Vienna is famed the world over for its love of life
There are many excellent reasons to travel to Vienna. Vienna is the ninth largest city in the EU and owes its universal appeal to the way it combines imperial nostalgia with a creative cultural scene, responsibly cultivating a precious heritage and charming traditions whilst taking on board the latest trends.
Top 3 tourist attractions in Vienna
A stroll around Inner City of Vienna is like a journey back in time to the city's imperial past. Examples of the rich cultural heritage and reminders of bygone imperial splendor await you around every corner in the 1st District of Vienna.
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Plan your trip to Vienna with this Vienna Travel Guide, featuring the best hotels, restaurants, museums, shopping, bars and more in Vienna. The capital is known for its musical and cultural attractions in its concert halls, museums, and theaters. Most visitors like to combine culture and enjoyment.
Find a superb hotel
Visitors to Vienna have the pick of 55,000 beds in some 400 hotels and pensions. There is something for everybody. From five-star hotel to low-budget accommodations and noble former palaces to brand new hostels.
Fascinating new hotels for Vienna
The first Austrian branch of hotel chain Ritz-Carlton opened now in Vienna's historic city center with 202 rooms and suites, followed by Lamée, a four-star-plus design hotel with 22 rooms and ten suites. At the end of 2012 the luxury Sans Souci Wien with 122 beds opened next door to the MuseumsQuartier in the seventh district. Also in the seventh district, the new extension of the 25hours Hotel Wien will now open, taking the total number of rooms at the three-star accommodation to 372.
Facts and Figures
With its successful blend of imperial tradition and contemporary creativity, the Austrian capital has established itself as a modern and lively city. Vienna is Austria's primary city, and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre. The metropolitan area is divided into 23 districts and is the ninth largest city in the EU.
Never leave Vienna without a Kiss
His paintings notably The Kiss, one of the world's best-known pictures are seen as epitomizing the spirit of change. All forms of high culture gravitated towards Vienna around 1900. Pioneering developments in the worlds of literature, the visual arts, architecture and music were taking place at a speed not seen since. In 1910 Vienna had a population of two million, making it the world's fifth-largest city and the undisputed cultural capital of Central Europe. Gustav Klimt's pictures reflect the artistic and scientific discoveries and developments that shaped the period.
In the Footsteps of Empress Sisi
Sisi Museum in the Imperial Apartments of Hofburg Palace
The Imperial Apartments grant insight into the magnificent state and private premises of the imperial family. Accessible to the public are the great audience hall, the conference room in which the council of ministers and the crown council convened and the private rooms of Emperor Franz Josef I and his legendary Sisi, Empress Elisabeth.