When the first sunny days enliven the sidewalk cafés, guest gardens and streets of Vienna, spring season is off to a great start. The approaching summer begins with the first warm days and brings with it a special attitude towards life while the entire city literally blossoms - especially the magnificent gardens and parks. During this time, the city of Vienna is preparing to inspire all its guests and residents with a variety of cultural highlights. Vernissages in galleries and museums, great concerts and colourful Easter markets attract a broad audience. Whether young or old, there is an endless number of things to discover. To give you an impression, we have put together some highlights for your holiday. Use the festive season for a cultural journey to Vienna and let yourself be inspired, seduced and delighted by this unique destination:
EASTER SPECIAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
Let us be your home away from home during the Easter holidays in Vienna and fascinate your children with a memorable stay in Vienna's City Retreat. Book our family offer over the Easter holidays and we will give you the daily breakfast and overnight stay as well as the food for your children free of charge.
EUROPE LUXURY OFFER
Discover an urban retreat whose inimitable guest service leaves nothing to be desired and turns every visit into an unforgettable experience. You can expect a € 50 "City Retreat" credit per night and a guaranteed upgrade to the next higher room category as part of our offer.
VIENNA’S EASTER MARKETS
The Easter market in front of Schönbrunn Palace is considered one of the most romantic in the city. Against the breathtakingly beautiful backdrop of the palace, 70 exhibitors offer all kinds of culinary delights as well as decorative arts and crafts from Austria. Children can look forward to the Easter Bunny Workshop, where they can form marzipan bunnies and make Easter decorations, while their parents can enjoy time with live jazz and swing music at the "Jazz am Ostermarkt".
At the Old Viennese Easter Market on the Freyung, on the other hand, you are able to find huge amounts of eggs and egg-shaped decorations, where every year around 40,000 painted Easter eggs are piled up at the “Ostereistand” at the centre of the market. There are also numerous Easter specialities from the classic sweet Easter bread “Pinze” to baked Easter lamb, artistic handicrafts, floristry and, for the little ones, an Easter handicraft workshop as well as a funny puppet theatre.
AN ARTISTIC CITY
With around 120 masterpieces, the ALBERTINA is showing an internationally unique collection of French modernism as part of its spring exhibition 2020. Art lovers can look forward to the private collection of collector couple Arthur and Hedy Hahnloser-Bühler. Created in close collaboration with their artist friends Pierre Bonnard, Ferdinand Hodler, Henri Matisse and Félix Vallotton, the collection, which was created between 1905 and 1936, also includes renowned loans from Cézanne, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.
Celebrate the music year 2020 with Vienna’s Museum of Art History: In cooperation with the archive of the “Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde” (Music lover’s society) in Vienna, the museum is showing an unusual homage to Ludwig van Beethoven. The expressiveness of his works will be vividly expressed in the spring exhibition. The sounds of Beethoven will thus not only be heard, but also, as it were, seen. Paintings, sketchbooks, graphics and sculptures of his companions or admirers will be artfully combined with the music and persona of Ludwig van Beethoven.
ANIMAL ADVENTURES FOR CHILDREN
The joy was immense when the Vienna Zoo announced the imminent addition of a polar bear family to their zoo. Since February 2020, the little polar bear has been visiting the polar bear world from time to time and will soon be a regular visitor to the oldest zoo in the world. An eventful time awaits the young polar bear at Schönbrunn, with many adventures in which you and your family can participate. Combine your stroll through the Easter market at Schönbrunn Palace with an exciting visit to the Vienna Zoo.
THE TASTE OF VIENNA
This year the "Gemischter Satz" festival at the Vienna Concert Hall marks the sixth time an homage to Vienna's cult wine of the same name is being paid. The festival combines literature, art, music and, of course, Viennese wine for audiences to taste, listen and enjoy. From May 7, 2020 to May 9, 2020 a cultural experience across all genres, styles and epochs and also through the Vienna Concert Hall awaits you.
The Naschmarkt is the undisputed jewel in the crown of Vienna's permanent markets. While strolling along the colourful stalls you will discover Vienna and various international delights. Join our Executive Chef Stephan Zuber while shopping at the Naschmarkt and experience the culinary hotspot as part of an exclusive private tour.
What could be better than a culinary exploration tour through the streets of the city by carriage. The worldwide unique horse-drawn carriage tour “Riding Dinner” allows you to experience Viennese cuisine while you are being driven comfortably through the beautiful city of Vienna. An experience you will gladly remember - also as a culinary experience.