The Vienna State Opera, or Wiener Staatsoper, is one of the best opera houses in the world. Located in the heart of the city, you can enjoy world-class productions on this famous stage every day.
If you are thinking of planning a trip to Vienna in 2019 and want to enjoy an unforgettable production in a world-class venue, then this guide has you covered. We’ll run you through the best events in the 2019 Vienna Opera season, as well as where to stay during your trip.
150 years of the Opera House on the Ring
The 2018/19 opera season in Vienna is marked by a huge anniversary - the 25 May 2019 celebrates the 150th anniversary of the opening of the Opera House. Named 150 years of the Opera House ...
Strolling through the magnificent streets of Vienna will transport visitors back centuries to the age of the Habsburg Monarchy, when the city was the capital of one of the most influential royal dynasties in European history.
This grand heritage is evident everywhere, with immense architecture providing a glimpse into a time when Vienna was centre of the world stage. Such majesty makes the Austrian capital a truly year-round destination, but summer is a particularly magical time to visit, with a range of activities and events on offer.
Whatever your taste in music, the Viennese summer has something for you. The city has a long and unparalleled association with iconic ...
Home to some of the artistic and intellectual greats, Vienna is known for its rich history. On your visit to Austria’s capital, the ‘City of Music’, you can walk where Mozart, Beethoven and Freud once walked, cruise down the ‘beautiful blue’ River Danube that inspired Strauss and visit the majestic Imperial palaces and museums.
As the cultural, economic and political centre of Austria and a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, a trip to Vienna is full of things to do and sights to see. Stay at the luxury five-star superior Palais Hansen Kempinski which is located at Schöttenring, adjacent to the famous Ring Boulevard for a true experience of Vienna. Originally built for the World ...
There is nothing more romantic than a retreat to the mountains, and options are plentiful for guests of Kempinski. Wake up every morning to breath-taking views of striking mountains, snow topped trees, and your loved one, sleeping close by your side. Take a look at some of our favourite locations below, each of which makes for the perfect romantic getaway.
St Moritz, Switzerland
An alpine haven found deep in the Engadin valley, a visit to the famous resort of St Moritz is the perfect way to enjoy privacy in style. Located in the Albula Alps, the Swiss resort overlooks Lake St Moritz. With tranquil waters, and magnificent mountains surrounding the resort, guests of Kempinski Grand Hôtel de ...
What to do and see in Vienna
As the capital of Austria, you would be right to expect Vienna to be a city that blends history with the contemporary - but what you might not anticipate is how seamlessly the city manages this. With incredible musical accolades and the coveted UNESCO World Heritage Site badge for the city centre, Vienna is also home to the Riesenrad (ferris wheel), a zoo and a plethora of hip bars and restaurants that stay open well into the night. In short, no matter your reason for visiting Vienna, you are sure to find something to enjoy while you are here.
If you arriving in Vienna by plane, it is likely that you will be landing at Vienna International ...