Vienna is the former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, with past artistic glories, thanks to the cultural legacy of the many artistic geniuses nourished here. Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Strauss, Gustav Klimt are few to name. It is both culturally and musically one of the richest cities in the world.
Walk around Ringstrasse, a circular road around the city centre, to get a glimpse of the finest and most elegant architecture, like the magnificent Opera House. Visit few of the city’s 80+ museums and galleries, such as the Albertina, the Leopold Museum, or visit the majestic Schönbrunn and Belvedere Palaces. In the city centre you will find St. Stephen’s Dom, a masterpiece of gothic architecture.
Vienna has the finest Cafe Culture in Europe, with glamorous coffee houses and amazing creamy coffees and cakes. Food is great in Vienna, so make sure you try some of the known delicacies such as the Wiener Schnitzel and Sacher Torte.
Best Time to visit
Best time to visit Vienna is early in the Summer. But mind you, as Summer approaches and temperatures rise, hotel prices also flourish. Tourist peak seasons are Summer and Christmas, with high hotel prices and long queues at museums and attractions. Surprisingly from December until March hotel occupancy is also high with relatively high prices. The best hotel deals are found between April to May and September to November. During these months Vienna is not crowded and sightseeing is easier and cheaper.
Budget Hotels Areas
If you are traveling on a budget avoid the first District, as it is the most expensive one. Staying in the outskirts of the city is a good choice, as it is only 20 minutes from the city centre and there is an excellent public transportation network. Consider the Second and Fourth districts, as they offer great hotel deals, especially if you are traveling off-season.
Selected Hotels in Vienna
SO/ Vienna Hotel
02. Leopoldstadt, Vienna
«Amazing breakfast with the best view in town. The service the entire time was great…»
«The bar on level 18 and the size of the rooms it was beautiful. Staff were amazing….»
05. Margareten, Vienna
«The breakfast buffet was amazing, especially the scrambled eggs. I loved the…»
«Modern hotel with super nice and friendly staff, everyday clearing, cozy lounge bar…»
Der Wilhelmshof Hotel
02. Leopoldstadt, Vienna
«I particularly liked the funky art work and style and a top notch bar and patio…»
«This is a really lovely hotel. The staff are fantastically helpful and friendly…»
Novotel Suites Wien
02. Leopoldstadt, Vienna,
«The room is really spacious and bathroom extremely clean. The staff is nice…»
«Very friendly staff, 24 hour gym and good selection of breakfast. The room was very big…»