Vienna is a city class apart, with the baroque architecture, elegant Kaffeehauser (coffee houses) and contemporary art. Take a dip into the historic city of Vienna which is renowned to be the most habitable cities in the world. Vienna is also distinguished from the rest of the world as it was the home to the world’s first psycho-analyst – Sigmund Freud and known as ‘The City of Dreams’. If you are a wine or music aficionado, then this city should definitely be on your list while visiting Austria. We have put together the top 3 accomodation spots in Vienna, Austria and why?
Innerestadt, the City Central of Vienna is the heart of the city with the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ringstrasse (a circular road) circling it. If you’re looking for some yummy tummy feasts you must be here to experience the alley of cafes, restaurants and bars in Innerestadt. The Stephansplatz is the most prominent square at the geographical centre of Vienna. The Hofburg Palace is one of the most important palaces which stuns each visitor by the breadth of the area, it is spread over 59 acres and contains 18 groups of buildings with 19 courtyards and 2,600 rooms. The Hofburg complex had buildings exhibiting architecture including Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo. All the music and dance fanatics have to stop by one of the largest and most elegant theaters in the world, the grand Vienna State Opera House which hosts some of the world’s most prominent composers, conductors, soloists and dancers. Located in the Innere Stadt, Albertina is a museum which has a massive collection of more than one million prints and 65,000 drawings which is sure to redefine art for you. Among the exhibits are masterpieces by artists such as Monet, Degas, Picasso, Rainer, Katz, Schiele, Rauschenberg and many others, all under one roof. You must look out for the architectural and photographic collection which is exhibited only on special occasions. The place where you will find peace in Vienna, the St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the most significant religious building in the city. With 4 towers, the tallest being the South Tower rising up to 137 meters, you can climb 343 steps to the tower room to enjoy breathtaking views of the city. Another striking feature is the Pummerin, the second biggest free hanging bell in Europe. Spread over an area of 65,000 square meters, Stadtpark has bagged the title for being the largest park in the city center. This park is full of manicured lawns, a waterside walkway by the Vienna River that cuts through the park, a play area, and figurines of world-famous musicians which you won’t regret visiting. The park is also filled with coffee shops and restaurants that offer a variety of culinary delights, in case your tummy starts grumbling. On the outskirts of innerstadt there are 3 attractions we recommend you to have a sneak peek at: Sigmund Freud Museumand the MuseumsQuartier. Before you leave this city in Vienna you must enjoy your last nights in Spittelberg and Naschmarkt which houses the liveliest bars of Vienna. Fancy restaurants, rustic beer bistros and trendy nightclubs are lined up without a break which makes it a bang-on weekend spot for partying for students. Away from the bustle noise you can treat your soul with the best electronic music ever!
All the flora fauna appreciators and the adventurous buggies are sure to find pleasure at this spot in Vienna. Leopoldstadt hosts one of the largest natural parks called Prater which is tucked between the river Danube and Danube canal. You will be pleased to see the chestnut trees lined up in an alley and it also has an internal train to take you around the huge space. You cannot miss the gigantic Wiener Riesenrad which is a 64.75-metre tall Ferris wheel at the entrance of the Prater amusement park in Leopoldstadt. The park has many other attractions like: Prater Ziehrer Monument, a statue of composer CM Ziehrer, the Prater Museum, a Planetarium, etc. you do not want to miss You need to stop at Madame Tussauds wax museum which features wax figures of several celebrities you would want a snap with, you The Augarten is another public park of 52.2 hectares (129 acres) situated in the Leopoldstadt, the second district of Vienna, Austria. It contains the city’s oldest Baroque park. Now for the adventure, Leopolstadt – Vienna offers you to experience skydiving in an incubated environment. So get ready for an adrenaline rush while you challenge gravity at Windobona Indoor Skydiving. Relax at the Stadionbad which is an open-air facility consisting of 8 swimming pools, 2 water slides, a wave machine, lawns & beach volleyball, an ideal aqua day out especially if you have kids travelling with you. Something really exciting awaits all the sweet lovers, you can make your own chocolate bar at the Chocolate Museum in Vienna. People who seek the urban air while keeping their toes in the sands are welcomed at Donaukanal. You will find several beach bars offering comfortable beach chairs and cool beverages. Party outlets like Flex, Bar am Donaukanal are popular avenues for a great nightlife in Vienna.
If you are looking for a budget travel and stay in Vienna, this Bezirke (district) in Vienna is ideal for a stay. All the shopping fanatics need to stop by at the Mariahilf street which is the most famous shopping avenue, southwest of Vienna’s centre. If fresh food and variety is what you are looking for you must visit the best open-air bazaar in Austria which is known as Naschmarkt. This is the perfect place to calm your tummy acids where you’ll find immediate fresh snacks, coffee, to a full course meal, just as you like it.
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Located on the banks of the glowing Danube River, Vienna stands as one of Austria’s most important commercial and cultural hubs. Blessed with a divine location Vienna has a lot in store to explore like, abundant scenic beauty, soaring mountain peaks, emerald river valleys and farms which you will not regret seeing. Taxidio, an online itinerary planner can be your buddy by helping you construct a smooth travel, making sure you don’t miss out on the best attractions in and around Vienna, Austria.