Looking for something to do in Vienna? Here are our top picks to see, stay and eat when you’re in this beautiful European capital!
Stay: Hotel Kärntnerhof
This charismatic boutique hotel is situated in the central area of the 1st district and just a three minute walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral, one of the most popular tourist attractions in the city. The privately run hotel offers guests personalised service along with lavish rooms that retain their original charming features including parquet flooring and exquisite fabrics, along with heating, flat-screen TVs and a private bathroom.
Each morning, guests are treated to a delicious breakfast provided by Kärntnerhof, the perfect way to start the day before venturing out to see what Vienna has to offer.
One of the things that sets this hotel apart is the impeccable service from their staff. From front desk to room service, they really go out of their way to make you feel at home whilst on holiday.
Gorgeous and affordable rooms
Top Tip: Take advantage of this hotel's great location! Kärntnerhof Hotel Vienna is situated in the city's popular shopping area. It is within a 20-minute walk of Wien Mitte Railway Station, which allows easy access in and around Vienna.
Details : Hotel Kärntnerhof - http://www.karntnerhof.com/
Eat: Figlmüller Schnitzel House
Want a classic Austrian feed? Then this is the place! At Figlmüller, the average schnitzel measures roughly 30 centimetres in diameter.
With its splendid ambience, this is a truly authentic Austrian experience in a cosy environment with prices that won't break the bank!
Top Tip: Book in advance, this place is extremely popular.
Do: Belvedere Palace
Belvedere, which translates to “beautiful views” in German, was built by Prince Eugene Savoy in the 1600s and is now one of the most popular museums in Europe. The beautiful former palace is split into two sections, an Upper Palace and a Lower Palace.
The Upper Belvedere features the world's largest Klimt collection, with the golden paintings "The Kiss" and "Judith" as the highlights.
It boasts stunning views of Vienna’s 1st district, which gives the palace its name. The Lower Belvedere is mainly reserved for temporary exhibitions, while the Palace Stables houses sacred medieval art (Gothic triptychs, paintings, sculptures) that blend with its Baroque ambiance.
Top Tip: Go early to avoid the crowds surrounding The Kiss!
Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria
Hours: Open today · 10:00 am – 6:00 pm