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Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
Vienna 1.7 mi from city centre
Situated in Vienna and within 600 metres of Museum of Military History, Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere has a bar,...
Grand Ferdinand Vienna – Your In The City Center
Vienna 865 yd from city centre
Opened in autumn 2015, the Grand Ferdinand is located right on the Ringstraße boulevard in the centre of Vienna and offers...
Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
Vienna 1.7 mi from city centre
Amidst the pulsating business quarter Landstrasse ? just 4 underground stations away from the city center ? modern design...
Vienna 1 mi from city centre
Centrally located in the Wiedner Hauptstrasse in ViennaÂ?s 4th District, only a few minutesÂ? walking distance from Karlsplatz...
Grand Hotel Wien
Vienna 875 yd from city centre
This luxury hotel lies within a few paces of the state opera house, St. Stephen's cathedral and the famous Kärntner Straße....
Arthotel Ana Boutique Six
Vienna 1.6 mi from city centre
The hotel is in excellent central location very close to Vienna's longest shopping street Mariahilfer Strasse. The underground...
Caratart Bombolo Wien
Vienna 1,505 yd from city centre
Located in quiet and green surroundings, this Vienna hotel is within walking distance of Sigmund-Freud Museum and Vienna...
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Located in the north-east of Austria, Vienna is the national capital and the country’s largest city with a population of 1.9 million. It’s the 6th largest city in the European Union and sits close to the borders with Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary.
Vienna is a thoroughly modern city with a glittering past. Synonymous with the arts, particularly music, and intellectualism, it was also the centre of an empire in the late 19th/early 20th century.
Sitting on the River Danube, Vienna is still an artistic city with a high quality of life and the ideal destination for anyone with an interest in architecture, history, music, and the human mind.
As a city that welcomes nearly 7 million tourists and visitors every year, you are guaranteed to find plenty of choice in budget-friendly hotels in Vienna.
Neighbourhoods of Vienna
Vienna consists of a number of districts each with their own character and attractions:
- Innere Stadt: The centre and beating heart of Vienna is full of winding cobblestone alleyways packed with major landmarks evocative of classic Vienna like the Hofburg Palace and extravagant churches including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. A popular tourist pastime here is a ride in a horse-drawn carriage.
- Neubau: A young, hippy-ish neighbourhood popular with creatives and students. Its known as being the former home of Gustav Klimt and today its Baroque architecture houses a terrific mix of modern boutiques and second hand and vintage shops, and coffee houses.
- Karmelitermarkt: Located in the old Jewish Quarter and centred on the market selling international and Viennese cuisine, the former neighbourhood of Sigmund Freud features many historical landmarks including the French Baroque-style palace and gardens of Augarten and a Buddhist Temple.
- Danube Island: A favourite green space for city locals, the island sits between the River Danube and the New Danube Canal. It’s perfect for leisure activities and barbecues are a regular feature. Every June, hosts 3+ million people at the free and open-air Donauinselfest (Danube Island Festival).
What to see and do in Vienna
There’s a veritable laundry list of attractions in Vienna. Its museums, exhibitions, and galleries are world-class, for example the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Everywhere you turn there is awesome architecture in the Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau styles with some of the best examples of the latter by Otto Wagner in the 14th district. A few key buildings are the Schonbrunm Palace, Karlskirche, and the Plague Column.
What to eat in Vienna
You can’t visit Vienna without trying their two most famous dishes: wiener schnitzel, a breaded veal or pork escalope and sachertorte a rich chocolate cake best eaten with a small glass of apricot liqueur and a cup of coffee. Local cuisine is comfort food like knodel which are dumplings with fillings that can be sweet or savoury. Café culture thrives in Vienna so there’s plenty of opportunities to stop for a snack and excellent coffee at any time.Apfelstrudel hot apple strudel is a popular choice as are roasted chestnuts available from street stalls in the winter.
Typical events and festivals in Vienna
Vienna is a city of music so concerts and festivals litter the calendar, particularly those of the music of Mozart and Strauss and the New Year’s Day Concert is a popular event. Modern music isn’t left out with Popfest happening every July. Vienna hosts an international film festival, the Viennale every October and the Christmas markets are among the best in Europe. Other major events to note are the Wiener Festwochen, a six-week cultural festival and the International Art Fair in Autumn.
How to move around in Vienna
The city’s extensive railway system is an integrated network with a unified fare system and there’s also public transport provided by the five lines of the U-Bahn (metro), trams, and buses. Taxis are plentiful 24/7.