Chicago

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.

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Worth knowing

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

Timetable

from to dep. arr. travel duration validity
VIE ORD 09:10 13:55 10:45 05.01.2017 - 25.03.2017

Boeing 767-300 ER

Boeing 767-300 side view Boeing 767-300 seats
Type of aircraftLong haul passenger aircraft
ManufacturerBoeing Commercial Airplane Company, Seattle, USA
Names - Austrian Airlines paintingChina (OE-LAW), India (OE-LAZ), Thailand (OE-LAT), Salzburger Festspiele (OE-LAX), Wiener Sängerknaben (OE-LAE), Japan (OE-LAY)
Number of aircraft6
Seating capacityOE-LAE, -LAT, -LAY,-LAZ (C36/Y178) and OE-LAW, -LAX (C26/Y199)
Min. LegroomBusiness: 44" (111.8cm) Economy: min. 30" (76.2cm)
Wing span47,57 m
Length54,94 m
Height15,85 m
Max. cruising speed930 km/h
Max. cruising altitude13,137 m
Type of enginePratt & Whitney, PW 4060-3
Max. thrust2 x 60,900 lbs
Fuel capacity73,100 kg
Max. range fully payload5,300 NM 9,800 km
Max. payload41,962 kg
Max. take-off-weight186,883 kg
Max. landing weight145,150 kg

Shopping

Shopping in Chicago
Architecture Shop
Chicago is home town of the skyscraper. After the fire catastrophe in 1871 which destroyed large parts of the city, a new era of architecture has begun. After sketches by William La Baron Jenney the first high-rise buildings with steel frame construction on the world sprung up. In 1909 Daniel Burnham submitted a master plan for the city which would later become a model for other cities. Until today Chicago is a mecca for architecture fans. The Sears Tower, the John Hancock Center and the Aon Center range among the highest buildings in the world. The best starting point for exploring these high rises is the Chicago Architecture Foundation which offers more than 70 tours through the city. At the foundation's shop you can buy the prettiest souvenirs in Chicago. In the form of decorative objects of famous designers and architects, souvenirs of architectural legends, books, illustrated books and on top of that pieces by local jewellery designers.
Robin Richman
Oak Street

Eat

Eat in Chicago
Terzo Piano
Holidays at the restaurant. A warm feeling of Trattoria embraces you when the plates arrive at Terzo Piano. Italian cuisine with all the bells and whistles: fine antipasti, home-made pasta, focaccia with oat cheese and smoked fish crème, Beef tagliata or - alluding to American cuisine - the Uno, Due, Tre Burgers, a combination of lamp, beef and shrimp burgers. The ingredients are not flown in from Italy but come from regional organic farmers. They put great emphasis on carefully selected cheese from local producers. The view couldn't be any better: The windows almost start on the floor and provide views on the Loop district from three different angles. During warmer months the casual terrace is an excellent alternative. The restaurant with its many white shades and clear lines very much resembles an artist studio. Unsurprisingly, Terzo Piano is at home in the Art Institute of Chicago. 
Goosefoot
Telegraph

Stay

Stay in Chicago
Park Hyatt
The Park Hyatt could also pass as a stylish museum of modern art. Evidence is given already by the lobby of the 67 level building. Black columns frame an original piece by Gerhard Richter. At the restaurant you can get inspired by a glass art work by Dale Chihuly. Even in the rooms the furniture in the style of legendary designer Charles Eames radiate a contemporary chic. You might want to stay a bit longer in the bathrooms: extra-size bath tubs, candles and window seats with cinemascope views on Chicago are part of the standard. Almost every room additionally offers a free view on the famous Water Tower and Lake Michigan. Another exquisite feature is the NoMI restaurant with its starred cuisine. Advice for guests suffering from allergies: the hotel offers special rooms where all materials are anti-allergy tested and the air is cleaned through a filter system. Rooms from 270 euros. 
The Drake Hotel
Sofitel Chicago

Sights

Sights in Chicago
Modern Home Tours
Let's be honest: a luxurious mansion in Chicago including the brightly lit living room, ambitiously hidden behind a curtain - it has a ring to it. And you want to see more: what do these people sit on while watching TV? How have they painted their walls and which sculptures and art works have they put into their houses? These questions must also have occupied Matt Swinney and James Leasure - so they founded Modern Home Tours to find answers.   Matt and James love everything contemporary in all forms imaginable - modern design, modern architecture, modern living. That's also their approach when selecting houses for their tour: new ways of building and materials, new methods to address the common challenges of daily domestic life. It's also important to them that the visited properties are inhabited by locals and built by local architectures. With their Modern Home Tour the two travel through the whole of North America.
Al Capone Tour
Naval Museum

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