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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.

Tonight

From $61 per night

Next weekend

From $106 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.18
Language German
Average weekend price $113 per night
Average weekday price $114 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

Amazing city with a rich history which is presented wherever...

September 14, 2021

Amazing city with a rich history which is presented wherever you look. Rich central European culinary options - not pricy. Easy to walk and see most attractions, and the public transportation is amazing + easy to use. Worth more than one visit !!!

Eyal
Eyal Israel
10

Simply put, a great and beautiful city.

August 8, 2021

Simply put, a great and beautiful city. Everything is wonderful there: sightseeing, museums, buildings, streets, cleanliness, culture of people, and lots of others. I've visited 4 times Vienna, and I honestly say it's a city I would to live in.

Gabriel_Liviu
Gabriel_Liviu Romania
10

We stayed for three days (+one to get there, +one to get...

June 11, 2021

We stayed for three days (+one to get there, +one to get back), it was the right time to see the city but it was not enough time to visit most important places. You can visit, due to the size and amount of things inside, two sites per day (ex. a palace and a museum) have a good meal, and walk for a section of the old city. Only thing is that there are tons of museums, palaces, atractions, etc. lots for every taste. Be prepared, covid tests are expensive in the city center, you´re required to present them in most places. People are nice, friendly to the tourism, food is great. It is a big fancy city, prices are not cheap and it has big city problems (take care of your wallet) but overall it is really a must to visit.

Jose Gonzalo
Jose Gonzalo Germany
8.0

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
8.0

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
Stropci Slovenia

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