Overnight stays in Vienna. A guide to the districts of Vienna

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Whether you go to gaze at the palaces of the Habsburgs or whether you fancy a stroll along the Danube, the right hotel will ensure you get the best out of your trip to Vienna. Pick out your hotel in Vienna using this guide, which covers the most important districts of the city.


Follow the trail of the Habsburgs with a hotel in the central district of the city - the Innere Stadt, which is surrounded by the ring road. This is where the golden apartments of the Hofburg can be found. Nearly, you will find the Palace Garden, with the Albertina art gallery and the palm house where you can admire the butterflies. The Gothic Stephansdom dominates the streets filled with street artists and horse-drawn carriages. Shopping enthusiasts are sure to get their money's worth on the Graben, or on the Kärntner Straße, before they indulge in a slice of chocolate cake in the chandelier-adorned Café Sacher. At nightfall, opera lovers are drawn to the Vienna State Opera. Show

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Leopoldstadt and Donaustadt

The green district of Leopoldstadt lies to the north-east of the Innere Stadt between the Danube and the Danube canal. This is where you will find the Prater, which attracts people towards it with its tree-lined avenues, beer gardens and its symbolic Riesenrad. The Vienna Boys' Choir sing in the baroque Augarten park. To the north is the district Donaustadt, which is where the river Danube winds its way from UNO City (the Vienna International Centre) to the 252 metre high Danube Tower. In the summer, this is where local Viennese people gather to go for a swim and sit in the sun on the Donauinsel (Danube Island), which is full of bars. Show

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Landstraße and Wieden

To the west of the Innere Stadt, you find the culture-rich Landstraße , which features the highly unusual works of the Viennese artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser: KunstHausWien and the Hundertwasserhaus. Wander south of the Belvedere Palace through the baroque gardens and galleries, which house Klimt’s The Kiss. Classical music aficionados can go to see a concert in the nearby Wiener Konzerthaus. Further south in the trendy district of Wieden is where you will find typical townhouses in art nouveau style. Here, residents go out to buy fresh goods on the Naschmarkt. Tramways rattle on Karlsplatz, which is where you will find the Karlskirche with its splendid dome. Show

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Neubau and Schönbrunn

Neubau, which is located west of the city centre, is a vibrant mixture of students, artists and intellectuals. The cultural centre of Vienna is the MuseumsQuartier, which is where you can admire dynamic performing arts and galleries that house the works of Warhol and Schiele. To get a taste of old Vienna, stroll along cobble streets illuminated by streetlights in Spittelberg. The streets are full of buildings in the Biedermeier style, boutiques and cosy “Beisls” (taverns). As you follow the footsteps of the Habsburgs, you come to the westerly district of Hietzing and the Schönbrunn Palace complete with its beautiful park and zoo. Show

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Josefstadt and Alsergrund

North-west of the city centre, you come to the district of Joseftstadt with its mix of students and wealthy Viennese people. The communal atmosphere here will allow you to experience true Vienna, with streets packed with cafés, theatre and markets such as the Brunnenmarkt. In the north, you come to the relaxed, culture-rich district of Alsergrund. Marvel at the paintings of the Old Masters during the day and the baroque grandeur of the Palais Liechtenstein. In the evening, go to see experimental theatre in the Schauspielhaus or the superb Volkstheater. Show

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