Historic buildings with Viennese flair
The history of Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus
It’s a place rich in culture and history where the Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus is located.
Already in 1708 the first buildings were mentioned here. In the late 19th century the to this day existing Patrizier houses were built. Later, the company Palmers distributed some of the finest stockings worldwide from this site.
In 1983 the houses no. 4 and no. 6 were renovated and opened as Hotel Josefshof only a year later. Due to its charming Viennese flair and its favourable location next to the city center it became very popular with guests from all over the globe right away. Over the last 30 years the hotel was expanded from its original capacity of 43 rooms to today’s 164 rooms, also including the building Josefsgasse no. 8.
Today, the Hotel Josefshof am Rathaus is a privately owned, elegant 4-star hotel. Located in the historic artists’ district Josefstadt and close to the major cultural venues of Vienna, it is not surprising that also famous personalities have become dear regulars in our house.
Italian author Umberto Eco, fashion icon Vivienne Westwood, actor Karl Heinz Böhm, the pianists Sviatoslav Richter and Friedrich Gulda, the singers Wolfgang Brendel and Hubert von Goisern, Max Raabe and his palace orchestra and the Real Group have already honored us with their presence.
With a bit of luck you may be finding yourself sitting next to some of them in our beautiful courtyard.