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 Areas – a large project that will still take several years to complete.
The Verkehrsbüro Group maintains partnerships with the Burgtheater and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In order to support the fight against HIV and AIDS, Verkehrsbüro Business Travel, the official travel agency of the Life Ball, also takes care of the entire travel organisation. And our social commitment does not stop there by any means: we have been committed to the SOS Children’s Villages for years. Ruefa is a partner of the Red Nose Clown Doctors and supports their humorous work in the clinics to give power and courage to sick children.