Vienna

Travel Guide
Belvedere showing a garden, a pond and a castle
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

Rioca Vienna Posto 2
Rioca Vienna Posto 2
3.5 out of 5
Viehmarktgasse 4, Vienna, Wien, 1030
The price is CA $94 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
CA $94
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 3.5-star hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and onsite parking. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and Schoenbrunn Palace are located ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (40 reviews)
"High points: decor, general facilities, room comfort Low points: bed making/housekeeping, no tea/coffee etc provided in room (although coffee machine is free to guests in the lobby) My stay overall was lovely. The rooms are decorated in the most unique and stylish way. The bed was extremely comfortable ..."

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2022

Rioca Vienna Posto 2
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria, 1300
Fully refundable
The price is CA $179 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
CA $179
per night
Dec 21 - Dec 22
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Schwechat. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (1,011 reviews)
"Highly recommended"

Reviewed on Nov. 26, 2022

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien
Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof Wien
4.5 out of 5
Herrengasse 10, Vienna, Vienna, 1010
The price is CA $269 per night from Dec 18 to Dec 19
CA $269
per night
Dec 18 - Dec 19
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa, and breakfast. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (999 reviews)
"Great location easy to get there and to all the sites"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2022

Steigenberger Hotel Herrenhof 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.
SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
3 out of 5
Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 15, Vienna, Vienna, 1100
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 our reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (955 reviews)
"The check in and check out process is completely digital and is real smart"

Reviewed on Oct. 14, 2022

SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
JOYN Vienna - Serviced Apartments
JOYN Vienna - Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
Karl-Popper-Straße 6, Vienna, 1100
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a business center, and laundry facilities. Our guests praise the helpful staff in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (146 reviews)
"JOYN Vienna is one of the best places I've ever stayed while traveling. My room was modern with a great bed and bathroom (super shower pressure and lots of hot water). The kitchenette included a two element stove, convection/microwave oven, a small fridge/freezer, and a dishwasher. Plates, cups, ..."

Reviewed on Oct. 28, 2022

JOYN Vienna - Serviced Apartments
Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
4 out of 5
Canettistrasse 3, Vienna, 1100
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and Schoenbrunn ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (178 reviews)
"In a mostly office building area ver near main train station; the Room is both a hotel room and like an apartment ...well designed with washer/dryer, and stovetop range good bathroom, super well located for transportation"

Reviewed on Nov. 25, 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
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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