25hours in Vienna

So far it was always the charm of a city and its attractions that made me want to extend my holidays, but the last days turned around my vacation expectations. It was definitely the hotel that made me want to stay for a couple of more days. It all started with a voucher for a stay in Vienna as a belated birthday gift and ended as one of the most exciting short trips I have ever done in my home country: Our journey led us to a totally different world offered by an incredible hotel – we spent 25hours in Vienna.

The 25hours hotel is a circus themed hotel in the middle of Vienna, near the MuseumsQuartier. DREIMETA - an Augsburg based design team - created this colourful hotel which is definitely a place for sensations. The first time I have heard of this hotel was in association with Manfred Baumann who did a photo shoot with Conchita Wurst. I remembered the brightly coloured rooms with those amazing wallpapers from Berlin illustrator Olaf Hayek.

I think it’s the passion for details that makes this hotel extraordinary. There are different sized rooms with various wallpapers and interior. I really love the personal touch: You can find plenty of books about art, graphic design or fashion, but also their own magazine named Companion as well as a Bluetooth speaker in your room. Listening to my favourite music makes me always feel like home – which is definitely not a bad thing when you are travelling. I am not a sporty person, but the available sports equipment (hula hoop, yoga mat and juggling balls) turned me into a (clumsy) circus performer. It was so much fun to experiment with these things – even during the early morning hours.
Also the aspect of sustainability filled me with enthusiasm. 25hours hotels support companies like “Stop the water while using me” who – in this particular case – are drawing attention to protect water and saving money for Good Water Projects to bring clean water to those who otherwise would not have access to it. Also a part of each online booking on 25hours-hotels.com goes towards supporting water projects in Nepal.

Not only our room, but also the hotel itself invited us to an exploring journey. As a photographer I really loved the wall with the old Polaroid cameras at the entrance hall. Also the Mermaid’s Cave (a sauna, steam bath and fitness room) in the basement as well as the Dachboden bar with a view over the rooftops of Vienna was worth a visit. If you like burgers as much as I do, I can recommend you the Burger de Ville summer garden. There is also a little shop at the reception area where you can buy lovely stuff like the Schlaffant, a cuddly stuffed elephant.

This was definitely not my last stay at a 25Hours hotel and I hope I am able to explore different concepts in other cities in the future.

25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA Polaroid Cameras Supersense
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25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review MuseumsQuartier Wien Design Hotel Austria DREIMETA
Olaf Hayek 25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA Olaf Hayek
Olaf Hayek
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
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25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
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25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
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25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours Hotel Vienna review Wien Design Hotel MuseumsQuartier DREIMETA
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta
25hours hotel Vienna Wien Museumsquartier Designhotel Austria Dreimeta

Our TOP 3

Top 3 Places:

The Panorama Suite at sunrise (room no. 613), 1500 Foodmakers outdoor breakfast, Dachboden bar at evenings

Top 3 Details:

The scent of the showergel, the book "Banksy in New York", Kipferlkoch at the breakfast

Top 3 Soundtrack:

"Nothing but love" (by The Bloody Beetroots feat. Jay Buchanan), Live Version of "Just for Tonight" (by James Bay), "Zirkus" (by Mia.)

The Lapland Experience

Today it’s time for the last post of the Lapland series. We have been in Saariselkä just a few days and we had so many different light conditions which is always great when you would like to shoot a variety of different moods. It’s just my guess, but the colder it is, the more beautiful it gets. Our last day in Lapland was the coldest and already the morning offered a wonderful lightening sky in a purple/pinkish colour. I have never seen such a sleepy and beautiful mood before. After breakfast the sky turned light blue and half an hour later the sun came out. It was really sad to leave this beautiful place, but I am sure this was not my last Lapland trip. All in all the whole experience was just breathtaking and I am very thankful for all these amazing moments.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Lapland VisitLapland Saariselkä glass igloo

The East and the West

The Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort is divided into an east and a west village. While the east village is the older and more charming one, the west village is definitely the one where the magic happens. We stayed in the east village and really enjoyed the hygge feeling there. While we were walking around in our village we rarely met any other guests even when all igloos and cabins were booked out. The west village is the starting point for many activities like the reindeer or husky safaris. They also have an igloo tower which provides an amazing view all over the village. Another treat is the art gallery inside the igloo tower. During Christmas time it must be the most wonderful place on earth, because you can visit Santa Claus (called Joulupukki in Finnish). There is not only Santa’s home, but also a Christmas crib, you can spot an elf tower and a huge celebration house. Another special accommodation possibility is the kelo-glass igloo which is a combination of a cabin and a glass igloo located in the west village. During our stay we visited both villages and even came across some reindeers.

Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village
Kakslauttanen arctic resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi photography West Village

Lapland by Night

There aren’t many places in winter which are also breathtaking by night, but Lapland definitely is. I have never felt so excited just because it turned dark. The view out of the glass igloo turned into a dreamy and magical winter fairytale. Just watching those snow-covered trees and hundreds of stars makes you feel calm, but also thankful and entirely happy. And then, all of a sudden, there was a light spectacle in the sky. Yet visible, although very weak a long-cherished dream came true. It actually makes you forget the cold and all you want to do is to get outside and get closer to the northern lights. Yes, now after I have seen the aurora borealis, all I want to do is go back there one day and watch them again.

Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
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Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village
Kakslauttanen Arctic Resort Saariselkä Lapland Lappi Finland Glass Igloo East Village