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Vienna

The capital of Austria will forever be known forhis waltzes and romance, but this city is also a modern metropolis at theforefront of culture and innovation. Located on the banks of Danube Viennaevokes scenes of elegant balls, gilded palaces and chandelier lit cafes. Todayit is a pioneer of modern music and food, making it one of Europe's mostliveable and exciting cities.

For six centuries, Viennawas the capital of the Habsburg Empire. Its dynasty is still visible in itsgrand palaces, ornate fountains and monuments from some of the greatestarchitectural eras. Discover Vienna's HofburgImperial Palace and walk through the adjacent Volksgarten. Visit theAlbertina, one of Europe's finest art galleries and stylish MuseumsQuartier,one of the world's largest cultural districts.

Go to Stephenplatz for the towering St. Stephen'sCathedral and the nearby Minoritenkirche. Visit the Natural History Museum,Vienna City Hall, Austrian Parliament and the ViennaState Opera, which are some of the city’s most popular culturalattractions, all close to the city centre. Admire the beloved paintings ofKlimt at the Burgtheater at the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Belvedere.Those travelling with a family will love the Schönbrunn Palace, which houses theTiergarten Schönbrunn on its grounds: one of the oldest zoos in the world.

Many of the world’s most influential composers,artists and philosophers once called Vienna home, everywhere you’ll findreferences to icons like Strauss, Mozart, Schubert, Mahler, Haydn, Freud andKlimt. Many of them are buried in the central cemetery, a reminder of Vienna'sreputation as an epicentre for the arts.

On top all this, Viennese cuisine is undergoing arenaissance, so make sure you try both the traditional favourites likeSachtertorte and Wienerschnitzel, as well as their modern innovations. The OldBakery Demel, the Sluka Cafe and Cafe Sperl are all beloved Viennainstitutions, and perfect for foodies, while Salm Brau brewery and wineryWeingut Wolff perfect place to discover the renowned beers and wines from theregion. Hit the city in the evening and enjoy Viennese music and club scene.

Book a trip to Vienna,one of the world’s most majestic city’s, today.

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Top hotels in Vienna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn
Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn
4 out of 5
Hietzinger Hauptstrasse 10-14, Vienna, Vienna
Free cancellation
€94
per night
14 Apr-15 Apr

Located in Hietzing, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Schoenbrunn Zoo and Schoenbrunn Palace. Schoenbrunn Bad is 1.1 mi (1.7 km) away. Hietzing ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,970 reviews)

"The location is very good. For the price I payed, I was really surprised with the quality of the room and the hotel itself. While it is not in the city center (30 min metro ride), it is a 15 min walk from the Shonbruun castle which is probably the number 1 thing to see while in Vienna!"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn
Moxy Vienna Airport
Moxy Vienna Airport
3 out of 5
Ausfahrtsstraße 4, Schwechat
€114
per night
24 Apr-25 Apr

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 miles (20 km) of Danube-Auen National Park, Belvedere and Vienna State Opera. St. Stephen's Cathedral and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (2,885 reviews)

"Close to airport and for later visits, also close to city express metro into city."…"

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

Moxy Vienna Airport
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria
€100
per night
3 Apr-4 Apr

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Hundertwasser House Vienna, Wiener Prater and Ernst Happel Stadium. University of Music and ...

4.1/5Very Good! (2,253 reviews)

"Nice, clean, modern condition. Perfect for transit passengers."…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center

Popular things to do 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(402 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. 

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

4.5/5(464 reviews)

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

Naschmarkt
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Naschmarkt

4/5(184 reviews)

Visit Vienna’s oldest, largest and most popular market and enjoy the tastes of the freshly picked produce and mouthwatering snacks from the food carts and bars. 

Top activities in Vienna

Vienna City Card
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Vienna City Card

84% of travellers recommend
€17
Per adult
Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concert
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Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concert

82% of travellers recommend
€38
Per adult
Day Trip to Danube Valley incl. boat ride
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Day Trip to Danube Valley incl. boat ride

84% of travellers recommend
€79
Per adult
Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

86% of travellers recommend
€30
Per adult
Bratislava: Day Trip from Vienna by Bus and Boat
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Bratislava: Day Trip from Vienna by Bus and Boat

76% of travellers recommend
€72
Per adult
Experience Friendly Football / Soccer in Vienna
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Experience Friendly Football / Soccer in Vienna

€24
Per adult

Reviews of Vienna

4.7

Top Destination

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4 - Good 24.517212426532325%
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3 - Okay 2.0990764063811924%
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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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