Press Releases Archive 2011

30.11.2011

On the trail of Wiener Werkstätte designs
Premium fabrics, luxury lights, elegant dinner services: many of the products designed by Wiener Werkstätte artists - chief among them Josef Hoffmann - are still being produced to this day.
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22.11.2011
Art on the menu
First appreciate the art, then enjoy an excellent meal - an incredibly popular combination in Vienna! The cafés and restaurants inside the capital's museums are serving up some interesting surprises this year.
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9.11.2011
Christmas markets for design lovers
Shoppers looking for gifts a cut above the norm should head for Vienna's Design Christmas Market and check out a wealth of design products.
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3.11.2011
Vienna for vegetarians
There's more to vegetarian cuisine than simply leaving out the meat, as two new restaurants in the capital show.
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27.10.2011
Music during Advent
Christmas carols, Advent choirs and trumpets: Vienna gets visitors in the mood for Christmas with music at some of the city's most charming locations.
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19.10.2011
New hotels for Vienna
2012 will bring a host of attractive new accommodations for the Austrian capital. The first major addition to the hotel portfolio is scheduled to open its doors in November 2011.
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13.10.2011
All eyes on Gustav Klimt
2012 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918). The Kunsthistorisches Museum, Leopold Museum and Albertina are all staging major exhibitions dedicated to the work of this great turn-of-the-century modernist pioneer.
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5.10.2011
New museum in an architectural gem
On September 16, 2011 Vienna gained a new exhibition space for contemporary Austrian art, which is housed in an architectural masterpiece completed in 1958.
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26.9.2011
An all-new station for the capital
Vienna's Westbahnhof station has been undergoing a full facelift and extensive modernization - without any interruption to service - since 2008. In November 2011, the site will reopen as BahnhofCity Wien West.
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23.9.2011
Christmas markets off the beaten track
The Christmas Market on City Hall Square, the arts and crafts market in front of the Karlskirche church and the Culture and Christmas Market in front of Schönbrunn Palace are all staples of the Vienna Advent experience. By contrast, Vienna's landmark hills and the romantic Türkenschanzpark offer a number of attractive smaller-scale alternatives.
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22.9.2011
VIDEO: Advent in Vienna
Beautifully decorated streets and traditional Christmas markets - in Vienna, there is never a dull moment in the run-up to the big day. Freshly baked yuletide cookies and biscuits are all part of the fun.
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21.9.2011
Stylish party locations
A new restaurant and a revamped club have just been added to Vienna's seemingly endless list of nightlife destinations. The Albertina Passage is opening in a former pedestrian underpass beneath the Ringstrasse boulevard, and the popular Volksgarten Diskothek is back with an all-new look.
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20.9.2011
Shopping around Naschmarkt
There is always something going on at the bars and stands of Vienna's Naschmarkt, but a walk around the streets adjoining the market never fails to turn up the odd gem. The area is a magnet for a new generation of businesses with a distinctly organic, fairtrade and design-led flavor.
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19.9.2011
The Art of Winter
An exhibition at the Kunsthistorisches Museum looks at the role played by winter in European art from the late Middle Ages to the present day.
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15.9.2011
Best of Vienna: art nouveau
Austrian art nouveau, or Jugendstil, has pride of place in the annals of Viennese architecture alongside the city's famous Gothic and Baroque buildings.
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14.9.2011
Design and the city
During Vienna Design Week the whole of the Austrian capital is given over to design. The festival, set to enter its 5th year in 2011, will play out at various locations throughout the city from September 30 to October 9, 2011.
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13.9.2011
Hollywood in Vienna
The Hollywood in Vienna concert gala at the Konzerthaus on September 23 will present a series of film music masterpieces. Alan Silvestri (Back to the Future, Forrest Gump) will receive a Max Steiner Award.
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12.9.2011
One museum, two new exhibitions
The Leopold Museum at Vienna's MuseumsQuartier will celebrate its 10th anniversary with a pair of new shows.
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9.9.2011
VIDEO: Schönbrunn
Vienna's Baroque Schönbrunn Palace complex is one of Austria's most important cultural sites. The palace, its countless outbuildings, formal gardens, park and zoo were added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List in 1996.
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8.9.2011
Museum of Wishes
The Museum Modern Kunst Ludwig Stiftung (MUMOK) at Vienna's MuseumsQuartier is set to reopen after extensive renovations. On September 10, 2011, pieces from all of the MUMOK's collections will go on show in a new exhibition entitled Museum of Wishes.
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12.8.2011
Video: Best of Vienna - the Prater
Vienna's Prater park has at least two different sides to it - the Wurstelprater containing the amusement park and the Grüner Prater with its meadows, wetlands and tree-lined boulevards.
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10.8.2011
A festival for music lovers
Vienna's Musikverein has been the home of the Society of Music Lovers in Vienna for 200 years. Some of the biggest names in the world of music will be performing at its bicentenary.
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5.8.2011
Dedicated followers of fashion flock to the MQ
The MuseumsQuartier will make way for Austrian and international designers at the MQ Vienna Fashion Week from September 14-18, 2011.
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1.8.2011
Modernist pioneers
Gustav Klimt (1862-1918), genius painter and one of the great pioneers of Viennese modernism, would have celebrated his 150th birthday in 2012. This fall Vienna's Belvedere gallery will be mounting a special show dedicated to this world-famous artist and his contemporary, the gifted architect, exhibition orchestrator and designer Josef Hoffmann, to mark the start of the special Klimt anniversary year.
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28.7.2011
Vienna: Records set in the first 6 months for bed nights and hotel sales
Vienna set two new records in the first six months of 2011: visitor bed nights rose 5.3% to 5 million and net bed night turnover for hotels went up 12.1% to EUR 182.3 million in the period from January to May.
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26.7.2011
New museum in an architectural treasure
In November 2011, Vienna will gain a new exhibition space for contemporary Austrian art - housed in an architectural masterpiece completed in 1958.
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13.7.2011
A week-long festival of the arts
Reflecting Reality is the theme of this year's Vienna Art Week, which awaits with a packed cultural program for trade insiders and art lovers this November.
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11.7.2011
Best of Vienna - the Heuriger
A cozy atmosphere, great wine and fine food - these are the ingredients of a classical Viennese Heuriger wine tavern.
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6.7.2011
Funeral Service for Otto Habsburg (1912-2011)
A great European passed away on 4 July 2011: Otto Habsburg-Lothringen, son of the last Austrian Emperor and Empress, Karl and Zita, passed away in his house in the Bavarian town of Pöcking. He was 98 years old. Otto Habsburg-Lothringen will be buried together with his wife Regina, who died in February 2010, in Vienna's Imperial Burial Vault on 16 July 2011.
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30.6.2011
Music for wine
A Viennese winegrower has hit upon a unique method of refining his wines - by using soundwaves.
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28.6.2011
Terra Madre - market of plenty
The Terra Madre market at City Hall is all about sampling the produce, taking things at your own pace and experiencing food with all five senses.
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24.6.2011
River of dreams
A lively bar and restaurant scene has sprung up on the banks of the Danube Canal, which is in fact an arm of the river of the same name.
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16.6.2011
Approaching art from a new angle
Vienna's museums have found a number of ingenious ways to make their exhibitions more accessible to visually impaired and deaf visitors.
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10.6.2011
Wiener Wiesn - Vienna's Answer to the Oktoberfest
The Wiener Wiesn will make its debut in the Prater park this fall in a premiere overflowing with beer, wine and music.
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1.6.2011
Vienna does it differently
The gay and lesbian community will celebrate Vienna Pride in a week-long festival in June 2011 that culminates with the Rainbow Parade.
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17.5.2011
Vienna's in the Mood for Dancing
Every summer the world's dance elite descends on Vienna for the ImPulsTanz festival. The program features performances and a series of workshops aimed at amateurs and pros of all ages.
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27.4.2011
Affordable and stylish
A number of new, great value hotels and hostels scheduled to open in Vienna in 2011 prove that budget consciousness and stylish design don't have to be mutually exclusive.
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22.4.2011
Golden Johann Strauss in Vienna: cloned for renovations
A pair of playful installations will stand in for Vienna's most photographed tourist attraction - the golden statue of Waltz King Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark - which will be fenced off while restoration work is carried out until September. The Vienna Tourist Board commissioned two Vienna-based artists to provide a highly creative and uniquely Viennese replacement for the "missing" statue.
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20.4.2011
European Maccabi Games in Vienna
The 13th European Maccabi Games will play out in Vienna for the first time in 2011. This major Jewish sporting event will kick off with a spectacular opening ceremony on City Hall Square.
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7.4.2011
Baby Panda Makes Debut
Panda cub Fu Hu is the undisputed star of all the new arrivals at Schönbrunn Zoo - and at long last he is ready to face his adoring public.
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1.4.2011
On the Trail of Creativity
This May the Designpfad design trail and Modepalast will showcase the capital's creative potential.
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28.3.2011
Pop for everyone
The Danube Island Festival is one of Vienna's longest running open-air events, taking place for the 28th time this year. By contrast, the fledgling Popfest am Karlsplatz will celebrate only its second year in 2011.
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21.3.2011
2011 Life Ball
The 2011 Life Ball will be held under the banner of Spread the Wings of Tolerance. The Life Ball is Europe's largest and most flamboyant charity event in the fight against AIDS.
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1.2.2011
New Beds for the City
With 51,500 beds in around 400 accommodations ranging from luxury five-star hotels to simple single-star pensions, visitors to the Austrian capital are spoilt for choice. And 2011 will bring a number of exciting new additions.
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27.1.2011
A Spring Overflowing With New Attractions
Vienna is set to welcome a pair of new high-caliber tourist attractions in early 2011, when a branch of Madame Tussauds comes to the Prater and a new museum opens at the Augarten Porcelain Manufactory.
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24.1.2011
Record for Vienna: 10.9 million visitor overnights in 2010
Vienna reported growth of 10.3% in 2010, reaching a new record level of 10,860,000 visitor overnights. All of Vienna's core markets achieved growth - many of them with two-digit increases. Japan was the sole country amongst them that "only" reached the same result as 2009.
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21.1.2011
Visuals And VJs
The annual sound:frame festival brings some of the world's best visual producers, VJs, DJs, video artists, and sound producers to Vienna where they practice the high art of electronic music visualization.
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5.1.2011
Vienna's Queer Ball Season
The Viennese Waltz's star is in the ascendency - and not just among the straight crowd. There are plenty of ball events for the gay and lesbian community to enjoy, as this overview of the season highlights reveals.
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