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The hotel ‘gardens’ have opened

April 1st, 2010

The hotel ‘gardens’ have opened

From March until October the so-called 'Schanigarten-tradition' plays an essential role in everyday life in Vienna. Tables are set up on the sidewalks and people rejoice in sitting in these 'gardens' in front of the cafés and coffeehouses and enjoy small snacks and drinks.

The term 'Schanigarten' probably originates from an apprentice boy to a waiter, called 'Schani', being told to "Put up the garden!" as soon as spring arrived. He then dutifully obeyed the order by carrying chairs, tables and flower boxes outside.

Grand Hotel Wien and The Ring, Vienna's Casual Luxury Hotel, have opened a total of seven 'Schanigärten' in Vienna. This overview shall be of assistance to you to choose your favorite one for your personal culinary sunbath.

Schanigarten Season GHW smallThe Traditional

The 'Schanigarten' of the Grand Hotel Wien at the famed boulevard Ringstraße looks back on a great tradition. About 100 years ago the terrace in front of the hotel has already been one of the hotspots of the city during summertime. To sit in the sun, see and be seen, and enjoy one's favorite coffee was then and is today one of the most popular leisure activities.

Schanigarten Season Le Ciel smallThe best view

Sitting here brings you a little closer to the sky - not only the culinary creations are heavenly on the terrace of the gourmet restaurant Le Ciel on the 7th floor of the Grand Hotel Wien but also the breathtaking views over the city of Vienna.

Schanigarten Season Unkai Sushi smallThe Japanese

Unkai Sushi on the ground floor of the Grand Hotel Wien in no time came to be a favorite meeting place among all fans of Japanese culinary art. Unkai Sushi's 'garden' ideally matches the best of the Viennese 'Schanigarten-tradition' with the tradition of Japanese Sushi-art in its highest form.

Schanigarten Season ateight smallThe Chic

Casual Luxury - This promise made by The Ring hotel is also kept by its two 'Schanigärten'. Nowhere on the famed boulevard Ringstraße is it possible to relax classier than it is in the new 'gardens' of the restaurant at eight and the bar Drings.

Schanigarten Season Belvedere smallThe Cultural

Here, nature, history, architecture, and art blend together into one fascinating whole - while coffee blends are being served in the gardens. The two 'Schanigärten' in the beautiful Castle Belvedere invite to linger and enjoy after a walk through the baroque gardens or a visit in the art gallery.

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