Technical Equipment and Facilities
The Entrance Hall
The beautiful Entrance Hall leads to a series of sumptuously decorated rooms. You may choose to welcome your guests or clients with a cocktail reception held in the Entrance Hall. From the Foyer your guests have entrance to the Egyption-Near Eastern Collection, to the Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities, as well as to the Kunstkammer Wien.
The Main Staircase
The magnificent Main Staircase is one of the highlights of Viennese 19th-century architecture. Its focal point is Antonio Canova's statue of "Thesus Slaying the Centaur", which is flanked by two imperial lions. The large ceiling painting by the Hungarian painter Mihàly Munkácsy celebrates "The Triumph of the Renaissance". The twelve lunette paintings are by Hans Makart who portrayed famous artists, while the paintings left and right of the arches are early works by Ernst and Gustav Klimt and Franz Matsch. The area in front of Canova's statue is particularly well suited for welcoming your guests or clients personally, or for starting the evening with a performance of music or dancing.
Located in the heart of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Cupola Hall on the first floor is the architectural highlight of the magnificent building. It is decorated with precious materials, differently coloured types of granite and marble, and outstanding stucco work - all to celebrate the Habsburg collectors, foremost of them the Emperors Maximilian I, Charles V, Rudolf II, Charles VI and Franz Joseph I. In the evening, the magnificent view from the tall windows includes the lit statue of the Empress Maria Theresia in front of the building's "twin", the Natural History Museum. The Cupola Hall is the ideal location for elegant gala dinners, product presentations, cocktails, or wedding receptions in an imperial setting. The building's magnificent architecture makes it a fitting home for one of the world's most important collections of art, and offers you an unforgettable venue for your guests or clients!
Located in the midst of the collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, this modern room is ideal for general meetings, lectures or seminars. The room is fitted with sound system, beamer and WLAN. Coffee breaks are possible in front of the room.
Located on the second floor, the Bassano Hall is the ideal venue for concerts, lectures or seminars. The Gallery on the second floor can be used for coffee breaks or receptions.
Leisure and Social Program
You are looking for the ideal leisure program to turn your event into an extraordinary experience? This is a small selection of the many local possibilities. We offer creative suggestions for an unforgettable leisure and social program:
- Bustours: City tours through the historic Vienna, Vienna Woods or full-day tours to Danube Valley, Bratislava, Budapest etc.
- Sightseeing: Discover the most significant sights of Vienna, like Ringstrasse, the State Opera, the Hofburg etc.
- Following Sisi’s footsteps: Visit the showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg family
- Panoramic City Tour with boat ride
- Vienna Prater with the Ferris wheel
- Art and Culture: Enjoy concerts, musicals, theatre and opera performances, visit one of the numerous museums or attend a waltz dancing lesson
- Exclusive guided tours relating to different topics
- Museums, palaces and castles in Vienna
- Visit a wine tavern („Heuriger“) in Nussdorf, Sievering or Neustift; ride on the historic tram to Grinzing; wine tasting
- Culinary delights: Enjoy a dinner in one of Vienna’s extraordinary restaurants, visit the famous “Naschmarkt” or attend a cookery course (Apple strudel, Wiener Schnitzel, Tafelspitz) or a chocolate-workshop
- Gala-evenings in historic palaces or art galleries
- Schönbrunn Zoo, e.g. during a guided night tour