August Mandlick painted the famous “Sirk Corner” of the Hotel Bristol around 1918.
Originally opened in 1892, the Bristol in Vienna was long considered the most modern hotel of the city, capable to cater for the superior taste of the international traveller.
Its perfect location next to the Vienna State Opera in the very heart of all action at the corner of Ringstrasse/Kärntnerstrasse makes it the perfect starting point for all excursions to Vienna, the city of culture, romance and music. It is also the starting point for a series of trips down memory lane, when you take some time to browse its eventful history or its illustrious guest list (to the right).
The cosy hotel also remains one of the last places with a sense of peaceful intimacy in the centre of this charming but occasionally very busy city. Hidden in its “belly” is the cosy American Bar, right next to the entrance of one of the most sought after temples of culinary excellence, the restaurant Korso.
During his visit to Vienna in April 1910, US president Theodore Roosevelt met with Austrian peace activist Bertha von Suttner (president of the International Peace Union). Both had received the Peace Nobel Prize, Suttner was the first woman to receive it in 1905, Rossevelt was the first US American (1906).
All this can be found in our book <u>HOTEL BRISTOL VIENNA</u> by Andreas Augustin