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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NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria
The price is CA $124 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ernst Happel Stadium, Hundertwasser House Vienna, and Wiener Prater. Belvedere and University ...
4.3/5Excellent! (1,168 reviews)
"great location right above a train station for fast easy travel to downtown Vienna. Helpful staff. good buffet breakfast. Nice clean and quiet room. Excellent choice for this in transit to another city."

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Hilton Vienna Plaza
Hilton Vienna Plaza
5 out of 5
Schottenring 11, Vienna
The price is CA $225 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
This family-friendly Vienna hotel is located in the historical district, within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area and University of Vienna. Spanish Riding ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"Good location. Beautiful art deco lobby. Penthouse suite was very spacious with a great view from the balcony."

Reviewed on Sep. 16, 2021

Hilton Vienna Plaza
Grand Ferdinand Vienna - Your Hotel In The City Center
Grand Ferdinand Vienna - Your Hotel In The City Center
5 out of 5
Schubertring 10-12, Vienna
The price is CA $242 per night from Sep 27 to Sep 27
Located in Innere Stadt, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Musikverein, Vienna State Opera, and Viennese City Park. Karlsplatz and Albertina are ...
4.3/5Excellent! (857 reviews)
"The room was lovely. Bed super comfortable. Staff very friendly."

Reviewed on Sep. 15, 2021

Grand Ferdinand Vienna - Your Hotel In The City Center
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SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
SMARTments business Wien Hauptbahnhof
3 out of 5
Gertrude-Fröhlich-Sandner-Straße 15, Vienna, Vienna
The price is CA $101 per night from Oct 3 to Oct 3
Located in Favoriten, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Military History Museum and Belvedere. Naschmarkt and Vienna State Opera are also within ...
4.3/5Excellent! (863 reviews)
Great Apartment Hotel
"Good location, handy for the train station. Useful self-check-in/out so you can arrive whenever. Great studio apartment with a really nice shower, the bed could have been softer, though."

Reviewed on Mar. 9, 2020

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Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
3.5 out of 5
Canettistrasse 3, Vienna
The price is CA $140 per night from Sep 21 to Sep 21
Located in Favoriten, this aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Belvedere, Spanish Riding School, and Austrian National Library. Wiener Stadthalle and Leopold ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (9 reviews)
"It's an apartment hotel. We had booked a studio flat. It had a hob, vessels, dishwasher, washing machine, a coffee machine included. The bathroom was spacious and well designed, with WC, wash basin, and shower in separate partitions. Overall the room was spacious. The rooms are made everyday and ..."

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2021

Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
MyPlace Premium Apartments - City Centre
MyPlace Premium Apartments - City Centre
4 out of 5
Vorlaufstrasse 3, Vienna, Vienna
The price is CA $189 per night from Oct 1 to Oct 1
Located in Innere Stadt, this boutique aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Ruprecht's Church and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Hofburg Imperial Palace and ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (806 reviews)
"Upgrade to suite was a nice surprise, check-in staff were friendly and helpful; location was perfect for central Vienna. Heating controls confusing, not working properly (thermostat had no effect, controls were hidden in the wall units), shower soap dispenser fell off the wall. Minor things, overall ..."

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

MyPlace Premium Apartments - City Centre
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