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ViennaAustria

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.

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Where to stay in Vienna

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

Innere Stadt

4.5/5Wonderful!(585 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 Stephansplatz, 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 square or plaza and a city

Leopoldstadt

4/5Very Good!(303 area reviews)

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Leopoldstadt. If sightseeing is on the list, Wiener Prater is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Praterstern U-Bahn or Vorgartenstrasse U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Leopoldstadt
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Wieden

4.5/5Wonderful!(85 area reviews)

Spend some time visiting places like Belvedere while getting to know Wieden, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Taubstummengasse U-Bahn or Mayerhofgasse Station to see more of the area.

Wieden
Favoriten, Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Favoriten

4/5Very Good!(105 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Favoriten. Spend some time visiting top spots like Vienna Twin Tower, and catch the metro at Alaudagasse Station or Neulaa Station to see more of the area.

Favoriten
Viennese City Park showing flowers, a garden and signage

Landstrasse

4.5/5Wonderful!(133 area reviews)

You might take some time to check out the abundant dining options in Landstrasse. Spend some time visiting top spots like Hundertwasser House Vienna, and catch the metro at Rennweg S-Bahn or Rochusgasse U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Landstrasse
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Neubau

4.5/5Wonderful!(93 area reviews)

Known for its ample dining options and fascinating museums, there's plenty to explore in Neubau. You can visit top attractions like Mariahilfer Street and Leopold Museum, and jump on the metro at Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn or Volkstheater U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Neubau

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
The price is £94 per night

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ernst Happel Stadium, Hundertwasser House Vienna and Wiener Prater. Belvedere and St. Stephen's ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,324 reviews)

"Excellent premises. Very comfortable. Next to airport and very convenient"…"

Reviewed on 20 Jun 2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
4 out of 5
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3, Vienna, Vienna
The price is £105 per night

Located in Neubau, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area, Museum of Natural History, and Austrian Parliament Building. Museumsquartier ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (990 reviews)

"Fantastic location and delightful staff who made our stay extremely welcoming and enjoyable."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
3 out of 5
Schiffamtsgasse 15, Vienna, Vienna
The price is £54 per night

Located in Leopoldstadt, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Schwedenplatz, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Stephansplatz. Spanish Riding School and Hofburg Imperial ...

4.1/5Very Good! (979 reviews)

"Great location and value, wonderful staff. Beds are comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi

Popular places to visit in Vienna

Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Opera

4.5/5(259 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(503 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(611 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. 

Belvedere
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Belvedere

4.5/5(403 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. 

Spanish Riding School
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Spanish Riding School

4.5/5(269 reviews)

Learn about the history of Spanish Riding School, a well-known monument in Vienna. Discover the area's fascinating museums and stunning cathedral.

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

4.5/5(465 reviews)

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

Top things to do in Vienna

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

£30
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Vienna PASS - All-Inclusive Skip-the-Line Card for Vienna
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Vienna PASS - All-Inclusive Skip-the-Line Card for Vienna

£71
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Strauss & Mozart Concert in Kursalon with optional Dinner
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Strauss & Mozart Concert in Kursalon with optional Dinner

£52
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Day Trip to Danube Valley incl. boat ride
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Day Trip to Danube Valley incl. boat ride

£75
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
The Schönbrunn Zoo Ticket
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The Schönbrunn Zoo Ticket

£19
Per adult
96% of travellers recommend
Skip the Line:Concert in Vienna's St. Anne's Church:Mozart,Beethoven,or Schubert
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Skip the Line:Concert in Vienna's St. Anne's Church:Mozart,Beethoven,or Schubert

£23
Per adult
100% of travellers recommend

Reviews of Vienna

4.7

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5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

20 Mar 2020

What a beautiful city, we loved naschmarkt and all the gorgeous architecture. It was a shame that Coronavirus affected our visit but this could not be helped. Would love to return

5/5 - Excellent

Jeremy

17 Mar 2020

Exceptionally quiet due to coronavirus and all museums shut but the architecture and the atmosphere more than compensated for the closures.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

13 Mar 2020

Great city, compact with great museums and architecture.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

12 Mar 2020

Perfect for a weekend city break. Such a beautiful city to explore, whether you're travelling solo or with others. It needs to be on everyone's travel list.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

11 Mar 2020

We LOVED Vienna and will definitely be back!!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Mar 2020

Vienna is much quieter than London, Paris and New York. At first I found this a bit alarming, but once I got used to it I realised it’s normal for Vienna at this time of year. Go if you are a fan of classical music, modernist art and good food 

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