The Austrian Fairtrade City of Schwechat, on the outskirts of Vienna, is a convenient meeting place for international travellers touching down at the city's airport. Stay with a business hotel in Schwechat while attending the Lower Austria Trade Fair at its Business Park, replete with facilities to make your stay convenient, productive and stylish.
What is different about Schwechat?
The city originated as an important outpost of the Roman empire. Later, Schwechat's Rothmühle Castle, now an important business venue, was visited by the world's favourite classical composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart while touring in Europe. The brewery in Schwechat invented a popular lager, and more recently the eCard. Schwechat's excellent sports facilities have also trained world-class sportsmen over the years.
What can I expect from business here?
In 2015, Schwechat was officially declared a Fairtrade city. This means that products here with the fairtrade certified are made employing workers in fair working conditions and environmentally friendly practices. The city takes part in exhibitions and workshops on the topic of Fairtrade, and exhibits annually at the Lower Austria Trade Fair. Apprenticeship funding is offered by the municipality of Schwechat to boost the social mobility for talent in the area. The airport, brewery and refinery fuelled the economic prosperity of the city for many years and are still going strong. They have been joined by the full range of sectors in recent years, encouraged by local government's stimulus for business, and especially by financial and technology firms in recent years.
What else can I do from my hotel in Schwechat?
Kulturabo is a superb venue that runs a range of classical concerts to help executives unwind after their business activities from their hotels in Schwechat. Its banquet facilities can be rented for conferences and impressive lunches. Cultural events run throughout the calendar. In particular the Satire Festival in February, Jazz Brunch in June and City Festival in August are excellent events which draw crowds to the area. The Railway Museum will inform you about the history of the industrial development of the region. Follow the city's culture trail, which takes visitors across ten different locations relating to culture, art, sport and local innovation. The Stadtwald Kellerberg Project recently re-planted 23 hectares of verdant seasonal plants for you to explore.