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Vienna, capital of Austria, is especially known for its musical legacy. Many great composers, including Mozart and Beethoven are associated with the city. The local culinary tradition in cakes and desserts, such as Apfelstrudel and Sachtertorte, make the city an even more attractive destination.
Tourist favorites in Vienna
The Museum of fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) is housed in the 19th beautiful palatial building. The most important fine arts museum, opened in 1891, has galleries holding collections of famous artists paintings. Museo de Historia del Arte has one of the finest and largest Bruegel collection in the world that makes it one of the most eminent museums in the world. Kunsthistorisches Museum has on display Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection, Collection of Greek and Roman Antiquities, Picture Gallery and Coin Cabinet.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera is a 19th century opera house â€“ and opera company â€“ with a history dating back to the mid-19th century. It is located in the centre of Vienna, and is one of top must-visit attractions in the city. In 1920, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. The Neo-Renaissance style opera house was completed in 1869 according to the design of by architects August Sicard von Sicardsburg and Eduard van der NĂĽll. Read more
Innere Stadt (Old Town)
The Innere Stadt, the 1st municipal District of Vienna, is the Old Town of Vienna, boasting numerous architectural ensembles, including Baroque castles and gardens, and the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.
The Old Town of Vienna is one of top must-visit attractions in Vienna and is home to a number of cultural, religious and historical treasures, including Albertina museum, Burgtheater, Graben, Hofburg Imperial Palace, Kapuzinergruft, KĂ¤rntner StraĂźe, Lutheran City Church, Kunsthistorisches Museum, Maria am Gestade Church, and etc. Read more
The Rathaus is a splendid and eye-catching building which serves as the seat both of the mayor and city council of the city of Vienna. The town hall also serves as Governor and Assembly of the State of Vienna. The Rathaus was designed by Friedrich von Schmidt in the Gothic style, and built between 1872 and 1883. Read more
SchĂ¶nbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence, one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Tracing its origin back to the 16th century, the palace, since the 1960s, has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna.
If you are looking for a comfortable and affordable hotel in Vienna, then the Stasta Hotel is the ideal choice, treating visitors to a great location and a range of amenities. This popular property is next to an open-air bath with an indoor swimming pool, so that all the family are treated to fun and recreation. There are also opportunities to enjoy tennis and golf, along with relaxing sauna facilities. The Stasta hotel is proud of its favourable geographic position, enabling residents to enjoy this elegant and historical city on foot. Guests who are travelling by car will find ample free parking near to the hotel, and once you arrive you'll be happy to sample the delectable culinary delights in the hotel restaurant. Friendly and helpful staff combine years of hospitality experience, and invite you to make yourself at home in this popular Vienna hotel. Whatever brings you here, you'll find a warm welcome and a host of amenities awaiting you behind the doors of this distinguished property.
The family-run, non-smoking 4-star hotel Wilhelmshof is located in Vienna's 2nd district, near the Prater, the world-famous entertainment park. The city centre, the UNO-City complex with its congress facilities and the fair grounds can be reached within 10 minutes by public transport. The historical building combines tradition and modern design under one roof. Its amenities include a friendly bar, a comfortable breakfast room and a private garage. Guests especially appreciate the friendly and individual service of the hotel staff.
Boutique Hotel Stadthalle Wien
The Hotel Stadthalle is a family-run house with charm and invites international guests, we speak 6 languages, to enjoy a light-hearted stay in Vienna. Cordiality and cheerfulness are our most important parameters, apart from an environmentally conscious attitude and way to manage our hotel. On-site amenities include a beautiful garden, Internet Point and a front desk staffed around the clock with all sorts of tourist information. NOTE: due to renovation works in the breakfast room, from 01.03.2009 to 31.07.09 the breakfast buffet will not be served, instead of it the hotel will offer a breakfast snack with tea or coffee, cakes and fruit. During the refurbishment works interesting the entire building (until the end of September 2009), guests will enjoy special reductions.
Hotel Pension Andreas
Enjoy Viennese GemĂĽtlichkeit at the Hotel Pension Andreas! The family-run property is situated 200 meters behind the City Hall, just steps away from the famous Burgtheater. Vienna's most famous sights such as St. Stephans Cathedral, the beautiful Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School are easily reachable on foot. Apart from elegantly furnished and spacious rooms, guests are offered a cozy breakfast room, Internet Point and discounted parking at a nearby private garage.
Both in the winter and in the summer, the hotel Sophienalpe, is the perfect place for a relaxing vacation on the outskirts of Vienna, amidst the picturesque Wienerwald, which is located about 12 km away from the city centre of Vienna. The hotel offers the best choice for those who wish to combine sighsteeing with breathtaking hikes in peaceful surroundings. Sophienalpe features various amenities, such as an indoor swimming pool, a conference room and a bar. The hotel's own restaurant will serve you delicious regional and international dishes for lunch and dinner.
Only high quality Viennese cuisine and international specialties are served in the Arsenal and BorromĂ¤us of the Marriott Renaissance Hotel The Imperial Riding School Vienna. You can enjoy a meal where at one time only Leaders and high-ranking military officials would have studied. On the menu, you will find Austrian classics such as, cooked prime boiled beef, with roasted potatoes, creamed spinach, chive and apple pip sauce, or caramelized sugared pancake with raisins with stewed berries, alongside exotic options, such as fried prawns with vanilla in a cauliflower curry puree with lemon grass mousse, or Monk fish in a spicy curry sauce, on jasmine rice with mango celery vegetables. The historical pillared hall, the glass ceilinged winter garden, with a view of the main garden, and also the large garden with the historical horse tamer statue, underline the unique dining experience on offer. The lounge in the City Garden offers a stylish bolt hole to linger in, seven days a week. As a highlight in the summer, the restaurant BorromĂ¤us offers a city barbecue, when all grill fanatics are able to give in to their passion for barbequed food on the summer terrace.
Im Restaurant at eight in Wien steht die Aroma-KĂĽche mit ihrer Passion fĂĽr Essen und Trinken im Mittelpunkt. Die Kombination von verschiedenen GewĂĽrzen und Saucen, frischen heimischen und exotischen KrĂ¤utern, gemischt mit Ă¤therischen Ă–len wird im at eight zur Magie am Tisch. Chef de Cuisine Daniel Kraft verwĂ¶hnt Gourmets mit hochwertigen, regionalen Produkten, die er von Lieferanten aus der Region bezieht. Das frische, in lindgrĂĽn gehaltene Ambiente am Tage macht am Abend einer stimmungsvollen AtmosphĂ¤re Platz, die durch dramatisches rot und violett unterstĂĽtzt wird.
Restaurant "das Turm"
Im Restaurant "dasTurm" wird neben ehrlichen Speisen ein atemberaubender Blick ĂĽber die Wiener City und die umliegenden Weinberge serviert. Im 22. Stock des Immofinanz-Towers im Business Park Vienna am Wienerberg blickt man beim Dinner nach Lust und Laune aus dem Fenster und lĂ¤sst den Blick schweifen. Zum kulinarischen Genuss wird hier visuelles Entertainment geboten. TagsĂĽber liegen Ihnen die DĂ¤cher von Wien zu FĂĽĂźen und bei Nacht erfreuen Sie sich am Leuchten der GroĂźstadt. Das Ambiente ist luftig und leicht, die Speisen frisch und traditionell.
Holy-Moly! am Badeschiff
According to the prestigious GaultMillau Guide 2011 that has awarded two crests to this floating restaurant, the Holy-Moly! Restaurant in Vienna is a 'hotspot for the town's gastronomy scene'.
The Holy-Moly! am Badeschiff is situated on the DonaukanallĂ¤nde between Schwedenplatz and Urania in Vienna. Head chef Christian Petz's meals have been described as 'the finest', 'wonderful' and 'dream like', and the Xocolat-dessert from the manufacturer of the same name, is described as, 'simple, but gorgeous'.
The small, yet perfectly formed wine menu at the Holy Moly! leaves room for more. Even if you want to bring your own bottle, you are most welcome.
The interior of the restaurant is unusual and angular: wooden tables covered in graffiti, fur-covered stools and a view over the water. To summarise, the Holy-Moly! Restaurant in Vienna serves food of the highest standard in a relaxed atmosphere, with service staff dressed in jeans and T-shirts.
Palais Coburg - Basteigarten
The Basteigarten at the Palais Coburg is open all day, offering diners a selection of light and creative cuisine. There are two distinctive dining areas: the â€śGartenpavillonâ€ť (Garden Pavilion) and the historic setting of the wine bar which has been beautifully enhanced with modern architectural features. In the warm summer months, sit out and relax in the spacious and tranquil surroundings of the garden with its tall trees and attractively landscaping â€“ the perfect spot to enjoy your meal. Start your day with a bang with a first class coffee and delicious breakfast in a setting that conjures up images of an Italian espresso bar. For lunch come and enjoy a selection of fine wine and some food that is exquisite but not pretentious. In the afternoon, drop by for some freshly baked pastries and take your pick from a choice of well-known Viennese coffees. In the evening there is an excellent selection of wines to complement the wonderful culinary spread on offer.