The “Aula der Wissenschaften” has always been a meeting place and a place to share knowledge. Dating back to the 17th century, the building with its lecture halls was originally used by the university. At the top floor, the early baroque building has accommodated the impressive hall of the Jesuit theatre from the very beginning. During the 18th century the “Wiener Zeitung”– the oldest daily newspaper in the world – had its editorial department on these highly traditional premises, and also the Austrian State Printing House had its home there. After the renovation and restoration of the building (2003 – 2006), the historic premises, with their pillars, arches and vaulted ceilings, have retained their natural atmosphere, while intensifying the dialogue with the present. Spacious glass surfaces provide the kind of transparency that is also inherent in state-of-the-art science: progressive, open, an escape from the elitist, intellectual ivory tower.
Surrounded by modern architecture, only 7 minutes from the city center and a few minutes' walk from the Danube and the Danube Park: as Austria's largest conference center, the Austria Center Vienna offers space for over 20,000 people and has 24 halls for 100 to 4,320 people, 180 meeting rooms and 26,000 m² of exhibition space.
Today the renovated hotel offers all the benefits you would expect from a contemporary four-star hotel, in the best location you could wish for. The Hotel Astoria is situated on Vienna’s most popular street for shopping and taking a stroll, Kärntner Strasse, which runs between St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the State Opera. The moment you set foot inside the hotel, you will know that the Viennese like it cosy. Comfort is the watchword in the elegantly appointed rooms and suites, where tasteful furniture in turn-of-the-century style adds a touch of traditional luxury. From classic, comfortable rooms to generous imperial suites, at the Hotel Astoria you are certain to find the accommodation that suits you best. This hotel is not only the perfect hotel for your city trip but also for meetings and events.
Schloss Schönbrunn palace is just around the corner from Parkhotel Schönbrunn, and the Vienna zoo is practically the hotel’s front yard. This deluxe hotel is a unique combination of Viennese flair, influences from imperial times and modern comfort.
Guests of Emperor Franz Joseph used to reside and dine at Parkhotel Schönbrunn when they had to wait for an audience with the Emperor. After two years of renovation work, the hotel today offers a top-quality experience, beautifully “packaged” in a castle-like hotel.
Its excellent location next to Schloss Schönbrunn and vicinity to the underground station as well as its distinctive imperial atmosphere make this hotel unique in Vienna.
The "Concordia Haus" is one of Vienna's oldest and most precious buildings.
The Press Club Concordia is located in the Beletage of the building, filling a whole level of 390 sqm.
Available for filming: The 140 sqm "hall" with a view on the Minoritenplatz and the 40 sqm club room, the bar room, the sanitary rooms, the offices, the elevator, the hallways and the backyard with its "Pawlatschen".
Gerstner Salons Privés in Palais Todesco are situated in a prominent location opposite the Vienna State Opera and are among the most breathtaking locations in the city. The magnificent interior with historical ceiling paintings, gold-decorated wood panelling, imposing marble columns and generous hall alignments create a unique setting.
The former imperial residence is testament to the interplay between the historical and the modern. The halls where monarchs once held court now host up to 300 events per year. A total of 35 multi-purpose rooms with capacities of between 50 and 4,900 people are available. The unusual glass architecture of the Hofburg Galerie and the festive halls offer a unique blend of imperial atmosphere and state-of-the-art technology.
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Trend and tradition, elegance and discreet luxury since 1982
Hotel Bristol, by tradition a source of inspiration, enchants and mesmerises. George Gershwin wrote here his “An American in Paris”, Catherine Deneuve shot scenes for a film in the bar, opera singer Nellie Melba was the inspiration for the sweet temptation of the famous Peach Melba ice-cream dessert, and the Prince of Wales even brought his beloved Wallis Simpson to Vienna, but in doing so evidently lost not only his heart, but also his crown.
Hotel Bristol with its unique location vis-à-vis the Vienna State Opera, has been one of Vienna’s prime addresses ever since 1892. Artists, stars, monarchs and business travellers have long appreciated the comfort, delightful service and cosmopolitan flair of the hotel. There is no better place from which to immerse yourself here and now in VIENNA, capital of music, incomparable metropolis and former imperial city.
Hotel Bristol is an art deco gem. With the judicious integration of modern design, the hotel offers an ambience that captivates guests with its stylish charm and deeprooted history. Legendary and famous: the striking stairway up to the suites with a view of the Vienna State Opera, the valuable original paintings and antiques, and naturally the open hearth in the lounge. Equally noteworthy is the American Bar. Going out or coming home, Hotel Bristol is a popular home base and meeting place.
The majestic Hotel Imperial and its sumptuous surroundings were originally created in 1863 as the Prince of Württemberg’s Viennese residence. Overlooking the historic Ring Boulevard in central Vienna, the building was transformed into a hotel to accommodate discerning visitors of the 1873 World’s Fair. Truly the palace of a prince, the façade is Italian Neo Renaissance with emblematic details.
Atop the building is a stone balustrade that elegantly frames a group of allegorical animals from the Württemberg coat of arms. The portal group is dominated by four impressive statues that are equally symbolic. The original entrance, flanked by two stone sentry boxes, was wide enough to accommodate a two-horse drawn carriage.
The interior furnishings of the Hotel Imperial artfully showcase the 19th Century romance of Vienna with pristine marble, hand carved statues, and spectacular crystal chandeliers. The time-honored Imperial Restaurant and Kaffeehaus Café Imperial Wien have accommodated many famous authors and composers.
Inside the lobby, a Royal Staircase leading up to suites and rooms is lit by magnificent chandeliers that sparkle and shimmer from high stucco ceilings radiating aristocratic flair. Private balconies offer splendid views of the roofs and spires of old Vienna.
The "Kaiserhaus" with magnificent historic ambience
On the first floor above ground level, the Palais Kaiserhaus has historic, palatial rooms that that are used for private festivities as well as general business meetings
It can also be booked for film shoots.
Because of the central location of the "Kaiserhaus", it has the best conceivable transportation links. The "Kaiserhaus" can be easily reached from the U-Bahn stations "Herrengasse" (U3) and "Stephansplatz" (U1, U3).
The "Am Hof" and "Freyung" parking garages are in the immediate vicinity.
The Vienna Künstlerhaus is an exhibition place, rich in tradition. The historical building dating back to the era of the Ringstraße was built on the centrally located Karlsplatz next to the equally world famous building of the Musikverein in 1868, as an event site and exhibition house for the oldest artist association of Austria. Since 1945, the building has been continuously adapted into a modern exhibition house, providing a special place for celebrations, conferences, presentations and film shooting.
The Liechtenstein CITY PALACE, owned by the Princely family of Liechtenstein, is another architecural jewel and a magnificent aristocratic residence situated at the heart of Vienna, close to the Burgtheater and the Volksgarten.
Following an extensive programme of renovation
the palace will appear again in all its former glory from 2013. Held to be the first major building of the
High Baroque age in Vienna, it boasts Baroque stucco ceilings which fuse with opulent Rococo Revival interiors, original furnishings and exquisite parquet flooring by Michael Thonet to form a harmonious whole, revealing insights into the aristocratic life of bygone epochs.
The entire palace is currently under a careful restoration, the facade is restored to its original form. Exclusive historical rooms for events into the CITY PALACE will be available.
Glorious gardens - Versatile venues - Vienna’s largest secular Baroque hall - Exclusively restored rooms for up to 900 people - Spacious forecourt - Comprehensive high quality event technology
Distinctive event planning, realized in the unique, centrally located setting of the Liechtenstein GARDEN PALACE, creates moments to remember.
The Liechtenstein GARDEN PALACE is home to one of the world’s largest and most important private art collections, owned by the Princely family von und zu Liechtenstein. Set in an extensive park, the GARDEN PALACE has a unique atmosphere, conveying an impression of aristocratic life in bygone ages. Exclusive guided tours of the Princely Collections reveal fascinating insights into 400 years of artistic patronage.
The elegant Palais Daun-Kinsky located on Vienna’s Freyung is one of the city’s most impressive historical buildings. Built between 1713 and 1716 for Philipp Laurenz Graf von und zu Daun the Palais is a pièce de résistance of baroque architecture. At the end of the 18th Century marriage placed the building in the hands of the royal Kinsky family who presided over this architectural gem for over 200 years.
All artists involved in the construction and decoration of the structure were renowned celebrities of their metier at the time. The constructer Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, for instance, was the star architect of his time. Alberto Camesina was responsible for the ornate decorative plasterwork. The breath-taking ceiling fresco above the stairway was designed by Carlo Innocenzo Carlone. Together with Marcantonio Chiarini he also created the magnificent ceiling panel in the Ovaler Festsaal. The Palais Daun-Kinsky stands out for its multi-faceted room design as well as its grand ceiling stuccoes, its breath-taking quadrature paintings and its numerous sculptures.
Located in the heart of one of Vienna’s oldest and most beautiful areas, the first district, you will find the famous Palais Ferstel. The young architect Heinrich von Ferstel created this Palais between 1856 and 1860 while he was captivated by the impressions of a long visit to Italy. The unique combination of Venetian-Florentine Trecento architecture with classic ashlar masonry has rendered this building one of Vienna’s grandest and most interesting examples of Wilhelminian-style architecture. At the time of its opening in 1860, the Palais Ferstel was the newest design in Vienna. The stylish rooms and the glass-covered yard not only briefly housed the Vienna Stock Exchange and the Austro-Hungarian National Bank but also provided a suitable ambience for the famous Cafe Central which became the hub of Europe’s intellectual elite towards the end of the 19th Century. Today the Palais Ferstel still captures one’s imagination with its perfect combination of various architectural styles and represents a refreshing symbiosis of impressive architecture in a classical surrounding with state-of-the-art facilities. Its sympathetic restoration, which remained true to the original down to the very last detail, has returned the building to its former splendour. At the same time, all the requirements of contemporary living have been fully taken into consideration.
The magnificent, art historically valuable house is a landmarked building. It is one of the most beautiful and important buildings of the Baroque period in Vienna in terms of its particularly beautiful façade, the charming interior of the entrance hall, the sculptural decoration of its stairwell and its interiors.
PALAIS HANSEN KEMPINSKI VIENNA
The 5-Star Superior Palais Hansen Kempinski provides 152 elegant rooms and suits on three levels. Two bars, a cigar lounge, a spa and a fitness area as well as eight event halls and a ball room.
Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt, one of the most renowned architects of his time, designed the Palais Schönburg, located in the heart of Vienna, and surrounded by a 15.000 square meter park. Other famous buildings designed by Hildebrandt are the Belvedere Palace and the St. Peter’s Church in Vienna. The palace was constructed between the years 1700 and 1706 on behalf of Earl Gundakar Starhemberg. On account of its remarkable acoustics, world famous musicians including Leonard Bernstein, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and his Concentus Musicus Vienna, the Wiener Konzerthaus-Quartet, Alfred Brendel and many more, chose this location during the 1960s and 70s to perform and record their work.
The Baroque jewel is located in Vienna’s fourth district, at Rainergasse 11, approximately one kilometre away from the Vienna Opera. The building and the park were recently completely renovated and are now resplendent in new brilliance. Since the summer of 2008, the beautiful “Residence for your Events” can be rented for parties and other events.
The Palais Schönburg provides high voltage power lines (indoors and outdoors), an AC system, elevators and wifi as well as a large catering area.
The Rainers Hotel **** Vienna is located in the immediate vicinity of the main train station. Dark wood and soothing shades of green create a pleasant atmosphere throughout the house. The hotel offers modern rooms and suites, a restaurant with terrace, a bar, a fitness center with indoor golf simulator and 90 parking spaces. The 1000 m² of event space is divided into ten daylight-flooded seminar rooms and an executive lounge.
REAKTOR - former establishment Gschwandner | Three halls from the Viennese fin-de-siècle, originally built as a wine tavern and later as ballrooms, the ensamle reopened in 2018 as REAKTOR, a place of the arts.
The RED CHAPEL is a cultural space in "Building E" of the former Geriatriezentrums at the Wienerwald in Vienna-Hietzing. Originally it was an "Einsegungskapelle", served as a patient coffee lastly and has been used as a cultural space since 2016. It is located on the mezzanine floor and can be reached by elevator free of barriers. The stained glass windows, the ceiling lighting with three pole clusters, the domed vault and the gallery above the entrance characterise the unique ambience of the room.
The hall is furnished with round tables and Thonet chairs and offers 75 square metres of space for a maximum of 50 seats and 80 standing places, the adjoining rooms (kitchen and artist's wardrobe) each comprise 10 square metres. The extensive equipment allows a varied use of the chapel for cultural events, discussions, conferences/seminars, parties, photo shootings, film shoots etc. The interior is flexible, the garden behind the chapel can be shared.
Viennese tradition and modern style elements meet in the trendy Renaissance Wien Hotel. The design hotel was completely renovated and redesigned in 2015. The subway station Meidlinger Hauptstraße (line U4) is only 100 m away and allows a comfortable exploration of the city center. The Renaissance Wien Hotel offers modern event rooms for conferences or weddings and a 200 m² wellness area with sauna, salt room, relaxation room and air-conditioned fitness area. The restaurant "Wunderkammer Drinking & Dining" invites its guests on a culinary journey from Paris, via Vienna to Istanbul.
Exclusive event location in the heart of Döbling, Vienna's 19th district. Historical ambiance, built in 1837, restaurated in 2010. Centerpiece is the "Straußsaal", an elegant "Biedermeier" - ballroom with stage and gallery, gorgeous chandeliers and original Thonet furniture. The one-of-a-kind ballroom whith its octogon shape offers a direct access to the garden.
State apartments of a town house built by Ludwig Tischler, the "last Baroque architect of Vienna", for countess Marie Razumovsky.
Comprised of a prestigious foyer, a buffet/dining room, a small concert or seminar hall for about 70 people, a salon and a study.
Located on the north-western outskirts of Vienna and surrounded by 120,000 m² of grounds, you will discover Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg in one of the most beautifully verdant areas of the city. In the midst of fields, forests and vineyards, the hotel provides the ideal base for city sightseeing tours or business appointments in downtown Vienna.
A house with a rich and storied history, today’s hotel features 87 elegant rooms incl. 4 suites, a palace restaurant, a terrace with incomparable views of Vienna, a winter garden, library and stylish banquet rooms. The 120,000 m² gardens greet you with unique places of strength and energy, whilst also serving as an outstanding venue for special events.
The Spanish Riding School in Vienna is the only institution in the world which has practiced for over 430 years and continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the haute école.
The objective of classical equitation is to study the way the horse naturally moves and to cultivate the highest levels of haute école elegance the horse is capable of through systematic training. The result creates an unparalleled harmony between rider and horse, as only Vienna's Spanish Riding School achieves.
Modern location near the center with a total area of around 1,000 m2. Four rooms: loft, hall and two adjoining rooms. The hall has a permanently installed lighting stage. The location designed by the architectural firm Veech x Veech also has its own studio equipment as well as catering rooms and dressing rooms.
Combining historical grace and modern technology on 22.000m², the Technisches Museum Wien offers a broad variety of exhibition objects ranging from the collections of Emperor Franz I. and Ferdinand I. to innovative and virtual elements.
Bright hallways with skylight domes, a magnificent middle hall, large galleries and a Jugendstil ballroom.
The Josefstadt Theatre is one of the most successful stages in the German speaking theatre world. It is known for the best artistic craftsmanship, high quality acting and tradition. It is not just a Viennese theatre; it is an Austrian Institution. The architecture ensures an intimate liaison between actors and audience contributing to the unique performances at the “Theater in der Josefstadt”.
The theatre was founded in 1788 to spur on the tavern’s „Bey den goldenen Straußen” profit. In 1822 demand for the theatre was so high that the small stage was replaced under the famous Biedermeier architect Josef Kornhäusel. In 1924 Max Reinhardt renovated the theatre inspired by the Teatro La Fenice in Venice.
Facilities: Loggia Theatre with 3 floors, auditorium, stage, salons, rehearsal stage (dimensions as original stage), additional rooms.
The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. The academic institutions of the University of Vienna are spread over more than 60 locations, its centre being the historic Main building on Wiener Ringstraße. It houses the university management, library, administrative institutions, various departments and some of the deans’ offices, as well as many lecture rooms and the Audimax, the largest lecture hall of the entire university.
A virtuelle tour through this building:
Its characteristic red-brick facade renders Vienna’s Stock Exchange at the Schottenring one of the most important monumental structures of the world-famous Ringstraße built in the 19th Century. The Stock Exchange was commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph I and constructed between 1871 and 1877 by the Danish architect Theophil von Hansen. Until 1998 it housed the Vienna Stock Exchange.
Since its grand opening in 1877 this magnificent building of such historic value has been the centrepiece of the Ringstraße. With an air of congeniality the renowned architect Theophil von Hansen combined the requirements of the trading floor with accompanying social events, turning the magnificent setting of the Vienna Stock Exchange into a sophisticated hub of both financial and social life.
After a fire in 1956 the Ballroom which can be hired for special occasions was meticulously renovated down to every last detail. Theophil von Hansen’s work is characterized by the grandiose, yet rich-in-detail design of this room which provides a stately frame for major festive events.