A dream destination for every culture seeker with a conscience! Vienna is paved with historic castles, beautiful 19th Century buildings, world-renowned Art Galleries and legendary music venues. It is also one of the world’s greenest cities with thought-leading design and architecture, restaurant concepts and general green attitude that inspire unique experiences like sustainable fashion shops, thrift stores, green hotels, and vegan restaurants!
The city’s fresh and enlightened atmosphere lifts you up as you walk along the streets in the morning. Picture the morning sun, friendly faces, street markets, the smell of pinewood and freshly brewed coffee. Vienna effortlessly combines nature with city living in a way that will leave you feeling inspired.
Top 5 Unique Experiences in Vienna
1. Explore Vienna the Fun Way!
City Discovery Game
Discover Vienna by solving clues that take you on an exploration of the city’s monuments, landmarks, hidden gems and History!
Begin your adventure on Franziskaner Platz and get thinking! Solve your first of 12 riddles to get you to the next location.
This self-guided, app-led game is the perfect way for your team to have some fun and create a memorable experience while also seeing the sights. Each correct answer also unlocks insider recommendations for local gems in each place. (Don’t worry there are clues for if you get stuck!)
2. Get Inspired to Think Outside the Box
Kunst Haus Wien Museum
This Green Museum was designed by artist, architect and environmental visionary – Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The Kunst Haus Wien House explores environmental and sustainability issues through striking displays of art and ecology.
The building is a work of art in itself, with not a straight edge in sight, bold colours, curved edges, sloped walls and uneven floors that might seem mad but the design is intended to encapsulate free, forward thinking and opening up your mind to think beyond social norms.
‘The recovery of man’s mental equilibrium, of the dignity of man which has been violated in our levelling, unnatural and hostile urban grid system.’
The building, balconies and roof are grown over with lush green plants as he believed that we should rent the space back to nature. (‘Tree-tennants’) There is beauty in the madness!
3. An Island Getaway on your City Break
Danube Island is not only scenic but it’s one of the biggest local recreation areas in Europe. There are so many fantastic experiences waiting for you at this recreational paradise, just minutes away from the city centre!
Spend the day Hiking, at the waterpark, bathing in the natural baths, boating, cycling, skating, playing beach volleyball, watersports or watching the world go by on a picnic. There are also great choices of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, it is an ideal day trip for excitement doing a bit of everything or relaxing doing a lot of nothing!
There are regular events put on through the year with changing themes, but the most popular is the ‘Danube Island Festival’ which is a three day long music festival in June and the biggest free open air party in Europe.
4. Travel Back in Time to the Heart of 18th-century Classical Music
The Vienna Mozart Orchestra, The Musikverein
Vienna is known as ‘The capital of classical music’ because it was once home to some of the greatest composers of all time, such as Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert and Strauss!
The Wiener Musikverein is in the heart of the city and has hosted concerts for 200 years and now hosts Viennas most popular classical concert – The Vienna Mozart Orchestra. This magical experience takes you back in time as you enjoy some of Mozart’s best symphonies and orchestras played by top musicians dressed up in authentic historical costumes and wigs.
It takes place in the Golden Hall which is considered one of the best concert halls in the world because of its unique acoustics and décor. It is also available for private event hire, with 7 tailorable spaces that can host between 50 – 200 people for meetings, conferences, galas or celebrations. The unique spaces are equipped with top sound, lighting and projection facilities to make your event extra special.
5. Discover Vienna’s Sights as a Viennese Royal!
Imperial E-Carriage Tour
This one of a kind tour allows you to step into the shoes of royalty for an hour as you ride around the city in carriages that once belonged to Austrian royalty!
Imperial Carriages were used for the coronation of Joseph II in 1764 and from then onwards used for various imperial and royal Habsburg coronations. Previously you could only see them in Museums, however they have now been made electric and available to you on the streets of beautiful Vienna.
This experience beautifully combines Vienna’s Historical culture and current eco-friendly environment in a tour for 7, with different packages available to suit your group.
Get picked up at your hotel and enjoy the ride, learning about 31 sights from an Austrian guide and enjoying a glass of prosecco or wine.
Top Unique Hotels & Venues in Vienna
1. An Eco-Oasis in the City
The Boutiquehotel Stadthalle is “green at heart”, It is the first city hotel anywhere in Europe with a zero energy balance! It runs on 100% renewable energy by using its own groundwater heat pump, photovoltaic technology and solar panels!
This hotel continues to inspire with its upcycled interior, organic breakfast, the beautiful greenery that floods the hotel, covers the building and surrounds the courtyard garden and Its rooftop lavender garden which is much appreciated by the bees!
Located just a few minutes away from downtown Vienna, the hotel will even provide you with a bicycle to go and explore! TIP – if you arrive at the hotel on your own bike or by train you’ll get a 10% Green Bonus discount on the price of your room!
The hotel has 79 rooms and a green-meeting space called the ‘Idea Room’ that hosts meetings for 15 people.
2. A Contemporary-Urban Hotspot
Mooons hotel is perfect for a business trip that you want to make the most of! Its striking design-lead interior is not only elegant but full of smart ideas, and its central location is the ideal base to explore Vienna while also working!
It is located a 3 minute walk from Platz-Hauptbahnhof metro station and only three stops to St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the city centre, 4 stops to Austria Centre Vienna in UNO City and 4 stops to Vienna International Airport!
The MOOONS Hotel also has a lovely restaurant & bar, a gym with a view, a beautiful garden that offers a space away from the hussle and bussle of the city to relax and recharge. There are 170 rooms and it has a spectacular rooftop bar that will be available for events from Summer 2022!
3. A Fanciful Art-Deco Dream
Hotel Motto Vienna
This luxurious hotel oozes Parisian glamour, think uniformed bellboys, tile-and-parquet floors, old-fashioned brass elevators and ornate chandeliers. Nestled in the heart of Vienna, on one of the busiest shopping streets in the city, a minute walk from the metro station and only a 20 minute walk from the museum quarter!
Enjoy crepes and activated-charcoal lattes in the morning at the wood-panelled bakery and for dinner take a trip up to the rooftop restaurant, bar & lounge for upscale meals and brunch, a dreamy sky-lit atmosphere and beautiful views of the skyline and vineyards.
On the seventh floor there is a wellness area that features a spa, exercise room, sauna and a steam bath – the perfect place to relax, you can even book a private yoga and meditation lesson!
The hotel also offers 4 sophisticated event spaces, flexible for private dinners, conferences, workshops, presentations, or business meetings.
4. An Art Lovers Haven
Hotel Altstadt Vienna
A captivating boutique hotel that captures the artistic spirit of Vienna! The Hotel is a restored 20th Century building and every room features displays of original contemporary art pieces for guests to enjoy! The interior has a unique, quirky feel while still giving you that luxury atmosphere, which makes sense as it was designed by famous architects and fashion stars!
Start your day with a delicious organic breakfast in the Red Salon, then in the afternoon, hotel guests are invited for complimentary tea and homemade cakes in front of the open fireplace! In the evening, guests can relax at the rooftop terrace and enjoy cocktails and wall art by Frank Maria!
Located in the heart of Vienna’s historic district, just a 5 minute walk from the Museum quarter and the Volkstheater underground station. It is also just a 10 minute walk from the Ringstrasse Boulevard which is a circular boulevard that runs around the historic district – the walk takes around 2,5 hours and is home to some of Vienna’s most famous sights and museums, you will also see narrow alleys, a green park and many impressive squares along the way!
The hotel offers 62 uniquely decorated rooms along with 4 flexible event spaces that can host from 12 to 90 guests.
Feed your soul and stomach at the same time!
Top Sustainable Restaurants in Vienna
These restaurants specialise in fresh, vegetarian and contemporary cuisine. Focusing on organic, seasonal and locally sourced produce!
1. Tian Bistro am Spittelberg
Getting around the city – Eco-Friendly style!
Easy Sustainable transport in Vienna City
It is extremely easy to go about the city with a green thumb, almost everywhere is pedestrianised and there are lovely green walks and parks in the city centre.
If you don’t fancy a walk there are 120 City bike stations as well as app hire electric scooters and segways dotted all over the city – pick one up as you go, enjoy the ride and park it at your destination for the next person who comes along!
If you need to go a bit further ask for an “Eco-Taxi” by dialing “40100”.
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