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Vienna 2019: the stage is yours!

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A stage for all those who would like to play the leading role themselves, for example, is Zum Schwarzen Kameel - half bar, half posh restaurant and a unique kaleidoscope of Viennese society from all walks of life. Here the construction worker meets the head of section. And Miss Erna sells buns with the best ham in the world on top, while the Who's Who of Viennese society puts on a big show.

At the genius loci of the world capital of music, the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the visitor to Vienna meets the music stars of tomorrow and is carried away by the intoxication of musical perfection. Students from all over the world allow visitors to look over their shoulders.

Seventy years ago, the Viennese sewer system became the stage for Orson Welles and the film "The Third Man". This mystical counter-world with its infinite pipe, cable and tunnel systems, which ensure that everything "above" works, immerses the visitor in a superhero epic as if from the Marvel universe.

Hidden behind an inconspicuous gate on Mariahilfer Strasse is a long-forgotten world: the "Emperor's Couch" is stored here in the Federal Furniture Administration, which is attached to the Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection and safeguards the furniture of the former Austrian imperial family. But there is no dead matter here. The couches, tables, chairs and dinner service are still used on state visits today. Guided tours behind the scenes give insights into the ceremonial then and now.

Animal photographers Georg Popp and Verena Popp-Hackner offer extensive expeditions to the Wiener Wildnis (Vienna Wilderness) of the Central Cemetery in Vienna. Between weathered, ivy-clad graves in the Jewish part of the cemetery, you will come across deer that have reclaimed their habitat here.

Jean-Paul Vaugoin's world comprises the royal palaces of Arabia and Malaysia. His home, however, is a hidden backyard in the 7th district. Situated here is his renowned silversmith Jarosinski & Vaugoin, where exclusive works for the crowned heads of the world are created. Silver master Yakup Kurter and his colleagues produce exclusive silverware for King, Sheikh and Co. by hand. Looking into the hidden workshop in the wildly overgrown courtyard of the Biedermeier House, visitors not only experience who work is still done here as it was 100 years ago.

There is much more to discover in Vienna – also off the tourist map: an excursion to Stammersdorf is like a trip to the countryside, a round on the paternoster in Vienna City Hall is a test of courage, in the Bösendorfer Salon you can strike the perfect Viennese sound yourself and the ride with the D-car from the main railway station to the Nußdorf vineyards becomes a meditation.

These and many other so-called "moments of encounter" can be found on the website www.yourstage.wien.info

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

1., Bognergasse 5
Bar Mo-Su 8.00 am - 12.00 midnight
Restaurant Mo-Su 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm & 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm
www.kameel.at
Good to know: Zum Schwarzen Kameel celebrated its 400th birthday in 2018.

mdw - universität für musik und darstellende kunst wien (Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts)

3., Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1
www.mdw.ac.at
Good to know: The mdw currently occupies first place in the latest QS World University Ranking 2019.

Event series exclusively for guests of Vienna: Encounter with the mdw – Students and teaching staff give insights behind the scenes:

April 11, 2019 “Farewell!” – Vocal music with the Webern Chamber Choir
May 17, 2019 Saxophone Spring
May 24, 2019 New music. Focus: Friedrich Cerha
June 15, 2019 mdw Campus Festival
October 9, 2019 Music – Encounter – Rhythm
November 2019: The World of Technology and Sounds
December 2019: Chamber Music
Information and registration: www.mdw.ac.at/meetmdw

Third Man Tour

1., Karlsplatz/Girardipark
May – October Th-Su 10.00 am - 8.00 pm (sewer tour on the hour)
www.drittemanntour.at
+ Third Man Museum
4., Preßgasse 25
Sa 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm
www.3mpc.net
Good to know: Orson Welles filmed only a very few scenes for "The Third Man" in the Vienna sewer. A double was used for rest of the scenes. It stank too much for Mr. Welles.
Special exhibition “70 years since the premiere of the ‘The Third Mann’” in the Third Man Museum from April 27, 2019

Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection

7., Andreasgasse 7
Tu-Su 10.00 am to 6.00 pm
www.hofmobiliendepot.at
Good to know: The red carpets in the camps of the Federal Furniture Administration welcome state guests to official receptions at the airport. The couch on which Nikita Khrushchev sat at the summit meeting with John F. Kennedy in Vienna in 1961 is also parked here.
(Dates for the guided tours “The Emperor’s couch or How the red carpet gets inside the Imperial Palace”:
April 26, May 31, June 21, July 26, August 9, September 6, October 25, November 15, December 6, 2019 (at 2.00 pm on each date)
In English: April 19, August 8, December 27, 2019

Wiener Wildnis (Vienna Wilderness)

Appointments by arrangement
www.wienerwildnis.at
Good to know: The city of Vienna has been home to foxes and badgers for quite some time. Beavers have settled along the Danube again. And at the Central Cemetery, you can find wild deer.

Central Cemetery
11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 (Gate 2)

Safaris at Vienna Central Cemetery: May 24: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
May 25: 8.00 am – 10.30 am
June 8 and 9: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
July 20 and 21: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
August 3 and 4: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm
September 7 and 8: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

Registration for the dates at www.wienerwildnis.at.

www.friedhoefewien.at
Good to know: Vienna's Central Cemetery is the second largest cemetery in Europe. On 2.5 km², it houses about 330,000 graves, including about 1,000 honorary graves of prominent Viennese. Between 20 and 25 funerals are held here every day.

Jarosinski & Vaugoin – The Silversmiths

7., Zieglergasse 24
Mo-Fr 9.00 am - 6.00 pm
www.vaugoin.com
Good to know: The silversmiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin are allowed to reproduce the valuable golden "Saliera" by Benvenuto Cellini (on display in the original at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) in silver. The silver "Saliera" was produced for the first time as a gift for Queen Elizabeth II on her only visit to Austria in 1969.
Guided tours on request

A stage for all those who would like to play the leading role themselves, for example, is Zum Schwarzen Kameel - half bar, half posh restaurant and a unique kaleidoscope of Viennese society from all walks of life. Here the construction worker meets the head of section. A glass of wine or beer is drunk next to and with each other. And Miss Erna sells buns with the best ham in the world on top, while the Who's Who of Viennese society puts on a big show.

At the genius loci of the world capital of music, the mdw - University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, the visitor to Vienna meets the music stars of tomorrow and is carried away by the intoxication of musical perfection. Students from all over the world allow visitors to look over their shoulders. Rehearsals, studies, previews and performances determine their lives. Here one understands why Vienna has produced the greatest composers in the world.

Seventy years ago, the Viennese sewer system became the stage for Orson Welles and the film "The Third Man". This mystical counter-world with its infinite pipe, cable and tunnel systems, which ensure that everything "above" works, immerses the visitor in a superhero epic as if from the Marvel universe. Guided tours through this city beneath the city allow visitors to immerse themselves in the world of the "Third man" and the sewer workers who toil away every day. And contribute to making Vienna the most livable city in the world.

Hidden behind an inconspicuous gate on Mariahilfer Strasse is a long-forgotten world: the "Emperor's Couch" is stored here in the Federal Furniture Administration, which is attached to the Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection and safeguards the furniture of the former Austrian imperial family. But there is no dead matter here. The couches, tables, chairs and dinner service are still used on state visits today. Guided tours behind the scenes give insights into the ceremonial then and now, and show the red carpets for state receptions as well as the emperor's dishes. Visitors also learn how the furniture of that time is made fit for its current use in the workshops.

Animal photographers Georg Popp and Verena Popp-Hackner offer extensive expeditions to the Wiener Wildnis (Vienna Wilderness) of the Central Cemetery in Vienna. Between weathered, ivy-clad graves in the Jewish part of the cemetery, you will come across deer that have reclaimed their habitat here. The experts impart extensive knowledge about the fauna at Europe's second largest cemetery. Besides deer, many other animals have made their home here.

Jean-Paul Vaugoin's world comprises the royal palaces of Arabia and Malaysia. His home, however, is a hidden backyard in the 7th district. Situated here is his renowned silversmith Jarosinski & Vaugoin, where exclusive works for the crowned heads of the world are created. Silver master Yakup Kurter and his colleagues produce exclusive silverware for King, Sheikh and Co. by hand. Looking into the hidden workshop in the wildly overgrown courtyard of the Biedermeier House, visitors not only experience who work is still done here as it was 100 years ago. They also learn what the famous Hendlhaxen holder is all about and why Cellini's golden Saliera is made of silver here.

Zum Schwarzen Kameel

1., Bognergasse 5

Bar Mo-Su 8.00 am - 12.00 midnight

Restaurant Mo-Su 12.00 noon - 2.30 pm & 6.00 pm - 11.00 pm

www.kameel.at

Good to know: Zum Schwarzen Kameel celebrated its 400th birthday in 2018.

mdw - universität für musik und darstellende kunst wien (Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts)

3., Anton-von-Webern-Platz 1

www.mdw.ac.at

Good to know: The mdw is Austria's biggest organizer of cultural events – 1,300 of them every year!

Event series exclusively for guests of Vienna: Encounter with the mdw – Students and teaching staff give insights behind the scenes:

February 26, 2019 “The quietest place in Vienna” – Musical acoustics for fans of technology and music

April 11, 2019 “Farewell!” – Vocal music with the Webern Chamber Choir
May 17, 2019 Saxophone Spring

May 24, 2019 New music. Focus: Friedrich Cerha
June 15, 2019 mdw Campus Festival
October 9, 2019 Music – Encounter – Rhythm

November 2019: The World of Technology and Sounds
December 2019: Chamber Music
Information and registration: www.mdw.ac.at/meetmdw

Third Man Tour

1., Karlsplatz/Girardipark

May – October Th-Su 10.00 am - 8.00 pm (sewer tour on the hour)

www.drittemanntour.at

+ Third Man Museum

4., Preßgasse 25

Sa 2.00 pm - 6.00 pm

www.3mpc.net
Good to know: Orson Welles filmed only a very few scenes for "The Third Man" in the Vienna sewer. A double was used for rest of the scenes. It stank too much for Mr. Welles.

Special exhibition “70 years since the premiere of the ‘The Third Mann’” in the Third Man Museum from April 27, 2019

Hofmobiliendepot. Imperial Furniture Collection

7., Andreasgasse 7

Tu-Su 10.00 am to 6.00 pm

www.hofmobiliendepot.at
Good to know: The red carpets in the camps of the Federal Furniture Administration welcome state guests to official receptions at the airport. The couch on which Nikita Khrushchev sat at the summit meeting with John F. Kennedy in Vienna in 1961 is also parked here.

(Dates for the guided tours “The Emperor’s couch or How the red carpet gets inside the Imperial Palace”:

January 25, February 8, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 21, July 26, August 9, September 6, October 25, November 15, December 6, 2019 (at 2.00 pm on each date)

In English: April 19, August 8, December 27, 2019

 

Wiener Wildnis (Vienna Wilderness)

Appointments by arrangement

www.wienerwildnis.at
Good to know: The city of Vienna has been home to foxes and badgers for quite some time. Beavers have settled along the Danube again. And at the Central Cemetery, you can find wild deer.

 

Central Cemetery
11., Simmeringer Hauptstraße 234 (Gate 2)

 

Safaris on death and life: May 24: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

May 25: 8.00 am – 10.30 am

June 8 and 9: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

July 20 and 21: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

August 3 and 4: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

September 7 and 8: 8.00 am – 10.30 am; 4.00 pm – 7.00 pm

 

Registration for the dates at www.wienerwildnis.at.

 

www.friedhoefewien.at
Good to know: Vienna's Central Cemetery is the second largest cemetery in Europe. On 2.5 km², it houses about 330,000 graves, including about 1,000 honorary graves of prominent Viennese. Between 20 and 25 funerals are held here every day.

Jarosinski & Vaugoin – The Silversmiths

7., Zieglergasse 24

Mo-Fr 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

 

www.vaugoin.com Good to know: The silversmiths Jarosinski & Vaugoin are allowed to reproduce the valuable golden "Saliera" by Benvenuto Cellini (on display in the original at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) in silver. The silver "Saliera" was produced for the first time as a gift for Queen Elizabeth II on her only visit to Austria in 1969.

Guided tours on request

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