The magnificent palais ferstel is located in one of the oldest parts of vienna. Inspired by a long journey to Italy, the young architect Heinrich Von Ferstel created one of the city’s most interesting 19th-century edifices between 1856–1860.
The grosser ferstelsaal, whose style was inspired by romantic historicism, boasts splendid chandeliers, unpretentious parquet flooring and a beautiful coffered ceiling. It is therefore undoubtedly one of Vienna’s most interesting halls. whereas the palais itself conjures up associations of a Venetian Palazzo, what is most striking about the grosser ferstelsaal is its shape—reminiscent of a ship’s bow and designed using a gothic open timber roof style from England.
You enter the Palace through an exclusive and elegant shopping arcade, before you arrive at the Danube-mermaid fountain, where you enter the Arkadenhof for a beautiful welcome cocktail. Then you walk up the festive staircase. Right next to the great hall you have the smaller Ferstelhall, where an after dinner bar/disco could be set up.
You can decide to reach the venue in the most charming Viennese way, which is in original Viennese fiaker (horse carriages).