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Vienna, April 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna offers 21st five star luxury experiences in the cultural heart of Vienna. To strengthen this positioning, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna has partnered with the Kunsthistorisches Museum to offer unique cultural packages for their guests. For the duration of the biggest exhibitions in the museum, unique packages have been established.

Vienna is the European capital of culture and offers numerous wonderful activities. Rejuvenate during a sunbath in one of the beautiful city parks, enjoy an extended walk over one of the beautiful markets in Vienna or visit the newest exhibitions. Being located in the cultural heart of Vienna, The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna allows for easy exploration of the magnificent capital of Austria.

This year, Vienna serves up exciting exhibitions: The Leopold Museum and many other leading museums in Vienna are dedicated to the theme for the year "Vienna 2018: Beauty and the Abyss". This focuses on the life and work of the artists Klimt, Schiele, Wagner and Moser, all of whom died in 1918. Also the Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien offers great exhibitions about Klimt, Bruegel and many more.

For this reason the Kunsthistorisches Museum and The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna have partnered up to create lasting memories for their guests. Three different room packages and a Tea & Stairway to Klimt have been developed to exceed the expectations of art lovers in Vienna:

Stairway to Klimt Package

To mark the centenary of the death of Gustav Klimt (1862-1918) the Kunsthistorisches Museum invites museum visitors to take a closer look at his unique paintings displayed twelve meters above ground where they form an integral part of the sumptuous décor of the Main Staircase of the museum. As in 2012, a huge bridge weighing four tons is erected across the Main Staircase to allow visitors to access this magnificent pictorial cycle. The paintings, commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph and executed by Gustav Klimt, his brother Ernst and their friend, Franz Matsch, depict important periods of art history.

Bruegel Package

The year 2019 sees the 450th anniversary of the death of Pieter Bruegel the Elder (c 1525/30 – 1569). To mark this extraordinary occasion the Fine Arts Museum is dedicating the world’s first ever major monograph exhibition to the artist widely regarded as the 16th century’s greatest Netherlandish painter. This one of a kind exhibition is expected to bring many art interested tourists to Vienna.

Hermitage Package

The State Hermitage of St. Petersburg comes to Vienna from June 19 to October 20, 2018. This summer, the co-operation agreed in 2001 between the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in New York, and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg will be presented to the public in a synchronized event. Each of the three museums will present a simultaneous exhibition of a loaned painting from the other two participating museums together with a work from its own permanent collection. The exhibition held at the Kunsthistorisches Museum will bring together a masterpiece from the collections of the Hermitage by Jacopo Tintoretto, the Birth of Saint John the Baptist, a seminal work by Max Ernst, The Attirement of the Bride, on loan from the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation, and a painting from the Picture Gallery of the Fine Arts Museum, Esther and Ahasver by Paolo Veronese.

Guests can book their stay at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna and will receive a complimentary breakfast and special entrance tickets to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, where a surprise will await them. Before heading to the Stairway to Klimt exhibition, guests can also enjoy a Tea & Stairway to Klimt afternoon tea at the Melounge Lobby Lounge of The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna. Served on a hanging étagère, the modern interpretation of an afternoon tea bewitches with finest sweet and savory delicacies as well as a broad selection of different teas to taste from. The Tea & Stairway to Klimt can be booked including a glass of champagne or an extraordinary tea cocktail.