The former heart of the Habsburg Empire, Austria’s lavish and sophisticated past sets the stage for its role today as the pre-eminent arts and culture destination in Europe. Here, view Klimt’s famous “Kiss” or Dürer’s “Hare”, walk through the world’s largest Bruegel collection, or get lost in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum), built in 1891 near the Imperial Palace to showcase the impressive collections of the imperial family. From the grand halls of Schönbrunn Palace to the medieval church of St. Stephens, the city is a living wonderland, and the former home of creative luminaries like Haydn, Schubert, Beethoven, Johann Strauss and Brahms, as well as Fritz Lang, Hedy Lamarr and Egon Schiele. Just don't forget, Vienna is a walking city, whether it's with a cup of mulled wine as you peruse the Christmas markets or a pastry as you stroll the Danube.

Boutique Hotel Altstadt Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Hotel Altstadt Vienna

Definitely off-radar, ‘an insider’s boho art den’ best describes this series of lavish apartments, suites and rooms dressed in a plush melange of period styles, furnishings and artistic installations. This discrete little number is famed by writers, artists, actors and thinkers alike.

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Chefs Lukas Mraz (Mraz & Sohn), Philip Rachinger (Mühltalhof) and Felix Schellhorn (Der Seehof)

Experimental Gastronomy in Vienna

Experimental Gastronomy hits Vienna this autumn under the motto "Healthy Boy Band" - a Foodie Pop Up by Chefs Lukas Mraz, Philip Rachinger + Felix Schellhorn.

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Hotel, interiors, design, Vienna, Hotel Altstadt, boutique

Interior Design - Vienna's Lackner Suite

Creative guru Andreas Lackner (Creative Director, perfectprops and initiator of the famous Life Ball Vienna) is the latest designer in a genius series of creatively inspiring reworks at the Hotel Altstadt Vienna.

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Femme Maison, Vienna, fashion, design

Femme Maison – Raw Fashion in Vienna

Femme Maison is a Vienna based brand founded in 2009 by Franziska Fürpass (*1983, Austria) and George Bezhanishvili (*1984, Georgia). George eventually dropped out, but Franziska pushed through by expanding and reinventing her label whilst studying at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna.

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Ankerbrotfabrik, Vienna, art, gallery, music, culture

The Old Bread Factory - Vienna's contemporary art hub

The Ankerbrotfabrik is a fabulous industrial building in what is now the edgy former worker’s 10th district of Vienna. In the spaces once used for the baking of bread right up to 10 years ago, now art has moved in and it is alive today with a renewed, cultural sense of purpose.

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Mühlbauer | Hat Makers Vienna | The Aficionados
Vienna, Austria, Accoutrements


Hat maker to the stars, family milliner business Mühlbauer’s designs began over a hundred years ago and now fly from Vienna to top some of the most famous heads in the world.

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Svenskt Tenn, interiors, design, luxury, hotel suite, Josef Frank, Boutique, Hotel Altstadt, Vienna

Svenskt Tenn designs Josef Frank Suite, Vienna

Two of our favourite cities collude – Vienna and Stockholm. Infamous Swedish design company Svenskt Tenn from Stockholm has teamed up with the artistic merits of the Hotel Altstadt in Vienna’s creative district to install a tribute to fellow Austrian, architect and master of modernism and applied arts – Joseph Frank and the new suite.

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FREITAG, bags, Vienna, flagship store, Hotel Altstadt, shop, artisan, recycled,

Freitag takes Vienna

White Line Hotels collaborator FREITAG LAB. opens their first flagship store in Vienna, we can barely contain our excitement watching two of our favourites come together.

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Saint Charles | Apothecary Vienna  | The Aficionados
Vienna, Austria, Beauty

Saint Charles

Rooted in the Viennese capital since 1886, this family apothecary not only kindles the rich heritage of European medicinal practises, it sits firmly in this century embracing an intelligent mixology of herbal, organic, natural and mineral remedies.

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