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.
At the beginning of the 18th century, the hunting lodge, the "Thunhof", built in 1694, was transformed into a Baroque garden palace with a courtyard of honour according to the plans of Anton Ospel and Antonio Beduzzi. In 1742 Empress Maria Theresa acquired the palace as a widow's and retirement residence for her mother Elisabeth Christine and had it further developed by the court architect Nicolaus Pacassi.
Renowned artists created both architectural and artistic masterpieces, including a fresco depicting the goddess of the dawn Aurora in the ceiling mirror of the vestibule by Daniel Gran, sculptures in the staircase as well as sphinxes and attic figures in the outdoor area by Lorenzo Mattielli or the figure painting by Carlo Carlone in the ballroom.
Hetzendorf Palace has been the seat of the Hetzendorf Fashion School since 1946. The state rooms on the ground floor and first floor as well as the park in front of the south façade can be rented individually or in any desired combination for events and filming.
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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 former hunting residence of Count Lascy from 1781 is now a 4-star hotel in a historic ambience. Surrounded by a 120,000 m² park, Hotel Schloss Wilhelminenberg is located in one of the most beautiful green areas of Vienna and offers a breathtaking view over Vienna.
It is an ideal, spacious location for film shoots and perfectly suited for special events for up to 2000 people. The historic house has 87 elegant rooms including 4 suites, a castle restaurant, a spacious terrace with incomparable views over Vienna, winter garden, library and stylish banquet facilities.
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 K+K Palais Hotel is an old City Palace, which was converted into a hotel at the beginning of 1980s, the facade is still in Palais style. The hotel is located at the quiet Rudolfsplatz in the 1st district.
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 Museum of Natural History Vienna is among the largest of its kind and one of the most important museums in Europe. In 39 exhibition halls thousands of objects representing the earth and life sciences convey an impression of the breathtaking diversity of nature.
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.
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.
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 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.
To coincide with the celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth in 2006, the Theater an der Wien was reopened in January of that year as the new opera house of the City of Vienna. Since then, it has presented itself as an innovative "stagione" opera house. The contemporary and outstanding musical quality of the productions make the venue on Wienzeile a centre of baroque opera and modern music theatre in Vienna.
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.