Travel Guide Vienna, Austria

Today we talk about a city ‘lost’ in time. Vienna would be the perfect scenery for a Jane Austin’s romance. Here architecture and interior design take us back to an imperial era. At the same time, new avant garde building are being built, like the biggest building is Austria by Dominique Perrault and the new Vienna central station.

The best Hotels: the first thing to find in Vienna, is a good hotel to stay in. Here are our suggestions.

Ritz Carlton Vienna

The Ritz Carlton | Travel Guide Vienna, Austria

Is located on Schubertring, Vienna’s most elegant boulevard. Formerly a Palais from the 19th century, the hotel offers 202 rooms and 35 suites. Schubertring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria

+43 1 31188

Ambassador Hotel Vienna

Ambassador Hotel | Travel Guide Vienna

With the moto “Arts and Delights”, the Ambassador Hotel Vienna combines Arts and music, pleasure and relaxation. Kärntner Straße 22, 1010 Wien, Austria

+43 1 961610

Palais Coburg Residenz

Palais Coburg Residenz | Travel Guide Vienna

With an outstanding architecture, the Palais Coburg was preserved to maintain the Renaissance fortification from the 16th century. Coburgbastei 4, 1010 Wien, Austria

+43 1 518180

Hotel Imperial

Hotel Imperial | Travel Guide Vienna

Formerly the residence of the prince of Württemberg, the palace on the Ring Boulevard was transformed into the Hotel Imperial for the universal exhibition in 1873. The Hotel Imperial is known worldwide for its impeccable service and unique Butler Service. Kärntner Ring 16, 1010 Wien, Austria

+43 1 501106389

Grand Hotel Wien

Grand Hotel Wien | Travel Guide Vienna

Recentely re-styles in the Belle-Epoque spirit, the Grand offers a living reminder of the majestic age of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Kärntner Ring 9, 1010 Wien, Austria

+43 1 515800

The best Restaurants: if you are staying in one of the best hotels, you have to try the best Austrian food as well. Here is our selection of restaurants.

Restaurant Steirereck

Restaurant Steirereck | Travel Guide Vienna

Is Vienna’s only double-Michelin-starred restaurant. Here you can taste both classic Viennese dishes and contemporary Austrian cuisine. Chef: Heinz Reitbauer. Am Heumarkt 2A, 1030, Vienna

+43 1 713 3168


Restaurant Fabios | Travel Guide Vienna

Offers innovative Mediterranean cousine. Fabios is considered the finest gourmet restaurant in Vienna. Owner: Fabio Giacobello. Tuchlauben 4-6, 1010, Vienna

+43 1 532 2222

Glacis Beisl

Restaurant Glacis Beisl | Travel Guide Vienna

Is a famous little bistro offering local cuisine. The décor at the Glacis Beisl is elegant and inviting and the food classic and creative. Museumsquartier, Zugang Breitegasse 4, Museumsplatz 1, 1070, Vienna

+43 1 526 5660


Restaurant Novelli | Travel Guide Vienna

This Michelin Star restaurant serves mediterranian food with a contemporary twist. It is also known for the world-class wine tastings with top sommeliers. Chef: Constantine Filippou. Bräunerstrasse 11, 1010, Vienna

+43 1 513 4200

Walter Bauer

Restaurant Walter Bauer | Travel Guide Vienna

Has earned a Michelin-star for its consistently excellent traditional dishes and for serving the best Austrian wines. Sonnenfelsgasse 17, 1010, Vienna

+43 1 512 9871

Luxury Shopping in Vienna: the most famous shopping streets in Vienna are the Mariahilferstrasse, the Kaerntnerstrasse, the Kohlmarkt and the street called Am Graben. These shopping areas offer store after store full of wonderfully luxurious goods. Next to great department stores you will find either unique luxury boutiques or fantastic jewellers to browse through.

Luxury Shopping in Vienna

Mariahilfer Straße

Here you can find both department stores and tiny shops with all kind of things. Alongside, lovely street cafés offer the famous Viennese “Gemütlichkeit”. Is Austria’s longest shopping street.


Is Vienna’s most noble shopping area. Here you will find several flagship stores, including a 3 floor Swarovski.

Swarovski store in Vienna

Art & Culture: Commonly associated with operas, balls, architecture and imperial history, Vienna is also surprisingly rich in contemporary art galleries.

Bäckerstrasse 4

Gallery Bäckerstrasse 4 | Travel Guide Vienna

A space dedicated to art students, Bäckerstrasse4 hosts shows four times a year, with works selected by a professional jury. Bäckerstraße 4, Vienna

+43 676 555 1 777

Gabriele Senn Gallery

Gabriele Senn Gallery | Travel Guide Vienna

Exhibiting both Austrian and international contemporary artists such as David Batchelor and Andy Hope. Schleifmühlgasse 1A, Vienna

+43 1585 2580

Galerie Andreas Huber

Galerie Andreas Huber | Travel Guide Vienna

This Gallery feels like a Viennese apartment thanks to its wood floors, high ceilings and big windows. Has shown works from Florian Schmidt, Rita Sobral Campos and Leopold Kessler. Schleifmühlgasse 6-8, Vienna

+43 1586 0237

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art

Mario Mauroner Contemporary Art | Travel Guide Vienna

Gallerie MAM was founded in 1972 and places a special focus on sculpture. Weihburggasse 26, Vienna

+43 1904 2004

Galerie OstLicht

Galerie OstLicht | Travel Guide Vienna

Specialising in photography Galerie OstLicht seeks to create collaborative projects between rising stars and more established artists. It has exhibited photgraphers like René Burri, Bryan Adams and Wim Wenders. Absberggasse 27, Vienna

+43 1996 2066

Vienna by Night: to indulge yourself at night, Vienna offers a world-renowned electronic music scene.

Viper Room

Viper Room: Going out in Vienna

Has a regular DJ line up or life music and events vary from heavy metal to LGBT nights. Landstraßer Hauptstraße 38, 1030 Vienna

OST Club

OST Club | Going out in Vienna

Once an historical cellar, is a jazz club since 2005 and the best place to dance in Vienna. Schwarzenbergplatz 10/1, 1040 Vienna

Café Berfin

Café Berfin | Travel Guide Vienna

Ideal to hang out with friends, talk, chat, exchange news, swap stories etc. Siebensterngasse 46, 1070 Vienna

+43 1 2363225

If Dogs Run Free

If dogs run free | Going out in Vienna

The perfect place to enjoy a cocktail… or twoGumpendorfer Straße 10, 1060, Vienna

+43 1 9132132

Best Events: Vienna is also a hub of design. Here are the most interesting design events.

Vienna Design Week

Vienna Design Week

Every year in end September. The Vienna Design Week turns the whole of Vienna into a showplace and showroom for design. Schwarzenbergplatz 9, 1030, Vienna

Vienna International Film Festival

Vienna International Film Festival

Takes place every year in October since 1960 in venues such as Gartenbaukino, Urania, Metro-Kino, Filmmuseum andStadtkino. Siebensterngasse 2, 1070 Vienna

+43 1 5265947

Vienna Fashion Week

Vienna Fashion Week

Every year in September lead fashion designers present their collections at the MuseumsQuartier and MQ Point. Museumsplatz 1, 1070 Vienna

+43 1 523 58 814

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