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The “City of Music” has been an arts powerhouse and an important European capital for centuries, and has a lot to offer those lucky enough to visit.

Wien, or Vienna in English, has been the capital city of Austria for almost a century, having been the first city of the Habsburg Empire for over 600 years before that. The city centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historical importance, and the mighty Donau (Danube River) flows through the its heart.

In the present day, the city is a vibrant central European hub, full of chic eateries, trendy nightclubs and an active arts scene. Alongside all of this sits the very clear legacy of the city’s past as an imperial metropolis, in the form of ornate and imposing palaces, meticulously maintained parks and numerous monuments.

To learn more about this rich history and to admire the spoils of rule from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the same complex, the Albertina offers a fabulous, world-renowned collection of art, while the MuseumsQuartier is a busy gathering place for cultural events.

The Innere Stadt, which is bound by the Danube on one side and the Ringstraße (Circling Street) on the others, is also home to a number of other cultural hotspots. Admire the splendid Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and Vienna State Opera, or while away an afternoon at the excellent Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum).

Native Viennese artist Gustav Klimt is adored here, and his masterpieces are on show in some top galleries, including the Burgtheater, the Museum of Art History (Kusthistorisches Museum) and the Belvedere. If you’re visiting the city with people who are a little too young for art appreciation, then a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace to see the world's oldest zoo offers a fun alternative.

The importance of Vienna as a melting pot for musicians, groundbreaking thinkers and fantastic artists down through the years is difficult to overstate: Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Strauss and Hayden all lived here, as did Sigmund Freud and the aforementioned Gustav Klimt. Many of these stellar names can be honoured with a visit to their final resting places in the Central Cemetery.

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
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
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
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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 Rs7,065 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 ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,293 reviews)

"My son stayed here, he said the room was very clean and the bed was comfortable and the staff were fantastically helpful and friendly!"…"

Reviewed on 15 Jul 2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
3 out of 5
Schiffamtsgasse 15, Vienna, Vienna
The price is Rs3,533 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! (974 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 8 Feb 2020

MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
4 out of 5
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3, Vienna, Vienna
The price is Rs9,476 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! (980 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier

Popular places to visit in Vienna

Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Opera

4.5/5(259 reviews)

Come and experience world-class opera productions in opulent surroundings or simply admire one of the most famous opera houses on the planet.

Schoenbrunn Palace
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Schoenbrunn Palace

4.5/5(503 reviews)

Once the summer retreat of Austria's ruling dynasty, this stunning palace is set among 120 hectares of land which also houses the world's oldest zoo.

St. Stephen's Cathedral
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

4.5/5(611 reviews)

Centuries of architectural genius, artistic endeavour and fascinating history are packed into Vienna's most important religious structure.

Belvedere
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Belvedere

4.5/5(403 reviews)

Take in some of the best city views in Vienna from this Baroque masterpiece, which is also home to world-class artworks.

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 acclaimed theatre scene and stunning cathedral.

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

4.5/5(465 reviews)

Visit this marvellous array of museums, sumptuous residences and theatres in the historic home of the Habsburgs.

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