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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

Top hotels in Vienna

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria
The price is Rs7,267 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

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

4.2/5Excellent! (1,297 reviews)

"Very close to the airport and therefore extremely convenient. The staff was friendly and spoke good English."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct 2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
4.5 out of 5
Handelskai 269, Vienna, Vienna
The price is Rs7,561 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

This family-friendly Vienna hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Vienna University of Economics and Business, Ernst Happel Stadium and Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress ...

4.3/5Excellent! (997 reviews)
Would visit again!

"Amazing service, Ramzy was really helpful. Parking is available and also there are spaces on the street which is free over the weekend, also not far from the city centre only 7mins drive."…"

Reviewed on 1 Sep 2020

Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront
Hotel Sacher Wien
Hotel Sacher Wien
5 out of 5
Philharmonikerstrasse 4, Vienna, Vienna
The price is Rs27,120 per night from 2 Feb to 3 Feb

This family-friendly Vienna hotel is located in the historical district, steps away from Kaerntner Strasse, Albertina and Vienna State Opera. Spanish Riding ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (674 reviews)

"The Sacher is just a wonderful place, with tradition, style and all the same modern. It geld always like coming home. The stuft is so nice!"…"

Reviewed on 16 Sep 2020

Hotel Sacher Wien
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top Holiday Rentals in Vienna

EST Residence Schoenbrunn Vienna - contactless check-in
EST Residence Schoenbrunn Vienna - contactless check-in
4 out of 5
Einwanggasse 5, Vienna, Wien

Located in Penzing, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Schoenbrunn Palace and Schoenbrunn Zoo. Wiener Stadthalle and Vienna State Opera are ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (22 reviews)

"My family and I enjoyed our stay. Communication with the hotel was easy, check in was easier. It is a serviced apartment building so they do not do daily turnover unless previous arrangements are made, which we were fine without. The room was quiet and immaculate, comfortable and spacious for 6 people. ..."…"

Reviewed on 22 Dec 2019

EST Residence Schoenbrunn Vienna - contactless check-in
Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
5 out of 5
Garnisongasse 7, Vienna
The price is Rs8,418 per night from 26 Jan to 27 Jan

Located in Alsergrund, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area, University of Vienna, and Rathaus. Spanish Riding ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (206 reviews)

"The place is amazing, very clean and neat. It’s big, there are 3 rooms each has a double bed. Beds are very comfortable. There’s even an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy the sun. Central and very accessible! Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
Oliver Apartments
Oliver Apartments
3.5 out of 5
Gumpendorfer Str. 126, Vienna
The price is Rs5,350 per night from 28 Jan to 29 Jan

Located in Mariahilf, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Raimund Theater and Mariahilfer Street. Wiener Stadthalle and Schoenbrunn Palace ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (320 reviews)
2 night stay at the apartment

"2 night stay at the apartment. Location is good with 3 mins walk to the nearest station and supermarket is just opposite to the apartment. The apartment is well equipped with clean and comfortable condition. It is value for money especially for the budget travellers. One thing should be reminded ..."…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Oliver Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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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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