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Vienna
Travel Guide

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

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria
The price is ¥11,387 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

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

4.3/5Excellent! (1,267 reviews)

"hotel right at the airport, nice, clean, modern room"…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
4 out of 5
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 155, Vienna, Vienna
The price is ¥5,991 per night from Mar 11 to Mar 12

Located in Landstrasse, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Marx Cemetery, Belvedere, and Hundertwasser House Vienna. Wiener Prater and Vienna State Opera ...

4.2/5Excellent! (916 reviews)

"Friendly atmosphere, good location (in 10 minutes walking to a subway station), very good breаkfast. Negative: we stayed in a non-smoking room, and on both sides of the room were smoking rooms. Visitors from these rooms went out onto the terrace and smoked, and smoke entered our windows."…"

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
Hotel Beethoven Wien
Hotel Beethoven Wien
4 out of 5
Papagenogasse 6, Vienna, Vienna
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥12,342 per night from Mar 8 to Mar 9

Located in Innere Stadt, this hotel is steps from Theater an der Wien and Naschmarkt. Vienna State Opera and Albertina are also within 10 minutes. Resselgasse ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (977 reviews)

"The themed rooms are really interesting and the beautiful lobby with its art books. The staff were really friendly."…"

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2020

Hotel Beethoven Wien
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
5 out of 5
Garnisongasse 7, Vienna
The price is ¥15,226 per night from Mar 21 to Mar 22

Located in Alsergrund, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area, University of Vienna, and Rathaus. Spanish Riding ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (206 reviews)

"The place is amazing, very clean and neat. It’s big, there are 3 rooms each has a double bed. Beds are very comfortable. There’s even an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy the sun. Central and very accessible! Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
Jimmy's Apartments 11
Jimmy's Apartments 11
Lorystraße 4, Vienna, Wien
The price is ¥8,867 per night from Mar 5 to Mar 6

Located in Simmering, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Marx Cemetery and Gasometer. Belvedere and Vienna State Opera are also within 3 mi ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Mycket fin lägenhet som såg ut som på bilderna. Stora rum och modernt, stiligt inredda. Låg väldigt bra till för både U-bahn 3 och S-bahn samt spårvagn. Man köper biljett för 24, 48 eller 72 timmar om man är turist. Stämplas endast en gång sedan inget mer. Billigt. Nära till affärer och restauranger ..."…"

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2020

Jimmy's Apartments 11
Gabriel's Apartments
Gabriel's Apartments
Turmburggasse 2, Vienna, Wien

Situated in Vienna, this aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Theater an der Wien, Naschmarkt, and Vienna State Opera. Mariahilfer Street and Leopold Museum are ...

5/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)

"Perfect location, exceptionally clean, all amenities you could ever need. Property manager lives in sane street and was there within 2 minutes when we called. Would definitely stay here again."…"

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Gabriel's Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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