01. Innere Stadt
0.3 miles from downtown
Vienna’s historic sites (and shopping district) are in the city center by Ringstrasse Boulevard. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg museum complex, Rathaus (town hall), State Opera, Burg Theater and Vienna University are within walking distance. Graben and Kärntner Strasse are the main shopping streets, with international and local options.
Places to stay from $37 a night
0.8 miles from downtown
This district features two of Vienna’s biggest draws in one place: the Prater Park and its giant Ferris Wheel. A fairly traditional neighborhood, with many synagogues and kosher shops that cater to the largely Jewish population. On Saturdays, visit the bustling Karmeliter Market for food and contemporary art.
Places to stay from $16 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
The mainly residential 3rd district features several museums and a shopping mall above Landstrasse-Wien Mitte station. The district’s star attraction is the Belvedere, with its baroque gardens and Klimt’s "Kiss." Other museums include the KunstHausWien and MAK. See a concert at Wiener Konzerthaus for a touch of classical or world music.
Places to stay from $17 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
With its young and friendly charm, Vienna’s 4th district is home to the Technical University, the Wien Museum, and St. Charles' Church with Karlsplatz Square, site of a popular Christmas Market. Join the young and trendy in the friendly Freihausviertel, full of boutiques, hip bars and small restaurants.
Places to stay from $41 a night
1.9 miles from downtown
Margareten’s on the rise. This blue-collar district is blossoming into a post-industrial haven for artists, hipsters and cool cats. At the heart of it all is Margaretenplatz, a lively square that brims with funky bars and kooky boutiques. Catch an arthouse flick at Filmcasino, then slip into Schlossquadrat’s hidden wine gardens for refreshments.
Places to stay from $33 a night
1.4 miles from downtown
Neubau is an enchanting mix of old and new. For quintessential Viennese charm, walk through historic Spittelberg with its narrow alleys and Biedermeier-style houses. Head to Neubaugasse and the surrounding streets for shopping. The Volkstheater ("people’s theater") founded in 1889 hosts year-round shows (check their website for details).
Places to stay from $31 a night
1.1 miles from downtown
The smallest district is a popular residential area very close to the city center. Josefstadter Strasse features many local Viennese cafes, small boutiques and restaurants with various cuisines. Baroque art fans shouldn’t miss the Piarist Church of Maria Treu with its picturesque square.
Places to stay from $27 a night
0.9 miles from downtown
Alsergrund was the birthplace of Schubert and hometown of Sigmund Freud. Freud’s house on Berggasse 19 gives insight into his life and practice. Visit the neo-Gothic Votive Church bordering Ringstrasse and the Servitenviertel Quarter, with Vienna’s oldest Jewish Cemetery. Enjoy (mainly French) cuisine in the area around the French School.
Places to stay from $34 a night
With all of Vienna's imperial palaces, countless architectural achievements, and a world-renowned cafe culture, there's almost too much to do in Austria's amazing capital.
The historic city center is like an open-air museum, so it's no surprise it was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ringstrasse Boulevard is lined with beautiful buildings like the Rathaus (town halll), the Spanish Riding School, and the Hofburg Palace. However, the best place to check out the city's main sights is in the MuseumsQuartier – a collection of great museums, as well as cozy cafes and bars all housed in former stables. Highlights include the MUMOK, Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle, Architekturzentrum, and the interactive children's museum Zoom.
Enjoy the unique atmosphere of Vienna's coffee shops at Café Schwarzenberg—the oldest café on the Ringstrasse—which serves traditional liver dumpling soup and apple strudel. There's also Café Central, where icons like Leo Trotsky and Sigmund Freud used to gather. Then head over to the Riesenrad for some beautiful views over the city. This classic Ferris wheel is 215 feet tall and takes about 20 minutes to make a full rotation.
Vienna International Airport is right outside the city limits and can be reached easily by train, bus or taxi.
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|Most popular time to visit||August-October|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.13|
|Average weekend price||$123 per night|
|Average weekday price||$132 per night|
|Average stay||2 nights|
Vienna is a very beautiful, safe and tourist friendly place. Public transportation and airport buses are well organized. Read the Corona related guidelines especially the ones mentioned for Vienna before you travel. Book a walking tour on the first day so it will help prioritize the place you want to visit. Most of the tourist places are in Innere Stadt, so you can spend 1 to 2 days in this area. The palaces- Hofburg, Schönbrunn are beautiful. If you are travelling with kids then visit the Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel and Haus des Meeres. There is an interesting Roller Coaster Restaurant next to the Giant Wheel area.
Getting around Vienna is extremely simple. Hint: Get a Vienna Pass - this allows you to go to many of the attractions at no extra cost, as well as access buses, trams, subways - viennapass.de Try to do a walking tour before so that a local guide can show you the ins and outs of getting around. Wear comfortable shoes! Lots of walking to be done, sometimes on uneven terrain. Try to keep a bottle of water on you. Read up on Vienna so you know where you want to stay - the various districts have different things to offer
Spent a week. Could have finished in three days. I don’t recommend going here in winter or fall. It was too dark and cold and the sun sets really early so you can’t do much after dark except go to concerts. If you see people selling tickets on the street to concerts and such, buy! These events were a highlight of our trip.
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Great city for an immersive experience into traditions and modern lifestyle. Cafes are unique places here, so elegant and cozy. The art scene is ubiquitous with many galleries and museums. They must love tea as I found so many well furnished tea shops as well as they must be reading lovers: in the metro you can seat and read free magazines, so many bookshops, also magazines on the street that can be picked up from large plastic bags for which you have to leave some coins to buy. Safe to walk anytime and anywhere.
A real big city, amazing and beautiful. The best museums, (don't miss Hundertwasser), Excellent restaurants (schnitzel...), amazing cakes, many pedestrien streets, (shopping...), We loved Neubau, the young neighborhood
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