Published on February 26th, 2009 | by Ozlem Avcioglu0
Palais Coburg, Vienna, Austria
Six centuries of Viennese architectural history can be experienced in Hotel Palais Coburg, which is in the city center and only a couple minutes from Stephansplatz.
The Palais was built between 1840 and 1845 in a classicist style, commissioned by Ferdinand von Sachsen-Coburg-Gotha. The grand palace was constructed atop a former
bastion, the Braunbastei, whose foundations include sections of the city’s fortifications dating from the sixteenth century.
In 1997, a private foundation, POK acquired the building. From2000 to 2003, after several years of planning, they renovated, revitalized, and rebuilt the structure taking into account all available historical information.
In November 2003, the “new” Palais Coburg opened to the public. With the new additions and carvings the entry of the hotel is very impressive The other impressive aspect of the hotel is its Wine Cellar and owns finest wine collection of Austria. The building’s unique historical fabric is also the base of the Palais’ current use, with its total area of more than 16,000 square meters..
35 Hotel Suites are over two floors and each is individually designed, and named after historic personalities..
The Michelin-starred Restaurant Coburg is the gastronomic heart of the building. Here, Christian Petz celebrates his style of cuisine, which has received many awards. The focus is on clear, modern, purist cuisine at a top international level, which affords itself the luxury of quality without compromise over the basic products and which consciously rejects the short-lived phenomena of contemporary fashions..
The hotel has also a rooftop pool and spa.. To enjoy history, luxury, excellent wine and gourmet food in the city center of Vienna is really amazing..