Schonbrunn Palace, Vienna

Hotels in Vienna, Austria

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Some of the greatest cities in the world beg to be explored, and one that is becoming increasingly popular, not least because of the fantastic snow resorts nearby, is Vienna.

Forever known for its olde-worlde buildings, quaint charm, and breathtaking scenery, Vienna is easily accessible by either air, road or rail, with cheap air fares on offer. Sat right in the heart of Europe, this is also a popular inter-railing stop-off.

There are many cheap hotels in Vienna, Austria meaning a visit to this almost regally beautiful city won’t break the bank, and opening up a world of sightseeing options.

Walk or cycle the River Danube and the Prater

Of course, one of the most famous attractions in Vienna runs through it – the River Danube, and a fantastic way to check out the skyline and surrounding scenery is a river cruise. The height of romance, and wonderful for photographic memories, this is a must-do for first time visitors.

For a slightly more energetic visit, why not take to the Danube cycle path and cycle your way from the northern edge of the city, right into the very centre? Get fit and see the sights? Perfect opportunity!

Of course, once you’re in the city centre, one of the most famous parts is the Prater public park. This is like a huge fairground, with an atmosphere to match. The square where everyone meets, with a busy, bustling vibe, the Prater’s main attraction is the huge Ferris wheel towering into the sky. Madame Tussauds is in this part of the city, with lots of fairground attractions, the Prater Museum, and lots of shopping and restaurant options too. The Prater Dome is a great place to head after dark, and is one of Vienna’s largest nightspots.

The best hotels in Vienna will of course be more central, allowing you ease of exploration on foot, and I always find this is the best way to get around in general, as you never know what you may stumble upon. If you prefer the self-catering option, meaning you can truly get out and about for all your meals, or cook yourself if the mood takes you, then look into apartments in Vienna as an alternative. Your choices are indeed endless.

Attractions in Vienna, Austria

Anyone who loves their history and architecture will find Vienna the perfect getaway, with many a place to head. The baroque-style Schonbrunn and Belvedere Palace should be your first choices, and the Imperial Palace. St Stephens’ cathedral is towering and beautiful, and even if you don’t choose to visit the Vienna State Opera House for a performance, then check out the building at the very least, set in the Ringstrasse, which is where many other important and historical buildings are based.

For something more light-hearted, a wander around Palm House in the Schonbrunn is a relaxing few hours, or visiting many species of wildlife at the zoo.

If retail therapy is more your thing, you’re spoilt for choice. This being a huge European city, you’ll found large high street chains, alongside more select and small boutiques for something a little different. The same can be said for restaurants and cafes, with the large choice you can expect from such a huge city.

As you can see, a visit to Vienna is varied and busy, with an upmarket feel which is completely contradictory to the price tag. You’ll find a large range of accommodation in Vienna, Austria with something to suit every budget, as well as an activity to match too.

No-one could ever accuse Vienna of being boring; in fact you’ll struggle to pack everything into one single weekend.