Particularly when it starts getting dark earlier again, often there don’t seem to be enough hours in the day, and what we most want is to make time stand still and delay the point when darkness descends over the city. Then again, it is in the evening – indeed particularly in the evening – that Vienna also offers numerous hotspots which are well worth exploring, where you really can get the feeling of time standing still. With the night before us and our Panthère de Cartier on our wrist, we have tracked down the best places in Vienna to visit at night. And we have found that their unique flair can transport us to other times and other worlds.
A visit to Vienna’s legendary Hotel Sacher is always like a trip back in time. The classically impressive interior invites you not only to linger but also to dream. Of course you can also dream during the day, but dreaming in the darkness of night is even better. This is when the Hotel Sacher develops its own truly special atmosphere, making it the ideal place to parade and present your Panthère de Cartier.
The Vienna State Opera, which was opened in 1869 and whose history is therefore almost as long as that of the Cartier brand (which was formed in Paris in 1847), shines with a new radiance at night time. The long Opera passages invite you on a nocturnal stroll, and would make you completely forget the time if you did not have your Panthère de Cartier – here in stainless steel and yellow gold – on your wrist to glance at with pleasure from time to time. You can also get an impressive, almost magical view of the Opera from the top of the Albertina steps. And while we are thinking about time in this connection: the Albertina Museum is open until 9 pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, offering the riches of art to bring a long day to a close.
Similarly, at Motto in Vienna’s fifth district you can pass seamlessly from the day to the evening and on into the night – from dinner to party. Both during supper and at the party to follow, your Panthère de Cartier looks wonderful, attracting admiring glances with its simple, luxurious elegance. As your Panthère de Cartier accompanies you through Vienna’s night-time hotspots, its character is as unique and yet multi-faceted as that of its wearer.
Written by Katharina Hingsammer & Vicky Heiler – The Daily Dose
Photography by Patrick Langwallner