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ViennaAustria

The charming capital of Austria has classical music theaters, Old World coffeehouses and palaces, a historic zoo and modern nightclubs and galleries.

Explore the “City of Music” on the Donau (Danube River). Dine in classy restaurants, dance in modern clubs and investigate the local arts scene. Step back in time and see splendid palaces from numerous architectural eras with impressive fountains, parks and monuments.

Wien (Vienna) has been Austria’s capital since the end of World War I, but before that it was the capital of the Habsburg Empire for over six centuries. In the new Vienna, popular culture thrives, but you can still find a wealth of history and tradition in the classic heritage buildings, parks and coffeehouses.

From November until March, when the weather is cold, a stay in Vienna involves browsing the many museums and visiting cozy restaurants to try traditional sweet or hearty dishes, such as Wiener Schnitzel and Sachertorte dessert.

You can’t miss Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace. Step inside to see the riches of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, which collapsed less than a century ago. While in the complex, also visit the Albertina, one of the world’s most important art galleries, and the stylish MuseumsQuartier, a cultural gathering hub.

The Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum), the Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and Vienna State Opera are other popular cultural attractions are all located in the Innere Stadt (Old Town). This historic center is bounded by the Donau (Danube River) to the east and the loop of the Ringstraße (Circling Street). Vienna’s excellent public transportation system makes venturing outside this area easy too.

See Klimt’s paintings in the Burgtheater, Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum) or the Belvedere. Families will love the Schönbrunn Palace, which houses the oldest zoo in the world.

Many influential composers, amazing artists and great thinkers have called Vienna home, so you’ll find references to creative geniuses like Strauss, Mahler, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Freud and Klimt everywhere. Many of them are interred in the Central Cemetery, which is testament to Vienna’s fame as a powerhouse for the arts.

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Where to stay in Vienna

St. Stephen\'s Cathedral featuring a church or cathedral, a city and religious elements

Innere Stadt

5/5Exceptional!(1,253 area reviews)

Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Innere Stadt. Check out top attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Spanish Riding School, and jump on the metro at Stephansplatz U-Bahn or Herrengasse U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Innere Stadt
Wiener Prater which includes landscape views, a city and a square or plaza

Leopoldstadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(363 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Wiener Prater while getting to know Leopoldstadt, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Praterstern U-Bahn or Vorgartenstrasse U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Leopoldstadt
Vienna featuring heritage architecture and heritage elements

Neubau

4.5/5Wonderful!(114 area reviews)

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Neubau. Top attractions like Museumsquartier and Museum of Natural History are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn or Volkstheater U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Neubau
St. Charle\'s Church which includes a statue or sculpture, a square or plaza and a church or cathedral

Wieden

4.5/5Wonderful!(187 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Wieden. If sightseeing is on the list, Belvedere is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Taubstummengasse U-Bahn or Mayerhofgasse Station to see more of the area.

Wieden
Viennese City Park featuring a garden, flowers and signage

Landstrasse

4.5/5Wonderful!(200 area reviews)

Travelers choose Landstrasse for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Rennweg S-Bahn or Rochusgasse U-Bahn and check out top sights like Hundertwasser House Vienna.

Landstrasse
Immeubles colorés à Wien

Favoriten

4/5Very Good!(183 area reviews)

Travelers choose Favoriten for its ample dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Alaudagasse Station or Neulaa Station and check out top sights like Vienna Twin Tower.

Favoriten

Top Hotels in Vienna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria
¥13,390
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Hundertwasser House Vienna, Wiener Prater, and Ernst Happel Stadium. University of Music and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,277 reviews)

"Nice, clean, modern condition. Perfect for transit passengers."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
Moxy Vienna Airport
Moxy Vienna Airport
3 out of 5
Ausfahrtsstraße 4, Schwechat

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Danube-Auen National Park, Belvedere, and Vienna State Opera. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Spanish ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,919 reviews)

"Close to airport and for later visits, also close to city express metro into city."…"

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Moxy Vienna Airport
Melia Vienna
Melia Vienna
5 out of 5
Donau-City-Straße 7, Vienna, Vienna
¥13,011
per night
Apr 16 - Apr 17

Located in Donaustadt, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of International Atomic Energy Agency and Vienna International Centre. St. Stephen's Cathedral and Messe ...

4.3/5Excellent! (901 reviews)

"The hotel is lovely but not In the centre. However, it is a quick metro ride into the centre or an easy Uber. Staff were great the whole time, from the concierge to the front desk to the room service guy. The room was lovely and spacious with great amenities and a river view but lacked any feeling ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Melia Vienna

Popular things to do in Vienna

Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Opera

4.5/5(794 reviews)

See a performance, visit the nearby opera museum or simply admire the architecture in one of the world’s most revered opera houses.

Schoenbrunn Palace
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Schoenbrunn Palace

4.5/5(1,033 reviews)

Visit the world’s oldest zoo, find your way through an 18th-century maze or take a tour around the opulent summer castle of Austria’s former ruling family.

St. Stephen's Cathedral
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

4.5/5(1,127 reviews)

Inspiring designs, religious artworks, intriguing legends and great views are featured in the city’s prominent Gothic building, the seat of Vienna’s archbishop. 

Spanish Riding School
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Spanish Riding School

4.5/5(298 reviews)

Learn about the history of Spanish Riding School, a well-known monument in Vienna. Discover the area's renowned opera and churches.

Belvedere
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Belvedere

4.5/5(730 reviews)

See masterpieces by Klimt, Monet, and Van Gogh and enjoy exceptional city views at this former imperial complex with gardens, stables and two Baroque palaces. 

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

4.5/5(812 reviews)

Browse splendid museums and opulent rooms and visit theaters and equestrian shows in this historic residential estate of the powerful Habsburg dynasty.

Top activities in Vienna

Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

86% of travellers recommend
¥6,519
Per adult
Apple Strudel Show
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Apple Strudel Show

92% of travellers recommend
¥1,411
Per adult
The Schönbrunn Zoo Ticket
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The Schönbrunn Zoo Ticket

96% of travellers recommend
¥2,371
Per adult
Time Travel Vienna - Magic Vienna History Tour
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Time Travel Vienna - Magic Vienna History Tour

88% of travellers recommend
¥2,359
Per adult
Austrian Dinner & Show
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Austrian Dinner & Show

86% of travellers recommend
¥7,826
Per adult
Kunsthistorisches Museum Admission Ticket
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Kunsthistorisches Museum Admission Ticket

90% of travellers recommend
¥1,879
Per adult

Reviews of Vienna

4.7

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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4 - Good 24.154589371980677%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 2.5120772946859904%
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2 - Disappointing 0.5314009661835749%
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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 20, 2020

Great city, wishing soon and full recovery from the pandemic.

5/5 - Excellent

Andre

Mar 17, 2020

Perfect place for romantic shopping with your girlfriend. Surprise her with an elegant and classy proposal at the Schonbrunn Palace :)

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 17, 2020

One of the most beautiful cities that I have ever visited.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

This is possibly the best city in Europe.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

We loved the ease of using public transport and the cleanliness of the stations. The coffee shops were great - very welcoming places to hang out. Art museums were amazing!! I would rate this trip to Vienna as one of the best vacations I ever took!

5/5 - Excellent

Karl

Mar 7, 2020

It’s a lovely, clean and safe city

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