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Destination guide

Vienna: The Imperial city

Vienna's grandeur is fabled. The long Habsburg reign over Europe brought classical palaces and beautiful Baroque wonderworks to bear on the capital. The snaking Danube made the city a gateway between east and west, a cultural melting pot, a forward-thinking mix of philosophers, operatic maestros, politicos, and artists. From the cathedral-topped boulevards of the Old Town, where cafes hide in the alcoves, to the glorious parks fronting the Hofburg, this city is laced with more photo-worthy sights than you can shake a bratwurst at. It's also packed with all sorts of excellent Vienna vacation rentalsÉ

Things to do

Monumental European sights in Vienna

Like Paris and Rome before it, Vienna lives up to the reputation of a great European capital. You've got the sprawling Hofburg palace to see right in the middle of the city _ once the heart of the mighty Habsburg dynasty. There's the soaring Stephansdom, a medley of Romanesque-Gothic that hulks above the Old Town. There's the Old Town itself, which hides regal Caf_ Central, the onetime haunt of Trotsky and Freud. There are curious psychoanalysis museums rubbing shoulders with the legendary Baroque of the Belvedere Palace. There are the artistic collections of Hundertwasser, and the amusement rides of Prater park.

Activities

Culture oozes from Vienna's old pores

Vienna isn't hailed as the cultural capital of Central Europe for nothing. Opera shows and Mozart renditions fill the auditoriums right throughout the year. Classical orchestras flock here to serenade wide-eyed culture vultures. Open-air film festivals are the norm in the summer _ check out the parks of Augarten and Prater for those. Caf_ culture is king. Hidden little coffee shops pepper the Old Town from top to bottom, gilded with vaulted ceilings and bursting with crispy strudel. Christmas, meanwhile, ushers in twinkling festive markets, where mulled Viennese wines meet twirling Ferris wheels. Get ready to be enchanted.

Weather

Vienna is a perennial destination

There's really never a bad time to visit Vienna. The summer goes from June to August, and ushers in hot, dry days that are great for wandering the Old Town's sights and hitting the al fresco bars along the Danube. The fall _ September, October _ brings cooler weather, and is a top season to bag those Vienna vacation rentals to avoid the crowds. Winter sees snow hit the Viennese plains, giving rise to the fairy-tale Christmas markets. Then there's spring, when the urban parks look simply wonderful.

Natural features

Between the Danube and the Alps in Vienna

Vienna marks the point where the great Austrian Alps drop down to the plains of Central-Eastern Europe. You can get Vienna vacation rentals on the Danube River to see the great waterway that snakes through the very heart of the continent, or opt for somewhere on the outskirts of town to be amidst the fir forests and rising hills of the mountains. The closest place to really taste the Alpine backcountry is in the Wienerwald, which starts to the west of the city and flows out in a blanket of low, wooded hills and walking trails.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Vienna

Fly into Vienna (VIE-Vienna Intl.), the closest airport, located 10.4 mi (16.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Bratislava (BTS-M.R.Stefanika), which is 38.6 mi (62.1 km) away.

If you're traveling by train, Vienna Franz-Josefs-Station, Vienna Wien Mitten Station and Vienna Praterstern Station are the main stations that serve the city. You can get around Vienna by catching a ride on the metro at Schottentor U-Bahn, Herrengasse U-Bahn or Schottenring U-Bahn.

How many vacation rentals are available around Vienna, AT?

Our 2020 property listings offer a large selection of 1,143 vacation rentals around Vienna. From 1,030 condo and apartment rentals to 1,022 studio vacation rentals, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vienna?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vienna. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Innere Stadt: 447 vacation rentals
  • Leopoldstadt: 478 vacation rentals
  • Wieden: 390 vacation rentals
  • Josefstadt: 83 vacation rentals
  • Neubau: 284 vacation rentals

And Vrbo offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Vienna! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vienna?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vienna:

  • Winden am See: 37 rentals
  • Baden bei Wien: 23 rentals
  • Podersdorf am See: 54 rentals
  • Purbach am Neusiedlersee: 46 rentals
  • Neusiedl am See: 54 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Vienna?

Vrbo offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Vienna. From Vrbo travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Hundertwasser House Vienna: 1,116 rentals
  • Vienna International Centre: 1,112 rentals
  • Vienna (XWW-Vienna West Train Station): 1,113 rentals
  • Museumsquartier: 1,116 rentals
  • Karl Marx Hof: 1,113 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vienna listed on Vrbo where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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