265, Schifffahrtszentrum 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 80 Fax (+43 1) 588 80-440 info@ddsg-blue-danube.at www.ddsg-blue-danube.at

Danube Round Trip

Between Schwedenplatz and Reichsbrücke Apr 1–Oct 31, 2008 One way (1/2 tour): € 13 Day round trip (whole tour): € 18

Vienna – Dürnstein – Vienna May–September, every Sunday € 19.50 one way € 26 day round trip

The Sound of W. A. Mozart

incl. 3-course menu and live music May–September, every Monday Reservations required! € 39

Viennese Song Tour

incl. live music and buffet May–October, every Thursday Reservations required! € 32 Group reductions from 21 persons

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Arts & Visitor Attractions

City Tours


Vintage Streetcars Wiener Linien

Streetcars from the year 1929 take you on a classic ride through the city. Tours run beginning of May till beginning of Oct 2008: Sat 11:30 and 13:30, Sun & public hol. 09:30, 11:30 and 13:30 Departure point: Otto Wagner Pavilion on Karlsplatz Price: € 15 Children aged up to 15: € 5 Tel. (+43 1) 7909-105 oldtimer@wienerlinien.at www.wienerlinien.at

Collection WTM – Vienna Streetcar Museum

The historic trams can also be hired for special occasions. Holochergasse 24 1150 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 786 03 03 Fax (+43 1) 98 24 124 info@tram.at www.tram.at

Rent a Bim

Vintage trams can be hired for special tours. Hetzendorfer Strasse 188/3/5 1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 892 13 34-0 Fax (+43 1) 892 13 34-88 rentabim@gmx.at www.rentabim.at

Fiacres

C.U. Fiakerbetriebs GmbH

Short round tour: part of Old City, 20 mins: € 40 Long round tour: Ring Boulevard to Burgtheater, 40 mins: € 65 1 hour round tour: Ring Boulevard – State Opera – Old City: € 95 Collection from city center hotel: € 30 Transfer from hotel to a city center palace: € 88 From city center to Grinzing, approx. 2.5 hrs: € 220 From city center to Schönbrunn, approx. 2 hrs: € 180 From city center to Lusthaus/Prater, approx. 2 hrs: € 180 Eyzinggasse 23 1110 Wien Tel. (+43 1) 749-17-04 Fax (+43 1) 743-63-92 www.fiaker.at

Guided Bicycle Tours/BIKE RENTAL Pedal Power

March 1–Oct 31 08:00–19:00 daily 4 hours € 17 Price includes bike route map and written tour descriptions. Hotel delivery and pick-up possible. Guided city bicycle tours from May 1–Sept 30, 10:00 daily, (meeting point: 09:45 at the Pedal Power office), reservations recommended. Price: € 19–23 Ausstellungsstrasse 3 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 729 72 34 Fax (+43 1) 729 72 35 office@pedalpower.at www.pedalpower.at

Fiakerbetriebs-GmbH Silvia Paul

The tours begin and end at the following locations: Stephansplatz, Heldenplatz, Augustinerplatz and Petersplatz Standard prices for a city tour (max. 4 persons): Old city, approx. 20 mins: € 40 (special rate for travel agencies: € 37) Old city and section of the Ring Boulevard, approx. 40 mins: € 65 (special rate for travel agencies: € 62) Old city and Ring Boulevard, approx. 60 mins: € 95 (special rate for travel agencies: € 90). Special requests by prior telephone arrangement. Albrechtskreithgasse 26 1160 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 486 90 51 Fax (+43 1) 480 43 05

Alt Wiener Fiaker Johann Trampusch

Round tours: depart Stephansplatz, 35–60 mins, € 65–95, Special tour (with collection or destination inside Ring Boulevard): € 80–110 Special tour (with collection and destination inside Ring Boulevard): € 95–125 Prater tour: 40 mins to 4 hrs, € 130–360, Tour in rack wagon: 2 hrs, € 270, Friedrich Kaisergasse 82/9 1160 Vienna Tel./Fax (+43 1) 61 61 725 office@fiaker.net www.fiaker.net

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Segway Tours City Segway Tours

Sightseeing with a difference: anyone wishing to explore the city on a Segway, a self-balancing electric scooter, can simply book one of the Segway tours. The tours take place in any weather, as raincoats are provided free of charge. April 1–Oct 31 13:45 daily Meeting point: Vienna State Opera, 1010 Vienna 3 hours: € 70 per person By reservation only!

Vienna Sightseeing Tours

Weyringergasse 28A–30 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 712 46 83-80 Fax (+43 1) 714 11 41 office@viennasightseeingtours.com www.viennasightseeing.at

Pedal Power

Ausstellungsstrasse 3 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 729 72 34 Fax (+43 1) 729 72 35 office@pedalpower.at www.citysegwaytours.com


Vienna for Movie Buffs

Walks in Vienna

Vienna Walks & Talks

City walking tours cover some 120 different topics including: “­Viennese Art Nouveau”, “Culinary Vienna”, “Underground Vienna”, “Jewish Vienna”, “Erotic Vienna”, “World Capital of Music”, “Imperial Vienna” “Theater and Literary Vienna” and “Vienna in the Movies” – many of which are offered in English. Tours may also be booked in French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Spanish and other languages on request. Duration approx. 1½–2 hours, price € 13 excluding admission fees and extras. No reservation necessary. Dates and meeting points are listed in our monthly brochure “Walks in Vienna”, at www.wienguide.at and in the Vienna Tourist Board’s monthly list of events. Additional tours can be arranged for groups on request. Tel. (+43 1) 489 96 74 Fax (+43 1) 489 96 74 d.office@wienguide.at www.wienguide.at

Wienführung

A team of well-known culture providers and book authors offer some unusual city walks including “Tortuous paths through the Old City,” “Love Affairs and Immorality”, “Eros and the Habsburgs,” “Murder, witchcraft, hangmen” and “The Secrets of the Imperial Palace”. Refer to the website for further details. Duration: approx. 2 hours, price: € 13, concessions: € 12, children aged up to 15: € 7 excluding admission fees; reservations only necessary for groups of 10 or more. Tours can be set up by special appointment and in other languages. See the Vienna Tourist Board’s monthly list of events for dates and meeting points. Tel. (+43) (0) 676 922 77 73 Fax (+43 1) 817 49 55-1834 office@wienfuehrung.at www.wienfuehrung.com

Wiensehen

Tours in English include “The Highlights of Vienna’s Historic ­Center”, “Kommissar Rex” (“Inspector Rex”) and “The Bieder­ meier Cemetery of St. Marx”. Other topics and tours for the disabled on request. Duration: approx. 2 hours, price: € 13, concessions: € 11 excluding admission fees; no reservations required. Special appointments and other languages by arrangement. See the Vienna Tourist Board’s monthly list of events for dates and meeting points. Promenadegasse 57/Haus A2/1 1170 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 489 42 63 Fax (+43 1) 489 42 63 info@wiensehen.at www.wiensehen.at

Art and the City

Vienna’s art history secrets are all revealed in these tours. An exciting style of narration will enthrall you with themes ranging from “Arte, Musica & Prosecco” to “Femme Fatale” and “Kunst.Wert” (lit. art.worthy!). These tours show you the very best art the Aus­ trian capital has to offer. Jasomirgottstr. 3–5 1010 Vienna Tel. & Fax (+43 1) 990 52 95 Cell (+43) (0) 699 11 98 62 86 office@art-city.at m.thiemer@art-city.at www.art-city.at

The Third Man – Vienna in the Footsteps of a Movie Classic: The Third Man is one of the greatest movies of all time. Likewise it is the ultimate Vienna movie – a piece of living history. Shot on location, its celebrated zither score has gone around the world. On this tour see the original locations, hear about the making of the movie, and visit the first Third Man Museum in the world. Experience movie and urban history: exciting, unconventional and vibrant. On foot and/or by bus. Information, dates and bookings: www.derdrittemann.at Werdertorgasse 9/2 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 774 89 01 Fax (+43 1) 774 89 33 info@viennawalks.com www.viennawalks.com

Third Man Tour

Re-live the adventures of Harry Lime, following in the footsteps of The Third Man through Vienna’s underground sewer system. The atmosphere of Vienna’s underworld – a key location in the thriller by British novelist Graham Greene – retains its fascination to this very day. The tours can be complemented by viewings of original film locations (walk), the Third Man Museum (museum) and watching the cinematic classic at the Burgkino (movie). Info at www.drittemanntour.at. Minimum age: 12 years, non-slip footwear recommended May 1–Oct 26, 2008 Thu–Sun 10:00–21:00 on every full hour Adults € 7, young persons (12–18 years) € 3.50 Groups of 10 or more € 5.50, max. 20 persons per tour Meeting point: Karlsplatz/Esperantopark, 1010 Vienna Opposite Friedrichstrasse 6 Bookings: Tel. (+43 1) 4000 3033 or Ticket Online Tel. (+43 1) 88088 www.drittemanntour.at

Vienna and Music Music Mile Vienna

More than 70 world-class musical celebrities, all related to Vienna in one way or the other, are commemorated by way of a “walk of fame” that runs from the Theater an der Wien to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Marble stars are embedded in the ground, memorializing great composers, conductors, musicians and singers, immediately adjacent to venues where they used to live or work. Brochures give information on the artists and their work, making it possible to complete the tour in the sequence preferred. Visitors thus walk in the footsteps of Mozart and Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss, Böhm and Bernstein, Wagner and Weill, and many others. Brochure: € 7, available at the info-point (10:00–19:00 daily): Theatershop Theater an der Wien Linke Wienzeile 6 1060 Vienna www.musikmeile.at

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City Walking Tours


Visitor Attractions

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Anker Clock

This gilded masterpiece of art nouveau was created in 1911 by the painter and sculptor Franz von Matsch. Every day at noon, twelve historical Viennese figures parade across the clock to musical accompaniment. Christmas carols can be heard at 17:00 and 18:00 during Advent. Figure parade: 12:00 daily, Advent: 17:00 & 18:00 Hoher Markt 10/11, 1010 Vienna U1, U3: Stephansplatz, U1, U4: Schwedenplatz

Burgtheater (National Theater)

The Burgtheater is considered the oldest and also one of the most influential theaters when it comes to dramatic arts in the Germanspeaking world. It stages classics as well as works by contemporary authors. The building was designed by Gottfried Semper and the magnificent staircase by the brothers Ernst and Gustav Klimt. Guided Tours: Sept–June 15:00. daily (Mon–Thu German, Fri–Sun English and German, other languages on request) July & Aug. 15:00 daily (English and German) Admission: € 5.50 Groups: by prior written application only, rates upon request Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 514 44-4140 Fax (+43 1) 514 44-4143 info@burgtheater.at www.burgtheater.at Tram 1, 2, D: Rathausplatz/Burgtheater

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imperial apartments and over two dozen collections – the legacy of the collecting passion of the Habsburg ­dynasty. Viennese art nouveau (Jugendstil) has also brought forth unique places of interest such as the Secession with its gilded leaf cupola. Contemporary architecture is to be found in the shape of the Haas-Haus, whose glass front reflects St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the Gasometers, former gas storage facilities which have been converted into a residential and commercial complex. This mix of old and new, tradition and modernity, is what gives Vienna its extra special flair.

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As a former imperial city, Vienna has a vast cultural heritage spanning medieval times to the present day. Top attractions include the Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathe­ dral, baroque imperial palaces and mansions and the magnificent Ring Boulevard with the State Opera, Burgtheater (National Theater), Votive Church, City Hall, Parliament and the Museums of Fine Arts and Natural History. The former imperial residences Hofburg and Schönbrunn also offer the opportunity to follow in imperial footsteps. Schönbrunn zoo and park shine in baroque splendor, while Hofburg Palace boasts

Danube Tower

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An unforgettable panorama of Vienna’s Danube scenery, the old city and the Vienna Woods is afforded at 170m in the Danube Tower. In 45 seconds two express elevators take visitors to a viewing terrace and two rotating café-restaurants. Breathtaking bungee jumping is also on offer. Elevator: 10:00–24:00 daily Ticket: € 5.30 Group Rate (from 21 persons): € 3.70 Combined Ticket Danube Tower & Giant Ferris Wheel: € 9.70 Donauturmstrasse 4, 1220 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 263 35 72 Fax (+43 1) 263 35 72-39 info@donauturm.at www.donauturm.at U1: Kaisermühlen, Bus 20B: Donauturm

Gasometers

Star architects Coop Himmelb(l)au, Jean Nouvel, Wilhelm Holzbauer and Manfred Wehdorn have transformed four former century-old gas storage facilities into a new city quarter. Towering 75 meters high, the brick edifices now house 615 apartments, a student hostel, an event hall and a shopping mall. No admittance is permitted to the residential floors of the gaso­ meters. Shopping Mall Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 09:30–19:00, Sat 10:00–18:00 Guided tours by arrangement. Call (+43) (0) 660 748 48 00 Guglgasse 6–14, 1110 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 743 64 30 Fax (+43 1) 743 64 30-30 office@gasometer.at www.gasometer.at U3: Gasometer


Until 1918 the Hofburg served as the residence of the Habsburg royals. Between the 13th century and shortly before the end of the Austro-Hungarian Empire the complex grew to its present size and splendor. Today it is the largest imperial cultural facility in Europe with over two dozen collections of world standing, as well as a major congress center in the magnificent historic state rooms, and performance venues for the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the Lipizzan­ ers of the Spanish Riding School. Cafés, restaurants and parks afford opportunities to relax. Today, the Hofburg also houses the offices of the Austrian Federal President. www.hofburg.vienna.info U1, U3: Stephansplatz, U3: Herrengasse, U2, U3: Volkstheater, Tram 46, 49, Bus 48A: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring, Tram D, J, 1, 2, Bus 57A: Burgring

Ephesus Museum

Around 1900, teams of Austrian archeologists excavated superb works of classical antiquity at Ephesus in Asia Minor (today part of Turkey). The sultan gave some samples to the Austrian emperor as a token of his gratitude. They can be admired here at the Ephesus Museum. Opening Hours: daily except Tue 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 10 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7 Guided Tours: ext. 2502 or info.mup@khm.at Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-0 Fax (+43 1) 525 24-4098 tourist@khm.at www.khm.at

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Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum and Imperial Silver Collection

The Imperial Apartments grant insight into the magnificent state and private premises of the imperial family. Accessible to the public are the great audience hall, the conference room in which the council of ministers and the crown council convened, the rooms used by imperial staff officers, the private rooms of Emperor Franz Josef I and his legendary Sisi, Empress Elisabeth, the Alexander apartments, and the dining room of the imperial family. The Sisi Museum brings to life the myths and realities surrounding Empress Elisabeth. Its main focus is on the private life of the young empress: her carefree time as a young girl in Bavaria, her official role as Empress of Austria, her rebellion against court life, her obsession with beauty and slenderness, her tremendous sporting achievements, and her impassioned poetry. Highlights on show include shoes Sisi wore as a child, the dress she wore on the eve of her farewell in Bavaria, her first aid kit with cocaine syringe, famous portraits, and a death mask of the empress after her assassination in 1898.

The Silver Collection grants insight into the housekeeping traditions and culinary & table culture of the imperial court, with hundreds of china plates, crystal glasses, silver trays, baking pans, golden state tableware and sanitary chinaware. The museum’s showpiece is the 30-meter “Milan centerpiece” made of gilded bronze. Opening Hours: 09:00–17:00 daily, July, Aug 09:00–17:30 Admission: € 9.90 No group reductions € 6.90 for travel agencies with voucher agreement Sisi Ticket (Hofburg Imperial Apartments with Sisi Museum and Silver Collection, Schönbrunn Palace Grand Tour and Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection): € 22.50 € 19 for travel agencies with voucher agreement Michaelerkuppel, Batthyanytor, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 533 75 70 Fax (+43 1) 533 75 70-33 info@hofburg-wien.at www.hofburg-wien.at

Austrian National Library, Grand Hall

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The baroque section of Hofburg Palace, constructed by architects Fischer von Erlach senior and junior, houses the Grand Hall of the National Library, the most beautiful library room worldwide. It contains over 200,000 volumes collected by the Habsburgs. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00, Thu 10:00–21:00 Admission: € 5 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3 Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 534 10-0 Fax (+43 1) 534 10-257 oeffentlichkeitsarbeit@onb.ac.at www.onb.ac.at

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Treasuries

The imperial crown of the Holy Roman Empire (around 962), the crown of the Austrian Empire (1602), the Burgundian treasure (15th century) and the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece are some of the magnificent exhibits on show at the Treasuries. Opening Hours: daily except Tue 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 10 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7 Hofburg – Schweizerhof, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-0 tourist@khm.at www.khm.at

Hofburg The Hofburg – Imperial Residence & Palace of the Arts of the former Habsburg dynasty – extends an invitation to explore the majesty of more than two dozen world-caliber collections. Europe’s largest imperial cultural district also boasts restaurants, cafés and gardens.

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Hofburg Imperial Palace


Butterfly House

Hundreds of exotic butterflies flutter among giant trees, lush vegetation and ponds in the tropical climate of the Butterfly House, an impressive art nouveau steel and glass construction designed by Friedrich Ohmann. Opening Hours: Apr–Oct Mon–Fri 10:00–16:45, Sat, Sun & public hol. 10:00–18:15; Nov–March 10:00–15:45 daily Admission: € 5 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 4 Burggarten, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 533 85 70 Fax (+43 1) 532 28 72 info@schmetterlingshaus.at www.schmetterlinghaus.at

Spanish Riding School

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Since 1735, the baroque winter riding school has been the venue of performances by the Spanish Riding School, which was established in 1572. Equestrian art is cultivated to the highest level of perfection. Details of morning training sessions, horses’ workouts and other performances can be found at www.srs.at. Special program on July 1–12, 2008: “Piber meets Vienna” Michaelerplatz 1, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 533 90 31 Fax (+43 1) 535 90 31-40 office@srs.at www.srs.at

Imperial Burial Vault, Church of the Capuchin Friars

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The Imperial Burial Vault contains 146 caskets with the remains of members of the House of Habsburg including 12 emperors and 19 empresses and queens. The showpiece is the double casket of Maria Theresia and her husband, Emperor Franz I. The final resting place of Empress Elisabeth (Sisi) is also to be found here. Opening Hours: 10:00–18:00 daily Admission: € 4 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3 Neuer Markt/Tegetthoffstrasse, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 512 68 53-0 Fax (+43 1) 512 68 53-19 www.kaisergruft.at/kaisergruft U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper, U1, U3: Stephansplatz

Churches Donau-City Church

The church on the “Danube Platform”, built in 2000, was designed by Heinz Tesar. It has a cuboid form with an exterior envelope of gleaming black chrome-steel plates. Numerous circular window openings bring about fascinating light effects in the interior. Church services in English: Sun 17:00, Mon 12:30, Wed 12:30 & 18:30, Thu 12:30, Fri 12:30, Sat 19:00. Donau-City-Strasse 2, 1220 Vienna www.donaucitykirche.at U1: Kaisermühlen

Church of St. Charles Borromeo

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Vienna’s most significant example of ecclesiastical baroque architecture was started by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach in 1716 to 1722 and completed by his son Joseph Emanuel between 1723 and 1739. The mighty dome of the church, 72 m high, is one of the most prominent features of Vienna’s skyline. During the current restoration of the dome frescoes, going up the panoramic elevator is particularly worthwhile.

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Opening Hours: Mon–Sat 09:00–12:30 and 13:00–18:00 Sun, public hol. 12:00–17:45 Admission including panoramic elevator: € 6, group rate (from 6 persons): € 5 Guided tours by prior arrangement Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 62 94 kontakt@karlskirche.at www.karlskirche.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

St. Peter’s Church

The church was built in 1708 and the interior adorned by a number of the most famous artists of the baroque age. The fresco in the dome with the Ascension of the Virgin Mary (1714) is one of Johann Michael Rottmayr’s masterpieces. Petersplatz, 1010 Vienna U1, U3: Stephansplatz

Church of the Piarist Order

The parish and Piarist church of Maria Treu was completed in 1771. Particularly noteworthy are the frescoes by Franz Anton Maulbertsch and the organ that Josef Haydn once played on. Jodok-Fink-Platz, 1080 Vienna Tram J: Strozzigasse, Bus 13A: Piaristengasse or Theater in der Josefstadt

St. Rupert’s Church

The Romanesque church is regarded as the oldest church in the historic area of Vienna. The nave and the lower levels of the tower date back to the 11th century. Opening Hours: From Holy Week to Christmas: Mon–Fri 10:00–12:00, Mon, Wed, Fri 15:00–17:00, Fri 22:00–01:00 Between Christmas and Holy Week: by prior telephone arrangement Ruprechtsplatz, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 535 60 03 Fax (+43 1) 535 60 03 st.ruprecht@aon.at www.ruprechtskirche.at U, Tram: Schwedenplatz

Church am Steinhof

Built by Otto Wagner in 1904 – 1907, this church on the grounds of the Psychiatric Hospital of the City of Vienna is a key work of Viennese art nouveau. The gold-covered dome is visible from quite a distance, as the church stands high on the crest of a hill. Koloman Moser created the glass mosaics. Mass: Sun, public hol. 09:00 Guided tours: Sat 15:00 without pre-booking, Mon–Fri from 15:00, Sat 09:00–13:00, Sun, public hol. from 10:00 by prior arrangement Open to visitors: Sat 16:00–17:00 Baumgartner Höhe 1, 1140 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 910 60-11 204 Fax (+43 1) 910 60-11 209 paul.keiblinger@wienkav.at Bus 48A: Sozialmedizinisches Zentrum Baumgartner Höhe

Votive Church

This splendid church in neo-Gothic style was built to commemorate the young Emperor Franz Josef I being saved from an attempted assassination in 1853. Open to visitors: Tue–Sat 09:00–13:00, 16:00–18:00, Sun 09:00–13:00 Rooseveltplatz, 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 406 11 92-0 office@votivkirche.at www.votivkirche.at U2, Tram 1, 2, D: Schottentor, Tram 43, 44: Landesgerichtsstrasse Tram 37, 38, 40, 41, 42: Schwarzspanierstrasse


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St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna’s no. 1 landmark and Austria’s most eminent Gothic edifice, was constructed between the 14th and 16th centuries. The oldest part of the cathedral is the late Romanesque west façade from the original 13th century church, with the great portal (the main entrance) and “Towers of the Heathens”, and the gallery inside. An express elevator in the North Tower takes visitors to a viewing platform and the Pummerin, Austria’s largest bell. In the South Tower a narrow spiral staircase with 343 steps leads up to the watchman’s room 72 meters up. The catacombs, once an underground burial site, house the bishops’ crypt as well as the urns containing the entrails of members of the House of Habsburg. St. Stephen’s Cathedral also has a number of art treasures, several of which can only be seen on a guided tour. They include the red marble tomb of Emperor Friedrich III, a pulpit constructed around 1500 where priests used to deliver their sermons, and the Wiener Neustadt Altarpiece, a winged Gothic altar dating from 1447. Open to visitors: Mon–Sat 06:00–22:00, Sun, public hol. 07:00–22:00 Guided tour of the cathedral: € 4 North Tower elevator: € 4 South Tower admission: € 3 Catacombs: € 4 From beginning of July to end of September: viewing € 1 Independent guided tours: € 3 Guided tours for groups by appointment No group reductions Stephansplatz, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 515 52-3526 Fax (+43 1) 515 52-3164 kirchenmeisteramt@chello.at www.stephanskirche.at U1, U3, 1A, 2A, 3A: Stephansplatz

Parliament

Theophil Hansen constructed the Parliament building on the Ring Boulevard from 1873 to 1883 in the style of the Greek Revival. Until 1918 the elected representatives serving in the Council of the Empire met here in legislative session for the Austrian half of the dual Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, which extended from Galicia all the way to Dalmatia. Today this is the seat of both the National and the Federal Council. Guided Tours: mid-Sept–mid-July (except when in session): Mon, Tue 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 Wed, Thu 10:00, 11:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00, 17:00 Fri 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 Sat 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 Groups (from 15 persons) by arrangement Mon, Tue, Fri 09:20, 10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 11:40, 13:20 14:20, 15:20, 15:40, 16:20, 16:40, 17:00 Wed, Thu 09:20, 10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 11:40, 13:20, 14:20, 14:40, 15:20, 15:40, 16:20, 16:40, 17:20 Sat 10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 11:40, 12:20 Mid-July–mid-September (except when in session): Mon–Fri 10:00, 11:00, 13:00, 14:00, 15:00, 16:00 Sat 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 Groups (from 15 persons) by arrangement Mon–Fri 10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 11:40, 13:20, 13:40, 14:20, 14:40, 15:20, 15:40 Sat 10:20, 10:40, 11:20, 11:40 Admission: € 4, group rates upon request Dr. Karl-Renner-Ring 3, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 40 110-2715 Fax (+43 1) 40 110-2664 fuehrungen-guidedtours@parlament.gv.at www.parlament.gv.at U2, U3: Volkstheater, Tram D, J, 1, 2: Stadiongasse/Parlament, Tram 46, 49, Bus 48A: Dr.-Karl-Renner-Ring

Prater

The Prater boasts over 250 attractions ranging from the Giant Ferris Wheel to the nostalgic ghost train, merry-go-rounds, go-kart race tracks, amusement halls, games of skill and hypermodern rides that will have your adrenalin racing. There are also plenty of restaurants, cafés, snack bars and beer gardens. With its extensive woodlands and grassland, the Prater is deemed Vienna’s center of recreation. stadt wien marketing und prater service gmbh Südportalstrasse/Messestrasse, 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 729 20 00 Fax (+43 1) 729 20 00-20 info@praterservice.at www.wien-event.at www.prater.wien.info U1, Tram O, 5, 21: Praterstern, S1, S2, S3, S7, S15: Wien Nord

City Hall

Friedrich von Schmidt, who also worked on Cologne Cathedral, designed and built Vienna’s City Hall, the city’s most important secular building in neo-Gothic style, between 1872 and 1883. City Hall is the seat of the mayor and governor of Vienna and meeting venue for city senate/provincial government and city/provincial council. Many events take place against the impressive backdrop of City Hall, such as the Music Film Festival in July and August, the Magic of Advent in Vienna, and Ice Dream ice-skating in winter. Free Guided Tours: Mon, Wed, Fri 13:00 (except when in session and public hol.) Guided Tours for groups (from 5 persons): Mon–Fri 08:00–14:00, by prior arrangement only Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 1, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 50 Fax (+43 1) 4000-7112 z-sti@bue.magwien.gv.at www.wien.gv.at/buergerdienst/stadtinfo/rathausfuehrung/fuss.html U2: Rathaus, Tram D, 1, 2: Rathausplatz/Burgtheater

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Giant Ferris Wheel

A ride in the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna’s most famous landmarks, gives a fantastic view over the city’s rooftops. Built in 1896 – 97 by British engineer Walter Basset, it has a diameter of 61 meters and turns at a speed of 0.75 meters per second. Opening Hours: Jan, Feb, Nov, Dec 10:00–20:00 March, Apr, Oct 10:00–22:00 May–Sept 09:00–24:00 Admission: € 8 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7.50 Combined Tickets: Giant Ferris Wheel & Schönbrunn Zoological Gardens € 14.50 Giant Ferris Wheel & Danube Tower: € 9.70 Prater 90, 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 729 54 30 Fax (+43 1) 729 54 30-20 info@wienerriesenrad.com www.wienerriesenrad.com U1, Tram O, 5, 21: Praterstern, S1, S2, S3, S7, S15: Wien Nord

Ring Boulevard

In 1858, Emperor Franz Joseph ordered the demolition of the city walls. In their place the magnificent Ring Boulevard was laid out, flanked by edifices such as the State Opera, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, Parliament, Burgtheater (National Theater), City Hall and numerous city mansions in a variety of architectural styles. Tram 1, 2

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral


Schönbrunn Schönbrunn Palace

Café Gloriette

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Built in 1713, the baroque Schönbrunn Palace served as the summer residence of the Habsburgs. Emperor Franz Joseph (reigned 1848 – 1916) was born here in 1830 and spent the last years of his life entirely at Schönbrunn. The palace, park and zoological gardens were inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural property in 1996 and are among Vienna’s top visitor attractions. Forty out of a total of 1,141 lavish rooms in the palace are open to visitors. A special gem is the baroque-style park with palm house, maze, labyrinth and privy garden. From the Gloriette you can enjoy a glorious view of Vienna and in the café Viennese cakes and pastries. Schönbrunn Palace Opening Hours: Apr–June, Sept, Oct 08:30–17:00 daily July, Aug 08:30–18:00 daily Nov–March 08:30–16:30 daily Admission to Schönbrunn Palace: Imperial Tour: € 9.50 For travel agencies with voucher agreement: € 8.50 Highlight Tour: € 8.50 only for travel agencies with own guide Grand Tour: € 12.90 For travel agencies with voucher agreement: € 10.40 Schönbrunn Classic Pass: € 16.90 For travel agencies with voucher agreement: € 15 Includes grand tour with audio guide, privy garden, Gloriette terrace, maze and court bakery. Schönbrunn Gold Pass: € 36 For travel agencies with voucher agreement: € 28 Includes all Classic Pass attractions plus Zoological Gardens, Palm House, Desert Experience House and Imperial Coach Collection. Sisi Ticket (Hofburg Imperial Apartments with Sisi Museum and Silver Collection, Schönbrunn Palace Grand Tour and Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection): € 22.50. Ttravel agencies with voucher agreement: € 19 Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse, 1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 811 13-239 Fax (+43 1) 811 13-333 info@schoenbrunn.at www.schoenbrunn.at U4: Schönbrunn; U4, Tram 60: Hietzing, Tram 10, 58, Bus 10A: Schloss Schönbrunn

Schönbrunn Schloss Experience

Schönbrunn’s most exciting attraction gives both children and adults a glimpse of everyday imperial life in the 18th century. Clad in historic clothing, they get an impression of what personal hygiene was like at court and are introduced to royal education and the art of flirting with a fan. Children may put on make-up and wigs. Opening Hours: Sat, Sun, public hol. 10:00–17:00 (groups also Mon–Fri 09:00–13:00 by prior arrangement), school vacations: 10:00–17:00 daily Reservation advisable! Admission: Adults € 6.50, children € 4.50 For travel agencies with voucher agreement: adults € 5, children € 4.50 Tel. (+43 1) 811 13-239

Gloriette Viewing Terrace Tel. (+43 1) 811 13-239 info@schoenbrunn.at www.schoenbrunn.at

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This attractive viewing point with café-restaurant is located on the hilltop of the baroque palace gardens. Viewing Terrace Opening Hours: April–June and September 09:00–18:00 daily, July and August 09:00–19:00 daily, October 09:00–17:00 daily Admission: € 1.99. Café open all year round. Tel. (+43 1) 879 13 11 Fax (+43 1) 879 13 11-11 gloriette@gartenhotel.com www.gartenhotel.com

Maze & Labyrinth

The maze and labyrinth provide classic entertainment. Recreated according to historical drawings, the twists and turns are joined by fun attractions for all the family including mathematical puzzles, a giant kaleidoscope and the 12 signs of the zodiac. Opening Hours: Apr–June and Sep, 09:00–18:00 daily July and Aug. 09:00–19:00 daily Oct 09:00–17:00 daily Nov 10:00–16:00 daily Admission: € 2.90 Tel. (+43 1) 811 13-239 Fax (+43 1) 811 13-333 info@schoenbrunn.at www.schoenbrunn.at

Privy Garden

The Privy Garden was laid out for Crown Prince Rudolf in front of his ground floor apartments in 1870. It has four parterre areas bordered by an arbor. Pavilions serve as viewing terraces from which you can admire the beautiful plant and flower beds. Opening Hours: April–June, September and October 09:00–17:00 daily, July and August 09:00–18:00 daily Admission: € 2.00 Tel. (+43 1) 811 13-401 info@schoenbrunn.at www.schoenbrunn.at

Palm House

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The 19th century glass and steel structure houses magnificent plants from three different climate zones. Opening Hours: May–Sept 09:30–18:00 daily Oct–Apr 09:30–17:00 daily Admission: € 4 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3.30 Tel. (+43 1) 877 50 87-406 Fax (+43 1) 877 50 87-490 direktion@bgwien.bmlfuw.gv.at www.bundesgaerten.at

Zoological Gardens

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The world’s oldest and at the same time most modern zoo was established in 1752 as a prestigious baroque menagerie. Today the enclosures are excellent replicas of the animals’ natural habitats. Stars of the zoo include the tiny elephant Mongu, the tiger babies and a pair of Chinese panda bears. The focal point of the zoo is the so-called Imperial Breakfast Pavilion (1759), which has been transformed into a café-restaurant for visitors. Opening Hours: Nov–Jan 09:00–16:30 daily Feb 09:00–17:00 daily March, Oct 09:00–17:30 daily Apr–Sept 09:00–18:30 daily Admission: € 12, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 10 Combined Ticket: Zoological Gardens & Giant Ferris Wheel: € 14.50 Tel. (+43 1) 877 92 94-500 Fax (+43 1) 877 96 41 reservierung@zoovienna.at www.zoovienna.at


This museum contains 60 historical coaches, carriages, sleighs and sedan chairs dating from 1690 to 1917. They are joined by ceremonial harnesses, riding outfits, saddlecloths, paintings of horses, and coachmen’s liveries. The centerpiece of the collection is the gilded and lavishly decorated 4-ton Imperial Coach, which was drawn by eight horses in coronation parades. Opening Hours: Apr–Oct 09:00–18:00 daily Nov–March Tue–Sun 10:00–16:00 Admission: € 4.50 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3 Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-0 tourist@khm.at www.khm.at

Desert Experience House

The Desert House in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace displays a unique variety of cactuses and succulent plants, and is also home to reptiles, rodents and birds from the desert regions of Africa, Australia, Asia and America. Opening Hours: May–Sept 09:00–18:00 daily, Oct–April 09:00–17:00 daily Admission: € 4 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3 Tel. (+43 1) 877 92 94-500 Fax (+43 1) 877 96 41 reservierung@zoovienna.at www.zoovienna.at

Vienna State Opera

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Opernring 2, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 514 44–2606 Fax (+43 1) 514 44–2626 information@wiener–staatsoper.at www.wiener–staatsoper.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

State Opera Museum

The Vienna State Opera is one of the world’s most prestigious ­opera houses. With performances on 300 days between September and June, it stages some 50 operas, numerous ballets and frequent premieres. The magnificent edifice on the Ring Boule­ vard was constructed as the royal-imperial Court Opera Theater between 1861 and 1869 according to plans by August Siccard von Siccardsburg and Eduard van der Nüll. The State Opera Museum is an eldorado for opera fans, reviewing the last 50 years of stage history. Photographs, costumes and stage set models are joined by documentation recording how individual roles were cast. State Opera Museum Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 3, Groups (from 20 persons): € 2.50 State Opera Opening Hours for Viewing: Mondays only Admission: € 5 (groups from 20 persons): € 4

Combined Ticket State Opera & State Opera Museum: € 6.50 (Tue–Sun), Groups (from 20 persons): € 5.50 Tours of the State Opera are only possible for groups on days with no rehearsals by prior arrangement. Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 514 44-2100 Fax (+43 1) 514 44-2626 information@wiener-staatsoper.at www.wiener-staatsoper.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

Wien Museum Hermes Villa

Emperor Franz Joseph I had the Hermes Villa built for his Sisi (Empress Elisabeth) from 1882 through 1886 and it became her favorite haunt. It lies in Lainz Game Preserve, in a 25 km² park where deer, mouflons and wild pigs also roam. Today the villa mounts special exhibitions of the Wien Museum. Opening Hours: March 21–Oct 26: Tue–Sun, public hol. 10:00–18:00 Oct 27–March 20: Fri–Sun, public hol. 10:00–16:30 Admission: Tue–Sat: € 5; groups (from 10 persons) € 3.50 Sun: € 4; groups (from 10 persons) € 2.50 Free admission to the permanent exhibition all day Sunday. Lainzer Tiergarten, 1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 804 13 24 Fax (+43 1) 804 13 24 service@wienmuseum.at www.wienmuseum.at Bus 60B: Lainzer Tor

Central Cemetery

Numerous tombs of honor of famous composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Brahms, Strauss, Schoenberg and Stolz can be found at the 2 km2 Central Cemetery. Poets, painters, sculptors, eminent physicians and politicians have also been honorably laid to rest here. This multi-confessional cemetery is a unique park landscape. The cemetery church is a monumental art nouveau (Jugendstil) edifice by Max Hegele. All tombs of honor and a location map can be found in the Central Cemetery guide, available at the main entrance, 2nd gate (in German only), costing € 10. The author of this publication conducts guided tours by prior arrangement. Opening Hours: Nov–Feb 08:00–17:00, Mar 07:00–18:00, Apr, Sep 07:00–19:00, Oct 07:00–18:00, May–Aug 07:00–20:00 Simmeringer Hauptstrasse 234, 1110 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 760 41 Fax (+43 1) 760 41 99 978 01 post@m43.magwien.gv.at www.magwien.gv.at/ma43 Tram: 6, 71: Zentralfriedhof

Architecture Vienna’s architectural gems from Art Nouveau to the present day are listed in this six-language brochure. The location map provides an exhaustive overview.

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Academy of Fine Arts – Picture Gallery

Outstanding works by Rubens and van Dyck, the altarpiece of the Last Judgment by Hieronymus Bosch, Murillo’s “Two Boys Playing Dice” and Venetian cityscapes painted by Francesco Guardi can all be admired at this training institute for up-and-coming artists. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 7, no group discounts Schillerplatz 3 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 16-225 www.akademiegalerie.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper, Tram D, J, 1, 2, Bus 57A: Burgring

Albertina Museum & Habsburg State Rooms

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The Albertina, the prolific graphic-art collection of Duke Albert of Saxony-Teschen, is home to works including Dürer’s “Hare” and “Hands folded for prayer”, Rubens’ studies of children, and masterpieces by Schiele, Cézanne, Klimt, Kokoschka, Picasso and Rauschenberg. Special exhibitions of international art – from renaissance to contemporary – display drawings, prints and paintings of the highest caliber. Highlights of Classic Modernism are on show from March onwards in the permanent exhibition “Monet to Picasso. The Batliner Collection”, a private Liechtenstein collection on permanent loan to the Albertina. Opening Hours: 10:00–18:00 daily, Wed 10:00–21:00 Admission (all exhibitions & Habsburg State Rooms): € 9.50 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7 Albertinaplatz 1 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-0 Fax (+43 1) 534 83 188 info@albertina.at www.albertina.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

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Vienna, Sigmund Freud Museum and Hundertwasser’s KunstHausWien will also appeal to fans of the grand masters, while the Globe Museum with its original world-spinning exhibits and the Third Man Museum containing curiosities from Vienna’s underworld cater to alternative interests. Culinary enjoyment is also a key attraction at Vienna’s museums – many have their own restaurants, allowing visitors to Live Art, Love Life.

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Vienna is a paradise for art lovers. Over 120 museums and collections are open to the public, showcasing works of the highest caliber. They include the world’s largest collection of Bruegels at the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), some 1.5 million drawings and prints including Dürer’s “Hare” at the Albertina, Klimt’s “Kiss” at the Belvedere, works by Schiele at the Leopold Museum, and contemporary compositions at the Museum of Modern Art. The Mozarthaus

Backhausen Wiener Werkstätte Museum

Founded over 150 years ago, the textiles firm Joh. Backhausen & Söhne – former purveyors to the imperial court and Wiener Werkstätte suppliers – has its own museum. It features giant pattern books containing some 3,500 original designs from 1870 to 1960, including many by Josef Hoffmann, as well as textile designs, furniture, photographs and documents relating the century-plus history of Wiener Werkstätte. Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 09:30–18:30, Sat 09:30 –17:00 Admission: € 2, Group Rate: € 1 Groups of up to 30 persons Schwarzenbergstrasse 10, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 514 04-0 Fax (+43 1) 514 04-26 vienna@backhausen.com www.backhausen.com Tram D, 1, 2, 71: Schwarzenbergplatz

Belvedere Palace (formerly Austrian Gallery Belvedere)

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Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736), the most brilliant military mind of his age, commissioned Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to design and build this garden palace as a summer residence. The palace complex is regarded as one of the most exquisite baroque ensembles in the world. Today the Upper Belvedere houses an eminent collection. Twenty-five works by Gustav Klimt including his famous “Kiss” are joined by masterpieces by Schiele and Kokoschka, prominent French impressionist works, and the most important paintings of the Biedermeier era with compositions by Waldmüller, Fendi, Amerling, Romako, Makart, Boeckl, Wotruba, Hausner, Hundertwasser and many others. Further inspiration is provided by the grimacing character heads of Messerschmidt from the Baroque era and the medieval Znaim Altarpiece. The Lower Belvedere houses the magnificent living quarters of Prince Eugene. Together with the Orangery it hosts impressive special exhibitions. In between lies a magnificent baroque garden providing a unique view of Vienna. Opening Hours: 10:00–18:00 daily Admission:


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Demel Museum

This Viennese Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) villa built by Otto Wagner in 1889, with its colorful glass windows and straight-lined furniture, was acquired by Ernst Fuchs, one of the main exponents of the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, in the 1960s and turned into a temple of arts for his own works. His large format mystical oil paintings as well as drawings, engravings and sculptures can be admired here. Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 10:00–16:00, Sat, Sun by arrangement Guided Tours: Mon–Fr 10:00–16:00 by arrangement Admission: € 11, Group Rate (from 20 persons): € 9.35 (in Otto Wagner Villa I) Hüttelbergstrasse 26, 1140 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 914 85 75 Fax (+43 1) 914 85 75-18 ernst.fuchs.privatstiftung@netway.at www.ernstfuchs-zentrum.com Bus 148, 152, Campingplatz Wien-West I

Former imperial & royal confectioners Demel were established in 1786. Their museum documents the history of Demel and displays a number of exhibits including “ice cartouches” and fancy boxes in which their famous pralines were once packaged. Opening Hours: Coffeehouse: 10:00–19:00 daily, Dec 24: 10:00–15:00 Museum: Thu, Fri 11:00–16:00 and by appointment Admission: € 3.50, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3 Kohlmarkt 14, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 535 17 17-0 Fax (+43 1) 535 17 17-26 ademel@demel.at www.demel.at U1, U3: Herrengasse

Third Man Museum

Filmed in Vienna in 1948, the cinematic classic “The Third Man” starring Orson Welles has gone down in movie history. Historical movie posters, some 400 sound and image recordings, autographed tickets and first editions of Graham Greene’s novel on which the movie was based can all be admired in this private museum. Anton Karas’ zither from the world-famous theme tune is also on display here. Opening Hours: Sat 14:00–18:00 Groups at any time by prior arrangement Admission: € 7.50 Groups (from 10 persons): € 6 (plus € 20 for guided tour outside opening hours) Pressgasse 25, 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 586 48 72 contact3mpc@hotmail.com www.drittemannmuseum.com U4: Kettenbrückengasse

Essl Museum – Contemporary Art

The private Essl Museum in Klosterneuburg, just outside Vienna, houses contemporary artworks by Austrian stars such as Arnulf Rainer, Hermann Nitsch, Franz West, Maria Lassnig, Friedensreich Hundertwasser and the “Neue Wilde” of the ‘80s around Siegfried Anzinger and Hubert Schmalix. International artists are also represented: Georg Baselitz, Gerhard Richter, Antoni Tàpies, Jenny Holzer, Lucio Fontana and Per Kirkeby. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00, Wed 10:00–21:00 Admission: € 7, Group Rate (from 15 persons): € 5 Free admission Wed from 18:00 An der Donau-Au 1, 3400 Klosterneuburg/Wien Tel. (+43 (0)2243/370 50-150 Fax (+43 (0)2243/370 50-22 info@essl.museum www.essl.museum Bus 238, 239: Leopoldbrücke/Sammlung Essl, S40: Klosterneuburg-Weidling

Sigmund Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, lived and worked in this building between 1891 and 1938. It was here that he wrote his revolutionary studies on the analysis of mental processes with a view to treating psychic illnesses. Freud emigrated to London in 1938, where he died in 1939. Today Freud’s office and private apartment are a museum open to the public. Opening Hours: 09:00–17:00 daily, July 1–Sept 30 09:00–18:00 Admission: € 7, no group reductions Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 15 96 Fax (+43 1) 317 02 79 office@freud-museum.at www.freud-museum.at Tram D: Schlickgasse, Tram 37, 38, 40, 41, 42: Schwarzspanier­ strasse, Bus 40A: Berggasse

Ernst Fuchs Private Museum

Globe Museum

The only globe museum in the world has on display 240 original earth and sky globes, and moon and mars globes at Palais Mollard, not far from Hofburg Palace. It vividly demonstrates how cartographical and cosmographical knowledge has evolved over the centuries and influenced the conception of the world – an exciting journey through time! Opening Hours: Mon–Wed, Fri–Sat 10:00–14:00, Thu 15:00–19:00 Admission: € 3 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 2 Herrengasse 9, Palais Mollard, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 534 10-710 Fax (+43 1) 534 10-319 oeffentlichkeitsarbeit@onb.ac.at www.onb.ac.at/sammlungen/globen U3: Herrengasse

House of the Sea – Aqua Terra Zoo

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Shoals of yellow, red and blue fish, green mambas and an albino tiger python are among over 2,000 species from all continents that fill the aquariums, terrariums and the 20 meter high tropical house with its waterfall, suspension bridge and mangrove forest. The Aquarium is housed in one of Vienna’s six “Flaktürme”, monumental anti-aircraft towers from World War II. Opening Hours: 09:00–18:00 daily, Thu. 09:00–21:00 Admission: € 10.30, no group reductions Esterházypark, Fritz-Grünbaum-Platz 1, 1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 587 14 17 Fax (+43 1) 586 06 17 haus_des_meeres@gmx.net www.haus-des-meeres.at U3: Neubaugasse, Bus 13A, 14A, 57A: Haus des Meeres

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Combined Ticket (Upper & Lower Belvedere, Orangery, Palace Stables, Augarten Contemporary): € 14, Group Rate (from 10 persons.): € 9.50 Upper Belvedere (Collection, Marble Hall): € 10, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 8 Lower Belvedere (Orangery, Staterooms, Palace Stables): € 10, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 8 Upper Belvedere Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, 1030 Vienna Tram D: Schloss Belvedere, Tram O, 18, Bus 13A: Südbahnhof Lower Belvedere: Rennweg 6a, 1030 Vienna Tram 71: Unteres Belvedere Tel. (+43 1) 79 557-134 Fax (+43 1) 79 557-136 public@belvedere.at www.belvedere.at


House of Music

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The House of Music is a multi-media theme world where experimenting is actively encouraged. Visitors can paint sounds with their fingers and also virtually conduct the Vienna Philharmonic. There is also a section on the world-famous orchestra from its founding to the present day. The acoustic voyage takes visitors from prenatal sound perception, the development of the human ear, and the first musical instruments to cosmic sound. Original scores, theater programs, costumes and personal items belonging to geniuses such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss are also on show. Opening Hours: 10:00–22.00 daily Admission: € 10 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 8.50 Seilerstätte 30, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 516 48-0 Fax (+43 1) 512 03 15 sales@hdm.at www.hdm.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper, U1, U3: Stephansplatz

Museum of Military History

This museum documents defense and army history from the Thirty Years War to 1945. The world’s largest collection of historical gun barrels is on display here, along with a lock of hair from field marshal Radetzky, and the car in which Austria’s heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand, fell victim to an assassin in 1914, thus triggering the First World War. Opening Hours: daily except Fri 09:00–17:00 Admission: € 5.10, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3.30 Arsenal, Objekt 18, 1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 79 561-0 Fax (+43 1) 79 561-17707 bmlv.hgm@magnet.at www.hgm.or.at Tram D, O, 18, Bus 13A: Südbahnhof, Tram 18: Fasangasse, Bus 69A: Arsenal

Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection

Live like an emperor: imperial dreams become a reality (temporarily) at the Imperial Furniture Collection – with original Habsburg furniture from Hofburg Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace and Hof Castle, from the Egyptian Room in Empire style to the Turkish Room of Crown Prince Rudolf. The original furniture used in the legendary “Sissi” movies starring Romy Schneider is also on show together with respective movie clips and props. Opening Hours: daily except Mon 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 6.90 Special rate for travel agencies with voucher agreement: € 4.30 Sisi Ticket (Hofburg Imperial Apartments with Sisi Museum and Silver Collection, Schönbrunn Palace Grand Tour and Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection): € 22.90 € 19 only for travel agencies with voucher agreement Andreasgasse 7, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 524 33 57-0 Fax (+43 1) 524 33 57-666 info@hofmobiliendepot.at www.hofmobiliendepot.at U3: Zieglergasse U3, Bus 13A, 14A: Neubaugasse

Emperor Franz Joseph Hat Museum and Imperial Wine Vaults

Invaluable wines from four centuries can be found in the Imperial Wine Vaults at the Piaristenkeller Restaurant. And hundreds of hats from imperial times are not only on display in the Hat Museum, but can also be tried on by visitors. Opening Hours: 18:00–24:00 daily by telephone appointment Guided tours by arrangement, prices upon request in Piaristenkeller restaurant Piaristengasse 45, 1080 Vienna

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Tel. (+43 1) 406 01 93 Fax (+43 1) 406 41 73 museum@piaristenkeller.at www.piaristenkeller.at Tram 46, Bus 13A: Strozzigasse/Piaristengasse

Jewish Museum

In this museum the magnificent collection of Judaica compiled by Max Berger and parts of the art collection and archives of Vienna’s Jewish Community share space with temporary exhibitions of Jewish history and contemporary art. Opening Hours: Sun–Fri 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 5 Group Rate (from 10 persons) € 2.90 Combined ticket Jewish Museum and Judenplatz Museum: € 7, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 4 Dorotheergasse 11, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 535 04 31 Fax (+43 1) 535 04 24 info@jmw.at www.jmw.at U1, U3: Stephansplatz

Judenplatz Museum & Shoah Memorial

This museum explores the cultural, intellectual and social history of Jews in Vienna around 1400 in a multimedia presentation, provides access to the foundations of Vienna’s oldest synagogue and shows documentation on the Shoah (Holocaust). In front of the museum is the memorial designed by Rachel Whiteread. Opening Hours: Sun–Thu 10:00–18:00, Fri 10:00–14:00 Admission: € 3 Group Rate (from 10 persons) € 1.50 Combined ticket Jewish Museum and Judenplatz Museum: € 7, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 4 Judenplatz 8, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 535 04 31 Fax (+43 1) 535 04 24 info@jmw.at www.jmw.at U1, U3: Stephansplatz

BA-CA Kunstforum

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Designed by star architect Gustav Peichl, the premises of the BACA Kunstforum stage temporary exhibitions devoted to 19th and 20th century painting. Opening Hours: 10:00–19:00 daily, Fri 10:00–21:00 Admission: € 8.70 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7.30 Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 537 33-26 Fax (+43 1) 537 33-18 office@ba-ca-kunstforumwien.at www.ba-ca-kunstforumwien.at U2, Tram D, 1, 2: Schottentor, U3: Herrengasse

KunsthausWien

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Painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser gave his Kunsthaus brightlycolored tiles and uneven walls and floors. It houses a permanent Hundertwasser exhibition as well as regular temporary exhibitions. There is a café-restaurant and shop on the ground floor. Opening Hours: 10:00–19:00 daily Admission: € 9 Group Rate (from 20 persons): € 7 Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13, 1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 712 04 95 Fax (+43 1) 712 04 96 info@kunsthauswien.com www.kunsthauswien.com Tram N, O: Radetzkyplatz


Museum of Fine Arts

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This museum is one of the most important museums in the world. It was built between 1872 – 1891 after designs by Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer for the imperial collections. The Picture Gallery houses the world’s largest collection of works by Bruegel, as well as paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Dürer, Raphael, Titian and Velasquez. The showpiece of the Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection, one of the largest of its kind in the world, is the complete cult chamber of Prince Kaninisut. There is a café in the magnificent Cupola Hall. Opening Hours: Picture Gallery, Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection and Collection of Antiquities: Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00, Thu 10:00–21:00 Collection of Sculpture and Decorative Arts closed for renovation. Admission: € 10 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7 Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-4025 Fax (+43 1) 525 24-4098 tourist@khm.at www.khm.at U2: Museumsquartier, U3: Volkstheater, Tram D, J, 1, 2, Bus 2A, 57A: Burgring

Liechtenstein Museum

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The collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein in this baroque garden palace include one of the world’s largest Rubens collections, and key works by van Dyck, Lucas Cranach, Raphael, Rembrandt, van Ruysdael and Hamilton. One of the finest surviving French coaches of state and sculptures and objets d’art from the prince’s Kunstkammer can be viewed, as can the magnificent baroque library. Opening Hours: Fri–Mon 10:00–17:00; from March 2008: Sun 10:00–17:00 Admission: € 10, Group Rate (from 8 persons): € 8 Special Exhibition: € 4, no group reductions Fürstengasse 1, 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 57 67-252 Fax (+43 1) 319 57 67-20 office@liechtensteinmuseum.at www.liechtensteinmuseum.at Tram D, Bus 40A: Bauernfeldplatz

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MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art

Founded in 1864 as the Austrian Museum of Art and Industry, the museum boasts collections of glass and crystal, ceramics, metal, furniture, porcelain, textiles, oriental rugs and Far Eastern objets d’art dating from the Middle Ages right up to the present. A separate room with Thonet chairs from 1830–1930 retraces the history of bentwood furniture. Viennese Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) and “Wiener Werkstätte” are also very well represented. Opening Hours: daily except Mon 10:00–18:00, Tue 10:00–24:00 Admission: € 7.90, free admission on Saturdays Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 5.50 Stubenring 5, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 711 36-0 Fax (+43 1) 713 10 26 office@mak.at www.mak.at U3, Tram 1, 2, Bus 74A: Stubentor

Museum auf Abruf MUSA (Museum on Demand)

Contemporary Austrian art is on display free of charge at this “Museum on Demand”. The specially adapted venue behind City Hall hosts special exhibitions of works from the City of Vienna’s vast holdings, providing a cross-section of Austrian post-1945 art. Opening Hours: Tue–Fri 11:00–18:00, Thu 11:00–20:00, Sat 11:00–16:00 Admission: free Felderstrasse 6–8, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 4000-8400 Fax (+43 1) 4000-99-8400 musa@musa.at www.musa.at U2, Tram 1, 2: Rathaus

MuseumsQuartier WIEN (MQ) Wining & Dining at the MQ

There are plenty of places to eat and drink at the MuseumsQuartier (MQ), catering for all tastes: restaurants, cafés, bars and outdoor gardens (some cafés are open till 04:00). For more information, please consult the “Restaurants” section (see page 115). Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 523 5881 Fax (+43 1) 523 5886 office@mqw.at www.mqw.at U2, U3: Volkstheater

Az W – Architekturzentrum Wien

Architecture is what the Architekturzentrum is all about. There is a permanent exhibition a_Schau on the history of Austrian architecture of the 20th and 21st centuries, joined by special exhibitions and special guided tours such as the new Top Tours on interesting buildings and specialized topics. Opening Hours: 10:00–19:00 daily Admission: € 5, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 3.50 Combined Ticket: € 7, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 5.50 Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 522 31 15 Fax (+43 1) 522 31 17 office@azw.at www.azw.at

DesignforumMQ

The Designforum showcases young Austrian design in special exhibitions. From industrial to graphic design, a vivid impression is given of the creative market. Opening Hours: Wed–Fri 10:00–18:00, Sat, Sun 11:00–18:00 Admission: € 5 No group reductions Museumsplatz 1/Hof 7, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 524 49 49-0 Fax (+43 1) 524 49 49-4 info@designforum.at www.designforum.at

Kunsthalle Wien

The Kunsthalle mounts special exhibitions of international contemporary art focusing on photography, video, film, installation and new media. Opening Hours: 10:00–19:00 daily, Thu 10:00–22:00 Admission: Hall 1: € 7.50, Group Rate (from 5 persons): € 6 Hall 2: € 6, Group Rate (from 5 persons): € 4.50 Combined Ticket: € 10.50, Group Rate (from 5 persons): € 8.50 Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

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Friedensreich Hundertwasser also designed a significant municipal apartment project, the so-called Hundertwasserhaus. The building was completed in 1985 and may be viewed from the outside only. Löwengasse/Kegelgasse, 1030 Vienna


Musicians’ Memorial Sites

Tel. (+43 1) 521 89-33 Fax (+43 1) 521 89-1217 office@kunsthallewien.at www.kunsthallewien.at

Leopold Museum

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The Leopold Museum is particularly popular with lovers of Viennese Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) and modernism thanks to its key collection of works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and objets d’art from the era. The program of special exhibitions features major shows devoted to internationally renowned artists. Opening Hours: daily 10:00–18:00, Thu 10:00–21:00 Admission: € 9 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7 Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 70-0 Fax (+43 1) 525 70-1500 office@leopoldmuseum.org www.leopoldmuseum.org

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MUMOK – Museum of Modern Art Ludwig Foundation Vienna

In this striking gray basalt building, the art of the 20th century can be experienced right up to the present day. There are classical modern artworks, as well as major pieces from the Pop Art, Fluxus and Viennese Actionism movements through to Minimal Art, Land Art and Concept Art. Opening Hours: 10:00–18:00 daily, Thu 10:00–21:00 Admission: € 9 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 7.20 Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 00 Fax (+43 1) 525 00-1300 info@mumok www.mumok.at

ZOOM Children’s Museum

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The ZOOM children’s museum invites children aged 0 to 14 to actively explore its exciting interactive exhibits. Almost everything is fair game: from experimenting with the senses in the studio to media technology. Opening Hours: the individual programs have different starting times. Admission: Families: € 12, Children: € 5, Adults: € 3.50 Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 524 79 08 Fax (+43 1) 524 79 08-1818 info@kindermuseum.at www.kindermuseum.at

Dschungel Wien – Theater for Young Audiences

Dschungel Wien is a theater for families, children, young people and young adults, offering a varied program of plays, dance, music and performances. Admission: Children and young people aged 18 and under: € 7.50 Adults: from € 8.50 Groups (from 6 persons) € 6.50 Backstage tours by prior arrangement Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 522 07 20-20 Fax (+43 1) 522 07 20-30 tickets@dschungelwien.at www.dschungelwien.at

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Admission (except Schoenberg Center and Mozarthaus Vienna): € 2 Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 1 Free admission to permanent exhibitions on Sundays (except Schoenberg Center and Mozarthaus Vienna) Reservations for Guided Tours: Tel. (+43 1) 505 87 47–85180 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47–7201 service@wienmuseum.at www.wienmuseum.at

Heiligenstadt Testament Memorial

It was in this apartment that Beethoven wrote his “Heiligenstadt Testament” in 1802. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 10:00–13:00, 14:00–18:00 Probusgasse 6, 1190 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 370 54 08 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-72 01 Bus 37A: Geweygasse, Bus 38A: Armbrustergasse

Beethoven Pasqualati House

Beethoven was a fourth-floor tenant here several times between 1804 and 1815. The building is named for its owner Johann Baptist Freiherr von Pasqualati who let the apartment out to Beethoven. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 10:00–13:00, 14:00–18:00 Mölker Bastei 8, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 535 89 05 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-72 01 U2, Tram D, 1, 2: Schottentor

Haydn’s Residence

Haydn bought this house in 1793 and lived in it from 1797 until his death in 1809. Notably, his two oratorios “The Creation” and “The Seasons” were composed here. The house has been turned into a museum and also contains a Johannes Brahms memorial room. Opening Hours: Wed, Thu 10:00–13:00, 14:00–18:00, Fri–Sun, public hol. 10:00–13:00 Haydngasse 19, 1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 596 13 07 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-72 01 U3: Zieglergasse, Bus 57A: Brückengasse

Mozarthaus Vienna (previously Figaro House)

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Mozart lovers can immerse themselves in this 1,000 m2 theme world devoted to the musical genius. Mozart spent what were probably the happiest years of his life in this house and it was here that he composed his opera “The Marriage of Figaro”. Mozart lived with his family in grand surroundings on the first floor. Today, the rooms are still preserved in their original state. Opening Hours: 10:00–19:00 Admission: Adults: € 9 incl. audio guide Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 6 incl. audio guide Domgasse 5, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 512 17 91 Fax (+43 1) 512 17 91-91 info@mozarthausvienna.at www.mozarthausvienna.at U1, U3: Stephansplatz

Arnold Schoenberg Center

The Schoenberg Center houses the legacy of the Vienna-born inventor of twelve-tone music including music and text manuscripts, diaries and musical instruments. His workroom and a media library with recordings of his works are also accessible. Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 10:00–17:00 (except public hol.) Admission: Permanent Exhibition: € 3, Groups (from 10 persons) € 1.50


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Roman Museum

Schubert’s Birthplace

Franz Schubert was born in this house on January 31, 1797 and spent the first years of his life here. The building contains a typical Viennese open wooden staircase in its inner courtyard. The Schubert Museum is joined by an Adalbert Stifter memorial room. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 10:00–13:00, 14:00–18:00 Nussdorfer Strasse 54, 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 317 36 01 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-72 01 Tram 37, 38: Canisiusgasse

Johann Strauss’ Residence (In the “Danube Waltz” House)

Waltz King Johann Strauss Jr. (1825–1899) composed his famous “Blue Danube Waltz”, the unofficial Austrian national anthem, here in 1867. Strauss’ former apartment and his famous conductor’s desk where he composed are on show. Opening Hours: Tue–Thu 14:00–18:00, Fri–Sun, public hol. 10:00–13:00 Praterstrasse 54, 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 214 01 21 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-72 01 U1: Nestroyplatz Edmund Hellmer’s golden memorial to Johann Strauss can be viewed in the Stadtpark.

Museum of Natural History

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The museum houses 20 million showpieces: from the 25,000-year old “Venus of Willendorf” to dinosaur skeletons, precious stones and minerals, insects, fishes, birds and spectacular sharks. Another breathtaking attraction of the museum is a rooftop guided tour with an unforgettable view of Vienna. Opening Hours: daily except Tue 09:00–18:30, Wed 09:00–21:00 Admission: € 8, Group Rate (from 15 persons): € 6 Maria-Theresien-Platz (entrance), 1010 Vienna Burgring 7 (postal address), 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 521 77-276 Fax (+43 1) 521 77-395 wolfgang.taigner@nhm-wien.ac.at

The Roman Museum grants fascinating insights into Vienna’s ancient history. In the heart of the city, opposite the Anker Clock, the role of Vienna as Vindobona military camp is illuminated. An interactive experience of everyday life 2,000 years ago. Due to open March 2008 Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 09:00–18:00 Admission: permanent exhibition: € 4 Groups (from 10 persons) € 3 Free admission to permanent exhibition on Sundays Guided tours on request Hoher Markt 3, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 87 47-85180 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-85187 service@wienmuseum.at www.wienmuseum.at U1, U3: Stephansplatz, U1, U4: Schwedenplatz

Old Vienna Schnapps Museum

Everything to do with schnapps, as well as a taste of the olden days, can be experienced on a tour of the Old Vienna Schnapps Museum. The tour is followed by a tasting session, which can also include a chili-spiced spirit called “Wiener Blut”. By prior arrangement (for groups of 10 or more only) Admission: € 6 Wilhelmstrasse 19, 1120 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 815 73 00 Fax (+43 1) 815 73 00-10 office@schnapsmuseum.com www.schnapsmuseum.com U6: Philadelphiabrücke

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Secession

This exhibition facility with its distinctive gilded leaf cupola was erected in 1897/1898 in Viennese Art Nouveau (Jugendstil) style by Joseph Maria Olbrich, a scholar of Otto Wagner. It houses Gustav Klimt’s famous Beethoven Frieze (1902). Contemporary art is displayed in temporary exhibitions. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00, Thu 10:00–20:00 Admission: Beethoven Frieze and Exhibition: € 6 Group Rate (from 8 persons): € 4 Friedrichstrasse 12, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 587 53 07 Fax (+43 1) 587 53 07-34 office@secession.at www.secession.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

City Map The city map and underground plan provides an overview of Vienna’s road and transportation network. Additionally, around 120 museums and visitor attractions are listed in the information section with opening hours and travel links.

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Special Exhibition: € 6, Groups (from 10 persons) € 4.50 Guided Tours: for groups by prior arrangement, € 2.50 per person Zaunergasse 1–3, 1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 712 18 88 Fax (+43 1) 712 18 88-88 office@schoenberg.at www.schoenberg.at Tram 1, 2: Schwarzenbergplatz Tram D: Gusshaussstrasse Tram 71: Am Heumarkt Bus 4 A: Lisztstrasse


Museum of Technology

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Exciting insights into the world of technology are offered by exhibits including a Prick steam engine, virtual robots, an Immserus astronomical clock, the Etrich Dove, a Mercedes Silver Arrow that won the English grand prix in 1955, and a thrilling media world. Opening Hours: Mon–Fri 09:00–18:00, Sat, Sun, public hol. 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 8.50, Groups (from 10 persons): € 7 Mariahilfer Strasse 212, 1140 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 899 98-6000 Fax (+43 1) 899 98-1111 museumsbox@tmw.at www.technischesmuseum.at Tram 52, 58: Winckelmannstrasse, Penzinger Strasse

Clock Museum

Pocket watches, musical clocks and table clocks, hour glasses and compass watches: 3,000 timepieces tick away at this threestorey museum in a centuries-old building. A remarkable journey through time! Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 4, Group Rate (from 10 persons): € 2 Free admission to the permanent exhibition on Sundays Schulhof 2, 1010 Vienna Tel. & Fax (+43 1) 533 22 65 rupert.kerschbaum@wienmuseum.at www.wienmuseum.at U1, U3: Stephansplatz, U3: Herrengasse

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Wien Museum Karlsplatz (previously: Historical Museum)

This museum presents a survey of Vienna’s 2000-year history, from the Roman Empire, the residence of the Babenberg dukes and the 640 years of Habsburg rule through to the present day. The history of the construction of St. Stephen’s Cathedral, detailed views of the city, and furnishings from the Biedermeier era give an impression of Vienna’s cultural history, as do magnificent paintings by artists ranging from Makart and Klimt to Schiele. Opening Hours: Tue–Sun, public hol. 09:00–18:00 Admission: Tue–Sat: € 6, Groups (from 10 persons): € 4 Sun: € 5, Groups (from 10 persons): € 3 Free admission to the permanent exhibition on Sundays Karlsplatz, 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 87 47-0 Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-7201 service@wienmuseum.at www.wienmuseum.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper

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Vienna: City of Music

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also a stage for great musicals, mega rock & pop concerts, and Viennese DJ acts which enjoy international demand. What follows is a selection of the most important music promoters and locations. Further details can be found in the Event Database at www.vienna.info and the Event Manual at http://b2b.vienna.info

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Vienna is renowned as the world’s capital of music. It has been home to “Waltz King” Johann Strauss, “Prince of Song” Franz Schubert, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schoenberg and Mahler, not to mention Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Their music is performed in the city every day. Vienna’s opera houses boast appearances by international stars such as Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón. Viennese operetta is a byword for exciting entertainment – from Texas to Tokyo. And Vienna is

Opera and Operetta Vienna State Opera

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The Vienna State Opera is one of the world’s most famous opera houses. There are performances some 300 evenings a year with an ever-changing daily program. The performance calendar in 2008 features some fabulous premieres featuring stars such as Angelika Kirchschlager in Mozart’s “Così fan tutte”. It is possible to learn more about the Opera on guided tours and in the State Opera Museum. And large video walls erected in front of the opera house allow passers-by to sneak a glance at performances in real time. Guided Tours: Tel. (+43 1) 514 44–2606 Opernring 2 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 51 444-2250 Fax (+43 1) 51 444-2969 www.wiener-staatsoper.at U, Tram, Bus: Karlsplatz/Oper State Opera Museum Hanuschhof, Hanuschgasse 3/Goethegasse 1, 1010 Vienna Tue–Sun 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 3 (groups of 20 or more € 2.50) Combined ticket with State Opera tour: € 6.50 Combined ticket with State Opera tour and Theater Museum: € 8 Combined ticket with Theater Museum: € 5.50

Theater an der Wien

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Vienna‘s “old new opera house” treats audiences to monthly premieres, from baroque opera to modern works. In 2008 its “Operimsommer ’08” summer program includes the zarzuela “Luisa Fernanda” with star tenor Plácido Domingo in July and Mozart‘s “Magic Flute” in August. Linke Wienzeile 6 1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 5 888 5 Group bookings for 8 persons or more: Tel: (+43 1) 5818111-0

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group.bookings@vbw.at www.theater-wien.at U1, U2, U4: Karlsplatz; Bus 59A: Bärenmühldurchgang; Bus 57A: Laimgrubengasse

Volksoper Wien

The program at the Volksoper – Europe’s leading operetta house – includes not only opera (Rossini‘s “Barber of Seville”, …) and operetta (Lehár‘s “Land of Smiles”, …), but also musicals (“My Fair Lady”, “The Sound of Music”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, …) and dance. Währinger Strasse 78 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 514 44-30 www.volksoper.at U6, Tram 40, 41, 42, Bus 40A: Währinger Strasse/Volksoper

Wiener Kammeroper

The Wiener Kammeroper, yet another opera house, puts on rar­ ities of music theater – seldom-performed operettas, musicals and singspiels, as well as baroque and modern opera. Fleischmarkt 24 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 512 01 00-77 Fax (+43 1) 512 01 00-70 www.wienerkammeroper.at U1, U4, Tram 1 & 2: Schwedenplatz

Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace

The puppet ballet of Schönbrunn Palace’s Marionette Theater enchants visitors both young and old with Strauss melodies, Mozart operas and musicals from the world of fairytale. Schloss Schönbrunn 1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 817 32 47 Fax (+43 1) 817 32 47-4 www.marionettentheater.at U4: Schönbrunn, Tram 10, 58, Bus 10A: Schloss Schönbrunn


This musical cavalcade celebrating the Golden and Silver Age of operetta is a treat for all fans of the genre. Works by Robert Stolz, Franz Lehár and waltz king Johann Strauss are among the marvelous operetta melodies being performed in this potpourri of alltime favorites. The venue is an enchanting grotto in the park of Vienna’s Theresianum school which even hosted performances back in Empress Maria Theresia’s day. July 2–August 9, 2008, Wed–Sat Schlosspark Theresianum Favoritenstrasse 15 1040 Vienna In Theater Akzent in event of inclement weather Theresianumg. 18 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 35 26-11 www.scheibmaier.at U1: Taubstummengasse, Tram D: Belvedere or Plösslgasse, Bus 13: Belvederegasse)

“Die Fledermaus” at Schönbrunn Palace Theater

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Johann Strauss’ famous operetta “Die Fledermaus” is being staged by Musik Theater Schönbrunn in summer 2008 at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn, Vienna’s oldest theater. Familiar melodies and the piquantly witty tale of a Viennese playboy ensure top entertainment. July 11–August 24, 2008, daily except Mon Tickets: Musik Theater Schönbrunn 1190 Vienna, Postfach 111 tickets@ofs.at Tel. (+43) (0) 664 1111 600 www.musik-theater-schoenbrunn.at Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47 1130 Vienna U4: Schönbrunn, Tram 10, 58, Bus 10A: Schloss Schönbrunn

Music Film Festival on City Hall Square

Every evening in July and August opera lovers and bons vivants will be gathering on the square in front of City Hall to watch opera, concert and ballet films shown on a giant screen. Admission is free, you can sit wherever you like, and there is an opulent assortment of refreshments available. July–August City Hall Square 1010 Vienna U2, Tram 1, 2, D: Rathaus Promoter: stadt wien marketing und prater service gmbh Kolingasse 11/7, 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 82 00 Fax (+43 1) 319 82 00-82 Info & program: www.wien-event.at

Konzerthaus

The atmospheric art nouveau premises of the Konzerthaus are a heartbeat of concert life in Vienna. Its music spans not only the classical repertoire, but also embraces everything from medieval to the most progressive contemporary sounds e.g. at the “Wien Modern” festival in November/December. About ten music festivals take place at these and several other attractive venues – from venerable palaces and vibrant theaters to Schönbrunn Palace – every year. They include OsterKlang (Sound of Easter), the Vienna Festival Concerts, the Vienna Jazz Festival in July/August and – for those who enjoy the exceptional – Voice Mania, a festival of a-cappella music in November/December (see Event Manual, http://b2b.vienna.info). Lothringerstrasse 20 1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 242 00-2 Fax (+43 1) 242 00-110 www.konzerthaus.at U4: Stadtpark, Tram 1, 2, D, 71: Schwarzenbergplatz, Bus 3A: Schwarzenbergplatz, Bus 4A: Akademietheater

“2nd Vienna Piano Summer” at the Spanish Riding School

International piano virtuosos will be appearing in Vienna from August 7–10, 2008, presenting a top-caliber program of eight exceptional concerts. Five of the concerts will be classical in nature, while three late evening concerts will be devoted to jazz. The ­venue is also exceptional, presenting the heights of artistry on the piano where normally the Lipizzan stallions demonstrate the fine art of haute école. Spanish Riding School Hofburg, Michaelerplatz 1 1010 Vienna U1, U3: Stephansplatz U3: Herrengasse Bus 2A: Heldenplatz

Ensemble Performances Music ensembles playing the greatest Mozart and Strauss hits in magnificent settings – frequently in historic costumes and usually with singers and dancers – can be heard in Vienna every day. These concerts are organized by smaller agencies, making them ideal for tour operators. Booking tickets is also very straightforward (see Event Manual, http://b2b.wien.info).

Schönbrunn Palace Concerts www.imagevienna.com

Vienna Mozart Orchestra www.mozart.co.at

Concerts Musikverein

This venue is world famous: the Golden Hall of the Musikverein where the Vienna Philharmonic celebrate their New Year’s Day Concert every year – in front of a million television viewers around the globe. Music enthusiasts should be sure to plan an evening here! Group tours upon request. Karlsplatz 6 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 81 90 www.musikverein.at U1, U2, U4: Karlsplatz, Tram 1, D, J: Kärntner Ring, Tram 2, 62, 65: Opernring, Tram 71: Schwarzenbergplatz, Bus 59A, 3A: Kärntner Ring, Bus 4A: Karlsplatz

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra www.hofburgorchester.at

Vienna Residence Orchestra www.residenzorchester.at

Salonorchester Alt Wien www.soundofvienna.at

Wiener Imperial Orchester www.imperial-classic.at

Mozart-Ensemble Wien www.mozarthaus.at

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Vienna Operetta Summer open-air


A dozen Viennese concert cafés have a pianist playing pleasant background music whilst you enjoy a cup of coffee and a chat with friends. Old and new Viennese songs can be heard at Vienna’s wine taverns – in summer often in the garden shade (see “Wine Taverns” section, p. 122 and Event Database at www.vienna.info)

Vienna Boys’ Choir “Mozart & More” at the Musikverein

One of the oldest boys’ choirs in the world, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, founded five centuries ago, gives concerts at the Musikverein on Fridays. They also sing at Sunday Mass in the Chapel of the Hofburg imperial palace. April 11–October 17, 2008, Fridays Musikverein, Karlsplatz 6, 1010 Vienna U1, U2, U4: Karlsplatz, Tram 1, D, J: Kärntner Ring, Tram 2, 62, 65: Opernring, Tram 71: Schwarzenbergplatz, Bus 59A, 3A: Kärntner Ring, Bus 4A: Karlsplatz Promoter: Reisebüro Mondial Operngasse 20b, 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 04-173 Fax (+43 1) 588 04-145 schmied@mondial.at, www.mondial.at

Musicals “We Will Rock You” at the Raimund Theater Jan 24–Jul 13, 2008

The Queen musical from London’s West End, which has attracted three million visitors since 2002, is coming to Vienna. Music and lyrics come from rock band Queen themselves. The Vienna show will be in German with most songs in English.

Etablissement Ronacher: reopened June 30, 2007 with “The Producers”

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The Mel Brooks musical was a mega hit on Broadway for six years (it won 12 Tony awards!). This comical and politically highly incorrect farce in which the legendary big screen actor Brooks pokes fun at Nazis, Jews and homosexuals, is being staged in German for the first time to mark the reopening of this Viennese musical stage.

“Forbidden Ronacher” end of March–end of April 2008 at MuseumsQuartier/Hall E

In a cheeky musical satire, musical stars grant self-mocking insights into show business. They not only address the genre of musical in general, but also specifically take a critical look at the “hot musical location” of Vienna.

Raimund Theater: “Rebecca” returning to the Raimund Theater from Sept 6, 2008

The musical drama “Rebecca” takes audiences on a gripping voyage to Cornwall. The mysterious tale of the deceased Rebecca de Winter, who continues to exert an eerie influence on the entire family even after her death, is based on the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier.

Booking address: for productions at the Raimund Theater, Etablissement Ronacher and RonacherMOBILE: Vertriebsbüro Vereinigte Bühnen Wien Linke Wienzeile 6 1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 581 81 11–0 Fax (+43 1) 581 81 11–581 sales@vbw.at Credit card bookings by telephone: Wien-Ticket: Tel. (+43 1) 588 85 Raimund Theater: Backstage tours, venue hire on non-performance days: Tel. (+43 1) 588 30-272 Wallgasse 18 1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 599 77-0 www.musicalvienna.at U3, U6: Westbahnhof, U6: Gumpendorfer Strasse, Bus 57A: Gumpendorfer Gürtel Etablissement Ronacher: Seilerstätte 9 1010 Vienna www.musicalvienna.at U1, U3: Stephansplatz, U1, U2, U4: Karlsplatz/Oper, U4: Stadtpark, U3, Tram 1, 2: Stubentor MuseumsQuartier, Hall E Museumsplatz 1 1070 Vienna Tel.: (+43 1) 524 33 21 www.halleneg.at U2: MuseumsQuartier, U2, U3: Volkstheater The Volksoper is also staging musicals in 2008 including the classics “My Fair Lady”, “Fiddler on the Roof” and the famous tale of the singing Trapp family “The Sound of Music” (see “Opera & Operetta” section, see p. 62).

Musical Visitor Attractions You can not only hear music in Vienna, you can also experience it whilst sightseeing:

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House of Music – a virtual theme world of sound, acoustics and music (see “Museums & Collections”, see p. 56) Musicians’ Memorial Sites – many were once the residences of world famous composers, now they house museums dedicated to them: ǛǛ ǛǛ ǛǛ ǛǛ

Heiligenstadt Testament Memorial (Beethoven) Pasqualati House (Beethoven) Haydn’s Residence Mozarthaus Vienna (containing the only original Mozart apartment preserved in Vienna!) ǛǛ Franz Schubert’ Birthplace ǛǛ Johann Strauss’ Residence ǛǛ Arnold Schoenberg Center Music Mile Vienna – a “walk of fame” marked with stars through the inner city that you can explore at your own pace with an audio guide (see “City Tours” section, see p. 47).

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Music Collections Collection of Historical Musical Instruments

The Collection of Historical Musical Instruments contains numerous instruments that were played by famous musicians and composers. It is the world’s most eminent collection of Renaissance instruments. Music lovers will find precious original manuscripts in the Archives of the Musikverein (see “Musikverein”, see p. 63) and at the Music Collection of the Municipal Library in City Hall, which houses the world’s largest Schubert collection (Bartensteingasse 9, 1010 ­Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 4000-84920, www.wienbibliothek.at) Daily except Tue 10:00–18:00 Admission: € 10, Group Rate: € 7 Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-0 www.khm.at

Young Scene Apart from its classical and “Viennese” music, Vienna also has a very lively young music scene where all the modern sounds from hip hop to house, and from techno to electronics are represented. This variety is rounded out by the guest performances given by world stars. Vienna’s Jazz Clubs also put on programs of international standing. The best clubs include: ǛǛ Joe Zawinul’s Birdland, www.birdland.at ǛǛ Porgy & Bess, www.porgy.at ǛǛ Jazzland, www.jazzland.at And the Danube Island Festival in September with its pop, rock and folk events is acknowledged to be Europe’s biggest outdoor party, attended by more than three million enthusiastic – mostly young – visitors every year (www.donauinselfest.at).

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In January and February 2008 there will be more reasons than ever for spending a shopping holiday in Vienna. Apart from 20,000 stores, a mega contest awaits visitors to the Austrian capital during this period. The top prize is a luxury trip for two to Vienna including € 10,000 in spending money. In addition, there are terrific instant prizes for all who submit entry forms at the Vienna Tourist Info (Albertinaplatz/corner of Maysedergasse, 1st district, Tel. (+43 1) 24 555, open 09:00–19:00 daily). When the promotion starts, the “shop&win” brochure will be available at Vienna hotels and the Tourist Info. It contains all the necessary information as well as an entry form for the competition. Shopping is one of the favorite pastimes of the Viennese and naturally also of most visitors to Vienna. Indeed, there are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Vienna! Whether flagship department stores, small boutiques, antique shops, jewelers, bookshops, or designer furnishing stores – in Vienna you will find everything that the shopper’s heart could desire.

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Shopping in Vienna: A Winning Experience!

There are no longer standardized opening hours in Vienna, since the governing legislation is much more flexible than it was just a few years ago. The shops of the city’s main streets and shopping centers are generally open from Monday to Friday 09:00–18:30, Saturday 09:00–17:00. Many are open till 21:00 on Thursdays and Fridays. On Sundays and public holidays you can shop at souvenir shops, pastry shops, Südbahnhof and Westbahnhof train stations, and at Vienna International Airport. In Vienna seasonal sales begin around the beginning of January and the middle of July. Once again, due to the liberalization of regulations, they no longer start at the same time. Full details of “shop&win” in Vienna can be found at www.vienna.info or by calling (+43 1) 24 555.


Markets

Inner City

Almost every Vienna district has its own markets, supplying the Viennese population with fresh fruit, vegetables, groceries and daily products (Karmelitermarkt: Krummbaumgasse/Leopolds­ gasse/Haidgasse, 2nd district; Rochusmarkt: Landstrasser Hauptstrasse, 3rd district; Brunnenmarkt: Brunnengasse/Yppengasse, 16th district

The entire first district, encircled by the fabulous Ring Boulevard, where Vienna’s architectural gems are threaded one after the ­other like pearls on a chain, is a shopping paradise where everybody will find something to his or her taste.

Kärntner Strasse

A wealth of famous fashion stores line Kärntner Strasse, which leads from the Vienna State Opera to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. A classic favorite is Steffl department store, offering luxury designer goods and a great panoramic elevator. Along Graben and Kohlmarkt you will find all the internationally feted designers and brands. Another highlight is the luxury shopping temple at Palais Kohlmarkt with big names including Dolce&Gabbana, Tiffany & Co, Diesel and Bulgari. And just a stone’s throw away you will encounter chic creations by British luxury label Burberry. Kohlmarkt is also the location of multibrand store “No. 7”, opened in spring 2007, whose products include creations by Kenzo, Scherrer and Yikai. It incorporates the “shop in the shop” where Flavio Briatore sells his luxury label Billionaire Couture, satisfying the fashion wishes of male clientele with limitless budgets. Yet also Rotenturmstrasse and the innumerable lanes and side streets are home to an incredible range of boutiques and shops. Whether classic or ultramodern, all tastes are catered for.

Mariahilfer Strasse

is the traditional shopping street of the Viennese. It starts near the Ring Boulevard, and stretches past Westbahnhof train station to the Technical Museum. Most of the shops are located on the downtown side of the Gürtel (Vienna’s outer ring), where the thoroughfare marks the border between the 6th and 7th districts. Shops include Gerngross department store, branches of major European clothing chains such as H&M, C&A and Peek & Cloppenburg, and the HUMANIC shoe world. In the side streets you will find a host of small retailers and a vast range of products. Park in Neubaugasse is a favorite, stocking designer fashions and individual accessories on two floors.

Landstrasse, Favoritenstrasse, Meidlinger Hauptstrasse and Thaliastrasse

Shopping streets have evolved in the 3rd, 10th, 12th, and 16th districts which mainly serve the local communities. They also feature a multitude of retailers, boutiques, opticians, jewelers and clothes shops, as well as shops catering for daily needs (see also: Markets).

Shopping Centers Ringstrassen-Galerien

Anyone preferring the shopping center environment will also find what they are looking for downtown. Located only 100 meters from the State Opera House on the Ring Boulevard, RingstrassenGalerien is an elegant and spaciously designed complex which is sure to delight the sophisticated shopper (Kärntner Ring 5–7, 1st district, www.ringstrassen-galerien.at).

Kaufhaus Steffl

This seven-floor department store embraces the latest trends, lifestyles and fashions, and boasts charming cafés with great views. It owes its name to nearby St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which the Viennese affectionately call “Steffl” (Kärntner Strasse 19, 1st district, www.kaufhaus-steffl.at).

Gerngross

Naschmarkt

Located on the plateau over the River Wien between Rechte und Linke Wienzeile, this market is an absolute must for every visitor to Vienna. Here you will find an overwhelming variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, fish, meat and specialties from many countries, e.g. Italy, Greece and Turkey (Wienzeile, 4th district).

Flea Market

A flea market is held next to the Naschmarkt every Saturday from 06:30–18:00. You can find pretty much everything, from valuable antiques, furniture and bric-a-brac to curios and second-hand clothing.

Christmas Markets

The best known Viennese Christmas market is the Christkindlmarkt with Magic of Advent held between the National Theater (Burg­theater) and City Hall on the Ring Boulevard (www.christkindlmarkt.at). Seasonal atmosphere can also be enjoyed at the Christmas Village on Maria-Theresien-Platz between the Museums of Natural History and Fine Arts (www.weihnachtsdorf.at). Just a few steps further on into the city, an Advent market has established itself on Freyung. A small, but exclusive market, it displays and sells a vast array of handmade goods and Christmas handicrafts (www.altwiener-markt.at). The market with probably the most beautiful backdrop is the Culture and Christmas Market directly in front of Schönbrunn Palace (www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at). The Art and Christmas Market in the Spittelberg quarter is also certainly worth a visit. Between lovingly restored suburban houses from centuries past, it sometimes seems as if time has come to a standstill. This market offers a real Christmas browsing experience (www.spittelberg.at)! However, there are a number of other Christmas and Advent markets. Further information can be found at www.vienna.info.

Souvenirs of Vienna St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Giant Ferris Wheel and the Lipizzan stallions are all symbols of Vienna. An extensive selection of souvenirs can be found at many downtown shops as well as the souvenir shops in most large hotels. Hand-painted Lipizzan stallions and porcelain vases are among the unique gifts and souvenirs sold at Augarten Manufaktur. More than two hundred years ago, this traditional porcelain manufacturer used to supply the Viennese imperial court with exclusive chinaware (Stock-im-Eisen-Platz 3, 1st district, and Schloss Augarten, Obere Augartenstrasse 1, 2nd district, www.augarten.at). “Made in Austria” is a quality designation that applies to more than just Augarten porcelain. Österreichische Werkstätten on Kärntner Strasse offers a wide choice of handcrafted goods for all tastes (www.austrianarts.com). Backhausen, on Schwarzenbergstrasse, is a producer and supplier of fine textiles for upholstered furniture, curtains, drapery and decor goods. The range extends from modern design textiles to classic art-nouveau patterns. A Wiener-Werkstätte shop completes the choice. There is also a Wiener-Werkstätte Museum in the basement for those particularly interested (www.backhausen. com).

This department store stocks everything from fashions to children’s toys, with various restaurants on the top floor (Mariahilfer Strasse 38–48, 7th district).

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Housed in wonderfully restored baroque premises on Graben, Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau has been the number one store in Vienna for high-class table and bed linens for almost 300 years (Graben 26, 1st district, www.schwaebische-jungfrau.at). Many museums round out their exhibitions with attractive shops. All kinds of products are available, from souvenirs, eye-catching designerware, trinkets, jewelry and books to reproductions. Shops include those at MuseumsQuartier Wien (Museumsplatz 1, 7th district, www.mqw.at), KunstHausWien (Untere Weissgerberstrasse 13, 3rd district, www.kunsthauswien.at), MAK (Museum of Applied Arts, Stubenring 5, 1st district, www.mak.at), the Albertina (Albertinaplatz 1, 1st district, www.albertina.at), the Museum of Fine Arts (Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1st district, www.khm.at) and the Museum of Natural History (Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1st district, www.nhm-wien.ac.at).

Traditional Fashions from Austria Traditional Austrian “country wear” is always in fashion. In Vienna you will find classic styles, patterns and textiles as well as contemporary forms of these costumes, adapted to today’s fashion trends. Almost all the well-known country fashion shops are located in the center of town, in Kärntner Strasse and its side streets and around St. Stephen‘s Cathedral. Loden fashion, a typical form of traditional Austrian clothing, has been finding more and more devoted admirers at home and abroad. Names like Resi Hammerer (www.resihammerer.at), Tostmann (www.tostmann.at), Loden Plankl (www.loden-plankl.at), Sportalm (www.sportalm.at) and Kettner (www.kettnerwien.at) have long established themselves in the international world of fashion.

Antiques A visit to the Wiener Dorotheum, one of the leading and most traditional auction houses in Europe, is highly recommended. Whether in the open sales department or at one of the numerous auctions, everybody will find something to their taste – from baroque and “fin de siècle” furniture, art and jewelry to postage stamps (Doro­ theergasse 17, 1st district, www.dorotheum.at).

the traditional specialties at Hotel Sacher, behind the State Opera, the home of the original Viennese Sachertorte (www.sacher.com), and Konditorei Gerstner on Vienna’s Kärntner Strasse (www.gerstner.at). Delicious Viennese cakes and pastries are also served at branches of Konditorei Aida (www.aida.at), Kurkonditorei Oberlaa (www.oberlaa-wien.at) and plenty of other places.

Shopping at the Airport Vienna International Airport boasts a multitude of shops and an enormous choice of goods. While the majority of stores are beyond passport and boarding card control and therefore only accessible to departing and arriving travelers, there are also numerous shops in the arrivals and departures halls and terminal buildings open to all. Opening hours are not generally regulated and often depend on flights, i.e. shops are usually open longer during peak travel periods. www.viennaairport.com

Tax Free Shopping in Austria All visitors to Austria not resident in the EU may claim a refund of Austrian value added tax (VAT), which is included in the sales prices of all goods bought in Austria. The purchase price of goods per invoice must be at least € 75.01. The procedure for VAT repayment is quite simple if you use Global Refund checks: At any store displaying the silver-blue Tax Free Shopping logo, tourists can ask sales staff for a completed Global Refund check (name and foreign address must be inserted) and for a Global Refund envelope containing a list of all cash refund locations. The original receipt must be stapled to the Global Refund check. When leaving the EU, tourists must show the goods to the customs official and get their Global Refund check stamped with the customs stamp. No refund is possible without the customs stamp. Guests can cash their refund at any of over 700 tax refund locations worldwide e.g. at airports, back in their home country (see also Global Refund envelope) or apply for bank giro transfer by sending the Global Refund check to Global Refund direct.

Viennese Cakes, Pastries and Confectionery

At Vienna International Airport the Global Refund payment booths can be found in the shopping zone and at baggage reclaim in the arrivals hall.

A visit to Demel confectioners, former purveyors to the Imperial Court (Kohlmarkt 14, 1st district, www.demel.at) is a must for every fan of genuine Viennese confectionery. Also not to be missed are

After deduction of the handling expenses by Global Refund, the average sum refunded will amount to approx. 13% of the purchase price.

Shopping, Wining & Dining Addresses of places to shop, from the old city to trendy districts, are contained in this brochure, as are markets, pubs, dozens of places to eat out, cool bars, coffee-houses and wine taverns. The former purveyors to the imperial court also feature.

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Shopping with the Vienna Card The following shops grant price reductions to visitors presenting the Vienna Card:

-12% -10/-15%

Ludwig Nowotny

Embroidery

My Style

Jewelry & Watches

-10%

A. E. Köchert

Jewelry

-10%

Burdyl

Souvenirs

-10%

Christoph Schachner

Master Violin Maker

-10%

Gans

Quilts and Pillows by Gans

-10%

L. Jarosinski & J. Vaugoin

Silverware

-10%

Österreichische Werkstätten

Traditional Handicrafts

-10%

Replicart

Replicart

-10%

Sport Aichinger

Sports Goods & Sports Wear

-5/-12%

Blau & Scheibl

Antiques & Jewelry

-5/-10%

Arcadia Opera Shop

Everything from the world of opera

-5/-10%

ArtPresents

Art & Design

-5/-10%

Backhausen Interior Design

Home Textiles & Accessories

-5/-10%

Bridges Glass House

Glass Ornaments, Bijouterie

-5/-10%

Dessous beim Graben

Lingerie & Nightwear

-5/-10%

Frey Wille

Enamel Jewelry

-5/-10%

Galerie Augustin

Gallery

-5/-10%

Halder

Jewelry

-5/-10%

J. B. Filz Sohn

Perfumery

-5/-10%

Maria Stransky

Petit Point

-5/-10%

Phoenix

Ties

-5/-10%

R. Horn’s Wien

Leather Goods

-5/-10%

Schau Schau Brillen

Eye Wear

-5/-10%

Schauraum für angewandte Kunst

Art & Design

-5/-10%

Susanne Kitz

Bags & Accessories

-5/-10%

Vienna Bag

Bags

-5/-10%

Zuntermann

Gifts

-5/-10%

Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau

Bed & Table Linen

-5%

Plaza Wien Jalux

Boutique

-5%

Uhrmachermeister Hofer

Clocks & Watches

-3/-6%

Austria Corner Amadeus

Souvenirs

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Altmann & Kühne

Handmade Bonbons

special gift

Friedrich Otto Schmidt

Furnishings

special gift

J. & L. Lobmeyr

Glassware

special gift

Kaufhaus Steffl

Department Store

special gift

La Cassetta

Home Accessories & Gifts

special gift

Meinl am Graben

Gourmet Temple

special gift

Porzellanmanufaktur Augarten

Porcelain

special gift

Hotel Sacher

Original Sachertorte

special offer

Foto Corner

Express Photo Service

special offer

Leopold Museum Shop

Leopold Museum Shop

special offer

MQ Point

Shop & Tickets

special offer

Museumsshops

Museum Shops

Ringstrassen Galerien -10%

Huckleberry

Fashion for Kids

-10%

Das Spielzeug

Toys

-5/-10%

Bella Donna

Ladies’ Fashion

-5/-10%

Caselli

Ladies’ Fashion

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Giesswein

Traditional Austrian Fashion

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Aigner Shop

Leather, Fashion & Accessories

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Vienna is home to service-led enterprises whose high-quality products reflect the experience of many generations in design and craftsmanship. The WIEN PRODUCTS umbrella brand was created by the Vienna Chamber of Commerce to draw the attention of potential business partners and customers abroad to the benefits offered by these companies. Membership of WIEN PRODUCTS is an exclusive privilege awarded only to selected Viennese companies singled out by acknowledged business experts. Apart from general brand management activities, the main task of the WIEN PRODUCTS Service Center is to help establish long-term business partnerships by organizing marketing events directly in international target markets (WIEN PRODUCTS sales promotions in department stores, WIEN PRODUCTS food & beverage festivals at deluxe hotels, organization and execution of B2B and B2C workshops, etc.). For further information, please visit the WIEN PRODUCTS website at www.wienproducts.at. Further inquiries may be addressed to: wienproducts@wkw.at.

AMBIENCE OF VIENNA

Interior Design with a Difference

Backhausen

Home Textiles www.backhausen.at

Friedrich Otto Schmidt Antique Furnishings www.wienproducts.at

Galerie AMBIENTE – Design Marlowe Designer Furniture www.ambientegalerieambiente.at

Lichterloh

Design by Walter Bosse & Carl Auböck www.lichterloh.at

J. & L. Lobmeyr

Crystal and Chandeliers/Glass Museum inside the shop www.lobmeyr.com

Scheybal

Custom Door Mats www.scheybal.com

G. Senft

Metal Fittings www.senft.co.at

Wittmann Möbelwerkstätten Handcrafted Designer Furniture www.wittmann.at

Woka Lamps Vienna Lighting www.woka.com

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PERFORMANCE OF VIENNA

Unique Cultural Delights

Geigenbaumeister Christoph Schachner Master Violin Maker www.violino.at

Haus der Musik Sound Museum www.hdm.at

Wiener Sängerknaben The Vienna Boys’ Choir www.wsk.at

L. Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik Handcrafted Pianos www.boesendorfer.com

Münze Österreich

Austrian Mint www.austrian-mint.com

MuseumsQuartier Wien Museum www.mqw.at

Spanische Hofreitschule Spanish Riding School www.srs.at

Wiener Kammeroper

Opera House www.wienerkammeroper.at

Wiener Symphoniker

Concert Orchestra www.wiener-symphoniker.at

Volksoper Wien

Opera House www.volksoper.at

PLEASURES OF VIENNA

Exquisite Fashion and Design

Mühlbauer

Hats and Fashion www.muehlbauer.at

Österreichische Werkstätten Handcrafted Goods www.austrianarts.com

R. Horn’s Wien

Leather Goods www.rhorns.com

Schau Schau Brillen Designer Glasses www.schau-schau.at


TOP TABLES OF VIENNA

Pewter Accessories www.austrianarts.com

Exclusive Handcrafted Tableware

Vienna-Bag

Porcelain manufactory Guided Tours www.augarten.at

Bags www.vienna-bag.com

Shopping

R. Chlada

Augarten

L. Jarosinski & J. Vaugoin

TASTE OF VIENNA

Delicious Food and Beverages

Demel K. u. k. Hofzuckerbäcker Wien Confectionery www.demel.at

Confiserie Heindl Confectionery www.heindl.co.at

Haas & Haas

Tea Specialties www.haas-haas.at

Lehar GesmbH. Spirits www.lehar.at

Meinl am Graben

Silverware www.vaugoin.com

J. & L. Lobmeyr

Glass and Chandeliers/Glass Museum in the shop www.lobmeyr.com

Friedrich Otto Schmidt Furnishings www.wienproducts.at

Wiener Silberschmiede Berghaus-Fölster Silver www.silberwerkstatt.at

Zur Schwäbischen Jungfrau

Bed & Table Linen www.schwaebische-jungfrau.at

TREASURES OF VIENNA

Gourmet Shopping www.meinlamgraben.at

Jewelry of Timeless Elegance

Hotel Sacher Wien

A. E. Köchert

Tourismus-Schulen Modul

Art Deco

Weingut Wieninger

Halder

Wiesbauer

Golden Genius

Kellys Ges.m.b.H.

Juwelier Anton Heldwein

Manner

Kieback Wien

Staud’s Wien

Frey Wille

Original Sachertorte www.sacher.com

International Center for Hotel & Tourism Training www.modul.at Wine Estate www.wieninger.at

Sausage Specialties www.wiesbauer.at Salted Snacks www.kellys.at

Confectionery www.manner.com Jam & Mixed Pickles www.stauds.com

Jewelry www.koechert.com Fashion Jewelry www.artdeco.at Jewelry www.halder.at Symbol Jewelry www.golden-genius.com Jewelry www.heldwein.at

Jewelry www.kieback-wien.at Decorative Art Jewelry www.frey-wille.com

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250–330

298/152 K (100) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

Tel (+43 1) 514 80 0 15 Fax (+43 1) 514 80 40 parkring@schick-hotels.com www.schick-hotels.com

Upon request

Upon request

98/58

20

107–147

177–207

114/56

128

■ K (350) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

Hotel Am Parkring – Schick Hotels, Best Western Premier Hotel

Tel (+43 1) 534 05 713 Fax (+43 1) 534 05 710 office@ hotelamstephansplatz.at www. hotelamstephansplatz.at

K (480) KT

436/218

Tel (+43 1) 587 55 18 Fax (+43 1) 587 55 18-29 hotel@opernring.at www.opernring.at

Hotel Am Stephansplatz

K (300) KT

410/205

Hotel Am Opernring Opernring 11, 1010 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz Parkring 12, 1010 Vienna U1 Stephansplatz, U3 Stubentor Stephans­platz9, 1010 Vienna U1, U3 Stephansplatz

Breakfast

Double

Tel (+43 1) 50 110-447 Fax (+43 1) 50 110-306 hotel.bristol@ luxurycollection.com www.luxurycollection.com/ bristol Grand Hotel Wien Kärntner Ring 9, Tel (+43 1) 515 80-734 – JJW Hotels & 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 515 13 14 Resorts U1, U4 reservation@ Karlsplatz grandhotelwien.com www.grandhotelwien.com Hotel Hilton Vienna Schottenring 11, Tel (+43 1) 717 00 15 000 Plaza 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 717 000 16 000 U2 Schottentor info.vienna-plaza@hilton. com www.hilton.at/wienplaza Hotel Imperial – Kärntner Tel (+43 1) 501 10-447 The Luxury Ring 16, Fax (+43 1) 501 10-306 Collection 1015 Vienna hotel.imperial@ – Starwood Hotels U1, U2, U4 luxurycollection.com & Resorts Karlsplatz www.luxurycollection.com/ imperial Hotel Marriott Parkring 12a, Tel (+43 1) 515 18-6660 Vienna 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 515 18-6510 U3 Stubentor, vienna.marriott.info@ U4 Stadtpark marriotthotels.com www.viennamarriott.com Hotel Palais Coburg Coburgbastei 4, Tel (+43 1) 518 18-0 Residenz 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 518 18-100 U1, U3 hotel.residenz@palaisStephansplatz, coburg.com U3 Stubentor www.palais-coburg.com Radisson SAS Parkring 16, Tel (+43 1) 515 17-3400 Palais Hotel 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 512 22 16 U4 Stadtpark, sales.vienna@radissonsas. U3, Tram 1, 2 com Stubentor www.palais.vienna. radissonsas.com Hotel Sacher Wien Philharmoniker- Tel (+43 1) 514 56-541 strasse 4, Fax (+43 1) 514 56-799 1010 Vienna wien@sacher.com U1, U2, U4 www.sacher.com Karlsplatz

Single

Contact

Kärntner Ring 1, 1015 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz

Person min.

Hotel Bristol – The Luxury Collection – Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Address

Hotel

Hotels *****

10

125–185

155–280

68/35

■ (8) CC

K

■ K (40) KT CC ideal for cyclists ■ K (50) KT CC Sauna Fitness room


Person min.

Single

Double

Beds/rooms

15

83–159

108–190

413/225

Hotel Arkadenhof

Viriotgasse 5, 1090 Vienna U4 Spittelau

Tel (+43 1) 310 08 37 Fax (+43 1) 310 76 86 office@arkadenhof.com www.arkadenhof.com

21

Währinger Strasse 33, 1090 Vienna Tram 37, 38, 40, 41, 42 Schwarzspanier­ strasse Rechte Wienzeile 93-95, 1050 Vienna U4 Pilgramgasse

Tel (+43 1) 405 12 39-614 Fax (+43 1) 405 53 75 hotel.atlanta@aon.at www.hotelatlanta.at

20

Tel (+43 1) 546 20 0 Fax (+43 1) 545 42 42 ananas@austria-trend.at www.austria-trend.at/wan

10

Wagramer Strasse 83-85, 1220 Vienna U1 Kagran

Tel (+43 1) 203 55 45 Fax (+43 1) 203 55 45-173 donauzentrum@austriatrend.at www.austria-trend.at/doh Tel (+43 1) 213 15-199 Fax (+43 1) 213 15-100 lassalle@austria-trend.at www.austria-trend.at/law

15

Tel (+43 1) 485 85 03-555 Fax (+43 1) 485 48 76 schloss.wilhelminenberg@ austria-trend.at www.austria-trend.at/wiw

15

Hotel Atlanta

Austria Trend Hotel Ananas

Austria Trend Hotel Donauzentrum

Austria Trend Hotel Lassalle

Engerthstrasse 173-175, 1020 Vienna U1 Vorgartenstrasse Austria Trend Hotel SavoyenSchloss strasse 2, Wilhelminenberg 1160 Vienna Bus 46B, 146B Schloss Wilheminenberg Austria Trend Hietzinger Parkhotel HauptSchönbrunn strasse 10-20, 1130 Vienna U4 Hietzing Hotel Beethoven Millöcker– Best Western gasse 6, Hotel 1060 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz Hotel Bellevue – Althanstrasse 5, Austria Hotels 1091 Vienna International, U4 FriedensWorldhotels brücke, Tram 5, 33 Franz-JosefsBahnhof Hotel City Central – Taborstrasse 8, Schick Hotels, Best 1020 Vienna Western Hotel U1, U4 Schwedenplatz Cordial Theaterhotel Wien

Josefstädter Strasse 22, 1080 Vienna U2, Tram J Rathaus

■ K (900) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

67–73

98–109

75/44

■ K (20) KT CC ideal for cyclists

54–73

74–96

96/57

■ CC

95–180

135–253

968/533

■ K (120) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

61–250

68–300

268/137

■ K (250) KT CC Sauna Solarium

10

79–250

94–300

267/140

■ K (40) KT CC Sauna ideal for cyclists

80–120

90–170

174/87

■ K (180) KT CC

Tel (+43 1) 878 04 0 10 Fax (+43 1) 878 04 3220 parkhotel.schoenbrunn@ austria-trend.at www.austria-trend.at/paw Tel (+43 1) 587 44 820 20 Fax (+43 1) 587 44 42 info@beethoven. bestwestern.at www.hotel-beethoven.at Tel (+43 1) 313 48 803 20 Fax (+43 1) 313 48-801 bellevue@austria-hotels.at www.austria-hotels.at www.hotelbellevue.at

95–180

Tel (+43 1) 211 05-0 Fax (+43 1) 211 05-140 city.central@schick-hotels. com www.schick-hotels.com Tel (+43 1) 405 36 48 Fax (+43 1) 405 14 06 chwien@cordial.at www.cordial.at

Ab 65

15

135–253

850/394

■ Sauna

69–114

90–150

66/36

K (700) KT CC

■ K (12) KT CC

100–170

100–170

298/160 K (80) KT CC

Ab 98

111/58

■ CC Fitness room ideal for cyclists

15

63–95

80–139

110/54 K (60) KT CC Sauna Solarium ideal for cyclists



129

Accommodation

Contact

Tel (+43 1) 521 65-814 Fax (+43 1) 521 65-810 wimberger@arcotel.at www.arcotel.at

Breakfast

Address

Neubau­ gürtel 34-36, 1070 Vienna U6 Burggasse

Hotel

ARCOTEL Wimberger


Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf 1

Golden Tulip Hotel Modul

Hotel Golden Tulip Wien City

Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 134, 1130 Vienna U4 St. Veit Sonnwendgasse 8, 1100 Vienna U1 Südtiroler Platz Grünentorgasse 30, 1090 Vienna U4 Rossauer Lände Filmteichstrasse 5, 1100 Vienna Bus 68A Kurpark Nordosteingang Wiedner Hauptstrasse 27-29, 1040 Vienna U1 Taubstummengasse Neubau­ gürtel 26-28, 1070 Vienna U3, U6 Westbahnhof Hoffingergasse 26-28, 1120 Vienna U6 Längenfeldgasse Peter-JordanStrasse 78, 1190 Vienna Bus 10A Dänenstrasse Wallgasse 23, 1060 Vienna U6 Gumpendorferstrasse, U3, U6 Westbahnhof

Tel (+43 1) 877 74 06-0 Fax (+43 1) 877 74 06-6 office@hotel-cortina.com www.hotel-cortina.com

20

Ab 50

Ab 70

69/42

Tel (+43 1) 961 64 00-901 Fax (+43 1) 961 64 00-950 info@delta-hotel.at www.delta-hotel.at

15

Tel (+43 1) 310 34 04 Fax (+43 1) 310 04 80 deutschmeister@ city-hotels.at www.city-hotels.at Tel (+43 1) 688 11 82 Fax (+43 1) 689 11 81 eitljoerg-office@via.at www.eitljoerg.at

15

Tel (+43 1) 50 111-324 Fax (+43 1) 50 111-50 rainer@schick-hotels.com www.schick-hotels.com

■ (15) KT CC ideal for cyclists

51–70

61–90

354/180

K

■ K (12) KT CC

70–120

100–220

94/52

■ K (20) KT CC

10

Ab 68

Ab 105

42/26

■ Solarium

15

55,50– 87,50

76–119

Tel (+43 1) 227 37-5001 10 Fax (+43 1) 227 37-9999 wien@flemings-hotels.com www.flemings-hotels.com

79–159

99–179

Tel (+43 1) 801 23-19 Fax (+43 1) 801 23-51 office@gartenhotel.com www.gartenhotel.com

25

Ab 58

Tel (+43 1) 476 60-6392 Fax (+43 1) 476 60-117 modulhotel@wkw.at www.hotelmodul.at

10

147/84

K (25) KT CC

■ K (50) KT CC

291/146 K (160) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

Ab 74

165/95

■ K (140) KT CC Sauna Fitness room ideal for cyclists

Tel (+43 1) 599 90 905 20 Fax (+43 1) 599 90 904 info@goldentulipwiencity. com www.goldentulipwiencity. com Hotel Graben – Dorotheer­Tel (+43 1) 40 44 670 20 Kremslehner Hotels gasse 3, Fax (+43 1) 40 88 392 1010 Vienna graben@ U1 Stephanskremslehnerhotels.at platz www.kremslehnerhotels.at Hotel Harmonie – Harmonie­ Tel (+43 1) 317 66 04 15 Fax (+43 1) 317 66 04-55 Best Western Hotel gasse 5-7, 1090 Vienna welcome@hotelharmonie.at U2 Schottentor, www.bestwestern-ce.com/ Tram D, Bus 40A harmonie Bauernfeldplatz Hotel Hilton Vienna Handelskai 269, Tel (+43 1) 717 00 15 000 10 Danube 1020 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 717 000 16 000 Tram 21 info.viennadanube@hilton. Meierei­strasse com www.hilton.de/wiendanube

130

Breakfast

Beds/rooms

Fleming‘s Hotel Wien Westbahnhof – Worldhotels

Double

Hotel Erzherzog Rainer – Schick Hotels, Best Western Hotel

Single

Hotel Eitljörg Panoramaschenke

Person min.

Hotel Deutschmeister

Contact

Delta Hotel Wien

Address

Hotel

Hotel Cortina

70–90

90–120

96/48

■ K

(480) KT CC 49–69

59–89

165/77

■ K (35) KT CC

58–225

68–255

81/41 (30) CC

75–120

85–160

126/68

■ K (10) CC ideal for cyclists

105–220

105–220

720/367 K (300) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room ideal for cyclists

K


Person min.

Single

Double

Beds/rooms

60–95

70–120

200/101

Tel (+43 1) 486 66 20-0 Fax (+43 1) 486 66 20-8 hoteljaeger@aon.at www.hoteljaeger.at

10

Tel (+43 1) 329 00-911 Fax (+43 1) 320 73 55 kaiserfranzjoseph@ deraghotels.de www.deraghotels.de

15

Tel (+43 1) 515 26 Fax (+43 1) 515 26-7 info@kaiserinelisabeth.at www.kaiserinelisabeth.at

10

Tel (+43 1) 813 86 10-0 Fax (+43 1) 813 81 83 kaiserpark@cso.at www.kaiserpark.at

15

Linzer Strasse 165, 1140 Vienna Tram 52, Bus 51A Ameisgasse Hotel Kummer – Mariahilfer Austria Hotels Strasse 71a, International, 1060 Vienna Worldhotels U3 Neubaugasse Hotel Mailbergerhof Annagasse 7, 1010 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz

Tel (+43 1) 910 02-0 Fax (+43 1) 910 02-59 kavalier@austria-hotels.at www.austria-hotels.at, www.hotelkavalier.at Tel (+43 1) 588 95 Fax (+43 1) 587 81 33 kummer@austria-hotels.at www.austria-hotels.at, www.hotelkummer.at Tel (+43 1) 512 06 41 Fax (+43 1) 512 06 41-10 reception@mailbergerhof.at www.mailbergerhof.at

15

Mercure Grand Hotel Biedermeier Wien

Tel (+43 1) 716 71-0 Fax (+43 1) 716 71-503 h5357@accor.com www.accorhotels.com

15

Tel (+43 1) 211 40-126 Fax (+43 1) 211 40-7 h1891@accor.com www.accorhotels.com

15

Hotel Jäger

Hotel Kaiser Franz Joseph – Derag Hotel and Living

Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth

Hotel Kaiserpark Schönbrunn

Grünbergstrasse 11, 1120 Vienna U4 Schönbrunn

Hotel Kavalier – Austria Hotels International

Hotel Mercure Imlauer Wien

Hotel Mercure Josefshof Wien

Hotel Mercure Secession Wien

Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 28, 1030 Vienna U4 Landstrasse, U3 Rochusgasse Rotensterngasse 12, 1020 Vienna U1 Nestroyplatz

K (40) KT CC

78–120

110–170

32/17

■ cyclists

50–102

70–124

139/95

CC ideal for

■ K (100) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

Ab 106,50 Ab 183

108/63

■ K (18) KT CC

40–55

65–90

90/45

■ K (50) CC

60–85

72–109

280/144

■ K (70) KT CC Sauna

10

68–145

80–180

181/95

■ K (25) KT CC

6

Ab 150

180–220

70/40

■ K (40) KT CC

62–128

78–172

370/201

■ K (80) KT CC

65–100

70–140

170/87

■ K (60) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

Josefsgasse 4-6, Tel (+43 1) 404 19 1080 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 404 19 150 U2 Rathaus mercure@josefshof.com www.josefshof.com

10

Getreidemarkt 5, 1060 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz

10

Tel (+43 1) 588 38-150 Fax (+43 1) 588 38-212 h3532@accor.com www.mercure.com

99–199

119–249

228/119 Sauna Solarium

Ab 105

Ab 184

K (30) KT CC

135/70 K (30) KT CC ideal for cyclists



131

Accommodation

Contact

15

Breakfast

Address

Tel (+43 1) 588 50 Fax (+43 1) 588 50-251 vienna.city@holiday-inn.at www.holiday-inn.com

Hotel

Margaretenstrasse 53, 1050 Vienna U4 Kettenbrückengasse Hernalser Hauptstrasse 187, 1170 Vienna S45, Tram 43 Hernals Sieveringer Strasse 4, 1190 Vienna S45 Ober­ döbling, Bus 39A Friedlgasse Weihburg­gasse 3, 1010 Vienna U, U3 Stephansplatz

Hotel Holiday Inn Vienna City


Tel (+43 1) 260 40-603 Fax (+43 1) 260 40-699 reservation.vienna@ rezidorparkinn.com www.parkinnvienna.at Tel (+43 1) 367 57 00 Fax (+43 1) 367 57 00-41 hotel@parkvilla.at www.parkvilla.at

Wagramer Strasse 16-18, 1220 Vienna U1 Kaisermühlen/VIC Hotel Park-Villa Hasenauerstrasse 12, 1190 Vienna Bus 35A, 37A, 40A Währinger Park Hotel Prinz Eugen Wiedner – Austria Hotels Gürtel 14, International 1040 Vienna U1 Südtirolerplatz Hotel Rathaus – Lange Gasse 13, Wein & Design 1080 Vienna U2, Tram J Rathaus, 46 Auerspergstrasse Hotel Regina – Rooseveltplatz Kremslehner Hotels 15, 1090 Vienna U2 Schottentor

Tel (+43 1) 505 17 41 Fax (+43 1) 505 17 41-19 prinzeugen@austriahotels.at www.hotelprinzeugen.at Tel (+43 1) 400 11 22 Fax (+43 1) 400 11 22-88 office@hotel-rathauswien.at www.hotel-rathaus-wien.at

20

Seminarzentrum Am Spiegeln

Hotel Sportpark

132

66–100

396/211

Breakfast

62–80

■ K (70) KT CC

64–87

74–102

208/114

■ K (40) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

Ab 108

Ab 135

270/135

■ room

11

69–89

90–118

38/21

K (60) KT CC Fitness

■ K (18) KT CC ideal for cyclists

15

52–90

60–126

203/106

■ K (25) KT CC

6

118–138

148–198

80/40 room

Tel (+43 1) 40 44 670 20 Fax (+43 1) 40 88 392 regina@kremslehner­hotels.at www.kremslehnerhotels.at Renaissance Penta Ungargasse 60, Tel (+43 1) 711 75 82 35 10 Vienna Hotel – 1030 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 711 75 8146 Marriott U4 Landstrasse renaissance.penta.vienna@ International Tram 71, 0, renaissancehotels.com S-Bahn www.renaissancehotels. Rennweg com/viese Hotel Royal – Singerstrasse 3, Tel (+43 1) 40 44 670 20 Kremslehner Hotels 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 40 88 392 U1 Stephansroyal@kremslehnerhotels.at platz www.kremslehnerhotels.at

Hotel Schild

Beds/rooms

Hotel Park Inn – Rezidor SAS

Double

Tel (+43 1) 599 01-0 15 Fax (+43 1) 597 69 00 h1707@accor.com www.mercure.com www.accorhotels.com Tel (+43 1) 206 11-0 15 Fax (+43 1) 206 11-15 nhbelvedere@nh-hotels.com www.nh-hotels.com

Single

Person min.

Contact

Address

Hotel

Hotel Mercure Wien MatrosenEuropaplatz gasse 6-8, 1060 Vienna U3, U6 Westbahnhof Hotel NH Belvedere Rennweg 12a, 1030 Vienna Tram 71, O, S1 Rennweg

Neustift am Walde 97-99, 1190 Vienna 35A Celtesgasse

Tel (+43 1) 440 40 44-0 Fax (+43 1) 440 40 00 office@hotel-schild.at www.hotel-schild.at

10

Johann-Hörbiger-Gasse 30, 1230 Vienna Bus 56B, 58B Am Spiegeln Weingarten­ allee 22, 1220 Vienna Bus 25A Sportpark Süssenbrunn

Tel (+43 1) 889 30 93 Fax (+43 1) 889 30 93-990 email@amspiegeln.at www.amspiegeln.at

10

Tel (+43 1) 256 82 82 Fax (+43 1) 256 82 82-44 hotel@sportparkwien.at www.sportparkwien.at

15

58–225

68–255

279/148

K (20) KT CC Fitness

■ K (100) KT CC

99–350

99–350

678/339 K (450) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

58–225

68–255

174/87

■ CC

48–90

58–120

57/29

■ CC Sauna

54–59

37–46

42/25

■ (180) KT CC

59–70

89–104

50/25

K

■ K (50) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room


Person min.

Single

Double

Beds/rooms

15

66–98

86–130

220/122

Strudlhof Hotel & Palais

Pasteurgasse 1, 1090 Vienna U4 Rossauer Lände, U2 Schottentor Mariahilfer Strasse 156, 1150 Vienna U3, U6 Westbahnhof Baumgasse 83, 1030 Vienna U3 Schlachthausgasse

Tel (+43 1) 319 25 22-113 Fax (+43 1) 319 25 22-800 hotel@strudlhof.at www.strudlhof.at

20

Tourotel Mariahilf

Vienna Sporthotel

Hotels *** Hotel Admiral

Karl-Schweig­ hofer-Gasse 7, 1070 Vienna U2, U3 Volkstheater Hotel Allegro – Matzleinsdorfer Adler Hotels Vienna Platz 1, 1050 Vienna S9, S15, Tram 62, 65 Matzleinsdorfer Platz Hotel Altwienerhof Herklotzgasse 6, 1150 Vienna U6 Gumpendorferstrasse Hotel Am Brillantengrund

Bandgasse 4, 1070 Vienna U3, Tram 49 Zieglergasse

Anno Hof Hotel

Kulmgasse 22, 1170 Vienna

Hotel Asperner Löwe

Austria Classic Hotel Papageno – Top International

Aspernstrasse 96, 1220 Vienna Bus 26A Leutholdgasse Wiedner Hauptstrasse 23-25, 1040 Vienna U1 Taubstummengasse

■ K (120) KT CC ideal for cyclists

77–113

104–154

154/84

■ K (240) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

Tel (+43 1) 892 33 35 15 Fax (+43 1) 892 33 35-495 hotel.mariahilf@tourotel.at www.tourotel.at

55–119

Tel (+43 1) 798 82 01-0 Fax (+43 1) 798 82 01-415 info@vienna-sporthotel.at www.vienna-sporthotel.at

21

60–95

Tel (+43 1) 521 41 0 Fax (+43 1) 521 41 16 hotel@admiral.co.at www.admiral.co.at

18

Tel (+43 1) 544 27 43-0 Fax (+43 1) 544 27 43-80 info@hotel-allegro.at www.hotel-allegro.at

10

Tel (+43 1) 892 60 00 Fax (+43 1) 892 60 00-8 office@altwienerhof.at www.altwienerhof.at

20

Tel (+43 1) 523 36 62 Fax (+43 1) 523 36 62-83 am.brillantengrund@ chello.at www.hotel-ambrillantengrund.at Tel (+43 1) 488 05 Fax (+43 1) 488 05-8 anno@annohofhotel.at www.annohofhotel.at

21

Tel (+43 1) 288 20 88 Fax (+43 1) 288 20 130 pension@asperner-loewe.at www.asperner-loewe.at

20

Tel (+43 1) 504 67 44 Fax (+43 1) 504 67 44-22 reservation@ hotelpapageno.at www.hotelpapageno.at

12

70–139

137/65

■ CC ideal for cyclists

72–120

134/79

■ K (15) CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room ideal for cyclists

50–75

30–45

155/78

■ for cyclists

55–140

75–180

98/52

K (25) CC ideal

■ CC

67–89

99–129

45/26

■ K (20) CC

65–90

80–118

54/30

CC

ideal for cyclists

20

46–54

28–36

52/28

■ K (7) CC Sauna Solarium

55–60

70–76

115/49

■ K (57) KT CC Sauna ideal for cyclists

55–79

29–56

99/50

■ CC ideal for cyclists



133

Accommodation

Contact

Tel (+43 1) 211 50-200 Fax (+43 1) 211 50-526 stefanie@schick-hotels.com www.schick-hotels.com

Breakfast

Address

Taborstrasse 12, 1020 Vienna U1, U4 Schwedenplatz

Hotel

Hotel Stefanie – Schick Hotels, Worldhotels


Contact

Person min.

Single

Double

Beds/rooms

Tel (+43 1) 211 30-0 Fax (+43 1) 211 30-72 info@classic-hotelwien.at www.classic-hotelwien.at

20

45–65

58–94

140/78

Austria Trend Hotel Messe Wien

Messestrasse 2, 1020 Vienna Tram 21 Messeplatz

Tel (+43 1) 727 27-172 Fax (+43 1) 727 27 messe@austria-trend.at www.austria-trend.at/mhw

20

Hotel Bajazzo

Esslinggasse 7, 1010 Vienna U2, U4 Schottenring

Tel (+43 1) 533 89 03 10 Fax (+43 1) 535 39 97 hotelbajazzo@hotmail.com www.hotelbajazzo.eu

77–87

110–130

19/12

Hotel Bergwirt

Maxingstrasse 76, 1130 Vienna Bus 56B, 58B, 156B Montecuccoliplatz Theresianumgasse 21a, 1040 Vienna U1 Taubstummengasse Gaudenzdorfer Gürtel 63, 1120 Vienna U4 Margaretengürtel Ottakringer Strasse 5, 1170 Vienna U6 Alser Strasse

Tel (+43 1) 877 34 130 Fax (+43 1) 877 34 13 13 hotel.bergwirt@chello.at www.hotelbergwirt.at

20

42–61

63–84

51/24

Tel (+43 1) 505 16 96-80 Fax (+43 1) 504 35 52 reservierung@climacityhotel.com www.climacity-hotel.com Tel (+43 1) 813 56 82 Fax (+43 1) 812 37 01 gritsch@hotel-cryston.at www.hotel-cryston.at

10

Clima Cityhotel

Hotel Cryston

Hotel Donauwalzer

Hotel Drei Kronen – Adler Hotels Vienna

Hotel Ekazent

Hotel Europahaus – Rosen Hotels

Gartenhotel Altmannsdorf 2

Schleifmühlgasse 25, 1040 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 22, 1130 Vienna U4 Hietzing Linzer Strasse 429, 1140 Vienna U4 Hütteldorf

Hoffingergasse 33/Ecke Oswaldgasse, 1120 Vienna U6 Am Schöpfwerk Gartenhotel Gabriel Landstrasser – Adler Hotels HauptVienna strasse 165, 1030 Vienna Bus 74A St. Marx Gasthof Schneider- FirmianGössl gasse 9-11, 1130 Vienna U4 Ober St. Veit

134

Breakfast

Address

Praterstrasse 72, 1020 Vienna U1 Nestroyplatz

Hotel

Austria Classic Hotel Wien

■ K (26) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

125–250

165–300

486/243 CC ideal for cyclists

CC

K (80) KT CC ideal for cyclists

50–180

60–200

65/36

■ CC

10

40–47

50–66

74/42

■ K (25) KT CC ideal for cyclists

Tel (+43 1) 405 76 45 Fax (+43 1) 405 76 45-999 info@donauwalzer.at www.donauwalzer.at

20

Tel (+43 1) 587 32 89 Fax (+43 1) 587 32 89 11 office@hotel3kronen.at www.hotel3kronen.at

15

Tel (+43 1) 877 74 01 Fax (+43 1) 877 74 01-333 reservations@ hotelekazent.at www.hotelekazent.at Tel (+43 1) 911 49 10 Fax (+43 1) 911 49 10-69 headoffice@rosenhotel.at www.rosenhotel.at

10

69–118

89–163

140/75

■ CC Sauna ideal for cyclists

47–82

66–115

62/41

■ CC ideal for cyclists

45–56

56–76

64/43

■ CC

10

47–69

62–98

176/85

■ K (250) KT CC

Tel (+43 1) 801 23-19 Fax (+43 1) 801 23-51 hotel2@gartenhotel.com www.gartenhotel.com

25

Tel (+43 1) 712 32 05 Fax (+43 1) 712 67 54-10 office@hotel-gabriel.at www.hotel-gabriel.at

15

Ab 58

Ab 74

190/95

K (230)

KT CC

Tel (+43 1) 8776109 10 Fax (+43 1) 87761098 office@schneider-goessl.at www.schneider-goessl.at

47–75

67–110

110/55

■ CC ideal for cyclists

58–68

98–130

30/14

■ for cyclists

K (30) CC ideal


Hotel Lucia

Hotel Mozart

Hotel Novotel Wien West

Hotel Post

Hotel Puzwidu

Hotel SanandaFarm

Hotel Savoy

Tel (+43 1) 204 46 46-84 Fax (+43 1) 204 46 46-50 hotel@hillinger.at www.hillinger.at

15

49–69

70–100

100/50

Tel (+43 1) 66 102 Fax (+43 1) 66 102 36 office@hotel-hoffinger.at www.hotel-hoffinger.at

15

Mariahilfer Gürtel 22-24, 1060 Vienna U3, U6 Westbahnhof Albertgasse 48, 1080 Vienna Tram 43, 44 Brünnlbadgasse

Tel (+43 1) 599 98-233 Fax (+43 1) 597 90 90 h0796@accor.com www.ibishotel.com www.accorhotels.com Tel (+43 1) 4034193-111 Fax (+43 1) 403419399 office@korotan.com www.hotel.korotan.com

15

Hauptstrasse 31 – Hadersdorf, 1140 Vienna S50 Hadersdorf

Tel (+43 1) 979 10 31 Fax (+43 1) 979 10 31-33 office@hotel-kreiner.at www.hotel-kreiner.at

12

Wagramer Strasse 52, 1220 Vienna U1 Alte Donau

Tel (+43 1) 204 00 00 Fax (+43 1) 204 00 03 info@lenas-hotel.at www.lenas-hotel.at

20

Hütteldorfer Strasse 79, 1150 Vienna U3 Johnstrasse

Tel (+43 1) 786 52 72-0 Fax (+43 1) 786 52 72-22 reservation@lucia-hotel.at www.lucia-hotel.at

20

Nordbergstrasse 4, 1090 Vienna U4 Friedensbrücke Am Auhof, 1140 Vienna U4 Hütteldorf/ Bus 151

Tel (+43 1) 317 15 37 15 Fax (+43 1) 317 24 77 office@hotelmozartvienna.at www.hotelmozart-vienna.at Tel (+43 1) 979 25 42-0 10 Fax (+43 1) 979 41 40 h0521@accor.com www.novotel.com

35–48

Fleischmarkt 24, 1010 Vienna U4 Schwedenplatz

Tel (+43 1) 515 83-0 Fax (+43 1) 515 83-808 office@hotel-post-wien.at www.hotel-post-wien.at

15

40–60

Tel (+43 1) 688 21 68 Fax (+43 1) 688 51 91-20 office@hotel-pensionpuzwidu.com www.hotel-pensionpuzwidu.com Wolfgang-Riese- Tel (+43) (0) 676 444 76 74 Gasse 6, Fax (+43 1) 333 32 22 sananda@aon.at 1210 Vienna Tram 26 www.sananda-farm.at Carminweg Lindengasse 12, Tel (+43 1) 523 46 46 1070 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 523 46 40 U3 Neubauoffice@hotelsavoy.at gasse www.hotelsavoy.at

24

Himberger Strasse 69, 1100 Vienna Bus 17A, 368 Franzosenweg

■ K (300) KT CC ideal for cyclists

39–59

45–99

72/33 CC

47–74

58–96

682/341

■ K (170) KT CC

15

49–59

59–65

85/61

■ K (30) KT CC

Ab 55

Ab 80

30/15

CC ideal

for cyclists

45–80

70–140

89/49

■ CC

55–75

70–110

68/36

■ K (30) CC ideal for cyclists

42–70

96/56

■ CC ideal for cyclists

46–59

56–78

222/111

■ K (200) KT CC

60–90

176/104

■ CC ideal for cyclists

Ab 54

Ab 84

70/42

■ K (30) CC ideal for cyclists

10

Ab 70

Ab 120

14/7

■ K (50) KT Sauna Solarium Fitness room ideal for cyclists

20

58–109

98–150

84/42

■ CC ideal for cyclists



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Accommodation

Erzherzog-KarlStrasse 105, 1220 Vienna Tram 26 Polgorstrasse Schuppengasse 19-21, 1230 Vienna U6 Alterlaa

Breakfast

Beds/rooms

Hotel Lenas Donau

Double

Hotel Kreiner

Single

Hotel Korotan

Person min.

Hotel Ibis Wien Mariahilf

Contact

Hotel Hoffinger

Address

Hotel

Hotel Hillinger


Contact

Person min.

Single

Double

Beds/rooms

Degengasse 45, 1160 Vienna U3 Ottakring

Tel (+43 1) 486 11 81 Fax (+43 1) 486 11 81-17 office@hotelschwalbe.com www.hotelschwalbe.com

2

69–95

98–135

30/16

Tel (+43 1) 533 19 31 Fax (+43 1) 533 19 31 office@schweizerhof.at www.schweizerhof.at

15

75–91

100–130

110/55

Tel (+43 1) 486 24 32 Fax (+43 1) 485 16 55-12 office@sophienalpe.at www.sophienalpe.at

21

Ab 35

54–60

140/70

Tel (+43 1) 245 88-0 Fax (+43 1) 245 88-188 h3720@accor.com www.suite-hotel.com

20

Tel (+43 1) 211 17-0 Fax (+43 1) 211 17-12 tabor@city-hotels.at www.city-hotels.at

15

Tel (+43 1) 877 11 50 Fax (+43 1) 877 20 42 hotel.viktoria@magnet.at www.hotelviktoria.at.tt

15

50–70

78–120

72/29

Tel (+43 1) 214 55 21-15 Fax (+43 1) 214 55 21-33 info@wilhelmshof.at www.wilhelmshof.at

20

55–79

69–120

191/105

Hotel Schweizerhof Bauernmarkt 22, 1010 Vienna U1, U4 Schwedenplatz, U1, U3 Stephansplatz Hotel Sophienalpe Sofienalpenstrasse 13, 1140 Vienna Bus 249/250 Sofienalpenstrasse Suitehotel Wien RadingerMesse strasse 2/ Walcherstrasse, 1020 Vienna U1 Vorgartenstrasse Tabor City-Hotel Tandelmarktgasse 19/ Taborstrasse 25, 1020 Vienna U4 Schwedenplatz, Tram 21, N Karmeliterplatz Hotel Viktoria Eduard-KleinGasse 9, 1130 Vienna U4 Hietzing Hotel Wilhelmshof

Hotel Zipser

Kleine Stadtgutgasse 4, 1020 Vienna U1 Praterstern

Lange Gasse 49, Tel (+43 1) 404 54-0 1080 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 404 54-13 U2 Rathaus office@zipser.at www.zipser.at

Hotels not classified

■ cyclists

K (30) CC ideal for

CC Solarium ideal for cyclists

K (120) KT CC ideal for cyclists

Ab 99

Ab 99

316/158 CC Fitness room ideal for cyclists

60–100

80–130

185/95

■ K (40) KT CC

CC

CC ideal for cyclists

15

52–67

72–106

86/47

■ CC ideal for cyclists

The Ring Hotel – JJW Hotels & Resorts

Kärntner Ring 8, 1010 Vienna U1, U4 Karlsplatz

Tel (+43 1) 515 80 734 Fax (+43 1) 515 13-10 info@theringhotel.com www.theringhotel.com

Lindner Hotel Am Belvedere – Worldhotels

Rennweg 12, 1030 Vienna Tram 71 Unteres Belvedere

Tel (+43 1) 794 77-931 16 Fax (+43 1) 794 77-929 info.wien@lindnerhotels.at www.lindnerhotels.at

Ab 75

Meininger City Hostels & Hotels Wien

Columbusgasse 16, 1100 Vienna U1 Keplerplatz

Tel (+43 1) 306 66 36-100 10 Fax (+43 1) 306 66 36-222 welcome@meiningerhostels.com www.meininger-hostels.com

45–54

136

Breakfast

Address

Hotel

Hotel Schwalbe

11

175–265

225–315

136/68 Fitness room

Ab 99

438/219

CC Sauna

■ K (150) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

56–68

62/31

■ CC


Hotel Eurostars Vienna

Tel (+43 1) 680 82-249 Fax (+43 1) 680 82-255 reservierung@airo-hotels.at www.airo-hotels.at

15

Ab 50

Ab 60

516/258

Tel (+43 1) 961 61-0 Fax (+43 1) 513 29 99 office@ambassador.at www.ambassador.at

10

Tel (+43 1) 727 30 Fax (+43 1) 727 30-30 info@cy-wien-messe.at www.courtyard-wienmesse.at

15

Tel (+43 1) 810 17 17-813 Fax (+43 1) 810 17 17-177 info@courtyard-vienna.at www.marriott.com/viecy

10

Tel (+43 1) 589 18-0 Fax (+43 1) 589 18-18 office@dastriest.at www.dastriest.at

20

Tel (+43 1) 241 88 Fax (+43 1) 241 88-444 hotel@doco.com www.doco.com

6

Tel (+43 1) 404 55-807 Fax (+43 1) 404 55-888 info@eurostarsvienna.com www.eurostarsvienna.com

15

Tel (+43 1) 717 00-15000 Fax (+43 1) 717 000-16000 info.vienna@hilton.com www.hilton.at/wien

10

Ottakringer Strasse 34-36, 1170 Vienna U6 Alser Strasse

Hotel Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark, 1030 Vienna U3, U4 Landstrasse Hotel InterContinental Wien – InterContinental Hotels Group Radisson SAS Style Hotel

Renaissance Wien Hotel – Marriott International

roomz Vienna – Budget Design Hotel

Johannesgasse 28, 1037 Vienna U4 Stadtpark

Tel (+43 1) 711 22-144 Fax (+43 1) 711 22-263 vienna@ichotelsgroup.com www.vienna. intercontinental.com Herrengasse 12, Tel (+43 1) 227 80-3300 1010 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 227 80-79 U3 Herrengasse info.style.vienna@ radissonsas.com www.style.vienna. radissonsas.com Ullmann­ Tel (+43 1) 891 02-806 strasse 71, Fax (+43 1) 891 02-300 1150 Vienna rhi.viehw@ U4 Meidling renaissancehotels.com Hauptstrasse www.renaissancehotels. com/viehw ParagonTel (+43 1) 743 17 77-20 strasse 1, Fax (+43 1) 743 18 88 1110 Vienna office@roomz-vienna.com U3 Gasometer www.roomz-vienna.com

■ K (220) KT CC

192–217

243–274

172/86 K (60) CC

100–170

130–220

502/251

■ K (380) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

80–150

80–150

236/118 Fitness room

165–212

217–273

143/72

K (70) KT CC

■ K (80) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

225–510

225–510

90/43 K (50) KT CC

56–80

64–95

180/115

■ K (80) CC Fitness room

10

155–310

169–239

155–310

169–239

1150/ 579

K (840) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

610/453 K (1100) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room

10

223–253

238–268

155/78

■ K (12) KT CC Sauna Fitness room

10

95–295

95–315

607/309

■ K (200) KT CC Sauna Solarium Fitness room ideal for cyclists

20

50–80

60–90

300/152

■ room

K (80) KT CC Fitness



137

Accommodation

Kurbadstrasse 8, 1100 Vienna Tram 67 Kurzentrum Oberlaa Kärntner Strasse 22, 1010 Vienna U1, U3 Stephansplatz Trabrenn­ strasse 4, 1020 Vienna Tram N Prater Hauptallee, 21 Offenbachgasse Schönbrunner Schloss­strasse 38-40, 1120 Vienna U4 Schönbrunn Wiedner Hauptstrasse 12, 1040 Vienna U1, U4 Karlsplatz Stephansplatz 12, 1010 Vienna U1, U3 Stephansplatz

Breakfast

Beds/rooms

DO & CO Hotel Vienna – design hotels

Double

Hotel Das Triest – design hotels

Single

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Wien Schönbrunn

Person min.

Hotel Courtyard by Marriott Wien Messe

Contact

Hotel Ambassador

Address

Hotel

Airo Tower Hotel


Contact

Person min.

Single

Double

Beds/rooms

Tel (+43 1) 535 45 15-50 Fax (+43 1) 535 45 15-15 parliament@thelevante.com www.thelevante.com

10

150–220

170–285

123/70

Tel (+43 1) 214 33 17 Fax (+43 1) 216 10 79 hotel.vienna@aon.at www.hotelvienna.at

20

Halbgasse 3-5, 1070 Vienna U6 Burggasse

Tel (+43 1) 523 69 89-0 Fax (+43 1) 523 69 89-55 hotel@allalenz.com www.allalenz.com

10

Hotel Vienna

Pensions **** Pension Alla Lenz

AppartementPension Spiess & Spiess

Hainburgerstrasse 19, 1030 Vienna U3 Rochusgasse

Tel (+43 1) 714 85 05 Fax (+43 1) 714 85 05-110 appartements@spiessvienna.at www.spiess-vienna.at Pension Baronesse Lange Gasse 61, Tel (+43 1) 405 10 61 1080 Vienna Fax (+43 1) 405 10 61-61 Tram 5, 43, 44 baronesse@secrethomes.at Lange Gasse www.secrethomes.at

8

Tel (+43 1) 667 12 04 Fax (+43 1) 667 12 508 pensionerlaa@inode.at

10

138

72–144

27/18

K (15) CC ideal for

Ab 86

Ab 106

14/7

K (20) CC ideal

Ab 86

68/36

■ for cyclists

10

Ab 55

Ab 100

32/16 ideal for cyclists

110–140

135–185

76/40

CC ideal

CC

■ CC

Ab 59

Ab 80

30/15

■ ideal for cyclists

Tel (+43 1) 407 96 20 10 Fax (+43 1) 407 96 20-11 info@pension-excellence. com www.pension-excellence. com Tel (+43 1) 961 19 60 10 Fax (+43 1) 961 19 60-33 hotel@hollmann-beletage.at www.hollmann-beletage.at Tel (+43 1) 689 40 11 Fax (+43 1) 689 40 11-35 office@tschipan.at

55–86

10

Tel (+43 1) 513 31 99-0 Fax (+43 1) 512 34 84 info@hoteldomizil.at www.hoteldomizil.at

Köllnerhofgasse 6, 1010 Vienna U4 Schwedenplatz Landhaus Tschipan Friedhofstrasse 12, 1100 Vienna Tram 67, Bus 266, 271 Friedhofstrasse

78/37

CC Sauna

CC

Pension Domizil

Pension Hollmann Beletage – Design & Boutique

79–100

for cyclists

10

Pension Excellence

58–74

cyclists

Tel (+43 1) 581 11 48 Fax (+43 1) 581 11 30 info@bellavienna.at www.bellavienna.at

Pension Erlaa

■ Fitness room

Bella Vienna GumpendorferApartment-Pension strasse 65, 1060 Vienna U4 Pilgramgasse Schulerstrasse 14, 1010 Vienna U1 Stephansplatz Erlaaer Strasse 148, 1230 Vienna U6 Erlaaerstrasse Alser Strasse 21, 1080 Vienna Tram 43, 44 Lange Gasse

Breakfast

Address

Hotel

Auerspergstrasse 9, 1080 Vienna U2 Rathaus, U3 Volkstheater Grosse Stadtgutgasse 31, 1020 Vienna U1 Praterstern

The Levante Parliament – design hotels

10

57–77

77–112

33/27

Sauna

■ CC

140–180

140–180

32/16

■ room

68–75

105–120

K (20) CC Sauna Fitness

52/29 K (20) KT CC


Pension Pharmador Schottenfeld­ gasse 39, 1070 Vienna U3 Zieglergasse Pension Shermin

Rilkeplatz 7, 1040 Vienna U1, U2, U4 Karlsplatz

Seasonal hotels *** AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna2

AllYouNeed Hotel Vienna4

Saisonhotel Atlas

49,5–55

63–70

40/18

20

Ab 52

Ab 85

28/15

Accommodation

Beds/rooms

5

Breakfast

Double

Burgenlandgasse 72, 1100 Vienna Bus 68A Am Kurpark Nordeingang Pension Ani-Falstaff Müllnergasse 5, 1090 Vienna U4 Rossauer Lände, Tram D Schlickgasse Pension Atrium Burggasse 118, 1070 Vienna U6, Tram 5 Burggasse

Single

Pension Am Kurpark

Tel (+43 1) 749 51 12-0 Fax (+43 1) 749 51 12-19 info@apartment-hotelwien.at www.apartment-hotelwien.at Tel (+43 1) 688 11 82 Fax (+43 1) 689 11 81 eitljoerg-office@via.at www.eitljoerg.at

Person min.

Actilingua SchneiderApartment-Pension gasse 7, 1110 Vienna Tram 71 Molitorgasse

Contact

Address

Hotel

Pensions ***

CC

■ CC

Tel (+43 1) 317 91 27 0 Fax (+43 1) 317 91 27 10 falstaff@freerooms.at www.freerooms.at

10

Tel (+43 1) 523 31 14 Fax (+43 1) 523 31 14-9 pension.atrium@chello.at www.pension.atrium.at.tf

6

Tel (+43 1) 523 53 17 Fax (+43 1) 523 53 17-77 office@pension­pharmador.at www.pensionpharmador.at Tel (+43 1) 586 61 83-0 Fax (+43 1) 586 61 83-10 hotel@sherminapartments.com www.hotel-pensionshermin.at

10

48–68

68–98

28/15

CC ideal

for cyclists

Ab 55

79–85,50

32/18

ideal

for cyclists

49–69

69–99

35/21

■ K (30) KT CC

10

60–80

80–120

21/11

CC

ideal for cyclists

Grosse Schiffgasse 12, 1020 Vienna U1, U4 Schwedenplatz, U2, U4 Schottenring Schäffergasse 2, 1040 Vienna U1 Taubstummengasse

Tel (+43 1) 512 74 93 Fax (+43 1) 512 19 68 stay@allyouneedhotels.at www.allyouneedhotels.at

15

45–60

59–69

228/121

Tel (+43 1) 512 74 93 Fax (+43 1) 512 19 68 stay@allyouneedhotels.at www.allyouneedhotels.at

15

45–50

59–69

194/104

Lerchenfelderstrasse 1-3, 1070 Vienna U3 Volkstheater

Tel (+43 1) 401 76 55 Fax (+43 1) 401 76 20 reservation@ academiahotels.at www.academiahotels.at

16

Ab 47

Ab 66

318/182

CC ideal

for cyclists

CC ideal for cyclists

CC



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B Z

Beds Rooms Restaurant Bar Minibar Radio TV in the room Telephone in the room Voice-mail in the room TV-room Cable, satellite TV Lift Garden Aircondition E-mail Garage Parking All facilities for wheel chair Certain facilities for wheel chair

K( ) KT CC

Conference rooms (up to .... persons) Technical facilities for conferences Credit Cards (upon request) The difference between hotels and pensions is primarily that the latter concentrate on the basics: bed and breakfast. These are normally smaller establishments in blocks of flats and offices. Seasonal hotels are students’ hostels which are run as hotels during the summer months (1.7.–30.9.).

Hotel Guide The Hotel Guide helps guests with their accommodation search, giving details of more than 300 hotels, pensions and apartments in Vienna, including prices and photos. From deluxe hotels to low-budget hostels, there is something to suit everybody’s requirements.

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Hostel Hütteldorf

Schlossberggasse 8, 1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 877 02 63 Fax (+43 1) 877 02 632 jgh@hostel.at www.hostel.at

Hostel Ruthensteiner

Robert-Hamerling-Gasse 24, 1150 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 893 42 02 Fax (+43 1) 893 27 96 info@hostelruthensteiner.com www.hostelruthensteiner.com

Hostel Schlossherberge Palace Hostel Savoyenstrasse 2, 1160 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 481 03 00 Fax (+43 1) 481 03 00–13 shb@hostel.at www.hostel.at

Jugendgästehaus Elisabeth Holochergasse 17, 1150 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 983 56 34 Fax (+43 1) 983 56 34 europe1001200@yahoo.com

Jugendgästehaus ViennBrigittenau Friedrich-Engels-Platz 24, 1200 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 332 82 94 Fax (+43 1) 330 83 79 jgh.1200Vienna@chello.at www.jugendherberge.at

Jugendherberge ViennMyrthengasse Myrthengasse 7, 1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 523 63 16 Fax (+43 1) 523 58 49 hostel@chello.at www.jugendherberge.at

Kolpingfamilie Jugendgästehaus ViennMeidling Bendlgasse 10-12, 1120 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 813 54 87 Fax (+43 1) 812 21 30 Vienna12@kolping.at www.kolpinghaus-Vienna12.at

Accommodation

Youth Hostels & Hostels

Westend City Hostel

Fügergasse 3, 1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 597 67 29 Fax (+43 1) 597 67 29 27 westendcityhostel@aon.at www.westendhostel.at

Wombat’s City Hostel “The Base” Grangasse 6, 1150 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 897 23 36 Fax (+43 1) 897 25 77 office@wombats-vienna.at www.wombats-hostels.com

Wombat’s City Hostel “The Lounge” Mariahilferstrasse 137, 1150 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 897 23 36 Fax (+43 1) 897 25 77 office@wombats-vienna.at www.wombats-hostels.com

Campgrounds Camping Neue Donau “Action & Fun” Am Kleehäufl, 1220 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 202 40 10 Fax (+43 1) 202 40 20 neuedonau@campingVienna.at www.campingVienna.at

Camping Rodaun

An der Au 2, 1230 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 888 41 54 Fax (+43 1) 888 41 54

Camping Vienna Süd “Residenz im Schlosspark” Breitenfurter Strasse 269, 1230 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 867 36 49 Fax (+43 1) 867 58 43 sued@campingVienna.at www.campingVienna.at

Camping Vienna West “Sightseeing & Biking” Hüttelbergstrasse 80, 1140 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 914 23 14 Fax (+43 1) 911 35 94 west@campingVienna.at www.campingVienna.at

Youth Hostels & Camping This 10-page publication with map lists all youth hostels and campgrounds in Vienna, giving a full run-down of prices and facilities.

Youth Hostels & Hostels

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Event Manual Edition 1 / 2008 Online since February 2, 2008

Vienna Tourist Board


Copy Deadline for this Issue: January 17, 2008 Publisher: Vienna Tourist Board, 1020 Vienna. Managing Director: Norbert Kettner. Concept: Wolfgang J. Kraus, Mona Meier. Events Editor: Susanna Nikel. Translation: Fox Coffey KEG. No liability accepted for errors or omissions. Subject to change without notice. Released twice a year.

Vienna Tourist Board Tel. (+43 1) 211 14–0 Fax (+43 1) 216 84 92 E-mail: markets.media@wien.info www.vienna.info

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Contents p. 6

Live Life, Love Sports 2008/Live Life, Enjoy Creativity 2009 Musicals

We will Rock You Rebecca Rudolf

p. 7 p. 7 p. 8

Exhibitions & Art Shows

a_schau. Austrian Architecture in the 20th & 21st Centuries Sissi in the Movies – Furniture of an Empress Monet to Picasso – The Batliner Collection The Kiss of the Sphinx – Symbolism in Belgium Oskar Kokoschka: Dreaming Lad – Enfant Terrible Giuseppe Arcimboldo Albin Egger-Lienz Max Ernst Paths of Abstract Painting. Monet, Kandinsky, Mondrian and the Aftermath Tutankhamun and the World of the Pharaohs herz:rasen – The Soccer Exhibition Viennafair 2008 Paul Klee. Masterpieces of the Djerassi Collection Karlsplatz – 2000 Years of Urban History Oases of Tranquility We are European Champions Vincent Van Gogh Christian Schad Gustav Klimt and the Kunstschau 1908 Georges Braque. The Lyrical Essence of Geometry

p. 9

Spanish Riding School at the Imperial Palace

p. 9 p. 10 p. 10 p. 11 p. 11 p. 12 p. 12 p. 13 p. 13 p. 14 p. 14 p. 15 p. 15 p. 16 p. 16 p. 17 p. 17 p. 18 p. 19

Festivals

OsterKlang Wien Spring Festival Vienna Festival Concerts at the Musikverein Vienna Festival Vienna Jazz Festival ImPulsTanz Music Film Festival 2nd Vienna Piano Summer

p. 20 p. 20 p. 21 p. 21 p. 22 p. 22 p. 23 p. 23

Opera & Operetta

Marionette Theatre at Schönbrunn Palace Vienna Operetta Summer Open Air at the Theresianum “Operimsommer’08” at the Theater an der Wien Die Fledermaus at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn

p. 24 p. 24 p. 25 p. 25

3


Schönbrunn Palace Concerts at the Orangery Strauss & Mozart Concerts at the Kursalon Vienna Residence Orchestra Concerts at Palais Auersperg Sunday Concerts at Liechtenstein Museum: Music & Art Vienna Waltz and Operetta Concerts at Hofburg Palace Vienna Mozart Concerts Vienna Boys' Choir at Musikverein Vienna Imperial Orchestra Mozart Ensemble in the Deutschordenshaus Vienna Waltz Concerts at Palffy Palace Mozart Requiem at Karlskirche

p. 26 p. 26 p. 27

Seasonal Events

Vienna Ice Dream The Magic of Advent at Rathausplatz Christmas Markets and Crib Display New Year’s Eve

p. 32 p. 32 p. 33 p. 33

Sporting Events

Vienna City Marathon Harness Racing at Krieau UEFA EURO 2008 – European Soccer Championship

p. 34 p. 34 p. 35

Cuisine, Art & Music

“Arts and Delights” in the Museum of Fine Arts “Culture and Cuisine” at the Museum of Natural History An Evening at Schönbrunn Dinner & Sound Museum Palazzo Gourmet Theater Theme Cruises aboard Danube Cruise Boats Piaristenkeller - Good cheer with imperial flair Imperial Dinner Train Fun Cooking in Vienna – Culinary Workshops Dinner & Crime Austrian Dinner Show at Rathauskeller

p. 36

Shop & Win

p. 42

Vienna & Wine

p. 42

Vienna Heurigen Express

p. 43

1st Vienna Heuriger Show Wine in Grinzing

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Vienna Philharmonic Ball Opera Ball Coffeehouse Owners' Ball Johann Strauss Ball Vienna Symphony Orchestra Night Imperial Ball

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Concerts

Vienna Tourist Board Specials

Wine, Savories & Shows

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Dancing Lessons

Dancing Lessons in Vienna

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Tours

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Vienna's Environs

Archaeological Park Carnuntum Grafenegg Music Festival and Grafenegg Advent Rail Tours with Austrian Federal Railways (ร–BB) Garden Days at Imperial Hof Palace

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Live Life, Love Sports 2008 Live Life, Enjoy Creativity 2009 Vienna is not only a firm favorite with bon viveurs. Vienna is a vibrant way of life, where history meets modernism, design meets tradition. Its attractions include outstanding exhibitions, art fairs, museum treasures, great classical and contemporary music, vogue pubs and top shops, not to mention the highlight of the year for soccer fans – the European Soccer Championship, with the final taking place in Vienna on June 29, 2008. This theme is being taken up by the Künstlerhaus in its major interactive soccer exhibition herz:rasen and by the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), which will be presenting its masterpieces from a sporting perspective. After the European Championship it is being followed by a Giuseppe Arcimboldo show, while Egyptian King Tutankhamun is set to be a crowd-puller at the Ethnological Museum. The Albertina is showing its Monet to Picasso and Max Ernst exhibitions until April 2008; afterwards it is the turn of shows devoted to Paul Klee and Vincent van Gogh.

The great Queen musical We Will Rock You is showing at the Raimund Theater and will be followed again by Rebecca in September. Numerous concerts and festivals throughout the year are sure to delight music lovers – from the OsterKlang (Sound of Easter) festival, the Spring Festival, the Vienna Festival, the Vienna Jazz Festival and the 2nd Vienna Piano Summer through to “Operimsommer ’08” at the all-year opera house Theater an der Wien, “Die Fledermaus” at Schönbrunn Palace Theater and an open-air operetta revue at Theresianum. The world-famous Vienna State Opera stages some 300 performances every year while the Volksoper offers opera and operetta as well as musical and dance. An ideal place to follow in Mozart’s footsteps is the Mozarthaus Vienna where one of the maestro’s apartments is preserved. And an ever-popular multimedia theme world is the House of Music.

The MuseumsQuartier, bordering on the historic center of Vienna, is home to a number of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art (MUMOK), the Kunsthalle and the Leopold Museum – famed for its eminent collection of Schieles – which is mounting an Albin Egger-Lienz exhibition. The colorful cafés, restaurants and designer stores at the MQ create an ideal blend of the good life and the pleasures of art in this urban oasis.

The Music Film Festival provides an ideal mix of joie de vivre and art on City Hall Square, showing opera, operetta and orchestral recordings on a giant screen surrounded by a world of epicurean treats. The square is also the scene of the romantic Magic of Advent market in the run-up to Christmas and the “Ice Dream” ice-skating rink in the New Year. Dinner at a museum or on a Danube cruise combines the pleasures of the palate with those of the arts. For the ultimate dining experience there are the Imperial Dinner Train, the Palazzo gourmet theater, shows at Vienna wine taverns and a cooking workshop.

Attractions at the Belvedere include a Kokoschka show which is to be followed in October by the exhibition entitled Gustav Klimt and the Kunstschau 1908. Paths of Abstract Painting and Georges Braque will be on view at the BA-CA Kunstforum.

Next year’s mega sporting event, the European Soccer Championship, is only one reason for sports enthusiasts to head to Vienna. The city also hosts the annual Vienna City Marathon with scores of sightseeing attractions lining the 42 kilometer route.

The Wien Museum Karlsplatz is highlighting Vienna’s railroad stations and inns, as well as its own location, Karlsplatz, which is celebrating its 2000th anniversary. Designed by Hundertwasser, the Kunsthaus provides an insight into the work of this fascinating artist and creator of uneven floors and walls. Meanwhile the princely Liechtenstein Museum - open Friday to Tuesday from March onwards - gives visitors the opportunity to experience the baroque.

During the ball season it is time to swap sportswear for evening dress. Vienna’s balls exude a very special imperial flair and are a pleasure to all. And a waltzing class could be just the ideal preparation.

Vienna looks forward to welcoming you!

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Musicals We Will Rock You

Rebecca

January 24 – July 13, 2008

September 9 – December 31, 2008

This blockbuster Queen musical is coming to Vienna. Written by noted comedian and author Ben Elton, the tongue-in-cheek story thrills audiences with over 20 monumentally staged, roofraising hits by rock band Queen. Simply go on what co-producer and Hollywood star Robert de Niro has to say: “This show is going to really rock!” Drawing three million visitors to London’s Dominian Theatre alone, “We Will Rock You”, the original musical by Queen and Ben Elton, is a smash hit with the public. The Vienna version will be in German (most songs in English) and follow the format of the London production.

The highly successful musical drama “Rebecca”, which has already been seen by over 300,000 people, takes audiences on a gripping voyage to Cornwall. The mysterious tale of the deceased Rebecca de Winter, who continues to exert an eerie influence on the entire family even after her death, is based on the famous novel by Daphne du Maurier. Shortly after the book was published, master of suspense Alfred Hitchcock directed the film adaptation. Successful duo Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay have now also taken the storyline as inspiration for their musical. The stage work fascinatingly tells of how the second Mrs de Winter is slowly driven to madness. Yet it is not only the haunting Rebecca, but also the housekeeper …

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.musicalvienna.at Venue: Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18, 6th district Dates: January 24 – July 13, 2008 Duration of Performance: approx. 2½ hours Promoter: Vereinigte Bühnen Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 30-0, Fax (+43 1) 588 30-33 E-mail: info@vbw.at, www.musicalvienna.at Seating Capacity: 1,200 Prices: EUR 15 – 98 Booking Address: Vertriebsbüro Vereinigte Bühnen Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 581 81 11-0 Fax (+43 1) 581 81 11-581 E-mail: sales@vbw.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Wien-Ticket: Tel. (+43 1) 588 85, 09:00-21:00 daily Additional Information: For information on backstage tours and venue hire on non-performance days call Mr Back-Vega on (+43 1) 588 30-272

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.musicalvienna.at Venue: Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18, 6th district Dates: September 9 – December 31, 2008 Duration of Performance: approx. 2½ hours Promoter: Vereinigte Bühnen Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 30-0, Fax ( +43 1) 588 30-33 E-mail: info@vbw.at, www.musicalvienna.at Seating Capacity: 1,200 Prices: EUR 10 – 95 Booking Address: Vertriebsbüro Vereinigte Bühnen Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 581 81 11-0, Fax (+43 1) 581 81 11-581 E-mail: sales@vbw.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Wien-Ticket: Tel. (+43 1) 588 85, 09:00-21:00 daily Additional Information: The entire auditorium can be block booked for Saturday matinee performances. For information on backstage tours and venue hire on non-performance days call Mr Back-Vega on (+43 1) 588 30-272

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Musicals Rudolf From approx. end of February 2009 Based on the novel by Frederic Morton, this historical, biographical musical tells the tragic love story of Crown Prince Rudolf and Mary Vetsera. This historical sequel production to musical box-office hit Elisabeth has already been premiered in Hungarian at Budapest Operetta Theater and is at last coming to Vienna in 2009. The music for Rudolf comes from the pen of Jekyll & Hyde composer Frank Wildhorn, and the script is by Jack Murphy. Further Information: www.musicalvienna.at Venue: Raimund Theater, Wallgasse 18, 6th district Dates: from approx. end of February 2009 Duration of Performance: approx. 2½ hours Promoter: Vereinigte Bßhnen Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 30-0, Fax ( +43 1) 588 30-33 E-mail: info@vbw.at www.musicalvienna.at Seating Capacity: 1,200 Prices: Currently unavailable; start of ticket sales was also uncertain at copy deadline

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Exhibitions & Art Shows a_schau. Austrian Architecture in the 20th & 21st Centuries

“Sissi in the Movies” – Furniture of an Empress

Until December 31, 2008

Permanent Attraction

A new exhibition devoted to Austrian architecture in the 20th and 21st centuries is now a permanent feature of the Architekturzentrum Wien. The Architekturzentrum is Austria’s most important institution for architectural education. Its exhibition follows the chronological development of architecture in Austria during the last 150 years. A focus of the center’s work is “residential architecture”, a theme close to the heart of many Austrian architects and visitors. The exhibition makes good use of new media to present architecture. Plans, sketches, texts, photos, models and film are used to bring the 20th century to life and form a bridge to contemporary practice.

The Sisi films starring Romy Schneider had a lasting influence on both 1950s film and the image of Empress Elisabeth, who became a cult figure. These cinema hits are now 50 years old, and to celebrate the Imperial Furniture Collection is mounting a permanent exhibition looking behind the scenes of the film productions. Most of the indoor scenes of the Sisi films were shot by director Ernst Marischka in the Rosenhügel studios using genuine Imperial furniture to lend them authenticity. Film clips, props, photographs and posters spread out along a Sisi path through the museum contrast the film Sissi with her historical model.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.azw.at

Further Information: Brochure available from the promoter, www.hofmobiliendepot.at

Venue: Architekturzentrum Wien, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 7th district

Venue: Imperial Furniture Collection, Andreasgasse 7, 7th district

Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00 daily Opening Hours: Tue–Sun 10.00-18.00 Dates: until December 31, 2008 Dates: Permanent attraction Promoter: Architekturzentrum Wien, MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna Tel (+43 1) 522 31 15, Fax (+43 1) 522 31 17 E-mail: office@azw.at Admission: Groups (10 or more) EUR 3.50 per person, Adults EUR 5 Special Tours: by arrangement Maximum No. of Participants: approx. 25 Duration: approx. 1 hour Price: Group guide EUR 25

Promoter: Imperial Furniture Collection, Andreasgasse 7, A-1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 524 33 57 Fax (+43 1) 524 33 57- 666 E-mail: info@hofmobiliendepot.at Admission: Groups of ten or more: EUR 5.90 per person; adults: EUR 6.90 per person Guided Tours: (German only), Tue–Sun 15.00 and by appointment Special Guided Tours: At any time by arrangement, private guided tours for up to ten people: EUR 84.00 per group Private guided tour: for 11 or more people: EUR 8.40 per person. Guided tours outside opening hours for up to 20 people: EUR 290.00 per group Guided tours outside opening hours for over 20 people: EUR 14.50 per person.

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Monet to Picasso The Batliner Collection

The Kiss of the Sphinx – Symbolism in Belgium

Until April 6, 2008

Until February 3, 2008

Around 160 works of classic modernism from the Batliner Collection, complemented by 130 pieces from the Albertina’s own holdings, will be on public view for the first time ever in the Propter Homines Hall and Kahn Galleries. The exhibition looks at French Impressionism, Pointillism and Fauvism with paintings by artists including Monet, Renoir, Degas, Cézanne, Lautrec, Signac and Matisse. It then turns to the German Expressionist groups “Die Brücke” (The Bridge) and “Der blaue Reiter” (Blue Rider) and compositions by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Kandinsky, Emil Nolde and others. Works by Paul Klee, Oskar Kokoschka, Giacometti, Picasso and Francis Bacon round off the show.

This exhibition at the BA-CA Kunstforum will explore the basic symbolism of Art Nouveau. Central themes such as love, death and passion preoccupied many artists around 1900. Beginning with the Belgian painter Ferdinand Khnopff, Symbolist painting also included masters such as Franz von Stuck in Munich, as well as Gustav Klimt and Kolo Moser in Vienna. Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.ba-ca-kunstforum.at Venue: BA-CA Kunstforum, Freyung 8, 1st district Dates: until February 3, 2008

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.albertina.at Venue: Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1st district Dates: until April 6, 2008 Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Wed until 21:00 Promoter: Albertina Albertinaplatz 3, A-1010 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-0, Fax (+43 1) 534 83-188 E-mail: info@albertina.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more EUR 7 per person. Adults EUR 9.50 Discounts for tour operators on request. Guided Tours: Sat, Sun, public holidays 15:30: admission + EUR 2 Special Tours and Packages: by arrangement Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-540, Fax (+43 1) 534 83-547 besucher@albertina.at Maximum No. of Participants: 25 per guide

Opening Hours: 10.00 – 19.00 daily, Fri to 21.00 Promoter: BA-CA Kunstforum Freyung 8, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 537 33-26 Fax (+43 1) 537 33-18 E-mail: service@ba-ca-kunstforum.at Admission: Groups of ten or more: EUR 7.30 per person; adults: EUR 8.70 Guided Tours: Sat 16.30, Sun and public holidays 11.00; individual guided tour tickets: EUR 3.20 Special Guided Tours: By arrangement Additional Information: The gallery can be hired for events and special guided tours from 19.30 on any day except Friday; prices on request. Information: tel. (+43 1) 537 33-25 E-mail: events@ba-ca-kunstforum.at

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Oskar Kokoschka: Dreaming Lad – Enfant Terrible

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

January 24 – May 12, 2008

February 12 – June 1, 2008

This exhibition at the Belvedere for the first time brings together all the forms of expression employed by Austrian Expressionist Oskar Kokoschka. It sheds light on his progression from the “Dreaming Lad” of Art Nouveau to the expressive “Enfant Terrible” of European art history. Incorporated in the show are masterworks by Auguste Rodin, Paul Gauguin and George Minne, which left an indelible mark on the oeuvre of Oskar Kokoschka. Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.belvedere.at

The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) is devoting a sumptuous exhibition to Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1527 - 1593). The Italian late Renaissance painter particularly associated with the Mannerist tradition served the Habsburg emperors as imperial court painter between 1562 and 1587. The principle common to all his paintings is unique: Arcimboldo composed his subjects out of plants, fruit, animals and also inanimate objects such as books. His cycles of the four seasons, the four elements and his portraits are good illustration of the exceptional way the artist combined nature, science and art in the 16th century.

Venue: Lower Belvedere Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, 3rd district

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.khm.at

Dates: January 24 – May 12, 2008

Venue: Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1st district

Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Wed 10:00-21:00 Promoter: Belvedere Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, A-1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 79 557-0, Fax (+43 1) 79 843 37 www.belvedere.at Admission: Lower Belvedere: Groups of 10 or more EUR 8 per person Adults EUR 9.50 Also available: online tickets at www.belvedere.at and combined tickets for the entire Belvedere complex for EUR € 9.50 (group rate per person) / EUR 12.50 (adults) Guided Tours: Adults EUR 3 (30 mins), EUR 4 (60 mins) Special Tours: by arrangement, Adult groups (max. 25, approx. 60 mins): EUR 70 Travel Business Deals: tourism@belvedere.at Additional Information: The baroque Belvedere Palace can be hired for evening events (cocktails, receptions, presentations) and weddings – including special guided tours of the exhibition if desired. Further information: events@belvedere.at

Dates: February 12 – June 1, 2008 Opening Hours: daily except Mon 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-21:00 Promoter: Kunsthistorisches Museum Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-404, Fax (+43 1) 525 24-371 E-mail: info.pr@khm.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more: EUR 7 per person. Adults EUR 10 Combined Tickets: KHM & Treasury: Groups (10 or more): EUR 12 per person; Adults EUR 18 KHM & Treasury & Imperial Coach Collection: Groups (10 or more): EUR 15 per person; Adults EUR 21 Travel Business Deals: Markus Kustatscher 1010 Vienna, Burgring 5 Mobile: (+43 0) 664-605 14 4031 Tel: (+43 1) 525 24-4031, Fax: (+43 1) 525 24-4098 markus.kustatscher@khm.at Guided Tours: see www.khm.at Special Tours: upon request Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-2502, info.mup@khm.at Max. No. of Participants: 25 per guide Duration: 1 hour Price: Admission plus EUR 2 per person or group guide EUR 105/125 (Thu evenings)

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Albin Egger-Lienz (1868 – 1926). Exhibitions of Works

Max Ernst Une semaine de bonté - A Surrealistic Novel

February 15 – May 29, 2008

February 20 – April 27, 2008

The Leopold Museum is marking the 140th anniversary of the birth of Egger-Lienz with the most comprehensive exhibition to date of works by this significant Austrian expressionist painter. Drawn from the Leopold Museum’s own holdings as well as Austrian and international museums, galleries and private collections, some 180 pictures with deeply profound subjects vividly document Egger-Lienz’s stylistic progression. Detailed studies, sketches and variations for the first time shed light on EggerLienz’s work approach. Themes include recollections of his homeland and Munich, religious and rural subjects, tales from the 1809 Tyrolean revolt, portraits, landscapes, war scenes and dismal depictions of fate.

The drawings in the short novel Une semaine de Bonte, which Max Ernst composed himself, are the spotlight of this major Albertina show. The more than 180 illustrations contained in the book offer an outstanding insight into the world of Surrealism with black humor, erotic fantasies and classic dreams. They are one of the 20th century art world’s most closely guarded secrets and have only been on public display once previously (in Madrid in 1936). Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.albertina.at Venue: Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1st district Dates: February 20 – April 27, 2008

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.leopoldmuseum.org Venue: Leopold Museum MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 7th district Dates: February 15 – May 29, 2008 Opening Hours: daily 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-21:00 Promoter: Leopold Museum Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 70-0 Fax (+43 1) 525 70-1500 Email: office@leopoldmuseum.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more: EUR 7 per person. Adults EUR 9 Guided tours: upon request (max. 25 persons), Isabella Zeller, Tel. (+43 1) 525 70-1525 Max. No. of Participants: 25 persons per guide Price: Admission plus EUR 70/105 (evenings)

Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Wed until 21:00 Promoter: Albertina Albertinaplatz 1, A-1010 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-0, Fax (+43 1) 534 83-188 E-mail: info@albertina.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more EUR 7 per person. Adults EUR 9.50 Discounts for tour operators on request. Guided Tours: Sat, Sun & public holidays 15:30: admission + EUR 2 Special Tours and Packages: by arrangement, Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-540, Fax (+43 1) 53483-547 E-mail: besucher@albertina.at Maximum No. of Participants: 25 per guide

Individual Offers for Tour Operators (Individual and group tourism) Regina Beran-Prem Tel.: (+43 1) 52570–1529, Fax (+43 1) 52570–1500 tourismus@leopoldmuseum.org

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Paths of Abstract Painting Monet, Kandinsky, Mondrian and the Aftermath

Tutankhamun and the World of the Pharaohs

February 28 – June 29, 2008

March 9 – September 28, 2008

The BA-CA Kunstforum is exhibiting some 70 pictures which trace the development of abstract painting, from the pioneers of modern art (Kasimir Malevich and Wassily Kandinsky), the exponents of abstract expressionism (Mark Rothko, Jackson Pollock) to contemporary examples (Gerhard Richter, Brice Marden, Sean Scully). It throws light on affinities, traditions and relations between artistic works of various generations. Contemporary abstract painting in Austria is also addressed and placed in an international context.

Statues and reliefs from burial chambers, handcrafted gold, silver and alabaster treasures, and more than 150 other artifacts will be on show at the Ethnological Museum, granting insights into the advanced civilization enjoyed by the land of the Pharaohs on the Nile. The exquisiteness of the golden coffins and hundreds of dazzling burial objects of the young Egyptian king Tutankhamun are as spellbinding today as they were back in 1922 when his tomb was discovered.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.ba-ca-kunstforum.at Venue: BA-CA Kunstforum, Freyung 8, 1st district Dates: February 28 – June 29, 2008 Opening Hours: 10.00 – 19.00 daily, Fri to 21.00 Promoter: BA-CA Kunstforum Freyung 8, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 537 33-26 Fax (+43 1) 537 33-18 E-mail: service@ba-ca-kunstforum.at Admission: Groups of ten or more: EUR 7.30 per person; adults: EUR 8.70 Guided Tours: Sat 16.30, Sun and public holidays 11.00; individual guided tour tickets: EUR 3.20 Special Guided Tours: By arrangement Additional Information: The gallery can be hired for events and special guided tours from 19.30 on any day except Friday; prices on request. Information: tel. (+43 1) 537 33-25 E-mail: events@ba-ca-kunstforum.at

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.tut.khm.at Venue: Ethnological Museum, Hofburg, Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, 1st district Dates: March 9 – September 28, 2008 Opening Hours: Mon-Fri 10:00-19:00, Wed 10:0021:30, Sat, Sun & public holidays 09:00-19:00 Promoter: Ethnological Museum Hofburg, Heldenplatz, Neue Burg, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-4025 Fax (+43 1) 525 24-4098 Contact for Tour Operators: Group Sales Department Tel. (+43 1) 518 81 11-0 E-mail: sales@vbw.at – see www.tut.khm.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more: EUR 15 per person. Adults EUR 18 (tickets bought in advance are for admission within half-hour time slots) Audio Guide: EUR 5 Guided Tours: Groups of 10 or more only, by prior arrangement Price: EUR 7 per person (in addition to admission charge) Times: Mon-Fri 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30 Duration: approx. 1 hour

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Exhibitions & Art Shows herz:rasen – The Soccer Exhibition

Viennafair 2008 Contemporary Art Fair

April 4 – July 6, 2008

April 24 – 27, 2008

The whole of Europe is going to be consumed with soccer in the run-up to and during UEFA EURO 2008 (June 7–29, 2008). In excited anticipation of the European Championship, an interactive soccer exhibition called herz:rasen is being mounted. On 2,000 sq.m. the Künstlerhaus Wien will be bringing to life the thrill, heat and euphoria surrounding the phenomenon of soccer. The show places a particular focus on European football of the last 20 years, telling of players, fans, heroes, soccer venues, techniques – used on the field, in training and also in media stagemanagement – and, last but not least, the transition of soccer to become an all-pervading cultural phenomenon. The world of soccer is captured in image material and film footage taken from historical and contemporary media, embracing everything from objects used in matches to living room curiosities. The interactive approach allows both soccer fans and those exploring the sport for the first time to experience at first hand the realm of soccer and get inside the thrill of the sport.

Contemporary art is the focus of the young Viennafair art show at Messezentrum Wien Neu. Over 100 internationally renowned galleries from some 20 countries will be presenting the latest trends in modern-day art. There is also an extensive related program of events including some explosive debate.The works of around 1,500 artists will be on show, including both Austrian greats and international stars.

Further Information: Technisches Museum Wien (Vienna Museum of Technology) and www.k-haus.at Venue: Künstlerhaus, Karlsplatz 5, 1st district Dates: April 4 – July 6, 2008 Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Thu 10:00-21:00 Promoter: An exhibition by 2008 - Österreich am Ball and the Technisches Museum Wien: Mariahilfer Strasse 212, A-1014 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 8 999 8-6000, Fax (+43 1) 8 999 8-1111 E-mail: museumsbox@tmw.at www.tmw.at

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.viennafair.at Venue: Messezentrum WienNeu, Hall A, Messeplatz 1, 2nd district Dates: April 24 – 27, 2008 Opening Hours: April 24 and 25: 12:00-19:00 April 26: 11:00-19:00 April 27: 11:00-18:00 Promoter and Contact: Messe WienNeu, Messeplatz 1, A-1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 72 72 0-249 (Mr Edek Bartz), E-mail: viennafair@messe.at Admission: Day pass: Adults EUR 15 (online ticket EUR 10; with pre-registration EUR 12); group price on request Multi-day pass: EUR 22 Guided Tours: upon request

Admission, Guided Tours: Yet to be finalized

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Paul Klee. Masterpieces of the Djerassi Collection

Karlsplatz – 2000 Years Of Urban History

May 9 – August 10, 2008

May 29 – October 26, 2008

From May 9 to August 10, 2008 the Albertina is mounting a major exhibition of the graphic works of Paul Klee. Klee (1879-1940) is one of the key artists of Classic Modernism. His highly complex and multifaceted oeuvre is characterized by foresight and hindsight, manifold cross-links and surprising associations. He cultivated close links with the Blue Rider movement, a group of German Expressionist artists, and with the Bauhaus school.

Two thousand years of Viennese urban history come to life in this exhibition exploring one of Vienna’s historical intersections – Karlsplatz. It lies in Resselpark, which was laid out by today’s Technical University on the banks of the river Wien in front of the baroque Karlskirche church built by Fischer von Erlach. When Karlsplatz was redeveloped in the 1970s, the roads north of the two Otto Wagner Stadtbahn railway pavilions were amalgamated, and a new oval pool with a sculpture by British sculptor Henry Moore added. At the beginning of 2006 Resselpark was sensitively redesigned as “Kunstplatz Karlsplatz” – from which you also reach the main entrance of the Vienna Museum Karlsplatz.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.albertina.at Venue: Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1st district Dates: May 9 – August 10, 2008 Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Wed until 21:00 Promoter: Albertina Albertinaplatz 3, A-1010 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-0, Fax (+43 1) 534 83-188 E-mail: info@albertina.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more EUR 7 per person. Adults EUR 9.50 Discounts for tour operators on request. Guided Tours: Sat, Sun, public holidays 15:30: admission + EUR 2 Special Tours and Packages: by arrangement Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-540, Fax (+43 1) 53483-547 besucher@albertina.at Maximum No. of Participants: 25 per guide Duration: 30, 60 and 90 mins. Prices: Admission plus EUR 95 (90 mins), EUR 70 (60 mins), EUR 40 (30 mins). Extra charge for early morning tour (before 10:00): EUR 40

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.wienmuseum.at Venue: Vienna Museum Karlsplatz, Karlsplatz, 4th district Dates: May 29 – October 26, 2008 Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 09:00-18:00 Promoter: Vienna Museum Karlsplatz, Karlsplatz, A-1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 87 47, Fax (+43 1) 505 87 47-60 E-mail: service@wienmuseum.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more: Tue – Sat EUR 4 per person/ Sun EUR 3 per person. Adults Tue – Sat EUR 6/ Sun EUR 5 Special Tours: by arrangement Tel. (+43 1) 505 87 47-85180 E-mail: fuehrungen@wienmuseum.at Max. No. of Participants: 30 Duration: 1 hour Price: Admission plus EUR 2 or group guide EUR 45

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Oases of Tranquility. The Great Landscape Gardens of Central Europe

We are European Champions The Kunsthistorisches Museum’s Celebration of UEFA EURO 2008

June 6 – November 18, 2008

June 7 – 29, 2008

The special Oases of Tranquility exhibition at Liechtenstein Museum recreates the history and splendor of selected garden landscapes in paintings, vedute, plans and sculptures, offering visitors the opportunity to escape the hectic bustle of today’s world and immerse themselves in the tranquility of these verdant and flourishing oases. From the end of the 18th until well into the 19th century many aristocratic families remodeled their baroque gardens into English landscaped gardens, including the families of Liechtenstein, Esterházy, Schönborn, Harrach and Schwarzenberg.

The Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) is extending a welcome to all sports fans visiting Vienna for the European Soccer Championship in 2008. The We are European Champions program takes up themes that allow soccer fans to pitch themselves against the Old Masters. They include “Men!”, “Rigged out for the Tournament”, “Shins, Feet and Calves”, “Masterstrokes” and “The Finest Fouls in Art History”. Kids can look forward to international matches: Belgium versus Holland: “Star coach Rubens versus world-class goalie Rembrandt”; Italy versus Germany: “Heart-throb Raphael versus Albrecht ‘Magic’ Dürer”; and England versus Spain: “Foreign player van Dyck versus Velázquez“.

Further Information: Program from the promoter, www.liechtensteinmuseum.at Venue: Liechtenstein Museum. The Princely Collections. Fürstengasse 1, 9th district Dates: June 6 – November 18, 2008 Opening Hours: Fr-Mo 10:00-17:00 NEW OPENING HOURS from March 2, 2008: Fr-Tue 10:00-17:00 Admission: Special exhibition: EUR 4 per person (no group reductions) The permanent exhibition is separate (admission EUR 10; groups (8 or more): EUR 8 per person) Promoter & Booking Address: Liechtenstein Museum. The Princely Collections. Fürstengasse 1, A-1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 57 67-252 Fax (+43 1) 319 57 67-20 E-mail: info@liechtensteinmuseum.at www.liechtensteinmuseum.at

Further Information: Soccer program brochure from the promoter www.khm.at Venue: Kunsthistorisches Museum and its collections, Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1st district Dates: June 7 – 29, 2008 Opening Hours: daily except Mon 10:00-18:00, Thu 10:00-21:00 Promoter: Kunsthistorisches Museum (KHM) Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 24-4025, Fax (+43 1) 525 24-371 E-mail: info.pr@khm.at Admission: KHM Soccer Tickets: KHM Team Ticket (entry for 11 men, only 9 pay) KHM Ladies Ticket (women pay half) KHM Half Time Ticket (through the KHM in 45 mins) Prices: Groups of 10 or more: EUR 7 per person; Adults EUR 10 Combined Tickets: KHM & Treasury: Groups EUR 12 per person; Adults EUR 18 KHM & Treasury & Imperial Coach Collection: Groups EUR 15 per person; adults EUR 21 Travel Business Deals: Markus Kustatscher; Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna Cell: (+43 664) 605 14 4031 Tel: (+43 1) 525 24- 4031, Fax: (+43 1) 525 24- 4098 E-mail: markus.kustatscher@khm.at Tours: Daily themed tour (15:00)

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Vincent Van Gogh. Drawn Pictures

Christian Schad

September 5 – December 7, 2008

September 26, 2008 – January 6, 2009

The Albertina’s big autumn exhibition in 2008 will be devoted to the work of Vincent van Gogh. Some 50 paintings and 120 drawings will be on show, including masterworks such as The Harvest (1888) and View of Vessenots Near Auvers (1890). The exhibition explores the two-way relationship between van Gogh’s drawings and paintings, particularly focusing on the last creative years of his time in Paris and Arles up to his stays in Saint-Rémy and Auverssur-Oise.

The Leopold Museum is devoting an exhibition to German painter Christian Schad. Associated like Otto Dix with the Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity) movement, the artist is best known for his Self Portrait with Model. Cold and distant in effect, his paintings set out to render subjects objectively. In his early works, Schad was influenced by Cubism and Dadaism, with which he became acquainted during travels in France. Remaining fond of experimenting until well advanced in years, the artist also produced prints using various techniques as well as the “Schadographs” named specially for him – photograms in which the photographic paper is directly exposed without using a camera.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.albertina.at Venue: Albertina, Albertinaplatz 1, 1st district Dates: September 5 – December 7, 2008 Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Wed until 21:00 Promoter: Albertina Albertinaplatz 3, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-0, Fax (+43 1) 534 83-188 E-mail: info@albertina.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more EUR 7 per person. Adults EUR 9.50 Discounts for tour operators on request. Guided Tours: Sat, Sun, public holidays 15:30: admission +EUR 2 Special Tours and Packages: by arrangement Tel. (+43 1) 534 83-540, Fax (+43 1) 53483-547 besucher@albertina.at Maximum No. of Participants: 25 per guide Duration: 30, 60 and 90 mins. Prices: Admission plus EUR 95 (90 mins), EUR 70 (60 mins), EUR 40 (30 mins). Extra charge for early morning tour (before 10:00): EUR 40

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.leopoldmuseum.org Venue: Leopold Museum MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1, 7th district Dates: September 26, 2008 – January 6, 2009 Opening Hours: 10:00-18:00 daily, Thu 10:00-21:00 Promoter: Leopold Museum Museumsplatz 1, A-1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 525 70-0 Fax (+43 1) 525 70-1500 E-mail: office@leopoldmuseum.at Admission: Groups of 10 or more EUR 7 per person, Adults EUR 9 Guided Tours: By appointment (max. 25 persons), Tel. (+43 1) 525 70-1525 Maximum No. of Participants: 25 per guide Price: Admission plus EUR 70 / EUR 105 (evenings) Individual Deals for Tour Operators (Individual & Group Travel): Regina Beran-Prem Tel.: (+43 1) 52570–1529, Fax (+43 1) 52570–1500 E-mail: tourismus@leopoldmuseum.org

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Exhibitions & Art Shows Gustav Klimt and the Kunstschau 1908

Georges Braque. The Lyrical Essence of Geometry – A Retrospective

October 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009

November 14, 2008 – March 1, 2009

“The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt is one of the gems of the Belvedere art collection and also one of the world’s most famous Jugendstil masterpieces. It went on public display for the first time at the Kunstschau exhibition in 1908. Organized by Josef Hoffmann, Koloman Moser and other artists of the Klimt Group, they exclusively devoted an entire room to the pictures of Gustav Klimt. A century later, this room is now being meticulously reconstructed and filled with works from the Belvedere’s holdings and international loans.

The BA-CA Kunstforum is mounting a large-scale retrospective on Georges Braque, which – for the first time in Austria – pays homage to this forerunner of the avant-garde. The uniqueness of his pictorial exploits is visualized: Braque in the circle of the Fauves, Braque the methodical, Braque the inventor of papier collé, Braque the master of “modern” still life and, last but not least, Braque the “lyrical constructor”. Exhibition space is also allocated to do justice to his groundbreaking cubist works. Yet there is more to Braque than Cubism and painting. The show also focuses on Georges Braque’s virtuosity as a graphic artist.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.belvedere.at Venue: Lower Belvedere, Palace and Orangery of Prince Eugene, Austrian Gallery Belvedere, PrinzEugen Strasse 27, 3rd district Dates: October 1, 2008 – January 18, 2009 Opening Hours: daily 10:00–18:00, Wed 10:00– 21:00 Promoter: Belvedere Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, A-1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 79 557-0 Fax (+43 1) 79 843 37 www.belvedere.at Admission: Lower Belvedere: Groups of ten or more: EUR 8 per person Adults: EUR 9.50 Also available: online tickets at www.belvedere.at and combined tickets for the entire Belvedere complex for EUR € 9.50 (group rate per person) / EUR 12.50 (adults). Guided Tours: Adults: EUR 3 (30 mins), EUR 4 (60 mins) Special Guided Tours: By arrangement Adult group (max. 25 persons, approx. 60 mins): EUR 70 Contact for coop deals & sales: E-mail: tourism@belvedere.at Additional Information: The Baroque Belvedere Palace can be hired for evening events (cocktails, receptions, presentations) or weddings and a special tour through the exhibition can be included. Further information: E-mail:events@belvedere.at

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.ba-ca-kunstforum.at Venue: BA-CA Kunstforum, Freyung 8, 1st district Dates: November 14, 2008 – March 1, 2009 Opening Hours: 10:00 – 19:00 daily, Fri to 21:00 Promoter: BA-CA Kunstforum Freyung 8, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 537 33-26 Fax (+43 1) 537 33-18 E-mail: service@ba-ca-kunstforum.at Admission: Groups of ten or more: EUR 7.30 per person; adults: EUR 8.70 Guided Tours: Sat 16.30, Sun and public holidays 11.00; individual guided tour tickets: EUR 3.20 Special Guided Tours: By arrangement Additional Information: The gallery can be hired for events and special guided tours from 19.30 on any day except Friday; prices on request. Information: tel. (+43 1) 537 33-25 E-mail: events@ba-ca-kunstforum.at

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Spanish Riding School Spanish Riding School at the Imperial Palace Tours all year round. See program for performance dates.

The world famous Lipizzaners are still adorned with the imperial crown and to this day continue to bring traditional equestrian skills and imperial charm to life. The purebred stallions are capable of the most spectacular choreography and routines, many of which take years to master, including the Levade and the Quadrille. This is an unforgettable experience for lovers of equestrian art! Further Information: from the promoter www.srs.at Venue: Spanish Riding School Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Josefsplatz, 1st district, Duration of Performances: 45-100 minutes (depending on category) Promoter: Spanish Riding School, Hofburg, A-1010 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 533 90 31 Fax (+43 1) 533 90 32-40, E-mail: office@srs.at Seating Capacity: 500 seats, 400 to 500 standing Prices: Seats EUR 24 – 165, standing places EUR 18 – 28 (depending on category) Booking Address: Spanische Hofreitschule Hofburg, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 533 90 31 Fax (+43 1) 533 90 32-40 E-mail: tickets@srs.at Performances in 2008: 6 categories: 1. weekday evenings (80 mins) 2. weekends (80 mins) 3. with presenter (100 mins) 4. New Year’s Eve (80 mins) 5. “Privatissimum” (45 mins) 6. with presenter (60 mins equestrian display and 20 mins commentary)

Dates: February 24, 2008 March 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29 & 30, 2008 April 5, 6, 11, 13,19, 20, 26 & 27, 2008 May 2, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 25 & 31, 2008 June 1, 7, 8, 13, 15, 21, 22, 27 & 29, 2008 July 2008: Piber meets Vienna (see below) August 31, 2008 September 5, 7, 13, 14, 19, 21, 27 & 28, 2008 October 4, 5, 11, 12, 18,19, 24, 26 & 31, 2008 November 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30, 2008 December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 28, 30 & 31, 2008 Piber meets Vienna (July 1 – 20, 2008) The Lipizzaner stud farm in Piber is sending six mares and their foals and some stallions for a special display in Vienna. The horses will be shown in single harness, in pairs, in tandem and in a four-in-hand. This special summer program is being presented in both German and English by the Manager of the Piber Federal Stud in person. Performances: daily except Mon 11:00-12:00 Prices: EUR 9 - 26 Additional Attraction: The mares and their foals can be viewed between 17:30 and 19:00 (EUR 5) Special Performances in the Winter Riding School: Capacity: max. 950 persons Duration: 45-100 minutes Prices: upon request Additional Information: The following take place frequently: Morning exercise to music Horses’ workout Tours of the Spanish Riding School incl. Lipizzaner Museum or morning exercise or horses’ workout. Details: www.srs.at

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Festivals OsterKlang Wien The Sound of Easter in Vienna

Spring Festival

March 14 – 24, 2008

March 28 – May 16, 2008

The annual OsterKlang Wien (Sound of Easter) festival in the city of music is a celebration of Holy Week and the arrival of spring. It is traditionally opened by the Vienna Philharmonic in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein – in 2008 with Robert Schumann’s Paradise and the Peri. The Theater an der Wien is staging Luigi Cherubini’s opera Médée with the Vienna Philharmonic conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt. On Good Friday “Stabat Mater” is the theme at the Minoritenkirche (Church of the Minor Friars), while the next day the Moscow Patriarchal Choir will be celebrating Russian Easter there. On Easter Sunday the Vienna Symphony Orchestra will be giving a Spring in Vienna concert at the Musikverein.

The colorful, fresh and varied program of the Vienna Spring Festival suits the season perfectly. In 2008 there is a special focus on works by Benjamin Britten, with the notable line-up of artists including Anna Netrebko, Elina Garnca and Ian Bostridge. The Festival was called into being in 1992. Every year from April to the beginning of May – when the Vienna Festival starts – audiences are treated to a superlative program of music with a high-profile international line-up. The festival is hosted alternately by the Musikverein and Konzerthaus, and in 2008 it is again the turn of the Konzerthaus to deliver the exquisite performances which make the Spring Festival a key event in Vienna’s concert calendar.

Further Information: “The Sound of Easter in Vienna” program from the promoter www.osterklang.at

Further Information: Program from the promoter www.konzerthaus.at

Venues: Wiener Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, 1st district Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, 3rd district Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6, 6th district Minoritenkirche, Minoritenplatz, 1st district Odeon, Taborstrasse 10, 2nd district

Venue: Konzerthaus, district

Dates: March 14 – 24, 2008

Duration of Concerts: approx. 1½ - 2 hours

Duration of Concerts: approx. 2 hours

Promoter: Wiener Konzerthaus Lothringerstrasse 20, A-1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 242 000, Fax (+43 1) 242 00-111 E-mail: mail@konzerthaus.at

Promoter: OsterKlang Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel: (+43 1) 588 85 E-mail: info@osterklang.at Seating Capacity: Musikverein: Grosser Saal 1,700 Theater an der Wien: 1,000 Konzerthaus: Grosser Saal 1,800; Mozart Saal 700 Prices: EUR 11 – 130 Tour operators receive discounts on group bookings. Booking Address: OsterKlang Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel: (+43 1) 5 888 5 E-mail: tickets@osterklang.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Tel: (+43 1) 427 17, Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00

Lothringerstrasse 20,

3rd

Dates: March 28 – May 16, 2008 Starting Times: mostly 19:30

Seating Capacity: Grosser Saal 1,800, Mozart-Saal 700 Prices: approx. EUR 10 - 105 Booking Address: Wiener Konzerthaus Lothringerstrasse 20, A-1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 242 002, Fax (+43 1) 242 00 110 E-mail: ticket@konzerthaus.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: (+43 1) 242 002, Mon-Fri 8:00-18:30, Sat 9:00-13:00 and 16:00-18:30, Sun and public holidays 10:0013:00 and 16:00-18:30

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Festivals Vienna Festival Concerts at the Musikverein

Vienna Festival

May 4 – June 20, 2008

May 9 – June 15, 2008

Vienna is a city that attracts the finest players. This is true not only of the UEFA EURO 2008 soccer championship, but also of the outstanding artists who year for year consolidate Vienna’s international standing as a city of music, notably at the Vienna Festival Concerts in the Musikverein. The line-up between May 4 and June 20 includes the Vienna Philharmonic under Mariss Jansons with Elīna Garanča, the Königliche Concertgebouworchester Amsterdam and baritone Thomas Quasthoff, joined by pianists Rudolf Buchbinder, Alfred Brendel and Maurizio Pollini, Riccardo Muti, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Genia Kühmeier, Ian Bostridge, Gerald Finley, Anne Sofie von Otter and Oscar award winner Vanessa Redgrave doing a reading.

The very latest in drama and music will be coming from the world’s leading opera and theater directors, conductors and orchestras at the Vienna Festival. It is to be opened on City Hall Square on May 9 in a tremendous free-admission ceremony that includes the final of Eurovision Young Musicians. This classical music contest will be watched by an audience of tens of thousands and televised live all over Europe. This year’s festival program features a number of contemporary operas including Phaedra by Hans Werner Henze and Michaels Reise (Michael’s Journey) by Karlheinz Stockhausen. The drama program opens with Les Éphémères by Ariane Mnouckine, followed by other works such as Christoph Marthaler’s PLATZ MANGEL (LACK OF SPACE), Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida directed by Luk Perceval and Luc Bondy’s wildly acclaimed Marivaux production La Seconde Surprise de l’amour. Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.festwochen.at Venues among others: Halls E and G at MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 7th district Theater an der Wien, Linke Wienzeile 6 , 6th district City Hall Square (Rathausplatz), 1st district Schauspielhaus, Porzellangasse 19, 9th district Theater Akzent, Theresianumgasse 16-18 Dates: May 9 – June 15, 2008 Starting Time: approx. 19:00 Promoter: Vienna Festival Lehárgasse 11, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 589 22-0, Fax (+43 1) 589 22-49 E-mail: festwochen@festwochen.at Festival service number: (+43 1) 598 22 22 Seating Capacity: Theater an der Wien 1,100 Museum Quarter, Hall E 1,000, Hall G 350, Schauspielhaus 150, Theater Akzent 450 Prices: Variable depending on performance Booking Address: Wiener Festwochen Lehárgasse 11, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 589 22-0, (+43 1) 589 22-49 E-mail: kartenbuero@festwochen.at Online ticket sales at www.festwochen.at start Jan 31. Credit Card Bookings by Telephone Tel. (+43 1) 589 22 11, Mon-Fri 10.00-17:00 from March 10

Further Information: Program from the promoter www.musikverein.at Venue: Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, 1st district Dates: May 4 – June 20, 2008 Starting Time: approx. 19:00 Duration: approx. 1.5 to 2 hours Promoter: Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Wien Bösendorferstraße 12, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 86 81 Fax (+43 1) 505 94 09 Email: office@musikverein.at Seating Capacity: Grosser Saal 1.700, Brahms Saal 600 Prices: Variable depending on performance Booking Address: Bösendorferstraße 12, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 81 90 (Mo-Fr 9-20, Sa 9-13 Uhr) Fax (+43 1) 505 81 90-94 Email: tickets@musikverein.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone Tel. (+43 1) 505 81 90, Mon-Fri 9:00-19:30, Sat 9:0017:00

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Festivals Vienna Jazz Festival

ImPulsTanz

June 27 – July 13, 2008

July 10 – August 10, 2008

The Vienna Jazz Festival is one of the leading festivals of its genre today. This is due not just to the presence of top musicians but also to the main venues - Vienna’s State Opera House and the Vienna City Hall Sqare and the Arkadenhof. The program features dozens of concerts by foreign and Austrian stars, and styles range from mainstream jazz and soul to dance-oriented varieties like rap, hiphop and D & B.

From July 10 to August 10 the crème de la crème of the contemporary dance scene will be putting on a dazzling display of choreographic creativity at the 25th ImPulsTanz, Europe’s largest dance festival. There will be new productions and revivals from old stagers including Mathilde Monnier, Jan Fabre, Maguy Marin and Wim Vandekeybus & Ultima Vez, all of whom will be giving an insight into the development of contemporary dance. Not to be missed are Ode to Joy L.I.V.E. by Marie Chouinard’s, a trilogy by The Peeping Tom Collective, Dressed To Kill by Robyn Orlin, and Chris Haring/liquid loft. With over 200 courses from yoga to ballet and hip hop, the Workshop Festival gives dance fans the chance to get into the swing of things.

Further Information: Program from the promoter (from April) www.viennajazz.org Venues among others: Vienna State Opera House, Opernring 2, 1st district MuseumsQuartier Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 7th district City Hall (Rathaus), Arkadenhof , 1st district Fernwärme Spittelau, 9th district Jazzland, Franz-Josefs-Kai 29, 1st district Porgy & Bess, Riemergasse 11, 1st district Miles Smiles, Lange Gasse 51, 8th district Reigen, Hadikgasse 62, 14th district Dates: June 27 – July 13, 2008 Starting Times: between 17:00 and 22:00 Promoter: Verein Jazz Fest Wien Lammgasse 12 / 8, A-1080 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 712 42 24, Fax (+43 1) 712 34 34 E-mail: office@viennajazz.org Seating Capacity: State Opera House 1,500 MuseumsQuartier Wien, Hall E 1,000 Prices: State Opera House EUR 28 - 70; MuseumsQuartier Wien EUR 20 - 40; Other venues free admission to EUR 30 Booking Address: Jazz Fest Wien Ticket Center Tel.: (+43 1) 408 60 30 Online: www.viennajazz.org

Further Information: “ImPulsTanz 2008” program from the promoter www.impulstanz.com Venues: Burgtheater, Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring 2, 1st district Volkstheater, Neustiftgasse 1, 7th district Schauspielhaus, Porzellangasse 19, 9th district Odeon, Taborstrasse 10, 2nd district Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Am Schwarzenbergplatz 3, 3rd district Semperdepot, Lehargasse 6-8, 6th district and other venues Dates: July 10 – August 10, 2008 Starting Time: mostly 21:00 Duration of Events: approx. 1½ - 2 hours Promoter: ImPulsTanz Museumstrasse 5/21, A-1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 523 55 58, Fax (+43 1) 523 16 839 E-mail: info@impulstanz.com Seating Capacity: Burgtheater: 1,150 Volkstheater: 970 Schauspielhaus: 175 Odeon: 300 Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz and Semper Depot: 150 each Prices: EUR 10 - 55 Booking Address: ImPulsTanz Museumstrasse 5/21, A-1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 523 55 58, Fax (+43 1) 523 16 839 E-mail: info@impulstanz.com

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Festivals Music Film Festival

2nd Vienna Piano Summer at the Spanish Riding School

July 12 – August 31, 2008

July 31 – August 3, 2008

Highly acclaimed opera and operetta productions, classic concerts and enchanting ballet performances, all captured on celluloid, can be enjoyed free of charge by thousands every evening under a starry Vienna sky. Against the magnificent backdrop of the neo-Gothic City Hall, the giant screen will be showing opera, orchestral and ballet performances. Seating is available and mouth-watering international specialities will be dished up at refreshment stalls around the giant screen. Further information: from the promoter www.wien-event.at Venue: Rathausplatz, 1st district Dates: July 12 – August 31, 2008, daily except in case of rain Begin: after nightfall, approx. 21:30 Duration: acccording to the length of the film, around 1 to 3½ hours Presented by: stadt wien marketing service gmbh Kolingasse 11/7, 1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 82 000, Fax 319 82 00-82 E-mail: office@wien-event.at Admission: free Seating capacity: 3,000 Additional Information: Details of the 2008 program will be announced in May (see www.wien-event.at).

Vienna Piano Summer – a festival which celebrated its premiere in 2007 – now enters its second year, enriching the city’s summer musical life with performances by international virtuosos at the Spanish Riding School. Four classical concerts and three late evening jazz concerts will be presenting the heights of artistry on the piano where normally the Lipizzan stallions demonstrate the fine art of haute école. The piano virtuosos appearing this year are Boris Berezovsky & Brigitte Engerer, Tzimon Barto, Gerhard Oppitz, Anna Vinnitskaya, Olga Kern and – representing the jazz genre – Elias Meiri, Tord Gustavsen and Uri Cane. Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.klaviersommer.at Venue: Spanish Riding School Hofburg (Imperial Palace), Michaelerplatz, 1st district Dates: July 31 – August 3, 2008 Starting Times: 11:00, 19:00 and 22:00 Promoter: Primusic Konzert- und Musiktheaterproduktionen GmbH, 6-8/2/22, A-1010 Vienna

Herrengasse

Seating Capacity: 753 seats, 63 standing places Prices: EUR 15 (standing), EUR 27, 34, 40, 46, 53 Jazz concerts: EUR 34, free seating Combined ticket for classical and jazz concert on the same day: 20% reduction Bookings: Tel. (+43 1) 96 0 96, www.oeticket.com Tel. (+43 1) 205 15 65, www.ticketcorner.com Tel. (+43 1) 5 888 5, www.wien-ticket.at

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Opera and Operetta Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace

Vienna Operetta Summer Open Air at the Theresianum

Permanent Attraction

July 2 – August 9, 2008

The Schönbrunn Palace Marionette Theater’s puppet ballet enchants both young and old with Strauss melodies, Mozart operas and musicals from the world of fairy-tale. This season, adults can look forward to Mozart’s most popular work The Magic Flute and a production called Johann Strauss and the Danube Waltz, while a special children’s program treats kids to The Magic Flute, Strauss – The Legend of the Danube Maiden, Aladdin with fairytales from the Orient, Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Knight Camembert and many more.

The Vienna Operetta Summer will once again be treating audiences to the best-loved melodies by Johann Strauss, Franz Lehár, Emmerich Kálmán and Robert Stolz. For the second time, a special venue has been chosen: The magical grotto in the park at Vienna’s Theresianum school is the romantic backdrop and place of encounter for a host of famous opera characters. The combination of merry operetta charm, Viennese humor and exuberant waltzes makes these evenings unforgettable. If the weather does not play along, the event can be moved indoors to the Akzent Theatre at any time.

Further Information: leaflet and program from the promoter www.marionettentheater.at

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter, www.scheibmaier.at

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Venue: Schönbrunn Palace, 13 district Marionette Theater, Hofratstrakt

Venue: Theresianum, Favoritenstrasse 15, 4th district, Theatre Akzent beim Schloss Belvedere, Theresianumgasse 18, 4th district

Dates: Permanent attraction with performances almost daily (see www.marionettentheater.at for program details)

Dates: July 2 – August 9, 2008, every Wed-Sat

Duration of Performances: Magic Flute 2.20 hours, Johann Strauss 1.55 hours, “Eine kleine Nachtmusik” ½ hour, children’s program 1.15 hours

Duration of the Performance: 2 hours

Promoter: Marionette Theater at Schönbrunn Palace, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 817 32 47, Fax (+43 1) 817 32 474 E-mail: office@marionettentheater.at Seating Capacity: 88 Prices: Magic Flute and Johann Strauss: adults EUR 22 / 29, children EUR 15/19 Children’s program: adults EUR 9/11, children EUR 6/8 Travel agencies receive 10% reductions Booking Address: Marionettentheater Schloss Schönbrunn, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 817 32 47, Fax (+43 1) 817 32 474 E-mail: office@marionettentheater.at Special Performances: With a buffet by arrangement. Prices on request (20% discount for tour operators)

Starting Time: 20:30

Promoter: Scheibmaier Promotions Martin Brandl, Tel. (+43 1) 505 35 26-11 www.scheibmaier.at Seating Capacity: 450 Ticket Prices: EUR 19.00 – 59.00 Group commission and discounts on request Booking Address: Scheibmaier Promotions, Martin Brandl Argentinierstrasse 71, A-1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 35 26-11 Fax (+43 1) 505 02 86 E-mail: management@scheibmaier.at www.scheibmaier.at

Additional Information: Since language is not the primary means of expression, performances can be universally understood and therefore also offer nonGerman speaking guests an insight into the world of opera and ballet.

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Opera and Operetta “Operimsommer’08” at the Theater an der Wien

Die Fledermaus at Schlosstheater Schönbrunn

July 7 – August 19, 2008

July 11 – August 24, 2008

Vienna’s newest opera house premieres an opera every month – from baroque to contemporary. Its “Operimsommer” summer program in 2008 includes the zarzuela "Luisa Fernanda" with star tenor Plácido Domingo in July and Mozart’s “Magic Flute” in August.

A production of Johann Strauss’ Die Fledermaus is being staged by Musik Theater Schönbrunn in the summer of 2008. Die Fledermaus is rightly considered a masterpiece of Viennese operetta. A veritable feast of melodies leads through the racy plot as a Viennese playboy is sentenced to a few days in jail and sadly takes his leave from his wife. But instead of reporting to the prison, he heads off to an exotic prince’s masked ball where he charms his own masked wife whose lover has earlier been sent to prison. With the help of the prison warder Frosch, everything works out for the best. The Schönbrunn Palace Theatre is the oldest theater still operating in Vienna.

Further Information: Brochure and program from the promoter, www.theater-wien.at Venue: Linke Wienzeile 6, 6th district Dates: Luisa Fernanda: July 7, 10, 14, 16 & 18, 2008 The Magic Flute: August 10, 12, 14, 17 & 19, 2008 Duration of Performances: approx. 2½ hours Promoter: Theater an der Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 30-660 Fax (+43 1) 588 30-560 E-mail: oper@theater-wien.at

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.musik-theater-schoenbrunn.at Venue: Schlosstheater Schönbrunn Schönbrunner Schlossstrasse 47, 13th district

Seating Capacity: 1,200

Dates: July 11 – August 24, 2008, daily except July 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28 and August 3, 4, 10, 11 & 18, 2008

Prices: Luisa Fernanda: EUR 23 – 140 The Magic Flute EUR 15 – 130

Starting Time: 19:30 (August 18, 19, 26 and 27, 2007 17:30)

Booking Address: Theater an der Wien Linke Wienzeile 6, A-1060 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 5 888 5 Online: www.theater-wien.at

Promoter: Musik Theater Schönbrunn Postfach 111, A-1190 Vienna

Group Bookings (8 or more persons): Vertriebsabteilung der Vereinigen Bühnen Wien Tel. (+43 1) 581 81 111-0 E-mail: sales@vbw.at

Prices: EUR 35, 45, 65, 85

Seating Capacity: 320

Booking Address: Musik Theater Schönbrunn Postfach 111, A-1190 Vienna E-mail: tickets@ofs.at Tel. (+43 664) 1111 600 E-mail booking form at www.musik-theaterschoenbrunn.at

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Concerts Schönbrunn Palace Concerts at the Orangery

Strauss & Mozart Concerts at the Kursalon

Permanent Attraction

daily

Schönbrunn’s Orangery is once again resplendent in former glory: notable works are being performed there by the Schönbrunner Schlossorchester every evening. The baroque Orangery used to be both winter home to exotic plants and a meeting place for Vienna’s top society. Even Mozart made an appearance there as conductor. Excerpts from his operas Don Giovanni and The Magic Flute are scheduled, as well as Johann Strauss’ Frühlingsstimmenwalzer and Blue Danube Waltz. Two opera singers - a soprano and a baritone - along with a charming ballet duo in historic costumes accompany the evening.

Melodies in three-four time from the Blue Danube Waltz, Emperor Waltz and Wine, Women and Song to Wiener Blut can be enjoyed at this evening of music by waltz king Johann Strauss and his family at the newly opened Kursalon, also featuring pieces of music dedicated to W.A. Mozart. Although Johann Strauss left the conductor’s rostrum for the last time over a century ago, his melodies are still firm favorites. A harmonious evening is ensured with his waltzes and polkas, as well as works composed by his family. Professional dancing couples provide a charming accompaniment, displaying perfect footwork.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.imagevienna.com

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.strauss-konzerte.at

Venue: Schönbrunn Palace, Orangery (occasionally in the Weissgoldzimmer or Grosse Galerie, or at other concert halls in Vienna)

Venue: Kursalon / Lanner-Saal, Johannesgasse 33, 1st district May – October: Additional concerts at the Stock Exchange, Wipplingerstrasse 24, 1st district

Dates: daily (except Dec 24) Dates: daily Starting Time: 20:30 (doors open 20:00), Dec 31: 19:00, Jan 1: 16:00 & 20:30 Duration of Concerts: approx. 2 hours Promoter: IMaGE Performing Arts Promotion GmbH Schönbrunn Palace, Orangerie, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 812 50 04, Fax (+43 1) 812 54 24 E-mail: office@imagevienna.com Seating Capacity: 500 Prices: EUR 39 – 55 (Dec 25 – 30 EUR 44 – 60, Dec 31 EUR 48 – 72) VIP ticket incl. 1 glass sparkling wine, best seats: EUR 75 - 92 Please call to inquire about group rates. Booking Address: IMaGE, Schönbrunn Palace, Orangerie, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 812 50 04, Fax (+43 1) 812 54 24 E-mail: office@imagevienna.com Additional Information: Concerts with alternative formats and venues can be individually arranged. Prices on request. Information from the promoter. The Orangery can be hired for a variety of events including receptions, gala dinners, seminars, etc. Details from the promoter.

Starting Time: 20:15 Special Christmas and New Year dates Duration of Concerts: approx. 2 hours Promoter: Sound of Vienna Mahlerstrasse 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 512 57 90, Fax (+43 1) 512 57 91 E-mail: sound@strauss-konzerte.at Seating Capacity: 350 Prices: EUR 39 – 56 VIP ticket EUR 90 (best seats, sparkling wine, Strauss CD, program) Special prices apply for Christmas/New Year Reductions for tour operators on all tickets Booking Address: Sound of Vienna Mahlerstrasse 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 512 57 90 Fax (+43 1) 512 57 91 E-mail: sound@strauss-konzerte.at Additional Information: Packages incl. evening dinner available. Details from the promoter.

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Concerts Vienna Residence Orchestra Concerts at Palais Auersperg

Sunday Concerts at Liechtenstein Museum: Music & Art

Daily

Every Sunday all year round

The most popular compositions by the “Waltz King” Johann Strauss - from the Blue Danube Waltz to melodies from Die Fledermaus - can be enjoyed by audiences at Auersperg Palais. The concerts feature a chamber orchestra clad in period costume, outstanding soloists singing arias and duets, and a ballet duo performing perfect pirouettes to lilting Viennese melodies. Works include the Emperor Waltz, the Tritsch-Tratsch Polka and excerpts from Wiener Blut, as well as the Radetzky March, the masterpiece by Johann Strauss the Elder.

Music and art of the highest caliber are exquisitely combined at the Liechtenstein Museum. Every Sunday, Vienna’s largest secular baroque hall, the Hercules Hall, is the venue of distinguished concerts. The historical setting uniquely gives rise to a colorful symbiosis of music, art and architecture, rendering the Liechtenstein Museum a place of delight to the soul and the senses. In 2008 the concert series is enriched with appearances by sections of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.wro.at Venues: Palais Auersperg, Auerspergstrasse 1, 8th district Dates: daily

Further Information: Program from the promoter, www.liechtensteinmuseum.at Venue: Liechtenstein Museum. The Princely Collections. Fürstengasse 1, 9th district Dates: Every Sun till February 24, 14:00-15:00, from March 2, 11:00-12:00 and 15:00-16:00

Starting Time: 20:15 Duration: 1 hour Duration of Concerts: 1½ hours Promoter: Wiener Residenzorchester Veranstaltungsges.m.b.H. Auerspergstrasse 1, A-1080 Vienna Tel. (+ 43 1) 817 21 78, Fax (+43 1) 813 28 65 E-mail: konzert@residenzorchester.at Seating Capacity: 260 Prices: EUR 39 - 54 Reductions for tour operators on all tickets Booking Address: Vienna Residence Orchestra Concerts Auerspergstrasse 1, A-1080 Vienna Tel. (+ 43 1) 817 21 78, Fax (+43 1) 813 28 65 E-mail: konzert@residenzorchester.at

Promoter: Liechtenstein Museum. The Princely Collections. Fürstengasse 1, A-1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 57 67-252 Fax (+43 1) 319 57 67-20 E-mail: info@liechtensteinmuseum.at www.liechtensteinmuseum.at Seating Capacity: 500 Prices: EUR 30; reductions for tour operators on all tickets Booking Address: Liechtenstein Museum. The Princely Collections. Fürstengasse 1, A-1090 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 319 57 67-252 Fax (+43 1) 319 57 67-20 E-mail: info@liechtensteinmuseum.at www.liechtensteinmuseum.at Additional Information: Admission to the permanent and special exhibitions is included in the ticket price. Exclusive group arrangements and sparkling wine during the interval available upon request.

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Concerts Waltz and Operetta Concerts at Hofburg Palace

Vienna Mozart Concerts

April 29, 2008 – January 1, 2009

March 21 – October 31, 2008

Inspired operettas and waltzes by Johann Strauss and compositions by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart are being performed at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) featuring a full orchestra and international vocal soloists. Conducted by Gert Hofbauer, the Hofburg Orchestra and star singers give renditions of the most delightful melodies from Strauss’ operetta hits such as Die Fledermaus, The Gypsy Baron, Wiener Blut and A Night in Venice, as well as Strauss waltzes including his world-famous Blue Danube Waltz and arias from Mozart operas.

The Vienna Mozart Orchestra stages a performance as it would have been in Wolfgang Amadé’s day: Mozart’s best-known compositions performed by 30 musicians in historical costumes and in a setting appropriate to the epoch. The program includes arias and duets from The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni and such “hits” as Eine Kleine Nachtmusik or the Symphony No. 40 in G minor. Venues are the Goldener Saal and the Brahmssaal of the Musikverein, the Vienna State Opera, the Grosser Saal and the Mozart-Saal of the Wiener Konzerthaus, and the Grosser Festsaal of the Imperial Palace.

Further Information: Program from the promoter www.hofburgorchester.at Venues: Imperial Palace, Heldenplatz , 1st district and Josefsplatz, 1st district Dates: April 29 – October 17, 2008, every Tue, Thu and Sat (few exceptions) every Sat from October 11 – December 31, 2008 additional dates: December 25, 26 & 31, 2008 January 1, 2009 Starting Time: 20:30 (except at New Year) Duration of Concerts: 1½ hours (all year) Promoter: Konzertagentur Hofbauer Margaretenstrasse 3, A-1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 587 25 52, 587 52 09, Fax (+43 1) 587 43 97 E-mail: konzerte@hofburgorchester.at Seating Capacity: Imperial Palace: Festsaal 1,300, Zeremoniensaal 700, Redoutensaal 800 Prices: EUR 39 - 52 (except at Christmas and New Year) Reductions for tour operators on all tickets Booking Address: Konzertagentur Hofbauer Margaretenstrasse 3, A-1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 587 25 52, 587 52 09, Fax (+43 1) 587 43 97 E-mail: konzerte@hofburgorchester.at Additional Information: The Orchestra can be booked for congresses, corporate events etc.

Further Information: Program from the promoter www.mozart.co.at www.b2b.mozartorchester.com Venues: Musikverein, Karlsplatz 6, 1st district Vienna State Opera, , Opernring 2, 1st district Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, 3rd district Imperial Palace (Hofburg), Heldenplatz , 1st district Dates: every Mon, Wed, Fri and Sat March 21 – October 31,2008 Starting Time: 20:15 Duration of Concerts: approx. 1 hour 45 minutes Promoter: Wiener Mozart Orchester Brucknerstrasse 4 , A-1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 505 77 66, Fax (+43 1) 505 97 20, E-mail: concerts@mozart.co.at Seating Capacity: Musikverein: Grosser Saal 1,744, Brahmssaal: 600, Konzerthaus: Grosser Saal 1,808, Mozart-Saal 731, Vienna State Opera 1,709 Imperial Palace 1,298 Prices: EUR 39 - 72 Reductions for tour operators on all tickets VIP-Ticket for EUR 220 includes concert ticket, a personal Mozart page, dinner at the Schwarzenberg Palace, ride in a horse-drawn carriage to the concert, sparkling wine during intermission, program, CD and, upon request, a talk with the musicians Booking Address: Wiener Mozart Orchester Brucknerstrasse 4 , A-1040 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 505 77 66, Fax (+43 1) 505 97 20 E-mail: concerts@mozart.co.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Tel. (+43 1) 505 77 66, 08:30-18:00 daily

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Concerts Vienna Boys' Choir at Musikverein

Vienna Imperial Orchestra

April 11 – October 17, 2008 every Friday (summer break)

From January 31, 2008 Thurs-Sun.

One of the oldest boys’ choirs in the world, the Vienna Boys’ Choir, founded five centuries ago, is giving concerts at the Musikverein. The boys, who also sing at Sunday Mass in the Chapel of the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), are presenting a program of W.A. Mozart together with the Chorus Viennensis – the choir of the former Vienna boy singers – and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. Further Information: www.mondial.at Venue: Musikverein, Brahmssaal, Bösendorferstrasse 12, 1st district

A classic salon orchestra with 13 musicians performs a first-class concert series in the atmospheric surroundings of the Imperial Hall on Beethovenplatz. The program includes works by Johann Strauss (“Vienna Blood”), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (“Eine kleine Nachtmusik”), Ludwig van Beethoven and Joseph Haydn. Further Information: www.imperial-classic.at Venue: Imperialsaal, Beethovenplatz 1, 1st district Additional venues such as the Museum of Natural History, Belvedere Palace or Eschenbach Palace can be booked for exclusive events. Dates: from January 31, 2008 Thurs-Sun.

Dates: April 11 – October 17, 2008 every Friday (summer break): April 11, 18 & 25, 2008 May 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2008 June 6, 13 & 20, 2008 September 5, 12, 19 & 26, 2008 October 10 & 17, 2008 Starting Time: 16:00 Duration of Performance: 1 hour 15 min. Promoter: Reisebüro Mondial, Operngasse 20b, 1040 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 58804-173 Fax (+43 1) 58804 145 E-mail: tickets@mondial.at

Starting Time: 20:15 Concert Duration: approx. 1 hour and 45 minutes Promoter: CLASSIC ART Konzertveranstaltungsges.m.b.H. Riemergasse 1-3 / Mezzanine, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 92 50 751-0, Fax (+43 1) 92 50 751-20 E-mail: office@imperial-classic www.imperial-classic.at Seating Capacity: Imperial Hall approx. 300 seats Ticket Prices: EUR 39/48/56/82 (Special rates apply at Christmas/New Year’s Eve); special conditions for groups on request

Seating Capacity: Brahms-Saal 600 Prices: EUR 36 - 63 Tour operators are granted a reduction on all tickets. Booking Address: Reisebüro Mondial Operngasse 20b, 1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 58804-150 Fax (+43 1) 58804 145, E-mail: tickets@mondial.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Tel. (+43 1) 588 04-173, Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Booking Address: CLASSIC ART Konzertveranstaltungsges.m.b.H. Riemergasse 1-3 / Mezzanine, A-1010 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 92 50 751-0 Fax (+43 1) 92 50 751-20 E-mail: office@imperial-classic www.imperial-classic.at Additional information: Exclusive group events can be booked upon request.

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Concerts Mozart Ensemble in the Deutschordenshaus

Vienna Waltz Concerts at Palffy Palace

All year Thurs-Sun.

All year Fri-Mon

These concerts take place in enchanting surroundings of the Deutschordenshaus (House of the Teutonic Order), where Mozart lived and worked in 1781 while in the service of Archbishop Colloredo. The Sala Terrena, Vienna’s oldest concert hall, with its beautiful frescos in Venetian late-Renaissance style, is the perfect backdrop for Viennese 18th century chamber music (Mozart, Schubert, Haydn).

The Vienna Waltz Concerts Orchestra plays in the heart of Vienna, in the Figaro Hall at the 14th century Palffy Palace, where Mozart performed in 1762. The program includes Mozart’s “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik”, duets from the “Magic Flute”, “Don Giovanni”, a Violin Concerto, “The Marriage of Figaro” and Strauss’ “Blue Danube Waltz”, the “Tritsch-Tratsch Polka”, “Vienna Blood”, “Die Fledermaus”, the “Gypsy Baron” and much more. The performers are well known opera singers and ballet soloists.

Further Information: www.mozarthaus.at Venue: Deutschordenshaus, Sala Terrena, Singerstrasse 7, 1st district

Further Information: www.classic-concerts.at

Dates: All year Thurs-Sun and by arrangement

Venue: Palffy Palace, Josefsplatz 6, 1st district

Starting Times: Thurs, Fri, Sun 7.30 pm, Sat 6.00 pm

Dates: All year Fri–Mon

Concert Duration: Approx 1 hour and 40 minutes including an interval

Starting Times: 20:00 (December 24 ,31 and January 1, 18:00)

Promoter: Mozart Ensemble Vienna Claudio Bentes Singerstrasse 7, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 911 9077; cellphone +43 (0)676 527 8897 Fax (+43 1) 416 47 30 E-mail: konzerte@mozarthaus.at www.mozarthaus.at

Concert Duration: Approx 1 hour and 40 mins.

Ticket Prices: EUR 35.00 – 42.00 Travel agents receive discounted tickets.

Ticket Prices: EUR 34, 46, 56

Booking Address: Mozart Ensemble Vienna Claudio Bentes Singerstrasse 7, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 911 9077; cellphone +43 (0)676 527 8897 Fax (+43 1) 416 47 30 E-mail: konzerte@mozarthaus.at www.mozarthaus.at

Promoter: Vienna Waltz Concerts Palffy Palace, Josefsplatz 6, A-1010 Vienna Tel. and fax (+43 1) 513 98 70 E-mail: office@classic-concerts.at www.classic-concerts.at

Booking Address: Vienna Waltz Concerts Palffy Palace, Josefsplatz 6, A-1010 Vienna Tel. and fax (+43 1) 513 98 70 E-mail: office@classic-concerts.at www.classic-concerts.at Additional Information: Special performances by arrangement

Additional Information: Special performances by arrangement

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Concerts Mozart Requiem at Karlskirche April 5 – October 25, 2008, every Sat (also every Thu in July, August & September) The Requiem Mass (K626) was Mozart’s final work. The completed version by Franz Xaver Süssmayr can be heard at Vienna's Karlskirche (Church of St. Charles Borromeo) – a striking example of ecclesiastical baroque architecture with a mighty dome. The performers are the Chorus and Orchestra of Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart wrote this requiem in 1791, yet it remained a fragment. It embraces the phases of rebellion, fear, hope and release that Mozart experienced before he passed away – without bringing the work to completion. Further Information: www.skg.co.at Venue: Karlskirche, Karlsplatz, 4th district Dates: April 5 – October 25, 2008, every Sat (also every Thu in July, August & September) Starting Time: 20:00 (doors open 18:00) Duration of Concert: approx. 1 hour (no interval) Promoter: Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft Getreidegasse 47, Top 4, A-5020 Salzburg Tel. (+43 662) 82 86 95-0 Fax: (+43 662) 82 86 95-14 E-mail: office@skg.co.at www.skg.co.at Prices: EUR 36 (inc. EUR 7 commission) – free seating Group discount: every 21st ticket free Booking Address: Salzburger Konzertgesellschaft Getreidegasse 47, Top 4, A-5020 Salzburg Tel. (+43 662) 82 86 95-0 Fax: (+43 662) 82 86 95-14 E-mail: office@skg.co.at www.skg.co.at

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Seasonal Events Vienna Ice Dream

The Magic of Advent at Rathausplatz

January 26 – March 9, 2008

November 15 – December 24, 2008

Vienna’s City Hall Square is again the scene of cool pirouettes and hot music at Vienna Ice Dream. The rink is open daily for skaters to cut elegant loops to the strains of the waltz or groove to the rhythms of the salsa against a fabulously illuminated backdrop. A “dream path” of ice romantically winds its way through Rathauspark to the Ring Boulevard, returning to the main rink in front of City Hall after sweeping City Hall Square. Covering more than 4,000 sqm, the frozen dance floor is also the venue of special events. Additionally there is an ice fun zone and curling lanes which provide a more traditional form of entertainment.

Vienna during Advent is a city of nostalgia and romance, concerts and nativity displays, and traditional Christmas markets. Classics include the Christmas market in front of City Hall, the traditional Viennese Christmas market on Freyung, the markets at Spittelberg, Am Hof and in front of the church of St. Charles Borromeo (Karlskirche), and the Christmas market at Schönbrunn Palace. The Magic of Advent in Vienna during November and December complements the market in front of City Hall. The adjoining Rathauspark is a place of seasonal inspiration with festively adorned trees, pony-riding, trips on the Christkindl Express and fairytale scenes portrayed in artistically-arranged displays.

Further Information: from the promoter www.wienereistraum.com Venue: Rathausplatz, 1st district Dates: January 26 – March 9, 2008, 09:00-23:00 daily, refreshments until 23:30 Promoter: stadt wien marketing und prater service gmbH Kolingasse 11/7, A-1090 Vienna Tel. (+ 43 1) 319 82 00, Fax (+43 1) 319 82 00-82 E-mail: info@ wienereistraum.com Information Hotline: (+43 1) 40 900 40 (Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00) Admission: Adults: Mon-Fri 9:00-14:00: EUR 2.50 Mon-Fri 14:00-23:00 and Sat, Sun EUR 5.50 Groups of 10 or more: EUR 4.50 per person Curling: per lane and 30 minutes (max. 10 persons/lane): EUR 30

Further Information: “Magic of Advent in Vienna” brochure from the Vienna Tourist Board, 1020 Vienna (from around October) Tel. (+43 1) 24 555, Fax (+43 1) 24 555-666 E-mail: markets.media@wien.info www.christkindlmarkt.at Venue: Magic of Advent and Vienna Christmas Market Rathausplatz, 1st district Dates: yearly November 15 – December 24, 2008 Opening times: daily Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 9:00-21:00 Fri, Sat: 9:00-22:00 December 24: 9:00-17:00

Additional Information: A wide range of delicious refreshments from around the globe are on sale at booths and in a marquee by the ice. Skate Hire: Adults EUR 6, Children up to 14 EUR 3.80

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Seasonal Events Christmas Markets and Crib Display

New Year’s Eve December 31, 2008 / January 1, 2009

Spittelberg Christmas market Spittelberggasse, Schrankgasse, Gutenberggasse, 7th district Mid-November – December 23, 2008, Mon-Fri 14:0021:00, Sat, Sun, public holdidays 10:00-21:00, www.spittelberg.at Traditional Viennese Christmas market Freyung, 1st district Late November – December 23, 2008, 10:00-21:00 daily www.altwiener-markt.at Christmas market in front of Schönbrunn Palace Late November – December 26, 2008 10:00-20:30 daily, Dec 24 10:00-16:00, Dec 25 & 26 10:00-18:00 www.weihnachtsmarkt.co.at Art market in front of the church St. Charles Borromeo (Karlskirche) Karlsplatz , 1st district Late November – late December 2008, 12:00-20:00 daily www.divinaart.at Christmas Village at Belvedere Palace Oberes Belvedere, Prinz Eugen-Strasse 27, 3rd district Late November – December 24, 2008 11:00-21:00 daily, December 24 10:00-15:00, www.weihnachtsdorf.at Christmas village at University Campus Alser Strasse 1, courtyard 1, 9th district Mid-November – December 24, 2008, Mon-Fri 14:0022:00, Sat, Sun and public holidays 11:00-22:00, December 24 10:00-15:00 www.weihnachtsdorf.at Art market Am Hof Am Hof, 1st district Late November – December 22, 2008, Fri and Sat 10:00-19:00, Sun 10:00-18:00, www.kunsthandwerksmarkt.at Christmas village at Maria-Theresien-Platz Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1st district Late November – December 24, 2008, 10:00-22:00 daily, December 24 11:00-15:00 www.weihnachtsdorf.at Exhibition: Display of nativity scenes in Peterskirche Petersplatz , 1st district November 23 – December 14, 2008, 09:00-18:00 daily Admission: approx. EUR 2 www.vienna.info

New Year’s Eve in Vienna: at the turn of the year music and entertainment can also be enjoyed openair. Bubbly and snacks are served at refreshment booths along the New Year’s Eve Trail, which winds its way through the streets and lanes of the historic center, while lilting waltz melodies and the latest dance-floor hits resound from the squares of the 1st district from the afternoon of December 31 until after midnight. Further Information: “New Year in Vienna” leaflet available from the Vienna Tourist Board: 1020 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 24 555, Fax (+43 1) 24 555-666, E-mail: markets.media@wien.info “New Year in Vienna” brochure available from the promoter from December www.wien-event.at Venue: city center Date: December 31 (14:00) till January 1 (02:00). Details of the program of events in the marquees will be available in mid- November. Promoter: stadt wien marketing und prater service gmbH Kolingasse 11/7, A-1090 Vienna Tel. (+ 43 1) 319 82 00, Fax (+43 1) 319 82 00-82 E-mail: office@wien-event.at www.wien-event.at Admission: free

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Sporting Events Vienna City Marathon

Harness Racing at Krieau

April 27, 2008

All year except July and August

The Vienna City Marathon is the sporting event of the year for running fans and spectators. Anyone wishing to enter the Vienna City Marathon 2008 should be sure to register and start training early. Entrants’ stamina and fitness will be put to the test for Austria’s largest running event. The race is expected to attract 20,000 athletes from somewhere in the region of 45 different countries. The 42.195km route starts in Wagramer Strasse and passes Vienna International Centre before crossing the Danube and going on to the Giant Ferris Wheel and Schönbrunn Palace and finally finishing at Heldenplatz square.

How about a horse race in a two-seater at Krieau trotting course? An exhilarating experience – whether actually competing or just enjoying the betting buzz. Twelve people from the group are selected to join an instructor in a two-seater and take part in the race. All the other guests fervently place their bets while media coverage is provided of the proceedings. A commentator analyzes the entire race, giving expert tips on the winning chances. The finishing line is positioned within general view in front of the grandstand. Afterwards, the awards ceremony takes place beneath the triumphal arch. And whoever bets on the right horse, is also a winner! Trial rides are also available. In short, a sporting experience par excellence!

Promoter: Enterprise Sport Promotion Ges.m.b.H., Keplerplatz 12/1/5, A-1100 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 650-4219500, Fax (+43 1) 606 95 40 E-mail: office@vienna-marathon.com Venue: Vienna Start: Wagramerstrasse, Vienna International Centre/Reichsbrücke, 22nd district Finish: Heldenplatz, 1st district Date: April 27, 2008

Promoter: CEK Company Events Krieau Aschauer KEG, Gentzgasse 137/13, A-1180 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 893 88 03 88, Fax (+43 1) 893 88 03 32, E-mail: team@cek-events.at Venue: Krieau trotting course, Nordportalstrasse 247, 2nd district

Further Information/Registration: Enterprise Sport Promotion Ges.m.b.H. Keplerplatz 12/1/5, A-1100 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 606 95 10, Fax (+43 1) 606 95 40 E-mail: office@vienna-marathon.com www.vienna-marathon.com

Dates: upon request

Deadline for Registrations: March 14, 2008/April 18, 2008 (see below)

Information: CEK Company Events Krieau Aschauer KEG, Gentzgasse 137/13, A-1180 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 893 88 03 88, Fax (+43 1) 893 88 03 32, E-mail: team@cek-events.at www.cek-events.at

Registration Fee: Until March 14, 2008 EUR 53 Until April 18, 2008 EUR 69 (online only) Apr 25 & 26: Late entries – subject to availability – at race number collection point: EUR 90 Administration fee: EUR 5

Duration: approx. 1 1/4 hours Prices: upon request Tour operators receive commission.

Additional Information: Protective clothing is provided for competitors. Further packages and accompanying program upon request (e.g. stable tours and/or “Olympics”) .

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Sporting Events UEFA EURO 2008 European Soccer Championship June 7 – 29, 2008 During June of 2008, soccer will reign supreme in Vienna. After six games in the Austrian capital starting June 8, and twenty-four matches in the seven other host cities in Switzerland and Austria, the new European Champions will be crowned at the final in Vienna’s Ernst Happel stadium on June 29. The European Soccer Championship is the third largest sports event worldwide, surpassed only by the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup. As the host city for seven games, including the final, the gaze of the soccer world will be on Vienna during Euro 2008. The seven matches in Vienna, each with 53,000 spectators, mean that more than 370,000 people will be cheering on teams at the Ernst Happel stadium. And up to four times as many non-ticket holding soccer fans from all over the globe will also be making their way to Vienna during Euro 2008, all of them ready to enjoy the city’s unique atmosphere and to follow the games at public viewing venues. Throughout the championship, there will be a central fan zone in the heart of the city taking in City Hall Square, Heldenplatz and the section of the Ring Boulevard in between. All 31 matches can be watched live on big screens, while the venue also provides a backdrop for fans to celebrate.

Group matches: June 8, 2008 June 12, 2008 June 16, 2008 Quarter finals: June 20, 2008 June 22, 2008 Semi-final: June 26, 2008 Final: June 29, 2008 Tickets: Information at www.euro2008.com Bookings for VIP Tickets and EURO hospitality p packages: Hotline for Austria: Tel. 0810 812 008 International Hotline: Tel. (+44 0) 208 453 050 E-Mail: hospitality@euro2008.com

Live Life, Love Sports Vienna: Where the European Championship will be decided Further Information: www.euro2008.com www.em2008.wien.info Venue: Ernst Happel Stadium Prater, 2nd district

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Cuisine, Art & Music “Arts and Delights” in the Museum of Fine Arts

“Culture and Cuisine” at the Museum of Natural History

Permanent Attraction, every Thursday

Until June 18, 2008, Tue/Wed

The world-famous gallery of the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) provides a luxurious setting for epicurean delights. Every Thursday a sumptuous buffet is presented in the Kuppelsaal during the Museum’s evening opening hours. After leisurely study of Bruegel’s Peasant Wedding and Ruben’s The Fur , Titian’s Violante and Tintoretto’s King Belshazzar’s Feast, visitors can savor delicious Viennese and international specialties both hot and cold, and sweet and savory.

The Kuppelhalle (cupola) of the Natural History Museum, previously the territory of dinosaurs and other wildlife, is the setting for a feast of mussels or asparagus - depending on the season - every Wednesday evening. The meal comprises threecourses: soup, an unlimited helping of mussels prepared in different ways (late September to midApril) or asparagus and asparagus dishes with various sauces (mid-April to mid-June), and a selection of desserts ranging from petits fours and cakes to blancmange. Roast goose is served at Martinmas in November. The wine comes from acclaimed Austrian winegrowers, while the Museum of Natural History’s “live micro-theater” explores the miraculous world of microorganisms.

Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.gerstner.at Venue: Kunsthistoriches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts) Maria-Theresien-Platz , 1st district Dates: Permanent attraction, every Thu 18:30-22:00 (gallery until 21:00) Promoter: Café Gerstner GmbH Messeplatz 1, A-1021 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 743 44 22, Fax (+43 1) 743 44 22-7838 E-mail: khm@gerstner.at Seating Capacity: 180 Prices: EUR 36, excl. drinks and entry. One person free per group of 20 or more. Entry to the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts: Groups of 10 or more EUR 7 per person. Adults: EUR 10 Booking Address: Gerstner im Kunsthistorischen Museum Burgring 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. and Fax (+43 1) 526 13 61 E-mail: khm@gerstner.at Additional Attraction: Art Brunch at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Every Sun 11:00-15:00 incl. aperitif, buffet and museum tour EUR 44 (from February 29, 2008 EUR 46) per person incl. admission to the museum Details from the promoter

Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.e-catering.at Venue: Museum of Natural History Maria-Theresien-Platz , 1st district Dates: Until April 9, 2008 (mussels), every Wed April 22 – June 4, 2008 (asparagus) every Tue, Wed from 18:30 Promoter: e-catering Burgring 7, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 260 69-2473, Fax (+43 1) 260 69-2469 E-mail: christine.samek@e-catering.at Seating Capacity: 160 Prices: EUR 37 (mussels dinner) or EUR 39 (asparagus dinner) exc. beverages and admission. Group discounts upon request. Entry to the Museum of Natural History: Adults: EUR 5 No group discount Booking Address: e-catering Burgring 7, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 260 69-2473 (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:30), Fax (+43 1) 260 69-2469 E-mail: christine.samek@e-catering.at Additional Information: A fantastic roof terrace tour with a view of Vienna by night is offered for EUR 8. Additional Attraction by the same promoter: Sunday brunch at the Technisches Museum, Nov. 4 – May 25, 2008, Price: EUR 31 plus admission EUR 8.50 Any of approx. 40 venues can be booked upon request.

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Cuisine, Art & Music An Evening at Schönbrunn Permanent Attraction

An evening palace tour, a concert at the Orangery and an evening dinner are what feature in the “An evening at Schönbrunn” program. Three different packages are on offer for visitors wishing to spend an evening at Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Package 1 comprises an evening dinner at the Café-Restaurant Residenz and a concert at the palace Orangery; Package 2 features a guided tour of the baroque palace and a concert; Package 3 (“Schönbrunn all-inclusive”) comprises a guided tour, evening dinner and a concert. Further Information: from the promoter www.imagevienna.com Venue: Schönbrunn Palace, 13th district Palace, Orangery, Café-Restaurant Residenz Dates: Permanent attraction Daily except December 24 and 31 & January 1 Promoter: Konzertagentur IMaGE Schönbrunn Palace, Orangery, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 812 50 04, Fax (+43 1) 812 54 24 E-mail: office@imagevienna.com

Prices: EUR 65 - 99 (Dec 25 to 30: EUR 68 - 106). Beverages à la carte or all-in for EUR 6. Package 2: Palace Guided Tour and Concert Starting time: guided tour 19:00, concert 20:30 Duration: 3½ hours (guided tour 40 min., concert 2 hours) Prices: EUR 49 - 85 (Dec 25 to 30: EUR 54 - 90) with tour in English or German A surcharge is made for tours in other languages. Minimum No. of Participants: 10 Higher rates per person charged for smaller groups. Package 3: Palace Guided Tour, Dinner and Concert Starting Time: guided tour 17:30, dinner 18:30, concert 20:30 Duration: 5 hours (guided tour 40 min., dinner 1½ hours, concert 2 hours)

In co-operation with Schloss Schönbrunn Kultur- und Betriebsgesellschaft and Café-Restaurant Residenz

Prices: EUR 75 - 109 (Dec 25 to 30: EUR 78 - 115). Beverages à la carte or all-in for EUR 6

Seating Capacity: Orangery 500 Café-Restaurant Residenz 160

Minimum No. of Participants: 10 Higher rates per person charged for smaller groups.

Guided Tours: up to a maximum of 30 to 35 persons, Groups will be divided if numbers are greater.

Additional Attractions, among others:

Booking Address: Konzertagentur IMaGE Schönbrunn Palace, Orangery, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 812 50 04, Fax (+43 1) 812 54 24 E-mail: office@imagevienna.com Package 1: Dinner and Concert

“Rendezvous with Sisi” Package Includes visit to the Imperial Apartments / Sisi Museum / concert / dinner “Journey through Schönbrunn” package incl. zoo, palace, dinner & concert “Mammals and Melodies” Package incl. admission to zoo, dinner & concert

Starting Time: dinner 18:30, concert 20.30 Duration: 4 hours (dinner 1½ hours, concert 2 hours)

Full details from the promoter www.imagevienna.com

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Cuisine, Art & Music Dinner & Sound Museum

Palazzo Gourmet Theater

Permanent Attraction

Until March 23, 2008

A feast for all the senses awaits visitors to the House of Music - a musical and culinary voyage of discovery through the world of sound. Visitors will encounter famous Viennese composers, and also have the chance to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic. Sounds are not just rendered audible but also visible and tactual. With the aid of computer wizardry, musical pictures can be painted, waltz melodies cast and visitors’ compositions recorded onto CD and then taken home as a personal memento. This experience is followed by an exquisite threecourse gourmet dinner, accompanied by a thrilling view over Vienna’s rooftops.

A unique variety show is accompanied by exquisite culinary creations in a delightful mirrored marquee — the ultimate art of entertainment and cuisine! Spend an unforgettable evening by candlelight, enjoying music, comedy and variety artistry in a glittering setting accompanied by epicurean delights dished up by celebrity gourmet chef Reinhard Gerer. “Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome” to the Palazzo! Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.palazzo.cc Venue: Spiegelpalast am Rotundenplatz (Südportalstrasse, corner Kaiserallee), Prater, 2nd district

Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.hdm.at

Dates: Until March 23, 2008

Venue: House of Music Seilerstätte 30, 1st district

Starting Times: Tue-Sat 19:30, Sun 18:00 Doors open one hour earlier

Dates: daily except Sunday

Duration: 3½ hours

Promoter: Cantino at the House of Music, Seilerstätte 30, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 512 54 46 for table reservations

Promoter: Palazzo Produktionen GmbH, Phorusgasse 2/8, A-1040 Vienna, Tel. (+43 1) 581 29 00, Fax (+43 1) 581 29 00-40, E-mail: info@palazzo-wien.at

Seating Capacity: 120 persons

Seating Capacity: 340 Tables for 6, 8 or 10 people Groups are seated together

Price: EUR 39 incl. museum admission, audio guide and exhibition catalogue Guided Tours: on request Booking Address: House of Music, Seilerstätte 30, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 516 48-30, Fax (+43 1) 512 03 15 E-mail: helmut.lenhardt@hdm.at

Prices: (excl. beverages; special beverage arrangements available separately) Box/stage Circle/box Tue, Wed, Thu,Sun EUR 89 EUR 105 Fri, Sat EUR 103 EUR 119 New Year’s Eve EUR 225

Ring EUR 134 EUR 148 EUR 250

Booking Address: Palazzo Produktionen GmbH, Phorusgasse 2/8, A-1040 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 581 29 00-10 (Hotline Mon-Fri 10:00-18:00) Fax (+43 1) 581 29 00-40 E-mail: tickets@palazzo-wien.at Booking for groups of 50 or more: Tel. (+43 1) 581 29 00-10 E-mail: info@palazzo-wien.at Additional Information: Exclusive bookings for individual arrangements incl. program, set meal and compère possible. Group arrangements; bookings for the entire palazzo.

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Cuisine, Art & Music Theme Cruises aboard Danube Cruise Boats

Piaristenkeller Good cheer with imperial flair

Heurigen Cruise: May 1 – October 30, 2008, every Thursday Waltz King Strauss Cruise: June 2 – September 15, 2008, every Monday

Open all year round

River cruise company DDSG Blue Danube runs trips all year round. Vienna can be experienced from aboard MS Vindobona, which was redesigned by Friedensreich Hundertwasser in 1995, or from aboard MS Admiral Tegetthoff. Two summer tours with musical accompaniment and three-course buffet taking place every week are the Heurigen Cruise (Schwedenplatz – loop tour Danube Canal – Nussdorf Lock – Danube and back) and the Waltz King Strauss Cruise (Reichsbrücke bridge – loop tour towards Greifenstein and back). Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.ddsg-blue-danube.at Venue: Danube ship “Vindobona” Reichsbrücke bridge, 2nd district Danube ship “MS Admiral Tegethoff”, Schwedenplatz, 1st district Dates: Heurigen Cruise: May 1 – October 30, 2008, every Thursday Waltz King Strauss Cruise: June 2 – September 15, 2008, every Monday Group trips any time upon request Starting Time: boarding 19:00, departure 19:45 Duration: 1½ hours (Strauss Cruise)/3 1/4 hours (Heurigen Cruise) Promoter: DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH Schifffahrtszentrum, Handelskai 265, 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 80, Fax (+43 1) 588 80-440 E-mail: info@ddsg-blue-danube.at Seating Capacity: 450 under deck Prices: EUR 39 (Strauss Cruise), EUR 32 (Heurigen Cruise) One person free in groups of 21 or more. Booking Address: DDSG Blue Danube Schifffahrtszentrum, Handelskai 265, 1020 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 588 80-441, Fax (+43 1) 588 80-440 E-mail: info@ddsg-blue-danube.at Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Tel. (+43 1) 588 80-0, Mon-Fri 09:00-18:00 Additional Information: DDSG Blue Danube runs other boat trips on the Danube in and around Vienna. They include: Samba do Brasil, Caribbean Night

Food, drink and entertainment like in the “good old days” is offered by the k.&k. Piaristenkeller restaurant, whose attractions include an OldViennese hat parade, a fascinating wine cellar and culinary dishes that emperors once savored. This establishment, housed in a 300 year-old cloister cellar, boasts a typical old-Austrian atmosphere, zither music and culinary specialties prepared according to traditional recipes. Guests can marvel at the Emperor Franz Josef hat collection containing dozens of headpieces, have fun in the “hat parade”, or view the k.&k. imperial wine treasury with its 200 year-old vintages, and portraits of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Sissi. What’s more, 200 candles light the way into the wine cellar where wine-tasting sessions and “cask sliding” from a 10,000 liter barrel take place. Further Information: see the “Commemorative Brochure for the 300-Year Jubilee of the Piaristenkeller” and the “Event Album” from the promoter www.piaristenkeller.at Venue: k.&k. Restaurant Piaristenkeller Piaristengasse 45, 8th district Dates: open daily all year round, individual arrangements made Duration of Activities: from ½ to 5 hours Promoter: k.&k. Restaurant Piaristenkeller Piaristengasse 45, A-1080 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 406 01 93, Fax (+43 1) 406 41 73 E-mail: restaurant@piaristenkeller.at Seating Capacity: heraldic room 190, banqueting room 85, wine cellar 300, garden 80, “Hofkellerstüberl” (small wine cellar) 12 Price: Choice of dinner & event packages, for instance 3-course meal including wine cellar tour EUR 47 Booking Address: k.&k. Restaurant Piaristenkeller Piaristengasse 45, A-1080 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 406 01 93, Fax (+43 1) 406 41 73 E-mail: restaurant@piaristenkeller.at Additional Information: The restaurant can also arrange for events to include tours and organ concerts at the baroque Piaristenkirche church, with works by Haydn, Bruckner and Liszt. Many other attractions. Information from the promoter.

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Cuisine, Art & Music Imperial Dinner Train

Fun Cooking in Vienna – Culinary Workshops

May 1 – October 2, 2008 … with Belvedere Palace tour: This eventful evening begins at Belvedere Palace. A welcome is followed by the “Belvedere by Night” tour of the most famous collection of Klimt pictures (“The Kiss”, “Judith I”). Guests are then accompanied on foot through the baroque palace gardens to Südbahnhof station where the luxury imperial train sets off on a circular tour of nighttime Vienna with gala dinner. There is a red carpet welcome by the liveried head steward in front of the parlor car. The tour along historic track also takes in Vienna’s Prater, with a view of the city’s skyline. This romantic trip is a superlative nostalgic experience that will appeal not only to railroad enthusiasts. Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.imperialtrain.com Venue: Belvedere Palace, Palace Gardens, circular tour of Vienna starting/finishing at Südbahnhof station Dates: May 1 – October 2, 2008 Scheduled every first Thu in the month, but can also be booked on any other day subject to availability Starting Time: 18:15 at Belvedere Palace; departure from Südbahnhof 20:00, Return Südbahnhof 22:50 Price: EUR 175 Includes: reception and tour at Belvedere Palace, accompanied walk to Südbahnhof station, nighttime tour of Vienna aboard special luxury train with gala dinner and all table beverages. Promoter: Majestic Imperator Waggoncharter GmbH Opernring 4/Top 8, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 513 28 81, Fax (+43 1) 513 28 83 E-mail: gorieck@imperialtrain.com Seating Capacity: 110 dining seats Separate Pullman for groups of 15 or more Price: EUR 85 Vintner’s buffet in the Dürnstein Castle Cellar includes wine cellar tour and wine tasting: Four-course dinner in the Dürnstein Castle Restaurant Group discounts for groups of 80 or more on request Booking Address: Majestic Imperator Waggoncharter GmbH, Tel. (+43 1) 513 28 81, Fax (+43 1) 513 28 83 E-mail: gorieck@imperialtrain.com Credit Card Bookings by Telephone: Tel. (+43 1) 513 28 81, Mon-Fri 10:00-17:00 Additional Information: Contact the promoter for details of other offers, bookable at any time. e.g. train deluxe day trips from Vienna to Salzburg, Budapest, the Wachau region and Semmering, or candlelight dinner tours.

Permanent Attraction Simplicity is the key to the zest for life and great cooking in the Cooking Salons run by awardwinning chef and culinary philosopher Christian Wrenkh. These workshops are not about learning technical skills or refinements, but about experiencing a culinary universes. The chef himself and his colleague Jürgen Margetich introduce “students” to the secrets cooking for happiness. Participants can explore their creative side free from pressure to “get it right”. Cooking and dining together makes the art of cooking a liberating artistic experience and a particular treat for the taste buds. Further Information: www.kochsalon.at Venue: Wrenkh, Bauernmarkt 10, 1st district Dates: Permanent attraction, bookings by arrangement Starting Times/Duration: Daytime and evening courses Promoter: Wrenkh Kochsalon Bauernmarkt 10, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 0) 699 101 03 600, (+43 1) 533 15 26 E-mail: kochsalon@wrenkh.at Program: The Cooking Salon at Wrenkh holds regular cookery workshops with titles such as “Happy Cooking” or “Open House” (18:00 – 19:30). The Salon can also be hired for groups (ten to 20 people) or workshops. Anything goes — from cooking for oneself through to having a chef do the work, or and just about everything in between. Prices: “Happy Cooking” EUR 135 per person, “Open House” EUR 25 per person by arrangement Booking Address: Wrenkh Kochsalon Bauernmarkt 10, A-1010 Vienna Tel. +43 (0)699 101 03 600, (+43 1) 533 15 26 E-mail: kochsalon@wrenkh.at www.kochsalon.at

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Cuisine, Art & Music Dinner & Crime

Austrian Dinner Show at Rathauskeller

Permanent Attraction

April 16 – October 27, 2008

“Dinner & Crime” is an evening of murder and mystery where anything can happen. The scenario: 100 diplomats from around the globe are celebrating Small Britain’s tenth anniversary of independence. In the course of a delectable dinner the guests at the celebration make charming conversation and toast the virtues of the young country. Yet sinister goings-on lurk behind the glitzy facade. Inconsistencies and untruths gradually emerge. Not only does the atmosphere become electric, but a person suddenly falls dead. The guests reconstruct the events leading up to the death either in groups or individually. If they prefer, they can slip into actors’ shoes, yet they still have to be prepared for a whodunit surprise or two.

A musical and culinary voyage through Austria, from the Tyrolean mountains and Salzburg, through the Salzkammergut and Wachau regions, to the grand finale in Vienna, can be experienced at the Austrian Dinner Show at Vienna’s Rathauskeller. You will be treated to the finest regional culinary creations accompanied by the most famous Austrian melodies. Musical gems include enchanting Viennese waltzes performed by excellent musicians and accompanied by outstanding vocalists and spirited dancers.

Further Information: www.dinnerandcrime.com

Venue: Wiener Rathauskeller Rathausplatz 1, 1st district

Venue: Café Restaurant Residenz, Schönbrunn Palace, 13th district or Schloss Wilhelminenberg, Savoyenstrasse 2, 16th district Further venues upon request

Dates: April 16 – October 27, 2008 Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat

Dates: Permanent attraction upon request Starting Time: 19:00 Duration: approx. 3 hours Promoter: Event Partner Austria KEG 2100 Korneuburg, Kwizdastrasse 11/9 Tel. (+43 22 62) 64 828 Fax (+43 1) 64 828-10 E-mail: office@eventpartner.at Seating Capacity: 110 Program: 30-minute reception with sparkling wine followed by a three or four-course dinner. Four different murder mysteries. Price: approx. EUR 64 incl. dinner (excl. drinks) and sparkling wine reception. Booking Address: Event Partner Austria KEG Kwizdastrasse 11/9, A-2100 Korneuburg Tel. (+43 2262) 64 828, Fax (+43 2262) 64 828-10 E-mail: reservierung@eventpartner.at Ticket-Line: Tel. (+43 1) 820-820 606 Additional Information: “Dinner & Crime” is offered in German or English. Private functions for up to 110 persons, including set meal (excl. beverages) and sparkling wine reception if required (rates upon request)

Further Information: www.austriandinnershow.at

Starting time: 20:00 Duration: 2½ hours Promoter: Dinner & Show VeranstaltungsGmbH Seidengasse 32/59, A-1070 Vienna Tel : (+43 1) 274 90 46, Fax (+43 1) 274 90 47 E-mail :office@dinnershow.at Seating Capacity: 220 Price: EUR 51 inc. set meal and ¼ l table wine Special conditions apply to operators. Booking Address: Dinner & Show Veranstaltungs GesmbH. Seidengasse 32/59, A-1070 Vienna Tel : (+43 1) 274 90 46, Fax (+43 1) 274 90 47 E-mail :office@dinnershow.at Additional Information: Special events upon request

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Vienna Tourist Board Specials Shop & Win

Vienna & Wine

January & February 2008

October 1 – November 30, 2008

Vienna is a fantastic city to go shopping. There are over 20,000 stores to browse around, from the historically nostalgic to spaciously modern and stylishly fashionable. And the possibility of winning shopping vouchers worth a total of EUR 10,000 makes the experience even more appealing! Vienna’s stores are vibrantly varied, stocking everything from traditional craftwork to jazzy lowbudget fashions. Total diversity is what you will find, not only in terms of the wares on sale, but also as regards the design of premises and their culinary surroundings. Indeed, not only is your thirst for a good time shopping quenched. Taste buds are also lavishly catered for at countless cafés and restaurants.

Vienna is a vintage capital in more ways than one. In the autumn, wine and enjoyment are a key attraction in this city of bon viveurs! From tastings of fruity young Viennese wines to vineyard walks and jazz brunches, Vienna has the perfect wine experience, catering for all tastes. The numerous events on offer include traditional roast goose meals (Martinigansl), vineyard walks and high-brow cultural events. During this period, not only wine taverns but also more than 100 city pubs and restaurants have plenty of vintage treats to choose from. What’s more, there are 10,000 instant prizes and an additional 1,000 bottles of Viennese wine to be won at the Tourist Information Office at Albertinaplatz!

In January and February, there are fantastic shopping prizes to be won in Vienna: 1st prize: shopping spree worth EUR 10,000 including travel to Vienna for two people and three overnights. There is also the chance of winning great instant prizes at the Tourist Information Office at Albertinaplatz. Further Information: Brochure available from the Tourist Information Office at Albertinaplatz/corner Maysedergasse, 1st district (daily 9:00 – 19:00) Tel. (+43 1) 24 555 E-mail: info@wien.info www.vienna.info

Further Information: Brochure available at the Tourist Information Office at Albertinaplatz/corner Maysedergasse, 1st district (daily 9:00 – 19:00) Tel. (+43 1) 24 555 E-mail: info@wien.info www.vienna.info Dates: October 1 – November 30, 2008 Promoter: A promotion by the Vienna Tourist Board in association with the Vienna Chamber of Agriculture

Dates: January and February 2008 Promoter: A promotion by the Vienna Tourist Board in association with Wiener Einkaufsstrassen and Casinos Austria

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Wine, Savories and Shows Vienna Heurigen Express

1st Viennese Heuriger Show

Beginning of April – End of October 2008

Permanent attraction

A trip on a nostalgic train through Vienna’s winegrowing districts in the footsteps of Ludwig van Beethoven is the attraction of the Vienna Heurigen Express. The scenic train with sightseeing commentary takes passengers from Nussdorf and Nussberg, through picturesque vineyards bordering on the Vienna Woods, to the café-restaurant at Kahlenberg, where they can take in a fabulous view of the entire city and also break the journey (Hop on – hop off). The ride continues through the vintner’s village of Grinzing, via Heiligenstadt (Beethoven House nearby) back to Nussdorf.

The “1st Vienna Heuriger Show” at Wolff winery in the famous wine-growing village of Neustift am Walde masterfully combines top-class Viennese waltz, operetta and Viennese wine tavern tradition. Musicians, two Viennese operetta singers (soprano & tenor) and a charming dancing couple give a rousing performance clad in brightly colored Biedermeier costumes, treating visitors to a zestful medley of famous Viennese waltzing melodies, polkas, arias and duets from operetta favorites such as Die Fledermaus, The Gypsy Baron and The Merry Widow.

Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.heurigenexpress.at Departure Point: Zahnradbahnstrasse / last stop of tram D (Nussdorf), 19th district Dates: Beginning of April until end of October 2008, daily Departure: 12:00 to 18:00 on the full hour Duration: approx. 60 minutes scenic tour Promoter: Vienna Scenic Tours & Events Sternwartestrasse 69, A-1180 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 479 28 08, Fax (+43 1) 479 28 80 E-mail: viennascenictours@utanet.at Seating Capacity: 56 Prices: Train ride EUR 7.80 For groups only: train ride, 3-course set meal and 2 drinks (price on request) Discounts for tour operators Booking Address: Vienna Scenic Tours & Events Sternwartestrasse 69, A-1180 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 479 28 08, Fax (+43 1) 479 28 80 E-mail: viennascenictours@utanet.at Additional Information: Wine tastings in vineyards are also possible for groups by prior arrangement. Special dates upon request.

Further Information: Flyer from the promoter www.heuriger.com Venue: Heuriger Wolff, Rathstrasse 44, 19th district, Vienna-Neustift am Walde Dates: January 7 – April 14, 2008: Mon, Fri, Sat 20:15 April 15 – October 19, 2008: 20:15 daily October 20 – December 22, 2008: Mon,Tue, Fri and Sat 20:15 December 25, 2008 – January 4, 2009 (except for December 31): 20:15 daily Duration of Show: approx. 2 hours Promoter: Der Ton Mahlerstrasse 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 524 74 78, Fax (+43 1) 512 57 91 E-mail: office@heuriger.com Seating Capacity: 180 Prices: EUR 42 incl. 4-course set meal, wine, water, coffee, group rates on request Tour operators can order special set meals for their groups. Prices on request. Booking Address: Der Ton Mahlerstrasse 5, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 524 74 78, Fax (+43 1) 512 57 91 E-mail: reservation@heuriger.com

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Wine, Savories and Shows Wine in Grinzing Permanent Attraction There’s more to Grinzing - Vienna’s best-known district for heuriger (wine taverns) - than pleasant evenings over a glass of wine. Now, wine tastings with experts and guided tours of the vineyards are also offered. Vienna is the world’s only capital city with an appreciable wine-growing industry (and that for the past 2,000 years!). The taverns take their name from the “heuriger” - the young wine from the last harvest - and when it is on sale the “bush” (a pine spring) is hung up over the entrance. The Dr. MüllerSchmidt winery also offers a number of activities related to wine. Among other things there are tastings, sumptuous “vintner’s buffets” and vineyard tours. Further Information: from the promoter Venue: Heuriger Dr. Müller-Schmidt Cobenzlgasse 38, 19th district Dates: daily, by prior arrangement

Wine Experience 5: Grand tasting with exclusive young wine distillates: 6 wines, 2 young wine distillates chosen by guest, savory snack, mineral water EUR 13.80 per person Individual offers can be combined. Tour operators receive discounts on group bookings. Booking Address: Heuriger Dr. Müller-Schmidt Cobenzlgasse 38, A-1190 Vienna Tel. and Fax (+43 1) 320 62 71 (daily from 15.00) Additional Information: The parlors of the old vintner’s house with seating for between 10 and 200 people can be hired for parties, meetings and conferences.

Duration of Activities: from 45 minutes to 2½ hours, or longer if offers are combined Promoter: Heuriger Dr. Müller-Schmidt Cobenzlgasse 38, A-1190 Vienna Tel. and Fax (+43 1) 320 62 71 E-mail: weingut.dr.mueller.grinzing@aon.at Seating Capacity: 200 Prices: Wine Experience 1: Vineyard taster: Tour of the vineyard (fantastic view of Vienna) with wine tasting EUR 7.10 per person Wine Experience 2: Romantic torchlight walk through the vineyard, with wine-growing commentary, wine tasting and snack EUR 11.70 per person Wine Experience 3: Small wine tasting: 3 wines, 1 spirit, mineral water, white bread EUR 7.10 per person Wine Experience 4: Classic wine tasting: 5 wines, barrel samples, 2 young wine distillates, mineral water, white bread EUR 10.00 per person

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Balls Vienna Philharmonic Ball

Opera Ball

January 24, 2008

January 31, 2008

The Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein – probably the most famous concert hall in the world – is the exquisite backdrop for one of the absolute highlights of the ball season: the annual Vienna Philharmonic Ball. The world-renowned orchestra will be conveying the musical message, lending expression to Ludwig van Beethoven’s score inscription in his “Missa solemnis”: “From the heart – may it return to the heart.”

The Opera Ball, held at Vienna’s magnificent State Opera House, is deemed the epitome of ball culture and a top-caliber social event, attracting famous personalities from around the globe. The waltz is the heartbeat at a venue where usually opera stars make their big-time appearances. Over 160 couples dancing the opening polonaise — ladies dressed in white and men in black — experience their “introduction to Viennese society”. For all the others it is an unforgettable evening of waltzing bliss at this imposing edifice on Vienna’s Ring Boulevard.

Further Information: www.wienerphilharmoniker.at Venue: Musikverein, Bösendorferstrasse 12, 1st district

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.wiener-staatsoper.at Venue: Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1st district

Date: January 24, 2008 Date: January 31, 2008 Starting Time: 22:00 (doors open 21:00), end 05:00 Starting Time: 22:00 (doors open 21:00), end 05:00 Promoter / Booking Address: Vienna Philharmonic Ticket sales due to commence January 14, 2008 at the Vienna Philharmonic ticket office Kärntner Ring 12, A-1010 Vienna (Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00) No reservations possible. Tel. (+43 1) 505 65 25-14 E-mail: philoffice@wienerphilharmoniker.at Table Reservations: probably from September 29, 2007 with restricted availability (also at the Vienna Philharmonic ticket office, see above) Price: Ball ticket EUR 120 Dress Code: Ladies: long evening dress Gentlemen: tailcoat with decoration, tuxedo, uniform

Promoter / Booking Address: Vienna State Opera / Opera Ball Office Goethegasse 1, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 514 44-2606 or 514 44-2613 Fax (+43 1) 514 44-2624 E-mail: opernball@wiener-staatsoper.at Prices: Admission ticket: EUR 230 Table for 2 persons: EUR 320 Table for 3 persons: EUR 480 Table for 4 persons: EUR 640 Table for 6 persons: EUR 960 Gallery table for 4 persons: EUR 320 Large box: EUR 17,000 Stage box: EUR 17,000 (double box), EUR 9,500 (single box) Stage box table: EUR 8,500 Prices for tables and boxes do not include ball admission. Dress Code: Ladies: large, long evening dress Gentlemen: tailcoats only Approx. 5,000 guests are expected at the ball Additional Information: Smoking is not permitted anywhere in the Opera House with the exception of the vestibule (foyer in front of the grand staircase) and the two smoking areas on the balcony.

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Balls Coffeehouse Owners’ Ball

Johann Strauss Ball

February 1, 2008

February 14, 2008

The Vienna Coffeehouse Owners extend an invitation to a charming ball night in the state rooms of the Hofburg (Imperial Palace). From the hall to the roof foyer of the Redoutensäle, animated activity, lively spirits and waltzing bliss are the order of the day. This year’s theme is: “Coffee alla turca”.

This ball whisks you away into the musical world of Johann Strauss. An opening committee swirls in classic three-quarter time, while at midnight it is the turn of the quadrille. Anyone wanting to learn or perfect the waltz can do so at the dance instruction workshop. And after the waltz, when everything is still spinning, a good glass of sparkling wine is the ideal way to relax.

Further Information: www.kaffeesiederball.at Venue: Hofburg, Heldenplatz, 1st district

Further Information: from the promoter Eurotours and at www.kursalon.at

Date: February 1, 2008 Starting Time: 19:30 End: 4:30

Venue: Kursalon im Stadtpark, Johannesgasse 33, 1st district Date: February 14, 2008

Promoter / Booking Address: Klub der Wiener Kaffeehausbesitzer Wirtschaftskammer Wien Judenplatz 3-4, A-1010 Vienna Tel: (+43 1) 514 50 – 4113, Ms Bauer Fax (+43 1) 514 50 – 4118 E-mail: rosemarie.bauer@wkw.at www.kaffeesiederball.at Ticket sales begin approx. mid-December 2007 Prices: Ball Ticket EUR 95 Seats: EUR 48 / 60 / 72 One-off flat booking fee: EUR 12 (Austria) / EUR 20 (other countries) Ticket Allotments: max. 40 admission tickets + 20 table tickets Dress Code: Ladies: large ball gown or long evening dress Gentlemen: tailcoats, tuxedo or uniform (with bow tie only – no neckties!)

Starting Time: 21:00 (Doors open 18:00 for dinner guests and 19:30 for ball guests without dinner), End: 3:00 Promoter / Booking Address: Eurotours Wien Julia Zwach Friedrichstrasse 7, A-1040 Vienna Tel. +43 (0)1 588 00-502 (Mr Michael Bradac) Fax +43 (0)1 588 00-166 E-mail: julia.zwach@eurotours.at Prices: Ball Ticket EUR 45 Admission, seat, 3-course menu EUR 99/119 Dress Code: ladies: evening dress, gentlemen: dark suit or dinner jacket Package deals: To be announced, please request from promoter around Fall time Additional information: group bookings possible with the promoter

Over 5,000 guests are expected at the ball.

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Balls Vienna Symphony Orchestra Night

Imperial Ball

September 27, 2008

December 31, 2008

The “Auftakt” ball hosted by the Vienna Symphony Orchestra is an exhilarating ball night that symbolically sets the tone for a musically versatile concert season. The occasion is a celebration of musicianship, with the City of Vienna’s concert orchestra performing in the prestigious premises of City Hall. A medley of musical genres can be heard in ancillary rooms, from Viennese song to jazz. Before the ball gets underway everybody is invited to an open-air concert given by the orchestra in City Hall’s idyllic Arkadenhof courtyard – free of charge. .

The Imperial Ball is an annual opportunity to swirl into the New Year to a waltz and enjoy regal entertainment in the ceremonial rooms of the Imperial Palace. After a reception by the “Imperial couple” and an impressive changing of the guards, it is not long before the longest night of the year is in full swing - an evening of elegance and bubbly champagne spirits. Ten orchestras and ensembles keep the dance floors full in four rooms, liveried footmen serve culinary delights at the gala banquet and snacks for inbetween can be savored at an exclusive buffet.

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.wiener-symphoniker.at/auftakt/ Venue: Vienna City Hall, Lichtenfelsgasse 2, 1st district Date: September 27, 2008 Starting Time: Free open-air concert in Arkadenhof courtyard: 19:00 Doors open 20:00, Start 21:00 Promoter and Booking Address: Büro der Wiener Symphoniker Lehárgasse 11, A-1060 Vienna E-mail: tickets@wiener-symphoniker.at, Fax: (+43 1) 58979-54 Tel. (+43 1) 58979-51 (Ms Beatrice Swoboda) www.wiener-symphoniker.at/auftakt/ Prices: Ball ticket EUR 75 Table reservation: EUR 20-50 per seat Handling fee per ticket: EUR 3

Dress Code: Ladies: long evening dress Gentlemen: Tuxedo or dark suit

Further Information: Brochure from the promoter www.kaiserball.com Venue: Hofburg, Heldenplatz , 1st district Date: December 31, 2008 Starting Time: 19:30 for guests with dinner, 22:00 for all other ball guests, end 03:30 Promoter/Booking address: Hofburg Congress Centre Vienna Postfach 113, A-1014 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 587 36 66-23, Fax (+43 1) 536 64 26 E-mail: kaiserball@hofburg.com Prices (as of 2007): Ball inc. gala dinner: EUR 400-540 Ball inc. seat: EUR 180-300 Ball admission only: EUR 130 Approx. 3,000 ball guests are expected Conditions for Resellers: Orders can be placed immediately, ticket delivery from November. Contact the promoter for discount enquiries. Bulk tickets: 50% down payment by end of August. Free cancellation of max. 50% of bulk booking up to mid-October. Additional Information: Ball ticket holders can book New Year’s tickets for the State Opera and the Volksoper on the morning of December 31 from the Congress Center.

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Dancing Lessons Dancing Lessons in Vienna Permanent Attraction Vienna is the world capital of music. One of its most sought-after exports is the Viennese waltz — the triple-time dance the “Waltz King” Johann Strauss made famous throughout the world. Knowing the steps of the waltz is a must for anybody going to a Viennese ball. So why not learn in the home of the waltz –Vienna? Vienna’s dancing schools stand ready to help visitors learn the ropes. Tanzschule Chris Waltzing lessons in Czech, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. EUR 45 per couple and lesson; 10.00–22.00 daily by appointment Wehlistrasse 150, 2nd district, Tel. (+43 1) 212 12 00 E-mail: info@tanzschulechris.at www.tanzschulechris.at Tanzschule Dorner Waltzing lessons in English, German and Polish from September to the end of June, and in July on request; times by arrangement; prices on request. Gusshausstrasse 15, 4th district Tel. (+43 1) 50 50 612-0; fax (+43 1) 50 50 612-2 E-mail: tanz@dorner.co.at www.dorner.co.at Tanzschule Willy Elmayer-Vestenbrugg Waltzing lessons for individuals, pairs or groups of up to 150 people in English, French, German, Japanese, Polish, Russian and other languages; from 8.00–22.00 daily. Advanced booking is required 50 min. dance lesson: EUR 5 per individual or pair; group prices on request. Bräunerstrasse 13, 1st district Tel. (+43 1) 512 71 97; fax (+43 1) 512 71 97-4 E-mail: office@elmayer.at www.elmayer.at Tanzschule Hernals Viennese waltz lessons including refreshments and a certificate in an exclusive Baroque hall (in English or German); times by arrangement; EUR 30 per person Kalvarienberggasse 28A, 17th district Tel. (+ 43 1) 409 55 50 office@tanzschule-hernals.at www.tanzschule-hernals.at

Tanzschule Immervoll Waltzing lessons in German, EUR 10 per person, no bookings required Jan. 10 - 31, 2008 every Fri 18:00-19:00 Altgasse 6, 13th district/Auhof Center, 14th district Tel. (+43 1) 865 96 56 E-mail: tsi@tanzschule-immervoll.at www.tanzschule-immervoll.at Tanzschule Kopetzky Waltzing lessons in English, French or German, for groups only or by arrangement Price: approx. EUR 10 per person and lesson inc. waltz booklet Neubaugasse 7/9, 7th district Tel. (+43 1) 523 62 06; fax (+43 1) 544 24 30 E-mail: kopetzky@chello.at www.lerntanzen.com Tanzschule Rueff Private tuition and individual groups upon request (German/English) Friedrich-Schmidt-Platz 4, 8th district Tel. (+43 1) 405 26 69; fax (+43 1) 403 49 11 E-mail: office@tanzschulerueff.at, www.TanzschuleRueff.at Tanzschule Stanek Individual lessons daily exept Sun in English, French or German, by arrangement EUR 40 per couple or person for 50 mins Grashofgasse 1A, 1st district Tel. (+43 1) 513 42 92; fax (+43 1) 512 01 97 E-mail: office@stanek.at www.stanek.at Tanzschule Prof. Wagner Waltzing lessons for tourists from September to June, Sat 19.00–21.00 or by arrangement in German and English EUR 50 per couple (50 mins inc. drink) Fleischmarkt 3-5, 1st district Tel. (+43 1) 533 54 10; fax (+43 1) 533 54 109 E-mail: info@tanzschule-wagner.at www.tanzschule-wagner.at Tanzschule Watzek Individual lessons, Mon-Sat in English, French, German, Italian, Polish and Russian EUR 32 for one pair, EUR 8 per person for two or more pairs (50 mins) Salzgries 12, 1st district Tel. (+43 1) 535 37 11; fax (+43 1) 533 31 32 E-mail: watzek@watzek.at www.watzek.at

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Tours The Third Man: Reliving the Cinematic Classic Permanent Attraction The ultimate experience for film and Vienna buffs! Following in the footsteps of the Third Man, postwar Vienna – the scene of the Orson Welles’ epic – can be relived. There are guided walks, a tour of the original underground locations, a Third Man Museum, and showings of the movie at Burgkino cinema. The story of the fake penicillin peddler Harry Lime has been one of cinema’s classics for over 50 years and is regarded to be the greatest Vienna movie ever. Director Carol Reed masterfully took the script by Graham Greene, creating an authentic picture of Vienna after World War II. On the search for Harry Lime, you roam the lanes of Vienna’s old city and marvel at the major film locations, including a firsthand glimpse of the underground sewer system. Moving on to the Third Man Museum you find authentic originals such as movie posters, cinema programs, some 300 film and sound recordings on shellac, vinyl, CD and DVD, and motion picture excerpts on a 1936 projector! And Vienna’s Burgkino screens the cinematic classic on a regular basis. Further information: www.drittemanntour.at WALK: Meeting Point: Stadtpark underground station (U4) / Johannesgasse exit Venue: Vienna’s Old City Dates: every Monday and Friday, alternative times on request Starting Time: 16:00 Duration: approx. 2½ hours Price: EUR 17 Promoter / Booking Address: Vienna Walks & Talks Dr. Brigitte Timmermann Werdetorgasse 9/2, 1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 774 89 01 Fax (+43 1) 774 89 33 E-mail: brigitte@viennawalks.com www.viennawalks.com

SEWERS: Venue: Karlsplatz-Esperantopark (opposite Friedrichstr. 6), 1st district Dates: May – October Thu-Sun Starting Time: 10:00–22:00 hourly on the hour Price: EUR 7 Promoter / Booking Address: MA 30 Wien Kanal Modecenterstrasse 14/Block C A-1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 4000 3033 E-mail: willkommen@drittemanntour.at www.drittemanntour.at

MUSEUM: Venue: Pressgasse 25, 4th district Dates: every Sat 14:00-18:00, by prior arrangement alsoTue 18:00-20:00 Groups any time upon request Price: EUR 7.50 Promoter / Booking Address: Third Man Museum “3mpc” Pressgasse 25, A1030 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 586 48 72 E-mail: contact3mpc@hotmail.com www.3mpc.net

MOVIE: Venue: Burgkino, Opernring 19, 1st district Dates: every Fri 22:45 and matinee every Sun & Tue afternoon (call to check starting times) Price: EUR 8 (special tours upon request) Promoter / Booking Address: Burgkino Opernring 19, A-1010 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 587 84 06 E-mail: office@burgkino.at www.burgkino.at

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Tours Architekturzentrum Tours

Nighttime Tour Schönbrunn Zoo

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Permanent Attraction

Permanent Attraction

The Architekturzentrum (AzW) in Vienna has a program of six “AzW Top Tours” for architecture fans, including the ViennaCityWalk. This walk, taking approx. two hours, explores the MuseumsQuartier with its blend of old and new, Secession at Karlsplatz, Hofburg Palace, Judenplatz square, the Parliament building and other architectural highlights. There is a coffee break at Palmenhaus in Burggarten park.

Even when it gets dark, there is still plenty going on at Schönbrunn Zoo, the world’s oldest zoo. Equipped with low-light goggles and accompanied by an expert guide, visitors get to view what would otherwise remain invisible. A highlight of the trip is crossing the hippopotamus house where, at night, Egyptian fruit bats glide through the air like ghosts. Further Information: “Treffpunkt Zoo” brochure from the promoter, www.zoovienna.at

Meeting Point: Architekturzentrum Wien, Museumsplatz 1, 7th district

Venue: Schönbrunn Zoo, Maxingstrasse 13b, 13th district

Further Information: www.azw.at Dates: daily by arrangement Venue: from MuseumsQuartier to Judenplatz Dates / Starting Time: daily by arrangement

Starting Time: Varies between 19.00 and 22.00 depending on the season.

Duration: approx. 2 or 4 hours

Duration: approx. 1½ hours

Promoter / Booking Address Architekturzentrum Wien MuseumsQuartier, Museumsplatz 1 A-1070 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 522 31 15 Fax (+43 1) 522 31 17 E-mail: office@azw.at www.azw.at

Promoter and Booking Address: Schönbrunner Tiergarten Ges. m. b. H., Maxingstrasse 13b, A-1130 Vienna Tel. (+43 1) 8779294-500 (Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00) Fax: (+43 1) 8779641 E-mail: office@zoovienna.at www.zoovienna.at Price: EUR 18 per person

Price: per person inc. optional tour of the “a_schau” exhibition at the Architekturzentrum: EUR 12 (groups of 10 – 30 persons) or EUR 24 (4-hour tour) Additional Information: Other tours featured in the program: • ViennaDesign • ViennaNew • ViennaInnovative: Residential concepts from 1930 to 2007 • WineTour Burgenland • TwinCityTour: Vienna-Bratislava by Danube cruiser

Max. No. of Participants: 20 Additional Information: Further attractions (details from promoter) including: • Twilight tour (March – October only, starting time: 18:30, 5 – 20 persons, duration approx. 1.5 hs, EUR 14 per person) • “Rainforest House – behind the scenes” • “The desert is alive” • On the Trail of History • Selection of themed tours • Exclusive packages

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Vienna's Environs Archaeological Park Carnuntum

Grafenegg Music Festival and Grafenegg Advent

March 21 – November 16, 2008 (Museum Carnuntium: April 4 – December 21, 2008)

March 8 – December 8, 2008

Roman history is brought to life at the Archaeological Park Carnuntum with its unique ancient architecture and authentic Roman reconstructions. Its centerpiece is the Open Air Museum Petronell featuring a reconstructed dwelling house located on the site of the ancient civilian city. The Bad DeutschAltenburg Amphitheater is the only part of the military town around the former military camp still visible today. And boasting 3,000 exhibits, the Museum Carnuntinum is Austria’s largest Roman museum. Further Information: Archaeological Carnuntum, www.carnuntum.co.at

Park

Venue: Archaeological Park Carnuntum, Open-Air Museum Petronell, Hauptstrasse 3, A-2404 Petronell-Carnuntum; Museum Carnuntinum: Badgasse 40-46, A-2405 Bad Deutsch-Altenburg Dates: March 21 – November 16, 2008 (Museum Carnuntium: April 4 – December 21, 2008) Opening Hours: Archaeological Park Carnuntum and Open Air Museum Petronell: 09:00-17:00 daily Museum Carnuntinum: daily 10:00-17:00 Duration: approx. 1½ hours/ 2½-3 hours/ 1 day Promoter and Booking Address: Archäologischer Park Carnuntum Betriebsges.m.b.H., Tel. (+43 2163) 3377-0 Fax (+43 2163) 3377-5, E-mail: info@carnuntum.co.at Prices: Archaeological Park Carnuntum: Adults EUR 8, Groups (15 or more) EUR 6 Package Prices for groups (15/20 or more): Ars Vivendi: EUR 15, Salve Imperator: EUR 20, Visiting Lucius: EUR 10, In the Footsteps of the Romans: EUR 12 Dream Dwelling of the Ancient World – The Villa Urbana: EUR 10 Of Emperors and Citizens (exhibition at Museum Carnuntinum): EUR 10 Day Itineraries: Of Boatmen and Romans on the Danube: EUR 34.90 Roman Luxury and Aristocratic Life in the Baroque Era (Hof Palace & Carnuntum): EUR 27.90 Additional Information: The packages can also be supplemented by a Roman meal, roast sucking pig, snacks and much more besides.

Grafenegg Castle in Lower Austria, some 40 minutes from Vienna, is a remarkable venue for splendid events, with an open-air arena and a new concert hall. The music festival and Advent market attract thousands of visitors each year. The highlight of the season is the Grafenegg Music Festival under the artistic directorship of Rudolf Buchbinder. Further Information: www.grafenegg.at Venue: Grafenegg Castle, A-3485 Grafenegg 10 Program: Spring Awakening March 8, 2008 Tonkünstler concert: “Pathétique” May 17, 2008 Tonkünstler concert: “Taktgefühl” June 20, 2008 Midsummer Night Gala Tonkünstler Summer Residence July 26, Aug 2, 9 & 16, 2008: Tonkünstler open-air concerts at Wolkenturm arena Bus transfer from Vienna on all concert days Grafenegg Music Festival Aug 21 – Sept 7, 2008 every Thu – Sun Orchestral concerts and recitals by international ensembles (including the Tonkünstler Orchestra – the “orchestra in residence”) and soloists. At weekends there are prelude concerts in the afternoons, which are free to those with tickets for the main concert. Interval boxes and picnic baskets can be booked in advance. Detailed program: www.grafenegg.at Bus transfer from Vienna on all concert days Castle Sounds Oct 4, 2008 Tonkünstler concert Dec 6, 2008 Christmas concert Grafenegg Advent Dec 5-8, 2008, 09:00-18:00, Castle & Park Grounds, Tickets EUR 7 Prices: Concerts EUR 6 - 89, group rates upon request Promoter / Booking Address: Tonkünstler-Kartenbüro MuseumsQuartier Wien Museumsplatz 1/e-1.2, A-1070 Vienna Tel.: (+43 1) 586 83 83 Fax: (+43 1) 587 64 92 E-mail: tickets@tonkuenstler.at; www.grafenegg.at Additional Information: Castle tours possible (April – October)

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Vienna's Environs Rail Tours with Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB)

Garden Days at Imperial Hof Palace

Permanent Attraction

May 30 – June 1, 2008

Nature lovers, culture enthusiasts and train fans can head to Vienna’s environs on nostalgic and entertaining discovery tours aboard classic trains operated by Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB). Virtually anything is possible, from trips to world heritage sites such as the Wachau region and the Semmering railway, to deals incorporating travel on boats or vintage buses.

For three days the Meierhof estate of Imperial Hof Palace will be Austria’s number one address for lovers of exquisite horticulture. Forty top organizations have been invited to showcase their quality products and the latest trends for gardens, allotments and winter gardens. Extending over five hectares, this exhibition treats both amateur and professional gardeners to a vast array of indigenous and exotic plants. Agriculturalists from the region will be offering seeds and nursery plants for fruit and vegetable gardens, while the Plant Exchange gives visitors the chance to swap and share products with each other. This exhibition and sales fair is complemented by a “Working and Walking” related program.

Example: “Zauberberge” – Nostalgia & Enjoyment: May 1, June 1, September 7, October 5 and 26,2008 • 08:14 Departure Vienna Südbahnof station • 1st class travel on classic train with route commentary • 09:58 Arrival Semmering • Vintage bus to Hotel Panhans (refreshments) • Bus via Adlitzgräben to Looshaus (4-course lunch with aperitif) • Bus to “Vinodukt” (wine tasting possible) • 16:49 Train departs Payerbach-Reichenau • 18:08 Arrival Vienna Südbahnhof station Price: EUR 79 Example: Wachau - Wine Experience: Apr 19 – Oct 26, 2008 every Tue, Thu & Sat Classic train from Vienna Südbahnhof to DürnsteinOberloiben and back (2nd class, 07:11–18:59), including tour of 300 year-old vaulted cellar, information on wine-growing, and wine-tasting opportunity. Price: EUR 20 “Neusiedlersee” – Seewinkel National Park March 22 – Oct 26, 2008 Sat, Sun & public holidays Vienna Südbahnhof station to St. Andrä/Zicksee and back (2nd class; 9:02 – 19:11) with transfer to Illmitz and guided tour of the national park. Price: EUR 22 Further Information / Promoter / Booking Address: ÖBB- ErlebnisBahn, Tel. (+43 0) 26 39-22 12-247 (from Austria: 05-1717), Fax ext. 249; E-mail: bestellung@erlebnisbahn.at www.erlebnis-bahn-schiff.at Additional Information: 10% reduction for travel agencies. Upon request, carriages or entire trains can be block booked for individual groups on particular dates.

Further Information: www.schlosshof.at Venue: Imperial A-2294 Schlosshof 1

Hof

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Dates: May 30 – June 1, 2008 Duration: 10:00-18:00 daily Promoter and Booking Address: Kaiserliches Festschloss Hof A-2294 Schlosshof 1 Tel. (+43 0) 22 85-20 000-0 Fax (+43 0) 22 85-20 000-21 E-mail: office@schlosshof.at www.schlosshof.at Information for Tour Operators: Andrea Zabadal Tel. (+43 2285) 20 000-24 Fax (+43 2285) 20 000-41 E-mail: zabadal@schlosshof.a Prices: EUR 9.50 per person (children & young people aged up to 18: EUR 7; children up to 6 years old: free) Additional Information: Bus shuttle Vienna- Hof Palace - Vienna: Info & bookings on Tel. (+43 699) 16 10 60 60 or online at Blaguss www.blaguss.com

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