The Ritz - Carlton | Schubertring 6-7 | 1010 Vienna
I have been to other Ritz-Carlton's and never disappointed. This is not exception, large rooms with all amenities, twice a day room service, courteous, expedient, all comfort . Breakfast at the hotel is well worth it. Large selection from savory to sweet, exotic juices and healthy options. Well done!
Hotel Imperial Vienna | Kaertner Ring 16 | Vienna A-1015
This is an absolutely gorgeous hotel located in the center of Vienna. Practically everything is walking distance - all the attractions, restaurants, and cafés. The rooms are beautiful, historical, and large. The staff is extremely kind and helpful, and always are eager to show you whatever you need. The hotel is beautiful from the outside and from the inside.
Palais Coburg Hotel Residenz | Coburgbastei 4 | Vienna A-1010
Perfection. Palais Coburg is indeed an old school majestic palace, yet it is modern, polished, clean-cut, with all contemporary amenities. It is very central yet isolated and peaceful. Service is excellent and exceptionally friendly. The conference rooms and swimming pool are picturesque. Palais Coburg is an experience in and of itself, allowing the visitor to enjoy both the city and Coburg’s own unique micro-cosmos. Best place in Vienna. Highly recommended (actually better to keep it as an unspoiled secret).
Vienna is the capital and largest city of Austria, and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria'sprimary city, with a population of about 1.8 million (2.6 million within the metropolitan area, nearly one third of Austria's population), and its cultural, economic, andpolitical centre. It is the 7th-largest city by population within city limits in the European Union. Until the beginning of the 20th century it was the largest German-speaking city in the world, and before the splitting of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War I the city had 2 million inhabitants. Today it has the second largest number of German speakers after Berlin.
Vienna is host to many major international organizations, including the United Nations and OPEC. The city is located in the eastern part of Austria and is close to the borders of the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. These regions work together in a European Centrope border region. Along with nearby Bratislava, Vienna forms a metropolitan region with 3 million inhabitants. In 2001, the city centre was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Attractions in Vienna
St. Stephen’s Cathedral | Old City Vienna
St Stephen’s Cathedral is one of Vienna’s most important and symbolic buildings as the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. The 14th century Romanesque and Gothic cathedral is famous for its multi-coloured tiled roof and has played a part in Viennese culture over the centuries, witnessing many important imperial and social events.
Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel | Riesenradplatz 1 | 1020 Vienna | +43 1 729 54 30
Vienna’s Giant Ferris Wheel offers unparalleled views over the city, and has done since the turn of the century in 1900. As one of the city’s most iconic landmarks, the wheel marks the entrance to the Prater amusement park and is a traditional moving monument of the city’s skyline. A promised panoramic adventure, take to the skies and learn about Vienna from all angles.
Schönbrunn Palace | Schönbrunner Schlossstraße | 1030 Vienna | +43 1 811 13-239
Deep rooted in Vienna’s imperial past, the Schönbrunn Palace is one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in the city. Under the reign of Maria Theresia in the 18th century Schönbrunn Palace was to become the magnificent focus of court life. From that time onwards it played host to the leading statesmen of Europe. In 1996 Schönbrunn Palace and park were put on the list of UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites. The cultural and picturesque Schönbrunn Palace is one of Vienna’s most popular historical attractions and is waiting to be discovered.
Madame Tussauds | Madame Tussauds Vienna, Riesenradplatz | 1020 Vienna | +43 (1) 8903366
Part of the Madame Tussauds family, this waxworks museum is a must-visit if you’re in Vienna with your family. Let your kids meet their sporting heroes and acting idols and take them through an interactive experience and be awed at the intricate detail of these waxwork figures that have been brought to life.
City Cruises Vienna | DDSG Blue Danube Schiffstation Wien / City, Franz-Josefs-Kai 2 | 1010 Vienna | +43 1 588 80
See the modern and historic sides of Vienna on a city cruise with the recently refurbished MS Blue Danube. The route takes you along the Danube Canal, which was the main branch of the Danube in the Middle Ages. It is flanked by architectural highlights such as the Urania observatory, Jean Nouvel’s hotel and commercial building, Hans Hollein’s Media Tower, Otto Wagner’s Schützenhaus and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. On the way back, you can see modern Vienna with its graffiti artwork and trendy bars drift by.
Spanish Riding School | Michaelerplatz 1 (Besucherzentrum) | 1010 Vienna | +43 (1) 533 90 31
The Hofburg Palace is a must-see when visiting Vienna. The power-house of the Austrian empire, it holds a wealth of rich culture and history waiting to be explored. The Spanish Riding School is a renowned institution and tradition that has been part of Vienna’s rich culture since 1565. It’s a traditional riding school for Lipizzan horses that perform their haute école equestrian skills to audiences in the Hofburg Palace. This classical dressage attracts worldwide visitors and you can even watch the horses and their riders train in the great Winter Riding School, too.