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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.
Am Schubertring is a charming private hotel in the heart of the city, reflecting the history of the Ringstrasse as well as that of Vienna. First-class-comfort, Viennese cosiness, old-Austrian tradition and a pretentious ambience, combined with a very attentive and polite service, generating a nice quality of life, make guests return time and again with pleasure. Next to the reception lies the welcoming Schubert bar, designed in Adolf Loos style, and from here an elevator takes guests straight up to all 39 rooms at the top of the building, some of them having a nice view on the historic center of the city.
Hotel Arkadenhof is located in a quiet area in the very heart of Vienna, enjoying immediate access to the city's excellent public transportation system, yet isolated from its notoriously noisy traffic. With 35 rooms, 10 suites, and a very own private garage, the hotel offer unsurpassed relaxation, comfort and convenience in an atmosphere of true Viennese charm.
The hotel Bajazzo is a small, privately run property in the heart of Vienna. Due to its central yet quiet location, just steps away from the Schottenring and the BĂ¶rse (stock exchange) building, it offers the ideal choice for family vacations, business travellers and those wishing to explore the many attractions of the city, such as fantastic musicals, impressive exhibitions and theatres. Vienna's most famous shopping boulevards - MariahilferstraĂźe, Graben and KĂ¤rntnerstraĂźe - are easily reachable on foot in a matter of minutes. This 3 star non-smoking hotel features tastefully furnished guestrooms, wireless Internet access throughout the building and a breakfast room. The friendly and multilingual hotel team will be pleased to help you with all the information you may require. Pets are not allowed. Please note that from June to October 2011 public street maintenance is being undertaken in front of the hotel.
Boltzmann is a popular city hotel in Vienna, ideal for those who prefer to travel individually. Based in the ninth district, near the Liechtenstein museum and only a few minutes on foot from a vivid gastronomic scene, the hotel lies very close to the famous RingstraĂźe street with its magnificent buildings. Opened in 1999, this small Vienna boutique hotel has a cosy ambience and features a pleasant lounge with bar, as well as offers wireless Internet access in every room and in the public areas. Boltzmann hotel is ideal for business travellers and for a very romantic weekend in Vienna.
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.
Nasch Austrian Tapas und Wein
Sample Austrian cuisine at its best, prepared with fresh seasonal products from regional farmers and accompanied by a glass of fine Austrian wine, at NASCH Wine and Austrian Tapas, at the Hilton Vienna Plaza hotel. This modern Vienna restaurant takes its inspiration from traditional Spanish Tapas, allowing you to try a little of everything. Create your own menu and order a variety of dishes to share at this cosy and casual restaurant.
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.
You name it. The Orangerie at the Renaissance Wien Hotel has everything the gourmet could wish for, from Sunday lunch and fast meals to themed culinary weeks. Austrian specialities include Wiener Schnitzel made from veal served with parsley potatoes, and apple strudel served with vanilla sauce and whipped cream. These feature on the menu alongside international dishes such as grilled salmon steak served with yellow and red rice and tomato salsa. The speciality of the house is a grilled t-bone veal steak with truffled potato puree, skewered vegetables and a light salsa sauce. Seasonal delicacies such as asparagus and mushrooms as well as game and a selection of ice creams offer variety. The chefs source fresh local ingredients from the local market and rely on what each season has to offer. Only the very finest ingredients will do.