Press Releases

4 November 2016
The rhythm of Vienna from 360°
The new 360° video from the Vienna Tourist Board and ORF shows Vienna's facets from spectacular perspectives. In line with Vienna's motto for 2017 - "In the rhythm of Vienna" - the clip is intended to inspire the traveling public in nearby and faraway markets to make a trip to the city of Vienna.

21 October 2016
Discover Vienna’s foodie cosmos with Adia & VIENNA / NOW
Adoptive Viennese creative director, image consultant and fashion editor Adia Trischler explores typical local dishes for the VIENNA / NOW video clip series.

21 October 2016
Photo gallery: Freihaus quarter
The Freihaus quarter near Naschmarkt is home to a lively creative scene as well as fashionable boutiques, restaurants, bars and cafés. A whistlestop tour of Schleifmühlgasse and neighbouring streets.

21 October 2016
Major exhibitions in the first half of 2017
Egon Schiele as a sketch artist and watercolourist, famous personality from the Habsburg dynasty as well as decorative glass objects take centre stage at various exhibitions in Vienna in the first half of 2017. Here is an overview of the main shows.

21 October 2016
Where Espresso Meets Filter Coffee
From January 13-16, 2017 coffee lovers will be in their element at the Vienna Coffee Festival in the Ottakringer Brauerei.

20 October 2016
The Rhythm of Vienna short film competition
The Vienna Tourist Board, VIS Vienna Independent Shorts and Vienna Shorts Agentur presented the three winners of the international short film competition entitled ‘The Rhythm of Vienna’ on September 20, 2016 at Vienna’s Metro Kinokulturhaus. Composed by professional film makers the shorts present Vienna as a culturally diverse city, with a dark sense of humour, full of moments of passion and adventure. The entry that best captures the Viennese way of life will be decided in a public vote which is open on shortfilm.vienna.info until October 31, 2016.

20 October 2016
Music during Advent in Vienna
In the weeks leading up to Christmas the Austrian capital is alive with the sounds of Advent. Festive music can be heard at numerous locations throughout the city, including St. Stephen's Cathedral, City Hall and the capital’s Advent markets.

20 October 2016
A 360° view of the Summer Night's Concert
A 360° video produced by the Vienna Philharmonic in cooperation with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF delivers previously unseen insights into – and views from – the Vienna Philharmonic’s popular Summer Night’s Concert in the grounds of Schönbrunn palace.

18 October 2016
Vienna as a brand
This is where you can find insights into Vienna as a brand, which paints an unmistakable picture of the destination in the mind of the customer and in doing so creates desire.

19 August 2016
Waves Vienna music festival
Performers from all over the world, from DJs to singer-songwriters, will light up the Austrian capital from 9 September to 1 October 2016 for the Waves Vienna music festival. Venues for the gathering include a number of unusual locations orbiting around a brand new festival headquarter.

19 August 2016
Walking in the Viennese vineyards at Weinwandertag
Wine buffs can explore Vienna’s vineyards and wine growing hills at the Weinwandertag on 1 and 2 October 2016 – wine tasting and excellent views of the city below are part of the experience.

18 August 2016
Time for Vienna
Vienna’s trademark cube clocks, with their octagonal shape and clear faces, have helped define the look and feel of the city since their introduction in 1907. Now the design provides inspiration for a new collection of everyday items.

18 August 2016
New restaurants in Vienna
Culinary odysseys and new takes on Viennese cuisine: an overview of the latest movers and shakers on the capital’s restaurant scene.

25 July 2016
Vienna: Bednights up in first half of 2016
Vienna recorded around 6.6 million visitor bednights between January and June 2016 – about 4.9% more than in the same period the previous year.

16 June 2016
Tenth Vienna Design Week
Each year Vienna Design Week transforms the Austrian capital into one giant design showroom and exhibition centre. The nation’s largest design festival will take place for the tenth time between September 30 and October 9, 2016.

15 June 2016
Golden bars and vegan rolls
There’s always something happening on the capital’s gourmet and restaurant scene – as this overview of the latest arrivals and Michelin star winners shows.

14 June 2016
Dance central
For one month, Europe’s largest dance festival will transform Vienna into the centre of the international dance world. ImpulsTanz will present the latest contemporary dance and performance art between July 14 and August 14, 2016.

13 June 2016
A paper figure, dance and a milieu study in The Rhythm of Vienna
Three film concepts featuring animation, experimental film techniques and real images emerged as the winners of the Vienna Tourist Board’s international short film competition. Entitled “The Rhythm of Vienna”, the project is taking place in collaboration with the VIS Vienna Independent Shorts festival and Vienna Shorts Agentur. Shooting begins at the end of May 2016 and the final cuts will be screened in September 2016.

18 May 2016
A paper figurine, dance and a milieu study in The Rhythm of Vienna
Three film concepts featuring animation, experimental film techniques and real images emerged as the winners of the Vienna Tourist Board’s international short film competition. Entitled “The Rhythm of Vienna”, the project was initiated in collaboration with the VIS Vienna Independent Shorts festival and Vienna Shorts Agentur. Shooting begins at the end of May 2016 and the final cuts will be screened in September 2016.

13 May 2016
Photo gallery: 10 x Viennese design
Viennese design: a whistlestop tour of Viennese design history, from the Wiener Werkstätte to contemporary creations.

13 May 2016
On the trail of Emperor Franz Joseph in Vienna
Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg, and the Imperial Burial Vault: imperial sightseeing in Vienna takes in some of the most attractive parts of the capital.

13 May 2016
Unusual Viennese museums
Vienna has more than 100 museums, including a number of unusual small collections: among the highlights are the world’s only globe museum, a museum dedicated to a single film, one focused on art forgeries, another devoted to the fire service and one with a focus on a famous Viennese psychiatrist (other than Sigmund Freud).

12 May 2016
Major exhibitions in the second half of 2016
Sex in Vienna and erotica in Japan, Hieronymous Bosch’s Last Judgment and artists of the Biedermeier period, Martin Kippenberger and Franz West: an overview of major exhibitions in Vienna from June 2016.

12 May 2016
Viennese summer sounds
From jazz and related genres to music films and pop: music also reigns supreme in Vienna in summer, as this selection of top events clearly shows.

15 April 2016
Art in Vienna in fall 2016
Expect art as far as the eye can see in Vienna this fall. A major art fair, a week-long art festival, various exhibition projects, the Long Night of Museums and Vienna Photography Month will make the city a magnet for art fans and experts from all over the world this autumn.

15 April 2016
500 Years of Hieronymus Bosch
The Picture Gallery at the Academy of Fine Arts is devoting a comprehensive show to Hieronymus Bosch and his phantasmagorical visions to mark the 500th anniversary of the greater painter’s death.

14 April 2016
Viennese fashion stores with a difference
Anyone looking for unusual fashion labels will come up trumps in the Austrian capital. In addition to high-end designers and exceptional manufacturers, Vienna is also home to an array of fashion boutiques displaying unusual and exclusive brands that appeal to non-mainstream tastes.

14 April 2016
Summer ball at the Spanish Riding School
The Viennese ball season flourishes once again at the start of summer. On June 24, 2016 the Spanish Riding School will be transformed into a breathtaking ballroom for the Fête Impériale.

13 April 2016
A night with the Vienna Philharmonic
The Summer Night Concert by the Vienna Philharmonic in the Schlosspark Schönbrunn on May 26, 2016 is a major attraction for locals and tourists alike. Featuring world-class performers on an outdoor stage, this event is one of the out-and-out highlights of the Viennese music calendar.

13 April 2016
The Monocle Quality of Life Conference in Vienna
Making Better Cities: global affairs and lifestyle magazine Monocle is hosting a conference in Vienna from April 15-17, 2016 devoted to this topic.

1 April 2016
2015 another record year for convention destination Vienna
Vienna’s meetings industry recorded more events and overnights than ever before in 2015. The resulting value-added broke the billion euro barrier for the first time ever.

19 February 2016
Spanish Riding School inscribed on Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity
The classical horsemanship practised at the Spanish Riding School in Vienna was inscribed on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the start of December 2015.

19 February 2016
Photo gallery: Viennese hotel bars
A tour of some of Vienna’s finest hotel bars: from the elegant watering holes found inside its traditional hotels on the Ringstrasse and in the old town to chic hotel bars with impressive views and a firm favourite on the capital’s bar scene: Barfly’s at the Hotel Fürst Metternich.

18 February 2016
2016 Vienna Fashion Spring
A new festival and an established sales fair will put fashion in the spotlight in all its dazzling variety: the Take – Independent Festival for Fashion and Art (Apr 19-24, 2016) and Modepalast (Apr 29-May 1, 2016).

18 February 2016
2016 Vienna Festival
Led by artistic director Markus Hinterhäuser and theatre director Marina Davydova, the Vienna Festival will offer a packed programme featuring productions from 25 different countries between May 13 and June 19, 2016. As the host of the Vienna Festival Concerts featuring renowned orchestras and soloists, the Musikverein will be at the heart of the action.

17 February 2016
Food, made in Vienna
Sustainable mushrooms, fruity yogurts and mature cheeses: Vienna is an El Dorado for food producers.

17 February 2016
Viennese restaurants: new chefs, new concepts
Jewish-Mediterranean street food, an Asian Heuriger wine tavern, casual fine dining and a bar-cum-deli: a quartet of new arrivals add some interesting flavors to the capital’s thriving restaurant scene.

16 February 2016
The Rhythm of Vienna: Vienna Tourist Board short film competition
The Vienna Tourist Board and the VIS Vienna Independent Shorts festival have launched a new short film competition, with the three winning submissions set to be premiered at a special screening in Vienna in mid-September.

16 February 2016
Contemporary exhibitions in Vienna in 2016
It’s not all Baroque opulence in the Austrian capital – the city also has a flourishing contemporary art scene. Austrian and international artists have always prized Vienna as a fertile breeding ground for their work. A chronological overview of the city’s main contemporary art exhibitions in 2016.

22 January 2016
Vienna achieves 6th successive overnight record in 2015
Vienna’s tourism industry can look back on its best year ever: 14.3 million visitor overnights, 5.9% more than in 2014, represent a new all-time high.

17 December 2015
Vienna Coffee Festival 2016
The Vienna Coffee Festival celebrates both traditional and contemporary elements of Vienna’s coffeehouse scene.

16 December 2015
The most colourful Viennese ball nights of 2016
When Vienna’s ballrooms are packed with revellers and the nights are filled with the sounds of waltz music, the capital’s ball season is in full swing. The age-old tradition of carnival ball nights also has a loyal following among the city’s LGBT community.

15 December 2015
Culinary news from Vienna
New restaurants in a new hotel and an old museum, vegetarian and Asian specialties, alternative shopping destinations and an innovative city-centre cheesemaker: the Austrian capital is constantly adding new flavours to its culinary smorgasbord.

14 December 2015
Spanish Riding School on UNESCO’s world heritage list of immaterial cultural heritage of humanity
The tradition of the Classical Art of Riding of the Spanish Riding School was admitted to the UNESCO’s world heritage list of immaterial cultural heritage of humanity at the beginning of December 2015.

10 November 2015
A museum for the waltz king
A new museum dedicated to Johann Strauss, creator of the Blue Danube Waltz, and his family has just opened in Vienna. But there are also plenty of other places for fans of the waltz king to visit, from his apartment to his final resting place.

9 November 2015
Major exhibitions in the first half of 2016
The Russian avant garde, the independent lives of things, European celebration cultures, Baroque galleries, the Prater park and Emperor Franz Joseph I: these are just some of the subjects taken up by the capital’s exhibition venues in the first half of 2016. An overview of the main events.

19 October 2015
Portrait of Herrengasse
A walk along Herrengasse in Vienna’s historic city centre takes in one historic palace and mansion after another. This elegant street has a lot to offer, including the capital’s first ever high rise, the world’s only globe museum and one bone fide legend of a coffeehouse.

15 October 2015
VIDEO: Having a ball in Vienna
There are over 2,000 hours of dancing to be enjoyed at around 450 events over the course of the Viennese ball season. A quick refresher course, the right outfit and styling and a light evening meal are all it takes to prepare for the perfect ball experience.

15 October 2015
Viennese Ball Season
More than 450 balls are held in the city each year, from traditional formal dances to elegant summer galas. The new season will get underway in November 2015 with the Vienna Red Cross Ball, followed by the Hofburg Silvesterball on New Year’s Eve. Things really start to pick up during carnival season when one ball follows hot on the heels of another.

14 October 2015
Vienna 2016: Imperial & Contemporary
For 68 years Emperor Franz Joseph 1 (1830-1916) was the figurehead of the Austro-Hungarian monarchy. The epitome of imperial might, he was the penultimate ruler of a declining dynasty. Franz Joseph died in old age in 1916 in Schönbrunn Palace, and in 2016 Vienna will mark the 100th anniversary of his death. Over the past century Vienna has experienced massive changes, going from an opulent hub of empire to a centre for contemporary art. Austrian and international artists have always prized Vienna as a fertile breeding ground for their work.

13 October 2015
New Vienna Tourist Board video series on YouTube
Authentic, entertaining, informative: the Vienna Tourist Board has produced a YouTube series looking at some of the capital’s most popular – and lesser known – attractions. The new ViennaNow series will start on October 8, 2015 with a teaser; the first episode goes out a week later on www.youtube.com/Vienna.

14 September 2015
Christmas and New Year’s Markets
Decorations and candles for the tree, toys and handicrafts, punch and cookies: Held on some of the city’s prettiest squares, Vienna’s Advent and Christmas markets get everyone in the Christmas spirit from mid-November. Some of them also stay open until the New Year. An overview of the capital’s main markets.

11 September 2015
Advent and New Year’s Concerts in Vienna
Choirs at City Hall, concerts inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral and trumpet recitals in the Annakirche church: Advent in Vienna has a captivating soundtrack. The turn of the year also has a distinctly musical flavor to it, with Die Fledermaus at both the Volksoper and State Opera among the main attractions. But the out and out highlight is the world-famous New Year’s concert at the Musikverein.

10 September 2015
Hauptbahnhof – Vienna Main Station
Vienna’s new Hauptbahnhof, one of Europe’s key transport hubs and a major new focal point in the city, is used by 150,000 passengers and 1,000 trains every day. Since it opened at the end of 2014 it has created a favorable first impression of the Austrian capital for countless rail travelers.

14 August 2015
Spotlight on the ninth district
Sigmund Freud’s consulting rooms and Franz Schubert’s birthplace, summertime bars on the banks of the Danube Canal, an artisanal chocolate factory, the university campus and Austria’s largest hospital: a portrait of the ninth district.

13 August 2015
Vienna Food Week
The Austrian capital has added another culinary event to the calendar: the first Vienna Food Week will take place from Sep 26 to Oct 4, 2015. Highlights include a street food market and a whole host of tasting events.

13 August 2015
Vienna’s food trucks
The capital’s traditional sausage stands, always a great place to pick up snacks on the fly, are being joined by an ever-growing fleet of food trucks. These mobile snack kiosks offer a mouthwatering selection of dishes, and many of them serve vegetarian alternatives.

12 August 2015
Vienna Wine Hiking Day 2015
A stroll through Vienna’s vineyards, with their spectacular views of the city below, is always an experience to remember. Each fall the special Wine Hiking Day promotion opens up various routes that are normally closed to the public, with excellent food to boot.

23 July 2015
Vienna: Record overnight figures for first half of 2015
New all-time record: Vienna registered around 6.3 million visitor overnights between January and June 2015 – about 5.4% more than for the same period the previous year.

25 June 2015
VIDEO: Smart City Vienna
Vienna is a city of ideas and unparalleled quality of life. This has been confirmed time and time again by organizations such as the respected consultancy firm Mercer, which crowned Vienna the world’s most livable city for the sixth year in a row in 2015 in a survey of 230 major cities worldwide. Excellent infrastructure, forward-looking mobility solutions and smart approaches are also behind the city’s attractiveness as a destination.

24 June 2015
Unusual Viennese hotels
Luxury hotels, camp grounds, three-star pensions and private rooms: visitors to the Austrian capital can choose from a huge range of accommodations, including a number of very unusual options.

23 June 2015
Portrait: Praterstrasse
Pratertrasse, in Vienna’s second district, runs directly from the city centre to the Praterstern transport hub. Fashionable shops and cafés are springing up like mushrooms on this one-kilometre long, tree-lined boulevard.

22 June 2015
Culture in Vienna in fall 2015
In Vienna one cultural event follows hot on the heels of the next each fall. Viennacontemporary, Viennafair, Vienna Art Week and the Long Night of Museums are just some of the highlights lined up for this year.

19 June 2015
Major exhibitions in Vienna in the Second half of 2015
The best-known painter of the Ringstrassen era, Simon Wiesenthal and his work, Edvard Munch, worlds of Romanticism and masterpieces of German Expressionism.These are just a handful of the exhibitions set to open in Vienna in the second half of 2015.

18 June 2015
New Arrivals on Vienna’s Restaurant Scene
Update 15 June 2015: Juan Amador's project at Cabaret Renz is not going to be realized. A top German chef in Vienna, a new wine bar fronted by a star chef, a cafe with a social agenda and a hip hop club featuring a traditional Heuriger buffet: the capital’s dynamic scene continues to evolve.

17 June 2015
Viennese ice cream parlors
Vienna’s abundance of ice cream parlors is well known – and like many things in the city, it has historic roots. The first Italian gelato vendors opened in the city in 1850, and today the capital has around 150 ice cream parlors. Flavors and specialties range from classic strawberry to vegan avocado ice cream.

16 June 2015
The Third Man – cult film restored
Film production company Studiocanal has released a restored version of its best-known film The Third Man (1949) to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Orson Welles' birth. To this day visitors to the Austrian capital can visit the real-life locations that feature in this classic movie.

20 April 2015
60th Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna – join in the fun
The official hotspot for the 60th Eurovision Song Contest – apart from the Stadthalle – is located right on Rathausplatz in the heart of Vienna. Open to visitors from May 18, 2015, the Eurovision Village promises to be a mecca for fans, tourists and music lovers from all over the world. Public viewing locations and events throughout the city will offer plenty of opportunities to celebrate and join in the fun. The world’s largest televised music competition will be staged as a green event for the first time this year.

15 April 2015
Vienna: 2014 second-best congress year ever
Vienna reported its second-best congress result ever for 2014: compared to 2013, there were increases in events, as well as in the resulting overnights and value-added, the final result just falling short of 2012's record.

18 March 2015
VIDEO: 150 years of the Ringstrasse – Vienna State Opera
In 1869 the Vienna State Opera became one of the first buildings to open on the newly constructed Ringstrasse boulevard. With a reputation for staging excellent productions and different performances virtually every night, the Staatsoper is one of the world’s greatest opera houses.

17 March 2015
Consuming with a conscience in Vienna
The Austrian capital is home to lots restaurants and shops that deliver what customers want while serving a social purpose.

17 March 2015
2015 Vienna Biennale
Between June 11 and October 4, 2015 the Austrian capital will host its first ever interdisciplinary Biennale: this year’s edition aims to bring together art, design and architecture, and harness the power of creative ideas and artistic projects in its search for positive change.

16 March 2015
Vienna: For the 6th time in a row, the world's Most Livable City
A fact that makes millions of visitors to Vienna so enthusiastic has again been confirmed by a well-known international city survey: Vienna’s the best in every way!!!

16 March 2015
60th Eurovision Song Contest: Top Vienna photos
The Vienna Tourist Board’s photo database at www.viennaphoto.com contains a selection of the best images of the city for the Eurovision Song Contest. These photos, along with around 1,000 other images, are available free of charge for editorial use.

16 March 2015
Vienna to host the 60th Eurovision Song Contest
The 60th Eurovision Song Contest – themed Building Bridges– will take place in Vienna. The Wiener Stadthalle is gearing up to host the final on May 23, 2015 and the two semi-finals in the days leading up to it. The official ESC hot spot Eurovision Village on Rathausplatz will be up and running on May 17, 2015.

20 February 2015
VIDEO: Romantic Vienna
Sightseeing from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage or aboard the Giant Ferris Wheel, coming face to face with Klimt’s Kiss at the Belvedere, strolling through the parks on the Ringstrasse, exploring the cobbled streets of the old town and waltzing: find out where romantics come out to play in the Austrian capital.

19 February 2015
450 Years of the Spanish Riding School
Vienna’s Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary in 2015. In addition to a special gala performance by the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions, the Fête Impériale summer ball at the Riding School on June 26, 2015 will also take its inspiration from the jubilee.

18 February 2015
2015 Life Ball
On May 16, 2015 Europe’s largest Aids charity event will be flying the flag for solidarity and tolerance. Rathausplatz will be transformed into a riot of color for the Life Ball, ahead of a wild night inspired by this year’s title of Gold | Ver Sacrum | Santa Primavera | Sacre du Printemps. The main event and party will take place inside City Hall.

17 February 2015
New Arrivals on Vienna’s Restaurant Scene
A new restaurant for a top chef, a crossover store for a luxury sparkling wine brand and high-end patisserie, a bastion of traditional Viennese dining culture – and that’s just for starters. There’s never a dull moment on the Austrian capital’s restaurant scene.

16 February 2015
150 years of the Ringstrasse – Events throughout the year
From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. The largest construction project in Vienna’s history marked the capital’s transformation from an imperial capital to a truly European metropolis. Throughout the year the Ringstrasse provides the backdrop for a diverse range of large-scale events that play out in the buildings lining the boulevard and its squares and parks.

20 January 2015
Sweet treats from Vienna’s hotels
Many of Vienna’s top hotels have their own signature cakes. The most well-known example is the Hotel Sacher which is famous the world over for its Original Sacher Torte.

19 January 2015
New hotels in Vienna
Visitors to Vienna can pick and choose from a wide range of accommodation with everything represented – from upmarket traditional establishments and contemporary design hotels to low budget bed and breakfasts.

16 January 2015
VIDEO: 150 years of the Ringstrasse – Kunsthistorisches Museum and Museum of Natural History
The imperial house of Habsburg commissioned the construction of two virtually identical monumental buildings on the newly built Ringstrasse to house their extensive collections of art and natural artefacts. Today the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Museum of Natural History are famous all over the world.

15 January 2015
The 2015 Viennese gay and lesbian ball calendar
There are plenty of ball events for the gay and lesbian community to enjoy in the Austrian capital. Alongside providing a great excuse for a party, attending one is also something of a political statement.

17 December 2014
First class service at new look Tourist Info Vienna
Vienna Tourist Board has recently remodelled its main information centre on Albertinaplatz in the heart of the old town. The redesign was completed in November 2014 and since then staff have been serving tourists in the ultra-modern facility.

16 December 2014
My Vienna: Conchita Wurst
Singer Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, shares her personal Vienna tips.

15 December 2014
Major exhibitions January – June 2015
Works by a diverse mix of artists including Tracey Emin, Jasper Johns, Rembrandt, Titian and Bellotto are being showcased in museums in Vienna in the first half of 2015. Also on the calendar are a show on Viennese Actionism, drawings from Paris’s Musée d’Orsay and a contemporary landscape photography exhibition, as well as exhibitions to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse and the 650th anniversary of the University of Vienna. An overview of the highlights for the first six months of the year.

12 December 2014
Anniversary: 150 years of the Ringstrasse
From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. Its magnificent late 19th century mansions and public buildings have made it an impressive procession of Vienna’s best sights.

19 November 2014
Viennese delicacies
Fig jam, rose syrup, escargot caviar? It's not all about the excellent wines – there's also a wide range of exotic gourmet foods produced within the city limits.

18 November 2014
Breathing new life into historic banks
Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the cashiers’ hall, or take in some art in the bank vault: historic bank premises are finding new uses in Vienna’s city center.

17 November 2014
650 years of the University of Vienna
The University of Vienna is gearing up to celebrate its 650th jubilee in 2015. The oldest surviving university in the German-speaking world, it is grouped around a striking main building located directly on Vienna’s showpiece Ringstrasse boulevard.

17 November 2014
Viennese designer fashion now available to hire direct from hotels
Guests staying at Viennese hotels can now dress in the very latest collections from top local fashion designers – at rental prices.

14 November 2014
150 years of the Ringstrasse – a special cocktail for a special street
To mark the 150th anniversary of the Ringstrasse in 2015, Austrian sekt label Schlumberger, the Vienna Bar Community and the Vienna Tourist Board issued a call to create a commemorative Ringstrasse cocktail.

13 November 2014
150 years of the Ringstrasse – Exhibitions during the jubilee year
From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. There are many special exhibitions and guided tours to look forward to in the anniversary year of the largest construction project in the city's history. An achievement which marked Vienna's transformation from an imperial capital to a European powerhouse.

12 November 2014
Swinging start to the Viennese ball season
Each year more than 450 balls are hosted in the city, offering more than 2,000 hours of dancefloor action between them. The new season will get underway in November 2014 with the Vienna Red Cross Ball, followed by the Hofburg Silvesterball on New Year’s Eve. Things really start to pick up during carnival season when one ball follows hot on the heels of another.

11 November 2014
Lonely Planet ranks Vienna among the top 10 destinations worldwide
Lonely Planet, one of the world’s largest publishers of independent travel guides, has just placed Vienna among its top 10 destinations for 2015.

10 November 2014
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna
The 60th Eurovision Song Contest – themed Building Bridges – will take place in Vienna from May 19 to 23, 2015. As a tolerant cosmopolitan city and international centre of culture, music and the arts, the lifestyle hub that is the Austrian capital provides the ideal setting for this event.

15 September 2014
Ringing in the New Year in Vienna
The New Year's Eve Trail in Vienna is one huge open air party, while the Hofburg Silvesterball welcomes in the New Year in the imperial ambience of the former royal palace. Celebrations include the New Year galas in the city’s hotels and restaurants, as well as wonderful concerts.

12 September 2014
Art at home in Vienna’s hotels
Colourful installations, extraordinary rooftop sculptures, video galleries and exhibition spaces: Vienna’s hotels love art and artists. A brief look at a few enticing examples.

11 September 2014
Bread: selling like hot cakes
Indulgence is a major pastime in Vienna – and a real hype has built up around bread. A variety of bakeries offer flavoursome breads, delicious rolls and sweet pastries, to take away or eat on the spot.

10 September 2014
150 years of the Ringstrasse – a Viennese open-air museum
From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. Its magnificent late 19th century mansions and monumental public buildings make it an impressive procession of Vienna’s best sights.

9 September 2014
VIDEO: Christmas in Vienna
Decorations and candles for the tree, toys and handicrafts, punch and cookies: Vienna’s Advent and Christmas markets get everyone in the Christmas spirit.

9 September 2014
New fashion in store in Vienna
Vienna doesn’t only boast a large number of flagship stores from international labels – the city’s designers also run their own shops. A rundown of the latest openings.

8 August 2014
2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna
The 60th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Vienna from May 19 to 23, 2015. As an international centre of culture, music and the arts, this lifestyle hub provides the ideal setting for an event of this calibre.

15 July 2014
Culture capital
A contemporary arts show, the Long Night of Museums, Vienna Photography Month and 14 days of Vienna Art Week: the Austrian capital has a jam-packed programme of arts and culture in store this autumn.

14 July 2014
Festivals of street art and performance
From acrobatics to fire shows: Vienna is preparing for a dazzling spectacle when the artists of the Buskers and Streetlife festivals take over the city in September 2014.

10 July 2014
News from Vienna’s museums
Visitors can look forward to some exciting new museum attractions for autumn 2014. The fully refurbished Transport Museum will reopen, the Funeral Museum has moved to the Central Cemetery and an exhibition at the new Metro Kinokulturhaus explores the history of film.

16 June 2014
Eclectic summer mix from classical to breakdance
The Austrian capital is celebrating the art of enjoyment with a wealth of music and dance in 2014. Traditional balls and trendy clubs play a leading role, but the city’s vibrant summer festivals certainly shouldn’t be overlooked.

13 June 2014
Four new Michelin starred restaurants in Vienna
From luxury hotel restaurants to down-to-earth city wine taverns, there is no end to the options for bon viveurs to enjoy in Vienna. A look at some of the latest arrivals on the gastro scene.

12 June 2014
New home for the Vienna Tourist Board
From July 1, 2014 the Vienna Tourist Board will be based at Invalidenstrasse 6 in the third district. Staff are presently located in three separate buildings in the second district, but the new offices will bring all departments together again under one roof.

16 May 2014
Velázquez at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien
In fall 2014, the Picture Gallery at the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien will be mounting a major exhibition devoted to the Spanish painter Diego Velázquez (1599–1660), in a first for the German-speaking world.

15 May 2014
150 years of the Ringstrasse - Birth of a boulevard
From military grounds to showpiece boulevard: Vienna’s Ringstrasse celebrates the 150th anniversary of its opening in 2015. The largest construction project in Vienna’s history marked the capital’s transformation from an imperial capital to a truly European metropolis.

14 May 2014
Imperial enjoyment in green Vienna
From traditional Viennese cuisine to international specialties: visitors are constantly surrounded by examples of Vienna’s incredible culinary richness, even when out strolling in the great outdoors. Idyllic spots, a laid back atmosphere and imperial charm set the scene for some serious relaxing.

13 May 2014
Kitsch-free souvenir stores
Sisi and Strauss free zones: visitors can now pick up keepsakes from a number of new souvenir stores that have turned their backs on the tired old tourist clichés.

12 May 2014
Party time in Vienna: Life Ball, Vienna Pride, Rainbow Parade
Vienna Pride (June 11-15, 2014) and the Rainbow Parade (June 14, 2014) are fixed highlights on the capital’s gay and lesbian event calendar. The Life Ball, one of the world’s largest AIDS charity events will treat Vienna to a Garden of Earthly Delights on May 31, 2014.

12 May 2014
VIDEO: Handmade in Vienna
Virtuoso violins, precious porcelain, hip hats and fabulous footwear: hand-craftsmanship has a proud tradition – and a bright future – in Vienna

9 May 2014
ViennaFunFacts appeal
The Vienna Tourist Board is appealing for the wackiest, strangest and most pointless facts out there about the capital. A trip to Vienna and video shoot awaits for the most creative entry.

11 March 2014
Live like an emperor
Vienna’s incredible range of overnight accommodation options is just about to get even more interesting thanks to the addition of an exclusive new arrival – a hotel suite inside Schönbrunn Palace.

10 March 2014
Sigmund Freud’s travels
Vienna’s Sigmund Freud Museum will be shining a light on the prolific travels of the founding father of psychoanalysis to mark the 75th anniversary of Sigmund Freud’s death – from relocating to Vienna with his family as a three year old to his escape and exile in London.

7 March 2014
Vienna voted the world’s most liveable city for the fifth time
Vienna was named the world’s most liveable city for the fifth time in a row by international consultants Mercer in 2014. This accolade was just one of the top rankings taken by Vienna in the latest crop of international comparisons. The Austrian capital came out third in the European Smart City Ranking, and was crowned the most popular city for culture among gay and lesbian travelers.

24 February 2014
48 hour Vienna card
From April 1, 2014, visitors to the city will have the option of a 48 hour Vienna Card as well as the established 72 hour version. Retailing at EUR 18.90, it entitles the holder to free travel on the subway, bus, and tram networks and lets them claim discounts at more than 210 participating ventures. The price for a 72 hour Vienna Card will be EUR 21.90 from 1 April 2014.

19 February 2014
Old buildings, new uses
An old industrial bakery as an art cluster, a pedestrian underpass as a dinner club and a local bar as a hotel room: the Viennese are a highly creative bunch when it comes to finding new purposes for old buildings.

18 February 2014
Hotspot Burggasse
Vienna’s seventh district has been one of the city’s leading creative centers for a number of years now thanks to its quirky stores, bars, workshops and cultural initiatives. Branching out from the area around Neubaugasse, a new hotspot is now emerging around Burggasse and St. Ulrichs-Platz.

17 February 2014
Music festivals in Vienna this spring
Vienna will welcome spring 2014 with a busy schedule of musical events spanning a range of genres from classic to blues.

14 February 2014
Gay and lesbian events in Vienna in 2014
Vienna is always worth the trip for gay and lesbian travelers. Countless cultural and shopping attractions shape life in Austria’s tolerant and open-minded capital, which is also home to a vibrant gay and lesbian scene. It’s impossible to imagine Vienna’s annual event calendar without some of the immensely popular gay and lesbian community highlights.

12 February 2014
Major exhibitions in Vienna in the second half of 2014
Diego Velázquez, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Claude Monet, Joan Miró, Arnulf Rainer: these are just some of the great artists on show at Vienna’s museums and art galleries in 2014. An overview of the most important exhibitions in the second of half the year.

24 January 2014
Easter markets
With Easter jewellery, intricately decorated eggs, beautiful examples of handcraftsmanship and culinary treats, Vienna’s Easter markets set the tone for spring.

21 January 2014
The latest on Vienna’s gastro scene
The recent boom in the capital’s hotel industry has also seen numerous new restaurants spring up. Here’s a look at some of the highlights of this season’s crop.

20 January 2014
VIDEO: Contemporary art in Vienna
It’s not all Baroque opulence in the Austrian capital – contemporary art also flourishes in the city. Austrian and international artists have always prized Vienna as a fertile breeding ground for their work.

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