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ViennaAustria

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 Spanish Riding School, 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
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
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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
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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 Museumsquartier and Museum of Natural History, and jump on the metro at Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn or Volkstheater U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Neubau
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

Top hotels in Vienna

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
MAXX by Steigenberger Vienna
MAXX by Steigenberger Vienna
4.5 out of 5
Margaretengürtel 142, Vienna, Vienna
The price is Rs6,305 per night

Located in Margareten, this luxury hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mariahilfer Street and Raimund Theater. Wiener Stadthalle and Naschmarkt are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (568 reviews)
Modern hotel in good location

"We had a great stay! Modern hotel in a good location and close to the “u-bahn” which takes you to central Vienna within minutes. We stayed in a Junior Suite, which has its own terrace! Really a nice extra feature. The wellness area is also a nice add on to this hotel. Would gladly visit again"…"

Reviewed on 22 Feb 2020

MAXX by Steigenberger Vienna
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
4 out of 5
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3, Vienna, Vienna
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is Rs9,719 per night

Located in Neubau, this spa hotel is steps away from Palais Auersperg and Vienna City Hall Area. Museum of Natural History and Museumsquartier are also within ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,690 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 17 Mar 2020

25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
Fleming's Conference Hotel Wien
Fleming's Conference Hotel Wien
4 out of 5
Neubauguertel 26-28, Vienna, Vienna
The price is Rs7,677 per night

Located in Neubau, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Central Library, Mariahilfer Street and Wiener Stadthalle. Lugner City and Vienna Furniture ...

4.3/5Excellent! (1,200 reviews)
Would stay again

"Hotel is well located and very efficient and clean— as well as comfortable. I never made it to the breakfast as was out early or working on projects already. Food was good but bartender first night was quite rude."…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Fleming's Conference Hotel Wien

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.

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.

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.

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.

Reviews of Vienna

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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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