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If you're planning a citytrip to Vienna, here's the place to start
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
St. Stephen's Cathedral
St. Stephen's Cathedral also known as Stephansdom or Stephanskirche by locals, is a beautiful Romanesque and Gothic style basilica that is located in the heart of Vienna. Initiated by Rudolf IV, St. Stephen's Cathedral is a seat of the Archdiocese of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna standing on the ruins of two earlier churches. The most notable features of Stephanskirche are the red-marble sepulcher of Emperor Frederick III, the pulpit made in 1514-1515, the Altarpiece of Wiener Neustadt and the tomb of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral website for information about opening hours, services and guided tours. Not far away from St. Stephen's Cathedral there is another beautiful Baroque church built between 1701 and 1733. St. Peter's church located at Petersplatz is characterized by its copper-clad dome.
The Museum of fine Arts in Vienna, also known as 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. For more information about museum's opening hours, admission fees please visit the website.
Vienna is also home to one of the largest collection of modern Austrian art and contains the world's largest Egon Schiele Collection.
Vienna State Opera
The Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is an 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, Austria. It was originally called the Vienna Court Opera (Wiener Hofoper). In 1920, with the replacement of the Habsburg Monarchy by the First Austrian Republic, it was renamed the Vienna State Opera. Read more
SchĂ¶nbrunn Palace is a former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence in Vienna, Austria. One of the most important cultural monuments in the country, since the 1960s it has been one of the major tourist attractions in Vienna. The palace and gardens illustrate the tastes, interests, and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. Read more
Location. Exe Vienna is located in Vienna's Hernals neighborhood, close to Vienna General Hospital, Schoenbrunn Palace, and Vienna City Hall. Nearby points of interest also include Austrian Parliament Building and Burgtheater. Hotel Features. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool and a health club. This 3-star property has a business center and offers a meeting/conference room. Complimentary wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas and the hotel has an Internet point. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available. The hotel serves hot and cold buffet breakfasts in the breakfast room (surcharges apply). Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include multilingual staff, tour/ticket assistance, and laundry facilities. Guestrooms. 115 air-conditioned guestrooms at Exe Vienna feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature bathtubs or showers, makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. In addition to desks, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have satellite channels. Rooms also include windows that open. Housekeeping is offered daily and guests may request wake-up calls. The hotel features a heated indoor pool and health club. Children must be accompanied by an adult in the hotel's recreational facilities. The recreational activities listed above are available either onsite or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Austria Trend Hotel Lassalle
Location. Austria Trend Hotel Lassalle is a business-friendly hotel located in Vienna's Leopoldstadt neighborhood, close to Wurstelprater, Austrian National Library, and Vienna City Hall. Additional points of interest include Austrian Parliament Building and Riesenrad. Hotel Features. Austria Trend Hotel Lassalle features a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during limited hours. The hotel serves buffet breakfasts each morning (surcharges apply). Recreational amenities include a sauna. This 4-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers small meeting rooms, technology support staff, and limo/town car service. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Vienna property has 90 square meters of event space consisting of conference/meeting rooms. For a surcharge, the property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (available on request). Business services, concierge services, tour/ticket assistance, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is limited, and available on a limited first-come, first-served basis (surcharge). Additional property amenities include a library, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. Guestrooms. 140 guestrooms at Austria Trend Hotel Lassalle feature minibars and safes. Accommodations offer city or garden views. Beds come with premium bedding. All rooms include separate sitting areas and desks. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations with deep soaking bathtubs and handheld showerheads. They also offer makeup/shaving mirrors, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wired high-speed Internet access is complimentary. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Televisions have cable channels. Also included are windows that open and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request irons/ironing boards, hypo-allergenic bedding, and extra towels/bedding. Housekeeping is available daily. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
City Hotel Tabor
Location. City Hotel Tabor is located in Vienna's Leopoldstadt neighborhood, close to Johann-Strauss-Museum, Riesenrad, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Nearby points of interest also include Viennese City Park and Hundertwasser House Vienna. Hotel Features. The property offers a roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge). Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Wireless and wired high-speed Internet access is available in public areas (surcharges apply). City Hotel Tabor features multilingual staff, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Additional property amenities include an elevator (lift). Guestrooms. 95 guestrooms at City Hotel Tabor feature minibars and safes. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones. Satellite television is provided. Rooms also include windows that open. Guests may request hypo-allergenic bedding. The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
Isidex Apartments offers designated smoking areas and a garden. There are many great attractions nearby, including St. Stephen's Cathedral, Burgtheater, Vienna City Hall and Danube Tower. Also close by are Wiener Prater and Austrian Parliament Building. Staff can provide tour/ticket assistance. Other amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services.
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.
Im 7. Stock des Grand Hotels Wien bietet das Restaurant Le Ciel alles, was anspruchsvolle Gourmets erwarten. KĂĽchenchefin Jacqueline Pfeiffer zaubert tĂ¤glich mit Ihrem Team ein groĂźes Angebot an exklusiven und fantasievoll zubereiteten Gerichten der FranzĂ¶sischen und Wiener KĂĽche. Eine exzellente, ausgefallene Weinkarte und der professionelle, freundliche Service runden das Angebot ab.
The new restaurant Le Loft in Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom (Cathedral) has given Vienna a new hot spot which would not be out of place in London, Paris or even New York.
With the first step into the lobby you will be struck by the 2000 square metre illuminated ceiling of the Swiss artist Pipilotti Rist. The walls of Top Floor, also on the 18th floor of the renowned French architect Jean Nouvel's sculptured building, are all made of glass. Diners are treated to a breathtaking view over the whole city.
Star chef, Antoine Westermann, who has been awarded 3 Michelin stars, has created a menu with French specialities using the best ingredients Austria has to offer. Raphael Dworak, head chef at Le Loft is in charge of the interpretation and implementation.
The focal point of the restaurant is Le Loft's Bar & Lounge, which offers a panoramic view from Kahlenberg right the way across to the southern outskirts of Vienna. And not forgetting Austrian wine lovers, in the restaurant itself is a 4-metre high wine cabinet, which stocks around 800 bottles.