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Vienna 141 yd from city centre
Directly on St. Stephens Square opposite Vienna's landmark St. Stephens Cathedral. All major shopping streets and sights...
Starlight Suiten Hotel Salzgries
Vienna 519 yd from city centre
Schwechat VIE-Schwechat Airport-12 mi W. . Turn left- follow Abflugstrasse for 230 m. Turn left- follow Parkstrasse for...
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof
Vienna 571 yd from city centre
The city hotel is located in Vienna's 1st district, in the heart of the historical city centre. It is only...
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...
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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.