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Highlights in Vienna
- Capital of Austria
- Castles and architecture of the Habsburg Monarchy
- Extensive green areas
- Family-friendly leisure activities
- Nightlife and trendy restaurants
- A multitude of sights, museums and galleries
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A fabulous mix of culture, extensive green spaces, majestic architecture and hip nightlife awaits travellers in this picturesque metropolis on the Danube. Vienna was rightly voted the most liveable city in the world for the eighth time in a row. To the left of the Danube you reside in magnificent Art Nouveau houses in the districts of Leopoldstadt, Josefstadt or Wieden and enjoy the comfort of your holiday home, in the immediate vicinity of important sights, cafés and shopping miles.Vacation rentals in idyllic surroundings
In the western districts of Döbling, Penzing or Liesing you will spend your stay in a wonderful residential area not far from the Vienna Woods. This offers you recreation on the outskirts of the city and is at the same time a starting point for extensive hikes or bicycle tours. On the banks of the Danube in the district of Donaustadt you will also find an attractive apartment, which offers you an excellent view of the river or occasionally a private access to the water.
Vacation in Vienna
Location and orientation
On the eastern edge of the Alps, in the Danube plain, the government city and official seat of the UNO extends over an area of 414.87 square kilometres in the northeast of the country. The urban area is divided into 23 numbered districts in which a total of around 1.8 million people live.Imperial parks and recreational areas
More than half of the city area is characterised by 2,000 green spaces, 280 parks and various gardens. The 21 km long Danube island, floodplain waters and forest streams are dreamlike oases of peace. With an area of six million square meters, the "Prater" is one of the ten most beautiful city parks in the world. Further green spaces are the Vienna Woods, the Lobau or the artistic castle park.
Travelers and Activities
In addition to the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Old Town, the magnificent legacy of the Habsburg Monarchy is a magnet for international visitors. For exploring the baroque residences and streets of the Gründerzeit, a holiday apartment in the centre is the perfect starting point. From here you stroll along the Vienna Ringstrasse past pompous buildings such as the Parliament, the State Opera, the Vienna Stock Exchange or the University. The centre is adorned with architectural forms from the neo-Renaissance, neo-Gothic or neo-Baroque periods. Among the highlights of Vienna's cultural landscape are the palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, the Hofburg as the former control centre and treasure chamber of the Habsburg Emperor, the Imperial Crypt, the Sissi Museum and the wealth of exhibitions in honour of Queen Maria Theresa.Vienna for families
Exciting adventures await parents and children in the middle of the big city. The excellent family programme combines leisure fun with child-friendly culture. More than 100 museums take the little ones on a journey of discovery and explore the secrets of Vienna. In the ZOOM Children's Museum you can research, play and feel, the maze of Schönbrunn Palace can be explored and the Haus der Musik invites you to join in. A varied pleasure awaits you in the leisure park Prater, which accommodates numerous attractions such as the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, the Prater Tower or the grotto railway. Equally fascinating is the zoo Schönbrunn, the Haus des Meeres, the Zuckerlwerkstatt, the Theater Dschungel Wien or the BOGI Park.Vienna for night owls
In Vienna, an internationally renowned club scene has established itself in recent years. The nightlife of the Danube city is a flagship for quality music in a trendy ambience. From chic to underground, the restaurants of the Stadtbahnbögen attract thousands of partygoers. Directly at the Donaukanal there is a hotspot of nightlife with cult discotheques like the Rhiz, the Chelsea or the B72. During the summer months, a large number of beach bars open here, providing refreshing drinks, pools and a view of the Danube. One highlight is the annual Danube Island Festival, which takes place at the end of June and attracts more than three million visitors to the open-air grounds on three days.
The already deceased actress Romy Schneider is still the epitome of the Viennese Empress Sissi, whom she impersonated in three movies.
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A real attraction of the Viennese are the traditional horse-drawn carriage rides. Since the 17th century the horse-drawn carriages have shaped the image of the old town. Visitors can take a seat behind the coachman and explore the city in an open carriage or a hackney carriage. Another highlight for horse lovers is a visit to the Spanish Riding School, where the Renaissance equestrian art is still preserved today. The performances of the noble Lipizzaner horses are as charming as the famous horse art show "Apassionata", which takes place annually in the Vienna Stadthalle.UNESCO World Heritage Site
Since 2001, Vienna's Old Town has been one of the most important cultural monuments in the world. The historical centre is divided into core and outer zone. The core zone comprises admirable buildings such as the Belvedere, St Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna City Hall and the State Opera House. In the outer zone visitors will find the Palais Liechtenstein, the Danube Canal bank or the Gardekirche. The entire inner city area is home to a varied landscape of museums, including the Mozart Apartment, the Jewish Museum and the Papyrus Collection.To the beginnings of mankind
In 39 rooms, the Natural History Museum Vienna houses unique exhibits dating back to 29,500 years ago. The exciting journey begins with the Venus of Willendorf and leads into prehistoric times, which are presented by gigantic dinosaur skeletons, up to the oldest meteorite collection of the planet.Delicious delicacies
Immerse yourself in Viennese life at the Naschmarkt. With around 120 stands, it offers a colourful hustle and bustle and is a meeting place for young and old. Between Karlsplatz and Kettenbrückengasse, culinary delicacies, a weekly flea market and numerous restaurants open their doors at the edge of the spectacle. You can also try a genuine Viennese original at the Sacher Hotel. If only imitations of the Sacher cake are offered in other cafés, you can enjoy the real baking speciality here.From Monet to Picasso
At the southern tip of the Hofburg, the Albertina houses one of the most valuable and comprehensive collections of graphic art in the world. Outstanding works of art from the 15th century to the present day show various art movements ranging from French Impressionism to German Expressionism to the Russian avant-garde. Among the highlights are Renoir's "Fairytale Portrait" and Degas' "Dancers".