Vienna

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Belvedere featuring a castle, a park and a pond
The “City of Music” has been an arts powerhouse and an important European capital for centuries, and has a lot to offer those lucky enough to visit.

Wien, or Vienna in English, has been the capital city of Austria for almost a century, having been the first city of the Habsburg Empire for over 600 years before that. The city centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historical importance, and the mighty Donau (Danube River) flows through the its heart.

In the present day, the city is a vibrant central European hub, full of chic eateries, trendy nightclubs and an active arts scene. Alongside all of this sits the very clear legacy of the city’s past as an imperial metropolis, in the form of ornate and imposing palaces, meticulously maintained parks and numerous monuments.

To learn more about this rich history and to admire the spoils of rule from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the same complex, the Albertina offers a fabulous, world-renowned collection of art, while the MuseumsQuartier is a busy gathering place for cultural events.

The Innere Stadt, which is bound by the Danube on one side and the Ringstraße (Circling Street) on the others, is also home to a number of other cultural hotspots. Admire the splendid Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and Vienna State Opera, or while away an afternoon at the excellent Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum).

Native Viennese artist Gustav Klimt is adored here, and his masterpieces are on show in some top galleries, including the Burgtheater, the Museum of Art History (Kusthistorisches Museum) and the Belvedere. If you’re visiting the city with people who are a little too young for art appreciation, then a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace to see the world's oldest zoo offers a fun alternative.

The importance of Vienna as a melting pot for musicians, groundbreaking thinkers and fantastic artists down through the years is difficult to overstate: Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Strauss and Hayden all lived here, as did Sigmund Freud and the aforementioned Gustav Klimt. Many of these stellar names can be honoured with a visit to their final resting places in the Central Cemetery.

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Where to stay in Vienna

MOOONS
MOOONS
4 out of 5
Wiedner Gürtel 16, Vienna, 1040
The price is AU$123 per night from 24 Aug. to 25 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen's ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (102 reviews)
"The hotel is so close to the train station! It is awesome to be able to access transportation so easily! The staff was wonderful, friendly and helpful! I had a great visit in Vienna!!"

Reviewed on 3 Aug. 2022

MOOONS
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria, 1300
The price is AU$208 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Schwechat. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,007 reviews)
"Walking distance to the Vienna Airport Terminal. Very comfortable room."

Reviewed on 7 Aug. 2022

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
Hotel MOTTO
Hotel MOTTO
4 out of 5
Mariahilfer Strasse 71A, Eingang: Schadekgasse 20, Vienna, Vienna, 1060
The price is AU$252 per night from 22 Aug. to 23 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star hotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the breakfast and the bathrooms in their reviews. Popular ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (52 reviews)
"Great location, staff was extremely helpful. Room was lovely and quiet. We loved the coffee and pastries Motto Brot next door. A very nice place to stay in a beautiful city."

Reviewed on 29 Jul. 2022

Hotel MOTTO
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Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
4 out of 5
Canettistrasse 3, Vienna, 1100
The price is AU$184 per night from 25 Aug. to 26 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a fitness centre. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen's ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (137 reviews)
Excellent choice in Vienna
"Located about a five-minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof, this property is perfectly located for a visit to Vienna. The place is absolutely spotless, and the staff is quite friendly and helpful. The price is right. And they have a swimming pool. What's not to like...? My new favourite hotel in Central ..."

Reviewed on 4 Aug. 2022

Adina Apartment Hotel Vienna Belvedere
MyPlace Premium Apartments - City Centre
MyPlace Premium Apartments - City Centre
4 out of 5
Vorlaufstrasse 3, Vienna, Vienna, 1010
The price is AU$325 per night from 7 Sep. to 8 Sep.
Stay at this 4-star boutique aparthotel in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and a fitness centre. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (835 reviews)
"Great location and nice property lots of room"

Reviewed on 9 Jul. 2022

MyPlace Premium Apartments - City Centre
Jimmy's Apartments Emerald
Jimmy's Apartments Emerald
4 out of 5
Steingasse 33, Vienna, 1030
The price is AU$211 per night from 9 Aug. to 10 Aug.
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Vienna. Enjoy free WiFi, a flat-screen TV and a kitchen. Popular attractions Vienna State Opera and St. Stephen's Cathedral ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (16 reviews)
"Close to the very heart of Vienna Comfortable Clean All you need for short or longer stay in Vienna Perfect price"

Reviewed on 18 Jul. 2022

Jimmy's Apartments Emerald
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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