Where to stay in Vienna?

Vienna, the magnificent capital of Austria, is a city of incomparable beauty and cultural significance. With its rich history, impressive architecture and lively atmosphere, it attracts visitors from all over the world. The city offers beautiful baroque buildings, a city centre full of outstanding monuments and its famous Viennese coffeehouse culture. Along the Gürtel, one of the most vibrant streets in Vienna, there are numerous bars for those who want to experience Vienna's nightlife. As diverse as the city itself are its small hotels and accommodations. Staying overnight in Vienna? We've selected the best hotels in Vienna for you! Fancy a romantic getaway in a luxury hotel or would you prefer a charming boutique hotel in Vienna? With our first-class hotels, you get to experience Vienna authentically and make your stay in the city unforgettable.

In this brief guide to Vienna, you can expect:

  • Where to stay in Vienne: the best neighbourhoods and accommodations.
  • What to do in Vienna?
  • The Viennese coffeehouse culture

The best neighbourhoods and places to stay in Vienna

Vienna is known as a city full of history. Magnificent palaces such as Schönbrunn Palace and the Hofburg Palace, impressive works of art in the world-famous museums such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the Albertina, are just a small part of the culture that can be enjoyed in Vienna. For opera lovers, the Vienna State Opera is the ideal place. Those interested in musicals can experience unique performances at the Raimund or Ronacher theatres. So that you can relax and enjoy the charm of the city, we will take care of finding the perfect accommodation for your trip!

Enjoy your stay in one of our boutique hotels and explore the city of Vienna. If you want to experience the vibrant life of the big city first hand, have a look at our selection of the best boutique hotels and B&Bs in Vienna. How about a boutique hotel that combines elegance and modernity in the historic building center by St. Stephen's Cathedral? The thoughtfully designed rooms and suites offer a high level of comfort and are adorned with artwork by up-and-coming artists. Looking for a charming hotel in the heart of Vienna with a view over the picturesque Old Town? Or do you prefer a hotel in the Spittelberg artists' quarter with exceptional design? Whether vintage, modern or a combination of both, we have you covered!

All of Vienna's different neighbourhoods have their own special character and charm. Each neighbourhood holds its own individual corners that make it a unique part of Vienna's multifaceted urban landscape.

Inner City

The historic heart of Vienna is a bustling area that combines history, culture, shopping and gastronomy in an impressive way. Characterized by beautiful architecture, cosy alleys and inviting cafes and restaurants, it is the ideal place to experience the city's rich culture. At this location, we recommend a boutique hotel in Vienna, centrally located by St. Stephen's Cathedral, where elegance and modernity mix perfectly in a historic building.


Vienna's 2nd district has a great feature: the Danube Canal. The district stretches for miles along the canal, making it a wonderful place for walks, bike rides or a restaurant visit on the waterfront. In addition, the district is known for the "Wiener Prater", a lively area marked by the Prater amusement park with the famous Ferris wheel and the green Praterstern.


Landstraße is a district full of impressive sights. From the famous Belvedere Palace and the adjacent Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna, to the unique Hundertwasser House, designed by the famous Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser, to the picturesque Vienna City Park, this district is ideal for those who want to discover the city by walking.


Fancy an extensive shopping trip? The Mariahilfer Strasse has everything that makes the heart of a shopping lover beat faster! With many small, elegant boutique hotels directly along the street, this is certainly the right spot. If you get hungry after your shopping trip, you can get a snack at Naschmarkt, one of the most famous and largest markets in Vienna. There you can try exotic foods, buy fresh produce and enjoy local delicacies.

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The name says it all in this district, at least figuratively. The 7th district in Vienna is known as being the place to be for hipsters and modernity. Numerous vegetarian and vegan restaurants, trendy bars and pubs fill the beautiful alleys of this district. The Museumsquartier invites you to relax with a cool drink and a picnic blanket during sunny hours. In case of rainy weather, there is the Museum of Art History on one side of the square or the Museum of Natural History on the other to explore.


This district on the outskirts of Vienna offers something unique: Heurigen. Typically, guests at Heurigen sit at rustic wooden tables and enjoy regional products, especially young wine. This is usually accompanied by a hearty Brettljause (snack) from the landlord, which includes regional cold cuts and spread variations as well as homemade bread. The ideal place to really immerse yourself in local gastronomy and food culture!

Each of these districts in Vienna has its own unique features, attractions and charm. From the historical sites in the inner city, to the alternative scenes and regional delicacies in the outer districts, Vienna offers a wide range of experiences, for every taste. Whether you wish to discover Vienna's history and culture or enjoy its modern trends and culinary specialties, the city's various neighbourhoods have much to offer and are waiting for you to explore. With our selection of first-class hotels, luxury hotels and B&Bs as accommodation options, you can discover Vienna in an authentic way and make your stay an unforgettable experience.

What to do and see in Vienna

Vienna has so much to offer, what can be a little overwhelming at first glance. Don't worry, we have collected an overview of the best activities you can experience in Vienna:

Want to experience the history of Vienna? How about visiting the most beautiful and oldest buildings: St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg, Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere combine impressive architecture with a fascinating past. Visit the historical sights, immerse yourself in the time of the Habsburg monarchy and learn more about the imperial heritage of the city.

Visit Vienna's world-famous museums such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the Albertina or the Leopold Museum. Admire impressive works of art and historical collections here. At the Vienna State Opera, you can enjoy an amazing performance and immerse yourself in Vienna's classical music scene.

In the mood for a cool down? The Danube Island offers the ideal place to jump into the cool water on hot days and relax on the spacious sunbathing lawns.

Rainy weather? There is hardly a better place than Vienna to comfortably enjoy a coffee. The traditional Viennese coffee houses are an integral part of Viennese life and offer a relaxed atmosphere to linger in. Whether it's Apfelstrudel or Sachertorte, anyone with a sweet tooth will not be disappointed!

The Wiener Prater is one of the oldest amusement parks in the world. Ride the famous Ferris wheel, which offers a breathtaking view over the city or take a long walk in the greenery.

A bike ride along the Danube Canal, which winds through the city, lets you explore Vienna from a new perspective. The waterfront offers a pleasant environment for cycling and walking. Or would you prefer a relaxing boat trip on the Danube?

Whether you want to explore the historical sights, get to know the culture, or simply enjoy the flair of the city, Vienna will delight you with its range of experiences and attractions.