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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.


From $32 per night

Next weekend

From $72 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language German
Average weekend price $123 per night
Average weekday price $132 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Vienna is a very beautiful, safe and tourist friendly place.

January 12, 2022

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.

NitinSuvarna Germany

Getting around Vienna is extremely simple.

January 3, 2022

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 - 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

Roxanne Trinidad and Tobago

Spent a week.

November 19, 2021

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.


Best City.

November 12, 2021

Best City. Just avoid Hotel Pension BLECKMANN. Avoid using booking. Com as both have worst customer services. I booked my room in above mentioned hotel but made a new booking on booking. Com. I chose the option to cancel all previous booking but it was not cancelled. Time limit was till 2:00 and then i did cancel but they said No you have to pay. I contaacted booking. Com and hotel but they sid no you have to pay. It was not my fault but i had to pay. Dont trust these people.

Mohsin Ali Fakhar
Mohsin Ali Fakhar Pakistan

Great city for an immersive experience into traditions and...

November 8, 2021

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.

isabella Italy

A real big city, amazing and beautiful.

November 2, 2021

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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