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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.
Located in a small shopping centre in Hietzing, the Ekazent SchĂ¶nbrunn 3 star hotel in Wien offers excellent accommodation steps away from the Schoenbrunn Palace. The area is excellently served by public transportation, so guests wishing to discover Wien will make the most of their time staying at the hotel. The Ekazent SchĂ¶nbrunn Hotel offers a friendly service and excellent facilities, and is also within easy reach of the Vienna Zoo SchĂ¶nbrunn.
The hotel Gabriel enjoys a central yet quiet location on one of Vienna's oldest shopping streets. The city centre and all main tourist attractions such as the renowned RingstraĂźe, Prater, Belvedere and Hundertwasserhaus are easily reachable by underground or by bus. The property offers spacious and comfortable guestrooms, a cozy breakfast room, a beautiful garden as well as secure parking facilities. Guests especially appreciate the friendly and individual service of the hotel staff.
Located in the 23rd district, the Hoffinger Hotel in Vienna offers excellent 3 star accommodation only 20 minutes away from Vienna city centre. The nearest subway station is a 5 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel offers 35 tastefully furnished rooms, private parking, an excellent breakfast buffet, bar and a cosy atmosphere in a calm and green cottage area.
Hotel Marc Aurel
The family-friendly hotel Marc Aurel is located in the very heart of Vienna, a stone's throw away from St. Stephens Cathedral, the famous Graben and KĂ¤rntnerstraĂźe. The proximity to all tourist attractions makes this the ideal starting point to explore the cultural metropolis of Vienna. Guests are invited to spend an enjoyable stay in a traditional environment, including the typical Viennese bar-restaurant, the inviting covered Schanigarten terrace in the summer and the spacious, comfortable guestrooms. This hotel is perfect for those who want to organize large events and private celebrations. Besides the restaurant the hotel disposes of a conference/meeting room for approximately 50 persons. A banqueting service can be arranged. Free Wireless Internet access is also available.
Hotel Cryston, built in 1907 in typical Viennese style, enjoys a convenient location in Vienna, between Karlsplatz and SchĂ¶nbrunn Palace. The 3-story hotel has been carefully modernised to a high standard and offers you friendly and efficient service. The property is delighted to organise your family or business events. Apart from a meeting room with space for up to 30 persons, guests are also offered an Internet corner and free wireless high-speed Internet access. Coffee is available in the lobby.Pets and service animals are not allowed at the hotel.
Organic food is all the rage at the Salon. The chefs at the Hollman Salon in Vienna's Heiligenkreuzhof concoct exquisite Austrian dishes using a selection of fresh and sustainably produced ingredients. Diners are treated to seasonal Viennese classics, secret traditional Austrian dishes and down-to-earth home cooking expertly prepared and given a modern twist. You will also love the convivial atmosphere, not to mention the selection of homemade cakes and bread which, like all the food at the Hollman Salon, are freshly prepared.
Restaurant Le Loft im Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom
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.
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.
The Palais Coburg in Vienna is a new gourmet restaurant offering diners the very finest cuisine which is imaginative and creative â€“ a place for people who enjoy good food. Silvio Nickol is an award-winning chef who has succeeded in creating a unique and outstanding culinary experience at this luxurious 5-star establishment. In terms of decor, the Palais Coburg has recently undergone a complete makeover. Glass, wood, leather, a pleasant colour scheme and relaxed lighting give the place an intimate feel, creating just the right setting for an evening full of style and tradition. The culinary offering includes creative interpretations of classic dishes and exceptional gastronomic concoctions which combine wonderfully with the Coburgâ€™s extensive wine selection. The Palais Coburg's wine sommelier Frank Smulders is the second European to have successfully completed the Master of Wine examination. A very impressive range of 5,000 different wines provides the perfect accompaniment to every meal and Herr Smulders is the right man for the job.