Vienna, the Austrian capital, is a city of classical architectural beauty and one of the country's main tourist destinations. It has attracted visitors for years who have come to witness the splendour of its cultural heritage, appreciate its classical music and opera and take in its unique attractions. Furthermore, Vienna is one of Europe’s oldest cities, one of the most important centres for culture, art and tourism and can, by virtue of its prominence, rightly be referred to as a cosmopolitan city.
Vienna is a city that has given the rest of the world some very precious things: the graceful Viennese waltz, delicate and deliciously sinful pastries, and a few great classical composers. But Austria’s capital and largest city has also provided the world with its fair share of historical personalities and moments. It is a city that represents refinement and culture to visitors, who will not lack for things to do. An overview of the top ten tourist attractions in Vienna:
- Wiener Rathaus
- Spanish Riding School
- St Stephen's Cathedral
- Belvedere Complex
- Hofburg Imperial Palace
- Schonbrunn Palace
Where to Stay
Innerstadt is the hot bed of travellers. Trace the glory of the Hapsburg Empire with a Vienna hotel stay in the central Innerstadt neighbourhood. Encircled by the Ringstrasse boulevard, Innerstadt is home to the Hofburg Palace's gilded state apartments. Nearby, the Burggarten houses the butterfly-filled Palmenhaus and the Albertina's world-class graphic art collection. The spires of Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral rise above lanes filled with horse-drawn Fiaker (carriages) and street entertainers. Shoppers browse speciality shops on Graben or Kärntner Strasse before indulging with chocolate cake in chandelier-lit Cafe Sacher. The Vienna State Opera draws opera aficionados after dark.
How to Reach Your Hotel
The CAT ( City Airport Tranfer) takes just 16 minutes nonstop to get from central Vienna to the airport and vice versa. The City Airport Train operates daily from 05.36 a.m. to 23.36 p.m. The City Air Terminal is just 10 minutes from St. Stephan’s Cathedral at Wien Mitte station, which can be reached easily by tram, underground, bus or taxi. The City Airport Train offers a comfortable and relaxing journey in the double-decker carriages with jet environment and first-class seats. During the journey monitors provide interesting background and online information about departures and arrivals. It is also so economic when you think it is just 12€.