Owner and art curator Otto Wiesenthal is a behind-the-scenes kinda guy, preferring to let his family – Saskia and Lisa take preference, who together with enigmatic hotelier & guest experience guru Philipp Patzel, are the collective faces of individuality that form the lovely, familiar Hotel Altstadt.
Otto can often be found sitting quietly in a comfy corner – with the occasional glance over his newspaper as he observes with a wry smile of satisfaction.
The world within a Viennese coffee house is filled with so much more than just Sacher - glimpse Vienna & Austria's grand imperial past, always 'mit schlag'.read more
There are the typical Vienna to-dos for any foodie enthusiast who visits Austria’s capital city; from classic cafés to innovative restaurants to ice-cream parlours.read more
Browse our unique Vienna Art Guide below for all there is to know about Austria’s art and culture capital. Once the epicentre of the longstanding Habsburg empire, Vienna is awash with galleries, artists, museums and odes to moments of age-defining culture, as well a new generation of creatives call this city home, once again.read more
100 years after his death, Egon Schiele’s nude drawings still ruffle feathers. The Austrian fin-de-siècle artist, who lived in Vienna for most of his life, is being celebrated together with his mentor Gustav Klimt, for his pivotal role in Viennese modernism, with exhibitions and events staged all over the city.read more