Vienna’s a beautiful city that’s not only easy to get around, but makes lodging most accessible. Whether you’re looking for a hotel in a historic area or a section that lends itself to modern history, Vienna and its hotels have it all. And to top it off, there’s something for everyone’s price range!
The city’s First District, known also as the “Innere Stadt,” is centrally located and surrounded by the Ringstrasse, a circular beltway that encompasses the area. You can find churches, palaces, and museums, as well as Austria’s Parliament Building and Vienna’s city hall. Both the modern and medieval can be experienced here.
You can find a plethora of hotels throughout Vienna’s districts that will surely meet your needs. Finding the right hotel depends on many things though; the sites you want to see, your budget, how long you’ll be staying, how many people you’re traveling with, etc. Vienna’s districts feature impressive artistry that’s both popular and off the beaten path.
As Vienna is culturally rich, so too are its hotels and the beauty that surrounds them. The Hotel Bristol sits a stone’s throw from the Vienna State Opera House while the Stephansplatz sits beside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. And if you’re looking for culture that’s even closer, you can visit the art gallery within Hotel Sacher.
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Within walking distance from the Innere Stadt, this district is home of the Taborstraße, a prime station along the U- bahn. You can find the Prater amusement park and the giant Riesenrad Ferris wheel. With breathtaking views along the surrounding Danube canal, visitors enjoy access to public transportation. Popular hotels include The Lasalle and Wilhelmshof.
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German for a “country road,” Landstraße is aptly named for the gardens of Belvedere Castle and its wide open, green spaces. With views off the Danube, close proximity to a railway station, and the city center nearby, the Third District is an ideal location for tourists. Interested in seeing Vienna’s Botanical Gardens? Enjoy a stay in Landstrasse’s Austria Trend Hotel.
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Theatre goers, restaurant enthusiasts, and lovers of European fashion enjoy Vienna’s Fifth District. Margareten’s northern border is on the Vienna River and The Beltway sits to the south. Accessibility to the Autobahn and proximity to the U-bahn make this district easy to navigate. While there, you can visit the Church of St. Florian and enjoy architecture of the Red Vienna community.
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Mariahilfer is home to an acclaimed shopping district, known worldwide for quality products and hidden gems. Connected to the First District and southwestern parts of Vienna, the Sixth District is pided by a main thoroughfare that splits Mariahilfer into two sections. These sections are easy to access, as public trains and buses are plentiful throughout.
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Home to MuseumsQuartier, the Seventh District boasts several iconic churches, remnants of World War II’s darkest periods, cafes, bistros, and a number of social gatherings. With easy access to several stops on the U-bahn and hotels like the Hyatt that put you in the middle of all the district has to offer, Neubau is a truly wonderful place.
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Smallest and quietest of the districts, there’s a little something for everyone in Josefstadt. The Eighth District offers hipster cafes, access to the U-bahn, City Hall, and an entrance to Vienna University. Lodging at the Levante Parliament Hotel will put you mere steps from the Imperial Palace and a plethora of museums. Small in size, but great in cultural stature!
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Just north of First District, Alsergrund was home to Freud, Schubert, and Beethoven. The Ninth District houses Vienna’s General Hospital, Votivkirche Church and the Palace of Liechtenstein, where Austrian royalty once lived. With a stay at centrally located Hotel and Palais Strudlhof, you can visit the Strudlhof Steps, Ring Road, and have plenty of access to public transportation.
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Vienna’s 23 districts are a cultural mecca, with each containing a special part of Vienna’s history. Serving as a fusion of international customs and people from around the globe, every district boasts hotels, areas of interest, and easily accessible public transportation. Sophisticated architecture and the cultivation of new and old, make Vienna a capital city in all senses.
If you’re not one for hotels and prefer instead to rent an apartment in Vienna, opportunities await. With amenities like coffee machines, free wifi, panoramic views as far as the eyes can see, and fully furnished rooms, it’s hard to beat the comfort of these temporary abodes.
Apartments in the heart of the city can be cost effective and allow you to feel like you’re at home while away. Occasionally, long term rentals are available and this comes in handy when you need to expand your time in Vienna or simply have more time to enjoy the City of Dreams.