Vienna is by far the largest city in Austria as well as its cultural, economic, and political center.
Vienna impresses tourists from all over the world with its proud gaudy buildings. The city provides for numerous cosy and comfortable hotels.
The St. Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom), a masterpiece of Gothic architecture, is Vienna’s landmark. While staying at a hotel in Vienna, you should have a look at the cathedral’s splendid interior, e.g. its high altar, the marble tomb of Frederick III in the south choir and the pulpit designed by Anton Pilgram in 1515.
One of the most important cultural monuments in Austria is the baroque Schönbrunn Palace. If you are staying at a hotel in Vienna’s district Hietzing you should make sure to visit the palace.
Numerous Vienna hotel guests enjoy the gorgeous château park. The animal park Schönbrunn ranks among the oldest in the world.
Near your Vienna hotel you will see the Hofburg Palace, former imperial residence and nowadays seat of the Austrian Federal President. While staying at a hotel in Vienna, you should make sure to visit the Hofburg’s Sisi Museum (a museum devoted to Empress Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie of Austria) and its Treasury, holding the imperial jewels of the Habsburg dynasty.
Vienna hotel guests who are interested in art will be delighted about the Museumsquartier (museum quarter), where you can see works by Egon Schille, Gustav Klimt and Oskar Kokoschka.
From the Riesenrad (giant wheel) at Vienna’s amusement park Prater you will have a tremendous view over Vienna with all its sights and hotels.
Vienna is being traversed by a well-organised network of metros, trams and busses, which will take you to your hotel quickly and comfortably.
A large number of Vienna hotel guests come to town in order to experience the city’s cultural events, e.g. the Wiener Opernball (Vienna opera ball) or shows by Vienna’s Boy Choir or the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.
Total population: 1,680,447 (May 2008)
Postal codes: 1010-1239, 1400-50