Kursalon Vienna

Where the Vienna Ring Boulevard meets the green of the City Park, one of the most exclusive and splendid buildings of Vienna was constructed in the mid 19th Century in the style of the Italian Renaissance: the Kursalon. Today, the former "Kursalon Hübner" is just as in earlier times an appreciated and beloved meeting point for events in exclusive surroundings. In 1868, already Johann Strauss had demonstrated his extraordinary skills here.

The centre of cultural events in the midst of the Viennese City Park

The City Park, opened in 1862, was laid out in the style of an English landscaped park to the design of the landscape painter Josef Selleny. In the midst of the green area, the Kursalon was intended to increase the recreational value of the City Park by offering curative waters to drink. But after its completion in 1867, it soon experienced a change of use: in 1868 the first concert featuring compositions by Johann Strauss took place. The Kursalon, with its dances and promenade concerts, rapidly became the meeting place for Viennese society, who celebrated the cult of the waltz and joie de vivre.

Modern venue in a historic setting

Under the management of Josip Susnjara and Friederike Polzhofer, the Kursalon Vienna combines service and equipment of a modern event location with historical flair. Four magnificent ballrooms on two floors, and the approximately 1.000 large terrace with view over the City Park offer a unique setting for events of all kind and thereby round off an impressive overall picture of the venue.