Chicago is situated right on the Lake Michigan where the city beaches attract tourists and locals during the warm summer months. For all first-visitors the Sears Tower is not only the landmark of the city but it should be the first sight to visit and to enjoy the view from the 103rd floor. In the elevator on the way up you will feel like blasting off. For more spectacular views you can hop on a boat and enjoy a different view. Chicago also offers interesting museums like the Museum of Science and Industry, the Cernan Earth and Space Center or the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. For dining and entertainment at night the Navy Pier has a lot to offer. Watch out for the two performance stages and activities around.

Long haul

Why not fly to some faraway place? Austrian Airlines offers direct flights from Vienna to some of the world's most popular long-haul destinations, including Bangkok, New York, Beijing, Shanghai, Toronto, Male, Colombo, Mauritius and Washington.


Worth knowing

    • Currency: US dollar(USD)
    • Language: English, Spanish
    • Capital: Washington
    • Austrian flight destination: Chicago, New York, Newark, Washington


Stay in Chicago
Trump Hotel
The restaurant is called Sixteen and can be found - where else would it be? - on the 16th floor of the Trump Hotel. Starred culinary pleasures is provided for by chef Thomas Lents - who creates American cuisine inspired by a touch of France. The encore is the phenomenal panorama view on Lake Michigan and Chicago River. The 92 levels of the minimalist steel skyscraper houses 339 rooms and suites. The building was completed in 2009 and integrates seamlessly into the city's skyline. From 53 rooms you have direct access to the spa, which means you can happily scurry around the hallways in your bathrobe. The elegant swimming area is enormous and the view from the fitness centre on Lake Michigan and the river provides extra motivation. Too much action? Okay, a body peeling with hot chocolate will make you relax. The perfect activity for the many newlyweds in the Trump Tower - since a wedding can be quite exhausting. Double rooms from 240 euros.
The James Chicago
The Drake Hotel


Eat in Chicago
Gourmet temple or laboratory? Moto could be both. While Ferran Adrià in former times and Heston Blumenthal today have picked chemistry as their playing field, Cantu is devoted to physics. A caring, avant-garde interpretation of the so-called techno cuisine. Cantu attempts to deconstruct American standards and present them in new forms. In this way he freeze-dries fried chicken and grinds them in order to transform them into his Kentucky-fried pasta and serve them with grated black truffles. There are no single dishes. Instead you'll be taken on an adventurous trip to the future of culinary pleasures. Cantu has invented a procedure that makes it possible to eat the menu. Sauces and food colourings are printed on edible paper. Fun fact: the single lines taste exactly of what they are referring to.
El Ideas
Big Star


Sights in Chicago
Naval Museum
They are quite nice to look at, the smart uniforms of the US Navy. Depending on situation and rank the officers and soldiers march in service, full or dinner dress over the vessel. At the Great Lakes Naval Museum in Chicago you might not see them live in action, maybe individuals, but Navy fans will learn everything about the US Navy and their history.   The museum in the Northern party of the city is not big, yet, it is an official department of the Navy museum in Washington DC. In this way curations and new collections depend on what sponsors and patrons will donate. With this money the experts interpret the past of the largest naval unit in the world. Special emphasis is put on the only training camp of the Navy at this very space. In order to bond with the up-and-coming they will explain how to turn civilians into seamen. Furthermore the museum offers courses for children, for example on the history of fingerprints. Of course kids will also be able to put their own thumbs on ink and paper.
Museum Campus
Al Capone Tour


Shopping in Chicago
Robin Richman
Robin Richman and her eponymous store are firmly established in Chicago's fashion scene. Her story began in 1997 with a line of hand-knitted jumpers and the opening of her store in order to display them. Summer was coming and Robing realised that the demand for knitwear during the warm months is rather weak. Therefore she needed to expand her range of goods. She contacted friends such as fashion icon Marc Le Bihan and the girls from the label Antipast and from then on also sold designs by other designers. In contrast to other boutiques Robin Richman does not want to chase fast moving trends but represent a selection of continuous styles. Her shoes, dresses, jewellery and accessories are offbeat and sometimes eccentric, they testify to a great extent of imagination and sometimes have a bit of patina. Today Richman sells fashion by more than 70 brands in her store - unfortunately that doesn't leave much time for her own knitwear line.
Optimo Hats
Oak Street


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