Vienna

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Belvedere which includes a castle, heritage architecture and a garden

This European capital has a dazzling repertoire. It has been called the city of music, the city of dreams, and is one of the most liveable cities in the world.

Austria’s largest and capital city, Vienna, has an accolade of honours. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and in 2010, was voted as the top city in the world for quality of living. When visiting, you will notice how well-maintained it is.

Vienna has a variety of old and new visitor attractions in a beautiful setting. By walking the city’s famous ringed street, the Ringstrasse, you can see many important sights; the Rathaus (city hall), Museum of Fine Art and Museum of Natural History, the Parliament and the Burgtheater, one of the most important theatres in the German-speaking world. You can also tour the Ringstrasse by tram or on a Fiaker, an old-fashioned horse-drawn carriage.

The city’s reputation for music stems from the Viennese Classicism era. It has been the home of many famous composers, and is the birthplace of the Waltz and operettas. Today, the impressive Vienna State Opera is the stage for international opera stars with guided tours and different shows on almost every day.

Sigmund Freud, the famous psycho-analyst, gives Vienna its reputation as a city of dreams (or analysis thereof). Freud’s former residence, where he received patients, is now home of the Freud museum. Here you can see how he and his family lived prior to abandonment during the Second World War.

Vienna provides the location for some major international organisations such as the United Nations which is located in the Vienna International Centre by the Danube River. This area is known locally as UNO City, and is Vienna’s modern side.

For some of classic Vienna on a grand scale, go to Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, a former imperial summer residence. There is a palace, palm house, gardens and Vienna Zoo. This small zoo, the oldest in the world, is popular with tourists with numerous exotic animals such as elephants, lions and pandas. Schönbrunn is slightly out of the city and takes around one half day to explore.

For Vienna’s religious history visit one of its many churches. St Peter’s Church (Peterskirche) is an umissable 18th-century church that can be identified by a striking copper domed roof, the inside of which is adorned with beautiful frescoes. Vienna’s most important and most visited religious building is St Stephen’s Cathedral (Stephansdom) which was consecrated in the 12th-century. It can be spotted easily due to its ornate, patterned roof.

Vienna’s motto is ‘now or never,’ and there has never been a better time to visit than now.

Where to stay in Vienna

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
Handelskai 269, Vienna, 1020
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £97 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (982 reviews)
"Property was nice, clean staff was ok, wish they would've accommodate a Danube river view room ."

Reviewed on 16 Apr 2022

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria, 1300
The price is £124 per night from 7 Jun to 8 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Schwechat. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,001 reviews)
"It is typical airport hotel don’t expect too much from it , walkable ( next door ) to terminal and train station"

Reviewed on 16 May 2022

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
Hotel MOTTO
Hotel MOTTO
4 out of 5
Mariahilfer Strasse 71A, Eingang: Schadekgasse 20, Vienna, Vienna, 1060
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £148 per night from 6 Jun to 7 Jun
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bathrooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (12 reviews)
"Beautiful room finishes and 8th floor rooftop patio"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Hotel MOTTO
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SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
3 out of 5
Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 15, Vienna, Vienna, 1100
The price is £64 per night from 31 May to 1 Jun
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and satellite TV. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the overall value in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (912 reviews)
Just the ticket
"Super bolthole for a weekend in Vienna with easy access to transport links V friendly and helpful. Good prices toi"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2022

SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
4 out of 5
Canettistrasse 3, Vienna, 1100
The price is £109 per night from 15 Jun to 16 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen's ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (80 reviews)
"Very clean and near public transport"

Reviewed on 14 May 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
JOYN Vienna - Serviced Apartments
JOYN Vienna - Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
Karl-Popper-Straße 6, Vienna, 1100
The price is £131 per night from 19 Jun to 20 Jun
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a business centre and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (102 reviews)
"Lovely spaceous modern appartement close to the main station in Vienna. Easy contactless check in after hours"

Reviewed on 7 Apr 2022

JOYN Vienna - Serviced 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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