Where to stay

in Vienna

A city of classical music, royal palaces, coffee house culture and artistic masterpieces, Vienna is a perfect place to stay to combine European flair and contemporary cool. Choose where to book your hotel from among the various neighborhoods, whether for a bohemian ambiance or an elegant, imperial feel. Shop for high fashion and browse galleries showcasing up-and-coming artists. Stay alongside royal residences and browse the lively street markets with Viennese locals. Choose a hotel in any of the distinctive neighborhoods in Vienna for an enchanting European vacation.

Where to Stay for Art and Culture

Vienna has palaces full of history, art galleries showcasing masterpieces and cafés frequented by academics and creatives. Stay among the hip and cool in Leopoldstadt, the gentrified Jewish quarter, known for its cozy coffee shops and new restaurants that seem to pop up weekly. Just south of the Innere Stadt, Schleifmuhlgasse accommodations put you close to art galleries, whiskey bars, boutique shops and great restaurants with the famous Mariahilferstrasse shopping street close by. Art lovers and thrift shoppers stay in Mariahilf, away from tourist traffic. In this neighborhood, head to the top of the Nazi flak tower-turned-aquarium for the best views of the city. The burgeoning neighborhood of Ottakring is a great place to stay for its inexpensive, multicultural eateries, markets and shops, particularly of the Turkish variety. Accommodations in stylish Margareten give you a chance to admire decadently detailed Viennese architecture. Währing hotels are close to the stalls of the Kutschkermarkt, a small garden palace and coffeehouses playing Viennese folk music.

Leopoldstadt

Spend some time visiting places like Wiener Prater while getting to know Leopoldstadt, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Praterstern U-Bahn or Vorgartenstrasse U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in Leopoldstadt

Innere Stadt

Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Innere Stadt. Check out top attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna State Opera, and jump on the metro at Stephansplatz U-Bahn or Herrengasse U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Innere Stadt

Mariahilf

Travelers love Mariahilf for its popular shops, and you can see more of Vienna by jumping on the metro at Zieglergasse U-Bahn or Neubaugasse U-Bahn. You might spend time checking out top sights like Mariahilfer Street and Raimund Theater.

Recommended hotels in Mariahilf

Ottakring

The museums and churches are just a few things visitors like about Ottakring. Kirche am Steinhof and Ottakringer Brewery are worthwhile spots to check out, and you can hop on the metro at Ottakring S-Bahn or Ottakring U-Bahn to get around the larger area.

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Wahring

Appreciated for its wineries and museums, you might consider exploring Wahring. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Schwarzen-berg Park, and jump on the metro at Gersthof S-Bahn or Michelbeuern U-Bahn to get around the city.

Recommended hotels in Wahring

Margareten

Visitors to Margareten love its abundant dining options, and if you want to see more of the area, jump on the metro at Laurenzgasse Station.

Recommended hotels in Margareten

Best Places to Stay for Sightseeing

To get the most out of your stay in Vienna, look for a hotel in the central Innere Stadt district, a UNESCO World Heritage Site surrounded by the Ringstrasse and home to many of the city's top sights. Venture out from your accommodations to explore along pedestrian-only Kärntnerstrasse, to the Vienna State Opera House, Stephansplatz and its famous cathedral and the Hofburg palace. Book a hotel in Landstrasse for its monuments, the impressive Schwarzenberg Palace and the area's top attraction, Belvedere Palace. First-time visitors may also enjoy hotels in Leopoldstadt, for its renowned Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, sandy beach along the Danube Canal and numerous ethnic restaurants, churches and historic monuments. Another an excellent place to book accommodations for sightseeing is Neubau, home to the renowned Museumsquartier, which has several museums containing art from the 19th to 21st centuries.

Innere Stadt

Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Innere Stadt. Check out top attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna State Opera, and jump on the metro at Stephansplatz U-Bahn or Herrengasse U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Innere Stadt

Landstrasse

Travelers choose Landstrasse for its abundant dining options. Hop aboard the metro at Rennweg S-Bahn or Rochusgasse U-Bahn and check out top sights like Hundertwasser House Vienna.

Recommended hotels in Landstrasse

Leopoldstadt

Spend some time visiting places like Wiener Prater while getting to know Leopoldstadt, and be sure to check out the abundant dining options. You can hop aboard the metro at Praterstern U-Bahn or Vorgartenstrasse U-Bahn to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in Leopoldstadt

Neubau

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Neubau. Top attractions like Museumsquartier and Mariahilfer Street are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn or Volkstheater U-Bahn to see more of the city.

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Top Neighborhoods for Dining

Dining is excellent in most of Vienna's neighborhoods; however, some areas stand out. Stay in Neubau for its great weekend brunch spots, Dobling for its historic wine taverns, or Servitengasse for its bistros and bakeries in quiet cobblestone lanes. Make a hotel reservation in Rudolfsheim-Funfhaus for its growing collection of restaurants and cafés set adjacent to the beautiful Schonbrunn Park. Accommodations in Prater give access to range of vacation experiences, from a visit to the world's oldest amusement park to a day of leisurely shopping and dining surrounded by lovely open spaces. Wieden, with its Naschmarkt, the city's largest street market, is a good choice to stay for foodie travelers. Here, a number of taverns and cafés share the streets with palaces, churches and craft shops.

Neubau

Known for its abundant dining options and interesting museums, there's plenty to explore in Neubau. Top attractions like Museumsquartier and Mariahilfer Street are major draws, and you can catch the metro at Burggasse-Stadthalle U-Bahn or Volkstheater U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Neubau

Dobling

Well-liked for its museums and monuments, Dobling is worth a visit. Check out the variety of things to see and do like Beethoven-Heiligenstadter-Testament and Karl Marx Hof, and jump on the metro at Nussdorf S-Bahn to get around the city.

Recommended hotels in Dobling

Rudolfsheim-Funfhaus

Noted for its shopping and museums, there's plenty to explore in Rudolfsheim-Funfhaus. Top attractions like Wiener Stadthalle and Vienna Technical Museum are major draws, and you can hop on the metro at Johnstrasse U-Bahn or Hutteldorfer Street U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Rudolfsheim-Funfhaus

Wieden

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Wieden. If sightseeing is on the list, Belvedere is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Taubstummengasse U-Bahn or Mayerhofgasse Station to see more of the area.

Recommended hotels in Wieden

Great Areas to Stay for Shopping

The bustling neighborhood of Mariahilf is a favorite place to stay for shoppers because of its lively shopping street, the Mariahilferstrasse. At the Naschmarkt, mingle with local residents as you browse the fresh produce, breads and cheeses, and visit the weekend Flohmarkt flea market to hunt for antique treasures. For international luxury brands, book a hotel in the Innere Stadt or Old City where the Goldenes Quartier area has just about every high-end designer shop you can imagine. The Old City is also home to the Golden U of Vienna, a historic shopping area with glamorous jewelers and haute couture houses. Stay on or near the Kärntnerstrasse, a lengthy pedestrian zone with department stores.

Mariahilf

Travelers love Mariahilf for its popular shops, and you can see more of Vienna by jumping on the metro at Zieglergasse U-Bahn or Neubaugasse U-Bahn. You might spend time checking out top sights like Mariahilfer Street and Raimund Theater.

Recommended hotels in Mariahilf

Innere Stadt

Known for its fascinating museums and stunning cathedral, there's plenty to explore in Innere Stadt. Check out top attractions like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Vienna State Opera, and jump on the metro at Stephansplatz U-Bahn or Herrengasse U-Bahn to see more of the city.

Recommended hotels in Innere Stadt

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