The famous Arcimboldo heads, Bruegel’s Peasants’ Wedding, the largest Rubens collection in the world: the Kunsthistorisches Museum, built under Emperor Franz Joseph I, is visited annually by around 1.5 million people and is one of the most popular attractions for visitors coming to Vienna. As art, just like travel, opens up new horizons, the Verkehrsbüro Group has been supporting this important Austrian cultural institution for many years. And it is important to us that this unique collection worldwide is as accessible to as many art lovers as possible.
The oldest catholic order, one of the oldest abbeys in Austria: founded more than 900 years ago, the Benedictine monastery of Göttweig is, together with Melk Abbey and the Wachau (a picturesque stretch of the Danube Valley), part of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Today the widely ramified building stands for more than just “working and praying”, which is the motto of the Benedictine order. Whether the magic of Advent in winter, pop or classical concerts in summer or a museum with attractive special exhibitions: every year Göttweig Abbey opens its doors to thousands of visitors. We support the preservation of this unique cultural heritage monument and contribute to the renovation of the 1.8 hectare roof area – a large project that will still take several years to complete.
The Verkehrsbüro Group maintains partnerships with the Burgtheater and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. We are also a member of the Van Swieten Club of the Austrian National Library and thus support their many important projects and goals for the preservation of Austria’s wealth of culture. In order to support the fight against HIV and AIDS, Verkehrsbüro Business Travel, the official travel agency of the Life Ball, has always taken care of the entire travel organisation. And our social commitment does not stop there by any means: we have provided help to the SOS Children’s Villages for many years and support various sustainable projects.
For the Verkehrsbüro Group, hospitality and charity are inseparable. In 2019 we therefore became a new cooperation partner of Global Family, the Vienna-based human rights and aid organisation in the field of tourism. Together with partner hotels, Global Family provides families in need with the opportunity to enjoy a break at no financial cost. Single parents below the poverty line, families with children in need of special care and victims of violence are able to go on holiday, an experience which otherwise would not be possible.