Entries by Hostel Wien

Austrian Christmas dinner – How Austrians cook at Christmas Eve

In Austria Christmas is the most important family celebration of the year. Usually the whole family gets together and celebrates Christmas under one roof. Normally some traditions are developed and kept during Christmas. Thereby Christmas dinner takes in a crucial role. Even if it differs from family to family there are some classic dishes which […]

Beer Week in Vienna

It’s not the Beer Week organizers only goal to bring all the big breweries of the country together. They have a special focus of bringing a whole collection of beers from all around the country together. The event is thereby focused on the heritage of Anton Dreher, the inventor of the lager beer. At different […]

Hiking at the Wilhelminenberg

Latest when leafs change colour and morning fog creates a mystical atmosphere you know it – autumn starts and the hot summer days are over. At the same time the sun tries once more to retrieve summer times during the warmer day times in the afternoon. Latest when the sun goes down and Vienna is […]

Jewish Vienna – a split of past and present

  Only few metropolises in Europe can offer you such a long and extensive Jewish history like Vienna. Until the German annexation of Austria in 1938 more than 140.000 Jews lived in Vienna. While many Jews had to fled because of racist reasons in the following years Vienna still stayed connected to its Jewish culture. […]

Donauauen National Park

Vienna – the city of music – is mainly famous for its cultural heritage, magnificent buildings and imperialistic charm. But not far from Vienna you can discover more than you can expect at the beginning. Just one hour from Vienna you can find Austria’s biggest floodplain forest along the Danube. You can easily reach it […]

Eurovision Song Contest – first appearances

On Monday the first bands came together at the Wiener Stadthalle and started to practice for the ESC. The delegations of Belgium, Armenia, Moldova, Greece, Estonia, Finland and Netherlands were the first one who could enter the spectacular stage. Meanwhile the interviews were the most interesting part of the event. While Eduard Romanyuta from Moldova […]

Vienna’s hottest summer bars

Finally the cold months of the year are gone and spring is awaiting us with longer and warmer days. At the same time most of us experience their first summer feelings and we can’t wait to spend the first long nights under a starry sky with cocktails, summer music and a deck chair on the […]

Eurovision Song Contest – Construction work started!

On Tuesday it started – the Eurovision Song Contest has finally reached Vienna. On Tuesday the first trolleys arrived in Vienna to bring the first parts of the stage to the event site. During the next weeks more and more stuff will be brought to the Stadthalle and within the next weeks the team will […]

Easter in Vienna

Every year during Easter Vienna awakes from its hibernation. The cold time of the year draws to a close and the foggy streets change to colourful streets dominated by Easter eggs and flower arrangements. Nevertheless not only the streets get more colourful also the people enjoy warmer and longer days and the city’s hustle and […]

Ringstraße anniversary

This year the Viennese Ringstraße celebrates its 150 years existence. We take this opportunity to inform you a bit about the Ringstraße itself and to give you an overview on upcoming exhibitions which are focused on the Ringstraße and its history. The 5.2 kilometer boulevard is one of the most important sights of Vienna and […]