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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 July-September
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Local currency € 1 = $1.21
Language German
Average weekend price $108 per night
Average weekday price $108 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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The breakfast and breakfast staff are helpful and very nice.

December 27, 2017

The breakfast and breakfast staff are helpful and very nice. The size of suite room is superb! Room 402 and surroundings are extremely hot, so we could not sleep well. Night reception gentlemen could not help. But when we return in the following week, and had room 301, we lived it!

Dr. Dila
Dr. Dila United Kingdom

Great Christmas spirit atmosphere all over the Vienna with...

January 12, 2017

Great Christmas spirit atmosphere all over the Vienna with the ability to view numerous christmas marketplace and old architecture in the old city of Vienna (Innerstadt). I recommend a walk through the park of Schönbrunn Palace but it must be a nice weather.

Stropci Slovenia

Hotel reception stuff were very friendly and hotel facility...

August 16, 2016

Hotel reception stuff were very friendly and hotel facility was an excellent . Hotel located in great place just opposite train station. However, the hotel restaurant during dinner time was extremely busy was not place to seat . Other things the drinks in guest room was not any notes put it to mention what is items are and some of this drinks did not have any price on it.

Sadi United Kingdom

Beautiful city, amazing buildings on most corners.

August 9, 2016

Beautiful city, amazing buildings on most corners. Loved the Belvedere especially the Klimt Kiss. Kunsthistorisches museum was fabulous . Intercontinental Hotel as part of package for us - quite impressive foyer, lovely bar and comfortable room

Suzanne Australia

The continental hotel Pension is located in the BEST...

July 27, 2016

The continental hotel Pension is located in the BEST location in the center of Vienna, so it is close to everything. The nearest subway station is within one minute walking distance right next to a super market. It is about 15 min. walk to the Opera house. The Breakfast is awesome. Crispy croissant, German Bread, Coffee, Hot Chocolate, varieties of ham and cheese and green and red bell peppers. Jam and liver sausage. Just delicious! The hotel staff are very friendly. But they do not exchange US dollars to Euro. Hotel rooms are clean and beautiful. I would recommend this hotel to any of my friends. United States of America

Very Good Hotel at a very convenient location.

July 25, 2016

Very Good Hotel at a very convenient location. Rooms are Good but Cosy with all the amenities. Staff was very courteous especially the conceirge. Lots of restaurants nearby. Enjoyed our stay at Novotel. Would recommend guests to stay at this hotel.

Arif India

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