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Spittelberg: an Idyllic Neighborhood

Vienna's Spittelberg neighborhood in the 7th district with its narrow, romantic alleyways and charming Biedermeier houses was once a red light district. There is no trace of this history today, however, as the neighborhood has been beautifully transformed. There is a lively culinary scene to be found between Breite Gasse and Sigmundsgasse, ranging from the typical Viennese Gasthaus to chic bars, from dignified restaurants to popular student bars. Most of them attract visitors in the summer with Schanigärten (as sidewalk cafés are called in Vienna). In addition to the numerous restaurants in the Biedermeier houses, Spittelberg is also home to trendy galleries and studios selling arts and crafts products.

A short walk from the neighborhood to your meeting

Spittelberg is located immediately adjacent to the MuseumsQuartier, where numerous meeting locations can be found - most notably in the museums there. Vienna’' MuseumsQuartier (MQ) is one of the largest cultural complexes in the world. The mixture of large museums, small cultural initiatives and trendy restaurants is a real success story. The Leopold Museum there offers a wide range of rooms with a modern ambience. Events can of course be combined with guided tours of the museum. The highlight of the Leopold Museum is the largest collection of works by Egon Schiele in the world. Located on the roof of the Leopold Museum, the MQ Libelle offers a multifunctional event space that includes a large terrace which affords a unique view over Vienna's city center. The mumok – museum of modern art ludwig foundation vienna also boasts impressive meeting rooms with contemporary architecture – even including a cinema. Art workshops as part of the social program complement the offering.  

There is plenty of additional space for events in the MuseumsQuartier for example at Halle E+G, where cultural events organized by the Vienna Festival, the Dance Quarter Vienna and the young Viennese music theater scene normally take place, and the rooms in the historical sections of the former horse stables.

Meeting variety on the Ringstrasse

The MuseumsQuartier is right next to the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and the Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna. The two identical museums were commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph I and are part of the unfinished Imperial Forum. They provide a magnificent backdrop for exclusive events. The highlight of both buildings is the majestic domed hall. Here too, events can be combined with guided tours of the museums or even a Mystery Hunt.

The Vienna Hofburg is just a stone's throw away, separated only by the Ringstrasse. One of Vienna's three congress centers, the HOFBURG Vienna, can be found here. Events are now held on the very spot where the imperial family once lived, providing an imperial backdrop combined with state-of-the-art conference technology. 35 function rooms are available. Guests can also immerse themselves in green Vienna during the breaks and enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of the surrounding parks: the Burggarten and Volksgarten are two green oases in the heart of the city center.

And last but not least, hotels such as the 25hours and the Gilbert in and around the Spittelberg area are also ideal for meetings. There are also culinary highlights, such as the Glacis Beisl, &flora and numerous other restaurants that can also cater for groups.

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