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Welcome to Vienna

Welcome to Vienna
Welcome to Vienna, also known as “The City of Dreams” named after the 1957 musical. Home to many famous composers including Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Strauss II, this beautiful city has so much history to uncover and magic to release.

Vienna has been voted the most livable city in the world and no wonder so- its parks, museums, and restaurants are all enchanting.

If you’re a food lover, look no further, Vienna is your city with over 30 Michelin chefs. Not only is this city a food capital, but it is also a wine connoisseur's heaven with over 1,700 acres of vineyards.

Believe it or not, the croissant has been invented in Vienna. This famous French pastry is based on the Austrian Kipferl and was introduced to France by Maria Antoinette of Austria when she married King Louis XVI of France.

And we can’t forget the Sachertorte also known as the Sacher Cake- the world’s famous chocolate cake. It was invented in 1832 by chef Franz Sacher and the world has never been the same since. To get a taste of a 100% authentic Sachertorte, you must stop by The Hotel Sacher.

Other than delicious food and beautiful architecture, Vienna hosts Europe’s biggest and most diverse museum complex and is home to the world’s oldest zoo, the Tiergarten Schönbrunn which began in 1782. The city’s Museum Quarter includes 60 cultural establishments making it one of the largest cultural complexes in the world. So don’t forget to purchase your tickets because you definitely don’t want to miss out on these cultural complexes.

Most Liveable City


Vienna is again the world's most liveable city according to The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) 2023 Global Liveability Index. Vienna tops the ranking in stability, culture, entertainment, and reliable infrastructure.

As in the previous year, the Austrian capital Vienna is once again at the top of the ranking of the world's most livable cities. The metropolis with 1.9 million inhabitants is considered one of the safest cities of all and offers an incomparably high quality of life with its excellent infrastructure, an excellent health system, and a wide range of business and leisure opportunities. Due to the long and eventful history of the city, locals and guests have access to an immense range of cultural possibilities. Vienna's MuseumsQuartier is home to some of the most important museums in the world, such as the Kunsthistorisches Museum and the mumok - Museum of Modern Art. Impressive architectural landmarks such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Castle, Belvedere Castle, and the historical buildings along the Ringstrasse also fascinate visitors from near and far. In addition, numerous parks, gardens, and green spaces make Vienna an extraordinarily green city.

Restaurants

Neue Hoheit

Neue Hoheit
The view from the Neue Hoheit restaurant is magnificent, and the interior design is inviting, modern, and yet comfortable. The menu is inspired by Austrian and French cuisine. Beef tartare, boiled fillet and Wiener schnitzel, pancakes, and Kaiserschmarren are also available in many restaurants in the city, but not with this view. After a delicious aperitif, a Bellini, the dishes are served. The Foie Gras Terrine is delicious, the pointed peppers stuffed with quinoa, passion fruit, and bread chips taste exotic and delicious, and the tartare is superb.
The 200-gram steak is perfectly grilled, tender, and pink and the mashed potatoes that come with it are no less delicious, and the French fries are crispy. The Goulash with butter dumplings was quite pleasant. In conclusion, the chocolate sour cherry Valhrona with vanilla ice cream and the pancakes with Wachau apricot jam were exquisite.

Neue Hoheit Brasserie & Bar
Tuchlauben 4, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 79998888777

Steirereck

Steirereck
Steirereck - where culinary traditions and innovations shake hands
The Steirereck team is just as well-known and famous as its unique menu!
The preservation of rare local herbs and vegetables is reflected on the plate, where they play at least as important a role as meat and fish. Relax in one of the best restaurants in Austria, enjoy unusual aromas and flavors, and let yourself be seduced by the culinary delights. In addition to all the extraordinary delicacies, you will also find Austrian classics such as the Wiener Schnitzel, which is one of the best in town!

Steirereck
Am Heumarkt 2A, 1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 7133168

El Gaucho

El Gaucho
Steak at its finest.
For many years, enthusiastic steak eaters love El Gaucho, which has been awarded a Gault Millau toque. At the popular Rochusmarkt, located in the stylish design tower, steaks of the best quality from selected Argentinian Angus cattle and dry-aged beef from Austria are served.

El Gaucho
Praterstraße 1, 1020 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 2121210

Fabios

Fabios
Fabios restaurant, located directly opposite the luxury shopping district Goldenes Quartier, invites you to linger. The elegant, modern restaurant, which spoils you with Italian-Mediterranean cuisine, also has a terrace where you can spend mild evenings comfortably in sophisticated surroundings. This hotspot restaurant can already be visited in the morning for a quick espresso and a small breakfast. A plate of pasta, or a light salad for lunch, and an extensive dinner menu await you in the evening. The restaurant has 120 seats in the restaurant and lounge area and is an ideal meeting place for lovers of upscale international gastronomy. For night owls, the bar offers cocktails and music from renowned DJs.

Fabios
Tuchlauben 4–6, 1010 Vienna
+43 1 532 22 22

Schwarzes Kameel

Schwarzes Kameel
After a shopping spree, stop for a snack at Schwarzer Kameel, a popular "in" meeting place. In the Kameel you will find everything your heart desires, from delicious rolls, open-sandwiches to fine Viennese cuisine. We recommend the oysters, which can be slurped fresh with champagne or sparkling wine and are somehow particularly tasty during winter.

Schwarzes Kameel
Bognergasse 5, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5338125

Le Salzgries Paris

Le Salzgries Paris
Paris in Vienna, that's how you could describe this charming restaurant with Parisian flair. Patron Denis König cooks at the highest level and uses the freshest ingredients. Fish, seafood, and the Plate de Fruite de Mer are particularly recommended, but also classics such as Entrecôte, which can be ordered with potato gratin, sautéed vegetables, and homemade fries. Plus a selection of delicious sauces. At Le Salzgries Paris, you can feel the French way of life and immerse yourself in a sophisticated world of delicious French-inspired cuisine for a few hours. You don't have to travel to France to experience excellent French cuisine, you can also find it in Vienna.

Le Salzgries Paris
Marc-Aurel-Straße 6, 1010 Vienna
Phone: + 43 1 5334030


Plachutta

Plachutta
A trip to one of the Plachutta restaurants should not be missed when visiting Vienna. This institution of Viennese cuisine knows how to prepare beef in the most delicious variations, and has done so for generations. Guests of Mario Plachutta will find Viennese charm in a stylish ambiance in the Wollzeile, in Hietzing, in Grinzing, and in the first district in the Gasthaus Zur Oper. Here gourmets will find classics such as "Tafelspitz", the favorite dish of the Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph, but also a Kruspelspitz or a white Scherzel can hardly be surpassed in terms of delicacy. All beef dishes are served in a stock pot where it stays fresh and juicy. The staff is professional and will help you with the selection in a friendly and knowledgeable manner.

Plachutta
Wollzeile 38, 1010 Vienna
Phone: + 43 1 5121577

Cafe Central

Cafe Central
Also in the first district is the Palais Ferstel, built by the Ringstrasse architect Heinrich von Ferstel. Originally built as a bank and stock exchange building on Herrengasse, the building later served as a military casino and even as a sports hall during World War II. The palace, which was once described as "Vienna's most modern house" due to the combination of stone construction and Venetian-Florentine Trecento architecture, has housed one of Vienna's most beautiful coffee houses, the Café Central, since 1876. Well-known personalities of the fin de siecle such as Arthur Schnitzler or Sigmund Freud met here. The coffee house culture has deep roots in Vienna because the café house was and is seen as an extended living room and space for coziness. Today, Cafe Central enchants tourists and locals alike with its unique atmosphere and awaits you with a typical Viennese coffee snack, delicate, artful patisserie, and other soothing treats for the palate.

Cafe Central
Herrengasse 14, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5333763

Wein & Co

Wein & Co
Located on the Universitätsring, opposite the University of Vienna, the popular Wein & Co offers a wide range of products for the wine connoisseur.
In addition to architectural highlights such as the extravagant light feature from 80 Burgundy bottle lamps on the gallery ceiling, Wein & Co also offers a unique service with the shop = wine menu concept. With over 35 top wines by the glass and over 1,500 bottled wines, guests can look forward to “Austria’s largest wine menu”.
The wine bar area is divided into three parts and extends over two floors. The bar area offers the right ambiance for a relaxed chat and unique wine bar food. The shop is on the ground floor and features a large tasting zone.

Wein & Co
Universitätsring 12, 1010 Wien
Phone: +43 (0) 50 706 3142

Bar Campari

Bar Campari
You can now live and experience a piece of Italian bar culture in the Bar Campari, inspired by the vitality of the metropolis of Milan, paired with typical Viennese hospitality. The result: a beautiful, uncomplicated place to be together, where everyone feels welcome and where la vita is still bella and the culinary delights are deliziosa. Or in short: Italy in its most relaxed form, in the middle of Vienna. And what could be nicer, after a stroll through Vienna's city center, feeling like you're in an Italian piazza? We would say: Niente!

Bar Campari
Seitzergasse 6, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5323553

Bagels and More

Bagels are round, baked pastries typically made in the form of a ring. They are a popular type of pastry originating from Jewish cuisine in Eastern Europe and later became popular in many parts of the world.

Traditionally, bagels are made from yeast dough and briefly boiled before baking. This process creates a shiny, thin crust while keeping the inside soft and chewy. Bagels come in various flavors and variations, with some of the most popular flavors being sesame, poppy seed, whole grain, and plain. These flavors are achieved by sprinkling the respective ingredients on the surface of the bagel before baking.

Bagels are usually sliced and served with a variety of toppings and spreads. A classic bagel sandwich often includes cream cheese, lox, ham, chicken fillets, cream cheese, or other fillings.

At Bagels and More located at Webgasse 43 in Vienna's 6th district, you can find the most delicious handmade bagels with various fillings. The most popular ones include basil pesto, mozzarella, tomatoes, arugula, and red onions, tuna spread, tomatoes, arugula, red onions, and pickles, or cream cheese and lox with arugula and red onions. Additionally, they serve homemade pastries like chocolate cake or cottage cheesecake for a delightful café experience.

Bagels and more
Webgasse 43/38,
1060 Wien
Phone: +43 699 12300099

Hotels

The Leo Grand

The Leo Grand
The Leo Grand is a baroque jewel of an architectural masterpiece. A boutique hotel with a lot of heart and atmosphere. The Leo Grand is a five-star hotel, just a few minutes walk from St. Stephen's Cathedral, in an absolutely prime location in the first district. The English expression “more than a hotel” hits the spot. History can be experienced in this house, selected works of art from the Lenikus collection transform the hotel and the 76 lovingly furnished rooms and suites into small art galleries with a view of the historic sights of the city.
With foundations dating back to Roman times, the building is a monument in the heart of the city. From the spectacular roof trusses, which were preserved in the Leopold suite, to the impressive baroque facade, which was renovated with enormous effort. You can feel the touch of history in every corner of this hotel.
The character of the house is also reflected in the culinary appearance. Not only does The Leo Grand have the most beautiful sidewalk café in the city, but the hotel's gastronomy has been placed in the experienced hands of gastronomic entrepreneur Martin Ho. In the "Dots at The Leo Grand" restaurant, you can enjoy avant-garde Asian fusion cuisine with Viennese and French influences.

The Leo Grand
Bauernmarkt 1, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 90606

Rosewood Hotel

The new Rosewood Vienna, centrally located in the heart of Vienna's old town, presents contemporary luxury in one of Europe's most historic locations. Located in the historic 19th-century Erste Bank building at the Graben is the first Rosewood luxury hotel in the German-speaking market. This hotel blends authentic Austrian heritage with modern sophistication, creating a place that is surrounded by historic charm, the finest European architecture, and timeless design. The hotel has 99 spacious guest rooms including 28 suites. The other areas include an event pavilion, a spa area, and an entire floor for culinary delights. The Neue Hoheit restaurant invites you to linger with Austrian-French-inspired cuisine and a fantastic view of the Graben. An adjoining terrace, a garden oasis, and a small rooftop bar with unusual cocktails and breathtaking views complete the experience.

Rosewood Vienna
Peterspl. 7, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 7999888

Attractions

Schönbrunn Castle

Schönbrunn Castle
A visit to Schönbrunn Palace is a must for an unforgettable day in historic Vienna. Here, visitors can experience the atmosphere steeped in history and the imperial splendor of the Habsburgs up close. The grounds of Schönbrunn Palace combine culture, entertainment, and enjoyment in one place and thus offer an impressive day in a unique ambiance. Schönbrunn Palace was not only the seat of the Austrian imperial family and is still a must-see today.

Schönbrunn Castle
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 81113239

Belvedere Castle

Belvedere Castle
The Belvedere Palace has been the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy since the beginning of the 18th century. The palace area consists of the Upper and Lower Belvedere, the Orangery, and a beautiful historical garden. The Belvedere is one of the most beautiful baroque buildings in Europe and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Belvedere Castle
Prinz-Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 795570

Lower Belvedere

Lower Belvedere
Art exhibitions from all eras in Prince Eugene's former residential palace and in the Orangery. Treasures from the Middle Ages await you in the magnificent stables.

Lower Belvedere
Rennweg 6, 1030 Vienna
+43 1 795 57-0

Albertina

Albertina
The Albertina at the Opera is the largest graphic collection in the world with 60,000 drawings, around 1 million prints, and an extensive photography and architecture collection. After enjoying the art, you can treat yourself to culinary delights in the "Do & Co Albertina" restaurant.

Albertina
Albertinaplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 53483

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Kunsthistorisches Museum
The Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien is an art museum and is one of the largest and most important museums in the world. It was opened in 1891. The Egyptian-Oriental collection of the Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the most important collections of Egyptian antiquities in the world. The more than 17,000 objects date to a period of almost 4,500 years, from pre- and early Egyptian times (around 4000/3500 BC) to the early Christian era. The museum's focus was already laid in the 17th century: 16th-century Venetian paintings (Titian, Veronese, Tintoretto), 17th-century Flemish paintings (Peter Paul Rubens, Anthonis van Dyck), early Netherlandish paintings (Jan van Eyck, Rogier van der Weyden) and old German painting (Albrecht Dürer, Lucas Cranach). Other highlights of the picture gallery today include a globally unique stock of pictures by Pieter Bruegel the Elder as well as masterpieces by Vermeer, Rembrandt, Raphael, Caravaggio, Velázquez, and Italian Baroque paintings.

Kunsthistorisches Museum
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 525240

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History
The Natural History Museum is one of the most important natural science museums in the world. The earliest collections are over 250 years old. Tip: The tours on the roof of the Natural History Museum offer a great view of the Ringstrasse and take place all year round.

Museum of Natural History
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Phone: + 43 1 52177-0

MuseumsQuartier

MuseumsQuartier
In the MuseumsQuartier art and living grow together to form an inseparable unit. Our individual group or public tours show the various facets of the former imperial baroque court stables as well as the current importance of the MuseumsQuartier as one of the largest cultural areas of our time. Due to its special location as part of the originally planned Kaiserforum, the MuseumsQuartier has always been closely connected to the Ringstrasse.

MuseumsQuartier
Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Wien
Phone: +43 1 5235881

Secession

Secession
The Secession, built by Joseph Maria Olbrich, is a key work of Viennese Art Nouveau and is the oldest independent exhibition hall dedicated to contemporary art in the world. A plot of land at the corner of Ringstraße and Wollzeile was initially intended as the building site. Due to protests, the building was erected at a less prominent location on the Wienzeile.

Secession
Friedrichstraße 12, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 5875307

Siegmund Freud Museum

Siegmund Freud Museum
The exhibition on the life and work of Sigmund Freud on the mezzanine of the house connects the history of the premises with the stations in Freud's life and work: the spatial structures, which have been preserved in their original form, open up an authentic experience of the place of origin of psychoanalysis, while at the same time, numerous exhibits in the exhibition rooms can be seen. - Objects, historical writings, and photographs - the facets of Freud's life. For the first time, all rooms in which Freud lived and worked are accessible.

Siegmund Freud Museum
Berggasse 19, 1090 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 3191596

Klimt Villa

Klimt Villa
The Klimt Villa Vienna houses the studio that the artist used from 1911 until his death in 1918. The house itself had an eventful history and was revitalized on the occasion of the celebratory year of Klimt in 2012. It is a permanent exhibition of Klimt's art studio - the only one of his former workplaces in Vienna. Since the opening of the Klimt Villa, numerous events have taken place on the upper floor and/or in the extensive 6,500m² area.

Klimt Villa
Feldmühlgasse 11, 1130 Vienna
Phone: +43 1 8761125

Shopping

Kärntner Strasse & Graben

Kärntner Strasse & Graben
Vienna is also a shopping metropolis. If you still have energy after sightseeing, you should turn in at the opera and stroll along the Kärntner Strasse. It is located in the first district, where you will find Vienna's well-known department store Steffl and the sparkling stones from Swarovski, as well as all the major international fashion chains. Just around the corner at Graben and Kohlmarkt, pure luxury awaits with labels such as Chanel, Dior, Hermes, Tiffany, Longchamps, Bucherer, and Chopard. In the Golden Quarter, Vienna's luxury zone in the first district, visitors will find labels such as Louis Vuitton, Emporio Armani, and Prada on 11,550 square meters.

Luxury Lifestyle

A Spoonful of Luxury - Caviar from the Caviar House & Prunier

There is hardly any other delicacy that has such sex appeal as caviar. Sturgeon roe is considered the epitome of indulgence. The range of tastes of the caviar, which comes from the Siberian sturgeon, is diverse, depending on the salting and maturation. From mild to strong, you can find the right caviar for every palate.

The "Paris" variety is the mildest variety and only contains a little salt. It is also often referred to as "women's caviar" because women in particular appreciate its mild taste.

The classic "Tradition" is somewhat stronger than the "Paris" variety. With a little more salt, it's the perfect caviar for beginners.

The "Saint-James" variety, comparable to Iranian caviar, gets its specific aroma through the exact salting according to the Iranian model and comes very close to a classic Oscietra caviar. It has a stronger taste than the "Tradition".

The finest Prunier variety "Heritage", is particularly large and light-colored. It gets the same salting as the "Saint James" caviar, but because of its large, light-colored eggs, this caviar acquires a much more delicate taste.

“Malossol” actually means “mildly salted”. The variety is based on the Russian caviar style and is prepared with "pur sel", making it the strongest in the Punier variety.

"Royal Black" comes from a young Oscietra sturgeon and is the darkest caviar of the Caviar House. It is comparatively large, and its distinct taste is reminiscent of beluga caviar.

The "Imperial" is the rarest caviar because it comes from a more mature Oscietra. It shimmers golden, is firm, and has an incomparable taste with full aromas.

A cheaper variant is the “New York” caviar. The caviar from the white sturgeon native to American rivers is mild and particularly suitable for caviar beginners.

Customer Service:
0800 2225855
+49 (0)2241 94497-0

Must Do

Schönbrunn Zoo Safari Dinner

Schönbrunn Zoo Safari Dinner
A truly exotic dinner ambiance awaits guests at the Safari Dinner in Schönbrunn Zoo. The Safari Dinner starts with a welcome cocktail in the elephant house with a view of the elephant herd. Then following the evening tour of the zoo, you will experience many African animals. Dinner will then be served in the Imperial Pavilion. Included in the dinner are the guided tour, aperitif, and a four-course menu including drinks - except hard liquor.

Booking: +43 1 877 92 94-500

Naschmarkt

Naschmarkt
The Naschmarkt is the most famous market in Vienna, the roots of which go back to the 16th century. Here you will find nice little snack bars and pubs to linger and enjoy, regardless of whether it is summer or winter. The multicultural scene of this market in Vienna offers a wide range of gastronomy, delicacies, and fresh food, including a large selection of fish and seafood. On weekends it is a paradise for bargain hunters with its well-known flea market.

Dinner in the Museum of Natural History

The mussel dinner in the Museum of Natural History in Vienna is almost legendary. You can combine a visit to the museum with an eclectic dinner to enrich your palate. Every Wednesday in the historic ambiance of the cupola hall, the catering by Food Affairs spoils the guests with fine seasonal dishes as part of the "Culture & Culinary" offer. The dinner is rounded off by delicacies at the dessert buffet. After feasting, interested parties have the opportunity to take part in the popular roof tour. It leads past treasures of the museum that are not open to the public and to the magnificent ledge, from where a wonderful view of Vienna at night opens up. Aside from dinner, daily museum visitors can enjoy the café and restaurant in new splendor.

Museum of Natural History
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna
Phone: +43 (0) 664 60 40 86 00

A Stroll in the Park

A Stroll in the Park
The well-kept historic parks along the ring road are also oases of relaxation. In the Volksgarten, where hundreds of roses bloom in summer, is the Theseus Temple, a scaled-down replica of the Theseion in Athens, which is used by the Kunsthistorisches Museum to display contemporary art, and a monument of Empress Elisabeth. The Rathaupark, laid out in the style of an English landscape garden, has a magnificent old stock of trees, some of which are exotic. In the Burggarten you can find the much-visited Mozart monument and the Palm House. The Palm House consists of two glass houses, one is a café restaurant and the other a butterfly house. The Stadtpark, which opened in 1862, is Vienna's oldest public park; its winding paths are lined with ornamental shrubs, meadows, and bodies of water. The Stadtpark is also rich in statues, including what is probably Vienna's most photographed monument, the golden statue of the "Waltz King" Johann Strauss son.

Discover the Ringstrasse

Discover the Ringstrasse
From a military site to a magnificent boulevard: the Vienna Ringstrasse was officially opened in 1865. It was the largest urban development project in the history of Vienna that completed the change from a feudal residential city to a major European city. All year round, the Vienna Ringstrasse is the scene of a wide variety of events. The cultural highlights of the Ringstrasse events include the Summer Music Film Festival on the Rathausplatz and the broadcast of selected opera performances on a large screen in front of the Opera House. During the summer an urban and extremely lively bar scene has developed along the Danube Canal at the Franz Josefs Kai. This section is located between Ringturm and Urania and closes the ring around downtown.
Even when it was first built, the Ringstrasse established itself as a promenade for the bourgeoisie. It was a see-and-be-seen on the new boulevard. The walk between the “Sirk corner” (intersection of Ring/Kärntner Strasse) and Schwarzenbergplatz was particularly popular. At this corner, people arranged to meet at the times of the k.u.k. Monarchy.
Car traffic on the ring road is guided in up to four lanes in a clockwise direction. The ring can also be circled by bicycle. However, the Ringstrasse is also a place of relaxation. When it was built, the boulevard was deliberately designed with landscape principles in mind. Between the street and the buildings, two to three rows of trees were planted on either side, with a walking and riding avenue in between. Today there are around 2,400 trees along the boulevard that provide pleasant shade in summer.

Tip: Hop on the streetcar and drive a full circle around the Ring or if you are a sporty person you can rent a bike.

Travel Info

Time: 1 hour ahead of GMT
International phone code: +43
Emergency numbers:
112 = European emergency number (police, ambulance, firefighters)
Local you can also call:
144 = Ambulance
122 = Fire department
133 = Police
Currency: Euro
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted
Weather: Summers can be hot. Winters are cold and snowy. Vienna sights can be enjoyed year-round.

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