The Viennese have maintained the best of Baroque Vienna without denying its cutting-edge international influences. Today, this new incarnation seamlessly blends into the old one. At night, traditional cafés turn into stylish bars and fashionable nightclubs. You can see Vienna transforming right before your eyes and the result is astonishing.
Spring and fall are the perfect seasons for a trip to Vienna as the weather is sunny with temperatures around 20°C/ 68°F. The parks are green and colourful, and the climate is ideal for sitting at an outdoor café, enjoying a Viennese coffee and world-renowned pastries.
Another popular time to visit Vienna is during the holiday season when the city is festive with several Christmas Markets. Two of the largest markets are in front of the illuminated City Hall and the decorated Schönbrunn Palace. Snow has already fallen by this time of year, draping Vienna in a wondrous white cloak. Christmas time in Austria is magical.
Vienna has long been known for its musical history, but visitors will also find other forms of artistic and cultural performances from theatre, opera and ballet to more innovative artistic productions. Mozart, Beethoven, Strauss and Brahms all lived in Vienna, and the city’s rich musical heritage is palpable. The lilting melody of a Strauss waltz or the energetic violins of a Mozart symphony can often be heard during a leisurely stroll through the city centre. Though classical music is the bedrock of Viennese musical history, these days electronica, DJ sets and young alternative bands are gaining popularity. Even if your interest does not lie in classical music, you should not miss the opportunity to attend a performance in one of Vienna’s magnificent concert halls, such as the Musikverein or Konzerthaus. You will not be disappointed by the stunning Vienna Philharmonics Orchestra. As well, the State Opera House is one of the most lavish concert halls in all of Europe.
My favorite pastime is to explore unusual places and off-the-beaten path locations. There are countless beautiful courtyards hidden behind many opulent facades of Vienna’s town houses and palaces. Vienna’s first district is home to some of the city’s most attractive courtyards. Just behind St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the buildings around Blutgasse are among the oldest in the capital. The entrance to Blutgasse 3 conceals a remarkable 17th century building with open access balconies. As you walk through the narrow streets and hidden courtyards, you will soon forget the stress of daily routine.
After visiting this delightful city, you too will come to appreciate the meaning behind the phrase: “Vienna is different.”
My name is Lukas Fürst and I am the Head Concierge at the beautiful Park Hyatt Vienna since its pre-opening in 2014. I was born and raised in Vienna and I truly love my city. After completing my education in 2006, I began my career in the hotel industry and was fortunate to start working as a concierge in 2010. The concierge profession is ideal for a gregarious individual who enjoys finding solutions to unusual requests and challenges. One of the things I love most about being a concierge is the relationships I have cultivated over the years with hotel guests, local businesses and colleagues around the world. It is said that “a concierge is only as good as his contacts.” and I would like to add that a concierge is only as good as his passion for the profession. Since 2015, I have been a proud member of Les Clefs d’Or, the prestigious international association of hotel lobby concierges.
Conveniently located in the city centre, Park Hyatt Vienna is a luxurious Viennese hotel offering the perfect starting point for those wishing to explore the magnificent imperial city of Vienna. You will feel at home in one of our spacious guest rooms or suites, decorated with local artwork, high-quality materials and stylish furnishings. Choose from various dining options and relax at Arany Spa with its indoor pool, fully-equipped fitness center and luxurious treatment suites. The Park Hyatt Vienna offers a business and communication center, as well as complimentary high-speed wireless internet throughout the hotel. Plan your perfect meeting or event in one of the beautifully restored meeting rooms at the 800sqm Bel Etage.
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