The Hundertwasser Haus Vienna is an apartment house in Vienna, designed in a collaboration between architect Joseph Krawina and painter Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Friedenreich began to focus on architecture in the early 1950’s, writing and reading in public manifestos and essay. In 1972 his first models was seen in a TV-show. By 1977 the mayor Leopold Gratz suggested that Hundertwasser be given the opportunity to realize his ideas in the architectural world, by allowing him to build a housing project. In a letter of 15. december 1977 Gratz invited Hundertwasser to create a an apartment building according to his own ideas. But as Hundertwasser knew that he was not actually a real architect, he asked the City of Vienna to provide a professional and that was how Josef Krawina invited to join the artist and making ideas become reality.
There are several parks all over Vienna, and one of these is the public park in the Innere Stadt called Volksgarten Vienna – Rose Garden, translated to Peoples Garden.The garden, which is a part of the Hofburg Palace, was laid out by Ludwig Remy in 1821. The park was built over the citys fortifications that was destroyed by Napoleon in 1809 and was opened to the public in 1823.
A little outside the center of Vienna you find Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, the former imperial 1441 room Rococo summer residence of the successive Habsburg monarchs. Schönbrunn Palace Viennas one of the most important cultural monuments in the country and have since the 1960 been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna.
Top ten coffee bars in Vienna – during a stay in Vienna – where should you go to have some of the famous cake and desserts – we have tried some of them, and here is the 6 best in our opinion, and 4 more that we have heard very good of…
The Daniel Bakery at Hotel Daniel – cool design and decor, and supposed to serve great bakery.
Sky Cafe at the top Steffi Department store – enjoy a great view over Vienna, while relaxing a bit.
Orlando de Castello – well – pretty italian by name, but really cool decor, but it was closed when we visited.
Der Dachboden – on the top of the 25hours Hotel in the Museum quarter – this place should provide you great service and views over the city.
The historic building complex Belvedere Palace Vienna, consists of the Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery and the Palace Stables. The baroque park landscape surrounding the buildings rises from the lower to the upper Belvedere, and has several fountains, cascades, sculptures and iron gates. The Palace was build as a summer residence for Pringe Eugene og Savoy. The Belvedere was built during a period of extensive construction in Vienna, which at the time was both the imperial capital and home to the ruling Habsburg dynasty.
Right in the very center of the old part of Vienna, St. Stephens Cathedral, in german “Stephansdom”, rises towards the sky as the icon for the city. This vast and beautiful mother church of the Roman Catholiv Archdiocese, and the Archbishop of Vienna is located in the very center of the inner city, and from Stephansplatz you can reach most of the other main attractions in Vienna within 10 to 15 minutes walk.
During our visit at Palais Hansen Kempinski, we tested the spa area. Kempinski The Spa includes all that you need in a modern hotel spa, like separate saunas, treatment rooms for both single and couples treatments, a hydro pool, spa suite and steam bath. And of course a gym if you like to have a little work-out. The rooms and decor continues the soft and stylish lines and colors, and very relaxing to the soul. They offer everything between express treatments if you are to busy to relax a bit to long treatments for couples, massages, scrubs, wraps and anything in between.
Think of beautiful classic architecture, of classic music, of sleek and stylish decors, great service, well dressed staff and anything in between. In others words, just think of the expression “live in style” – and you will be thinking of the heritage of the 5 star hotel Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna and the people behind this hotel.
We had booked pick-up service from the airport from the hotel, so when we arrived in Vienna, the driver was standing ready to greet us together with a black BMW. After 25 minutes drive, we arrived in the very center of Vienna, right at the Ringstrasse Boulevard. The hotel is located very close to the city center, on the inside of the ring road around the inner city, where you find most of the attractions. Of those of you how haven’t visited Vienna yet, that means that you can walk to the Stephansdom in 10 minutes. At the same time the location is near the Danube-canal, whetthre you find a lot of life when the daylight disappears or the sun is out. This is a central location, very central.