BLAGUSS DMC

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Blaguss DMC is a fully-licensed privately owned DMC, operating all over Austria and in the Central Europe countries. The custom-tailored services range from traditional itineraries to extraordinary incentives and destination consulting. Blaguss DMC's creativity, reliability and expertise is guaranteed by a team of 10 highly qualified, multilingual and motivated professionals specializing in incentives, corporate meetings, conventions, conferences management, Fit's and all types of Receptive Travel.

BLAGUSS DMC

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Vienna – the many facets of a gem...

September 2005


Vienna - The many facets of a gem

Past Glory, Present Beauty

In Vienna, history comes alive - more than six centuries of Habsburg rule have left an indelible mark on the city, its music, art, literature and architecture.
The Austro-Hungarian monarchy is a thing of the past, the vast empire \"where the sun never set\" is reduced to a small Alpine country, and the surviving members of the Habsburg dynasty are people like you and me (well, almost), but the word \"imperial\" has lost none of its glamour in Vienna. On a beautiful crisp autumn\'s day, people nod to each other: \"Kaiserwetter\" - weather good enough for the emperor. Stores still pride themselves on having been purveyors to the \"k.u.k.\" court, the imperial-royal court; \"Kaisermelange\" (imperial coffee) is sipped at a former imperial court bakery; VIP\'s naturally stay at the Hotel Imperial and are treated to performances of the white stallions at the imperial Spanish Riding School; Sundays and holidays, the (formerly imperial) Vienna boys\' Choir sings mass at the Chapel of the Imperial Palace (Burgkapelle); and one of Vienna\'s most festive balls is the \"Kaiserball\" at the Imperial Palace (Hofburg). As nostalgic as the Viennese may be about the past glories of their city, they understand that life goes on - and simply incorporate some of the good features of the monarchy. Chilly winter Sundays may be spent at the Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum), sultry summer afternoons in the vast parks of Schönbrunn Palace (Schloss Schönbrunn) with maybe a side-trip to its quaint zoo.
Finding yourself with an hour or so of free time in the city, is no problem at all: simply visit one of Vienna\'s numerous coffee-houses, many of which date from an era long since past, sip a cup of excellent coffee and read one of the many international newspapers available in many coffee-houses. Festive occasions for children (of all ages) might be celebrated by taking a ride in a \"Fiaker\", one of the horse-drawn carriages with their inimitably Viennese drivers, at the same leisurely pace they used a century ago - seemingly unperturbed by cars and busses and other delights of modern life.

Hot Spot: Style Hotel Vienna

Welcome... to the new Style Hotel Vienna, a refuge of contemporary design located in the most exclusive and most vibrant district of Vienna. Style Hotel Vienna has 78 exquisitely designed rooms and suites, lobby lounge, bar, restaurant, board rooms and a fitness centre
Stay in Style
All rooms and suites share the same exclusive attributes of luxury and comfort. Lavish details and superior amenities create a welcoming and homely feel, offering highest comfort and state-of-the-art technology such as large flat screen TV, DVD- and CD- player, LAN and wireless connection.
Location
Close to Kohlmarkt, Graben and the government district as well as the city’s most exciting upscale fashion quarter, Style Hotel Vienna is a conversion of a remarkable art deco townhouse into a sanctuary of elegant urban living.
Concept
The focus on contemporary design is reflected in the exhibition of contemporary art emphasizing the avant-garde style of Style Hotel Vienna and referring to the \"Art Deco Reinvented\" style of the house.
Design
Designed by the internationally renowned interior designers of MKV London Style Hotel Vienna is an elegant masterpiece featuring every amenity the sophisticated world class traveler expects.
Meet in Style
Style Hotel Vienna
has two exclusively equipped state-of-the-art board rooms for meetings for 8-12 persons. All boardrooms enjoy natural daylight and are fully air conditioned. Pre function business area equipped with PC, printer, copy machine, telephone and fax service.

Discover Liberty in Vienna

DAY 1

In the afternoon you will participate in a City Walk Viennese Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau Vienna boasts some of the finest talents in architecture, painting and the applied arts. Otto Wagner, Josef Hoffmann, Gustav Klimt, Kolo Moser and Adolf Loos – to name but a few – were household names in Vienna around 1900. Enjoy some of the finest examples of traditional Viennese glass, furniture and textile design. The highlight of the tour is the unique textile archive of Backhausen’s which, for the first time, has been made accessible to the public.
In the evening you will enjoy dinner at the restaurant “Zum Schwarzen Kameel”. In business since 1618, the restaurant was once the regular dining room of Beethoven. Resigned in 1901 in an art nouveau style, the interior has been preserved by the current owners.

DAY 2

On the next day we will show you the Otto Wagner’s Residence. Otto Wagner (1841 – 1918) was a pioneer of 20th century architecture and modern urban planning and design. He spent his final years in this apartment building, which he had built in 1912. It is maintained as the Otto Wagner Archives by the Academy of Fine Arts and is open to the public. Furthermore we will show you the Secession. In 1897 a number of artists broke their ties with Künstlerhaus, the association and gallery of Vienna’s art establishment which they considered intolerably conservative, seceded and formed a new art association with the name of Secession and the motto, “To the Age, its Art. To Art, its Freedom.”
In the afternoon you will have time to take a sauna at the lusciously decorated Amalienbad, one of the world’s largest and most prestigious public swimming pools.
In the evening dinner will be served at the Restaurant Steirereck, a new restaurant, bar and café with unashamedly flamboyant interiors and daring menus. The restaurant is decorated with smashed crockery.
After dinner you will enjoy Cocktails in the Loos American Bar. The tiny Loos Bar, designed by Adolf Loos in 1908, -and possibly his best work-, is richly decorated in marble, onyx, mahogany, brass and lots of mirrored glass.

DAY 3

In the morning you will have time for shopping. Things to buy in Vienna: An astray, wine stopper or other handmade modernist accessory from the Werkstätte Carl Auböck, glazed platinum “Ryker” plates by young designers Lucy D, an ironic “Series B” drinks set by Josef from Rauminhalt.
After you shopping trip you enjoy a snack at Trzesniewski. In this place with its \"unspeakably good sandwiches,\" about 600 kilos of dark bread is baked daily, then cut into small slices, to which are then added one of many delicious spreads. Always a joy.
In the afternoon you will participate in the city tour “Love Affairs and Immorality”. “Josefine Mutzenbacher, a historic review on the morals of Vienna”, a humorous walk through the old city with many pictures. Josefine Mutzenbacher was a Viennese prostitute in the second half of the 19th century who most successfully made her way up by love and lust.
Dinner will be served at the Restaurant Hansen. There\'s enjoyment awaiting you in a very special place: the basement of the Stock Exchange on Vienna\'s Ring. The tasteful Mediterranean atmosphere of the restaurant, with its view of luxuriant plants, terra-cottas and numerous decorative objects from Lederleitner horticulturists, is reminiscent of a Roman covered market.

DAY 4

In the morning you will take part at the sightseeing tour “The painting on the way to modernity…” In the Upper Belvedere, the Austrian Gallery of the 19th and 20th Centuries shows a marvelous collection of Austrian as well as international art from the last two centuries: the highlight is “Vienna around 1900 and the Art of the Classical Modern” featuring the largest collection of Klimt paintings (including his gilt pictures The Kiss and Judith), and a number of works by Egon Schiele.
Lunch will be served at the Coffeehouse Prückel. Café Prückel was built in the 1900s and refurbished in the 1980s in a 1950s style. The place looks fantastic and the cakes and decadent Prückel-Crème coffee doesn’t disappoint.
In the afternoon we will invite you to a special tour: “Vienna and the Death”. First we will visit the Central Cemetery. When Vienna grew into a city of more than one million inhabitants, the old cemeteries of the various districts became too small. To accommodate the growing capital, the Central Cemetery, with an area of about 495 acres, was opened in 1874. Many famous persons are interred in the Central Cemetery.
Furthermore we will show you the Cemetery of the Nameless. In the old days, the bodies of drowned persons washed ashore here. Many of them remained unidentified – nameless. In the meantime, the river flows differently, and nobody washes ashore here anymore. The cemetery remains, framed idyllically by large trees and hidden behind a dam.
In the evening dinner will be served at the Ernst Fuchs Villa. Ernst Fuchs – leading representative of Vienna’s Fantastic Realists – has renovated the villa and opened it to the public. We will also show you his paintings, sculptures and furniture.


For more information, please contact Christina Zappella-Kindel at: austria@euromic.com

Vienna

Style Hotel

Style Hotel RoomStyle

Otto Wagner building

Amalienbad

Egon Schiele - The family

Klimt - The Kiss

Cafe Prückel

central cemetry

Fuchsvilla