As the home of the waltz and the Vienna Boys Choir, and an important opera city, Vienna is a cultural mecca. There’s always lots happening on the city’s stages and in its museums – be sure to take a look at the events calendar during your holiday in Vienna. And on the 4th floor of The Capri hotel you’ll find a few intriguing Viennese tales about the city’s rich cultural life.
Between the lines
The Wienzeile street is home to some of Vienna’s most famous cafes: find out more about the Wienzeile and the famous writers who worked there.
The Wiener Werkstätte was founded in 1903 as part of a movement to revise artistic concepts in the field of applied arts. A collective of artists around co-founder Gustav Klimt set themselves the goal of producing furniture, jewellery and everyday objects of striking simplicity. Since the end of the Wiener Werkstätte, the philosophy has lived on with the Österreichischen Werkstätten, whose products can be admired at its store on Kärntner Strasse.
It’s hardly surprising that the home of the waltz is also renowned for its lavish balls – more than 450 take place in Vienna every year. The legendary highlight of the ball season is the Opera Ball, the glittering annual catwalk for celebrities from all over the world.
For around 250 years, the Burgtheater has been an institution in Vienna, and in 2014-15 was named the best theatre in German-speaking Europe. As well as the Burgtheater with its four venues, other stars in the Viennese theatrical firmament include the Theater in der Josefstadt, the Kammerspiele and the Volkstheater, as well as small companies specialising in contemporary drama.
Vienna’s twin museums on Maria-Theresien-Platz: the Kunsthistorisches Museum, with its world-renowned art collection, and the natural history exhibits at the Naturhistorisches Museum. A must for every museum lover on a Vienna trip.
The Albertina, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Belvedere, the Leopold Museum and many more: more than 100 art museums await art lovers in Vienna. In addition to the big names, there are also lots of small, sometimes quirky collections and exhibitions – let us surprise you!
Vienna is the city of music
More 15,000 concerts of all sizes and genres fill Vienna’s event calendar every year – there’s something for every taste. Classical music can be heard every day at many different venues. Whether it’s church concerts, live music in cafes or large performances at the Musikverein or the Konzerthaus, Vienna is a paradise for lovers of classical music.
Discover a different Viennese tale in every room at The Capri hotel. Your voyage of discovery begins right at your hotel. We look forward to your booking or your non-binding enquiry, and to welcoming you soon to Vienna.