Vienna invites you to participate in comprehensive enjoyment in 2013: the coffee house, Viennese wine and Viennese cuisine stand for the enjoyment culture of the city on the Danube. Vienna is also globally known as a metropolis of art and culture.
No fewer than three new cultural institutions are set to enrich the city in 2013: the Chamber of Art and Wonders in the Kunsthistorisches Museum shines with a new splendor, the new concert hall of the Vienna Boys’ Choir in the Augarten invites visitors to regular performances, and the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein offers art of the Biedermeier and Classicism periods.
The Kunstkammer (Chamber of Art and Wonders) in the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History Museum) will open to the public again in 2013 after a ten-year hiatus. The collection has been completely renovated and is amongst the most important collections of art in the world. It has its origins in the Habsburg collections of treasures and wonders of the late Middle Ages.
From 2013, the Vienna Boys’ Choir will have a new performance venue for its children's operas and concerts at the Augarten Music Center. In addition to a concert hall equipped with state-of-the-art technology for the globally renowned boys’ choir, there will also be a music and theater center for children and young adults. Architecturally, the new building is an ensemble of historical and new elements, centered on the old servants’ house and the Baroque ensemble of the Augarten Wall.
The lavishly restored Stadtpalais Liechtenstein in Vienna city center will open in the spring of 2013 and show works of art from the Biedermeier and Classicism periods – however, only for groups by prior arrangement. The Palais is considered the first significant building of the High Baroque period in Vienna, with stucco ceilings, a lavish Neo-Rococo interior and original furnishings.
These new sites will expand Vienna’s outstanding offering of culture and music, which exists in the city in a dense juxtaposition of different styles and epochs. The Vienna Konzerthaus celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2013 with numerous events, while the ever-young Danube Island Festival – the biggest, free, open-air event in Europe – celebrates its 30th birthday with a colorful mix of rock and pop concerts. Vienna is also the world capital of music. The 15,000 concerts of all genres, which are held here every year, bear testimony to this. The glamorous New Year’s ball „Le Grand Bal” in the Imperial Palace marks the start to the New Year. The Albertina is also celebrating in 2013, namely its tenth anniversary.
Yet what would Vienna’s opera houses, museums and concert halls be without the city’s unique culture of enjoyment. Viennese cuisine is world-famous, and is available in the full spectrum of dining establishments, from the typical Viennese bistro, such as Ubl, to the gourmet restaurant, such as Steirereck, which was ranked 11th in the "World's 50 Best" and awarded with the Slow Food UK Award in 2012.
Source - WTM