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Vienna
Travel Guide

The city that nurtured genius, whose buzz still crackles among its monumental museums, grandiose palaces, sublime churches and astonishing opera houses.

Pinched between towering Alps to the west, and the mighty Danube to the east, Vienna is a city of legends. The musical genius of Mozart, the ponderings of Freud and the controversy of Klimt have all played out among the coffee houses of Vienna. Its palaces are grander, its churches are more daring and its galleries more ground-breaking than any other city in Europe.

It's all a lot for visitors to take in. A good place to start is the fairground of the Weiner Prater, where the century-old Ferris wheel will lift you up well above Vienna, giving you a birds-eye view. St Stephen’s Cathedral will probably grab your attention first. Its gleaming white Gothic spire pierces Vienna's skyline, advertising one of the most dramatic cathedrals in Europe. It has its counterpart in St Charles’s Church, whose shimmering green dome and twin towers celebrate a glorious fusion of Romanesque and Baroque styles.

These both lie within the bounds of Vienna's Innere Stadt – the historic centre ringed by the wide Ringstraße. The city's most famous museums can also be found here: the Museum of Art History, Natural History Museum, Albertina, and the modern-art hub of the MuseumsQuartier. The Austrian National Library’s name is deceptive, as this also houses three fascinating museums.

The peaceful surroundings of Central Cemetery include memorials to the City of Music’s most famous sons. Head to the Vienna State Opera to hear some of their works performed, or enjoy high-quality theatre in the lavish surroundings of the Burgtheater.

You can’t miss Vienna’s Hofburg Imperial Palace. For centuries, Vienna was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and the Habsburgs dynasty ruled large swathes of Europe from here. You can see their wonderful extravagance at the summer Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg Imperial Palace (their winter residence). Lesser members of the aristocracy also created beautiful palatial residences like the Prince of Savoy's 18th-century Belvedere home.

Visit the famous coffee houses to enjoy delicious pastries, or head to the Naschmarkt open-air market for fresh food and shopping.

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NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
Einfahrtsstrasse 1-3, Schwechat, Lower Austria
The price is NZ$161 per night from 21 Mar. to 22 Mar.

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ernst Happel Stadium, Hundertwasser House Vienna and Wiener Prater. University of Music and ...

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Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
Best Western Plus Amedia Wien
4 out of 5
Landstrasser Hauptstrasse 155, Vienna, Vienna
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$83 per night from 12 Mar. to 13 Mar.

Located in Landstrasse, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Marx Cemetery, Belvedere and Hundertwasser House Vienna. Wiener Prater and Vienna State Opera ...

4.2/5Excellent! (914 reviews)

"Friendly atmosphere, good location (in 10 minutes walking to a subway station), very good breаkfast. Negative: we stayed in a non-smoking room, and on both sides of the room were smoking rooms. Visitors from these rooms went out onto the terrace and smoked, and smoke entered our windows."…"

Reviewed on 8 Jul. 2020

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Hotel Beethoven Wien
Hotel Beethoven Wien
4 out of 5
Papagenogasse 6, Vienna, Vienna
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is NZ$171 per night from 12 Mar. to 13 Mar.

Located in Innere Stadt, this hotel is steps away from Theater an der Wien and Naschmarkt. Vienna State Opera and Albertina are also within 10 minutes. Resselgasse ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (976 reviews)

"The themed rooms are really interesting and the beautiful lobby with its art books. The staff were really friendly."…"

Reviewed on 20 Dec. 2020

Hotel Beethoven Wien
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Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
Abieshomes Serviced Apartments - Votivpark
5 out of 5
Garnisongasse 7, Vienna
The price is NZ$196 per night from 10 Mar. to 11 Mar.

Located in Alsergrund, this luxury apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area, University of Vienna, and Rathaus. Spanish Riding ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (205 reviews)

"The place is amazing, very clean and neat. It’s big, there are 3 rooms each has a double bed. Beds are very comfortable. There’s even an outdoor terrace for you to enjoy the sun. Central and very accessible! Highly recommended"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb. 2020

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Jimmy's Apartments 11
Jimmy's Apartments 11
Lorystraße 4, Vienna, Wien
The price is NZ$141 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.

Located in Simmering, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Marx Cemetery and Gasometer. Belvedere and Vienna State Opera are also within 3 miles ...

4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)

"Mycket fin lägenhet som såg ut som på bilderna. Stora rum och modernt, stiligt inredda. Låg väldigt bra till för både U-bahn 3 och S-bahn samt spårvagn. Man köper biljett för 24, 48 eller 72 timmar om man är turist. Stämplas endast en gång sedan inget mer. Billigt. Nära till affärer och restauranger ..."…"

Reviewed on 4 Jan. 2020

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Jimmy's Apartments 10
Jimmy's Apartments 10
3 out of 5
Triester Str. 27, Vienna, Wien
The price is NZ$141 per night from 9 Mar. to 10 Mar.

Located in Favoriten, this apartment building is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Vienna Twin Tower and within 3 miles (5 km) of Belvedere and Naschmarkt. Vienna State Opera ...

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