To make the most out of your stay in Vienna, use Likibu to find your perfect holiday accommodation. Whether you need a hotel to make the most of the nightlife, a youth hostel for your inter-railing experience or a luxury apartment to enjoy the opera and palaces from, Likibu will find the best holiday rentals in Vienna for you.
Vienna, the culture capital of Europe
Book holiday accommodation in Vienna and discover why it was awarded the most livable city in 2018. From museums, to art galleries and some of the most spectacular palaces in the world, Vienna is the perfect city for your cultural fix. Explore the history of Vienna from Gothic to Baroque through its magnificent palaces; experience the home of the Lipizzaner's Spanish Riding School and put on your ballroom dancing shoes to attend a traditional ball in the spectacular palaces. The perfect weekend getaway is just around the corner all year round with Bed and Breakfasts and apartment rentals. Whatever your needs; Likibu has all the accommodation in Vienna at your disposal.
Best time to visit Vienna?
Vienna draws people in throughout the year and is not greatly affected by the seasons. However, the heatwaves of July and August can sometimes be uncomfortable and furthermore the state run opera, concert and theatre venues are closed. Throughout winter the balls and number of indoor activities keep tourist numbers up, not to mention the Christmas market. From April to June is probably the best time- a trip to Vienna is not complete without walking through its fantastic palace gardens and world heritage sites. This period profits from everything the city has to offer and hosts the largest free open air party in Europe as festivals and parties get underway.
How to get there?
Vienna is located in Austria, in the heart of Europe and is accessible via train or plane. Direct flights from Gatwick and Heathrow are available from Easyjet, British Airways and Austrian airlines with connecting flights elsewhere in the UK. For €11 you can be in the city centre within 20 minutes of arrival using the city airport train.
How to get around in Vienna?
The transport system in Vienna includes trains, buses and trams providing a cheap, efficient and easy ways of exploring Vienna. Purchasing a Wien-Karte allows the holder (and a child under 16) to use all public transport for free from 48 to 72 hours depending on your needs. It also provides discounted entry to museums and savings at selected cafés and restaurants. The U- Bahn and S- Bahn trains provide varying ticket services and are available from tobacconists and vending machines.
Where to stay?
The Ringstrasse, a picturesque world heritage site, surrounds the centre of Vienna and is the perfect place to book your holiday accommodation. For first timers it allows you to be close to all the main attractions of Vienna with bars, cafes and restaurants in abundance. The Innere Stadt also contains the Golden U shopping neighbourhood. Choose the Hotel Sacher Wien for a luxury hotel that boasts Victorian era décor, 24-hour room service, spa and views of the Staatsoper opera house.
Spittelberg is the perfect place to stay for backpackers or young travelers with cheap accommodation just a 20 minute walk of the city centre. The nightlife and cheap hostels are complimented by quirky bars, budget restaurants and street vendors. The Kugel hotel is a friendly hotel that provides cheap accommodation near to the city centre.
Separated from the Innere Stadt by the Danube Canal, this is the home of Vienna's largest green space, Prater Public Park, comprising of nearly 6 million square metres. Stick to the canal for the highlights of this area such as the famous Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel, great restaurants and stretches of sandy beach. The Kunsthof Hotel provides well-priced accommodation, whilst not compromising on the quality of service. Rent an apartment or stay in a Airbnb here to avoid incurring city centre prices, without missing out on any of the action.
This district offers a slightly different yet chic style to the city. Art galleries, boutique stores and whiskey bars line this neighbourhood presenting an alternative to the main attractions of Vienna. Escape from the palaces and grandeur of the main squares for holiday accommodation in this quirky Viennese area.
What to do?
No matter what your interests, it would be criminal not to visit the most prominent aspects of Vienna; the palaces. You can grasp the historical significance of the Hofburg Palace, where every Austrian ruler has lived since 1275, witness the Baroque style and gardens of the Schönbrunn palace and stroll through Belvedere Palace. Each one boasts it's own personal and unique attractions inside such as treasuries, gardens, grand furnishings and art collections.
The home of the incredible Spanish Riding School lies within the Hofburg Palace and allows you to see splendid displays of horsemanship in day-to-day life and compelling live performances. Accompanied by classical music and breathtaking settings this attraction isn't one to miss.
This giant attraction has something for everyone, from theme park rides, to the iconic Ferris wheel that provides spectacular views of the city, to dining and even it's own museum.
The Vienna State Opera House is one of the largest and most impressive theaters in the world. The opera house dates back to 1625 when the first Viennese Court Opera took place but the current building was built in 1869. This opera house has hosted some of the world's greatest composers, conductors and dancers and with a capacity of 2,211 it would be foolish to miss out on a performance.
The ‘ball season' takes place between January and February and provides the incentive for a winter getaway. If ever you've needed the motive to learn the Waltz, attending a ball in the Hofburg Palace must surely serve as one. Dancing the night away in the splendour of chandeliers, Corinthian columns and statues of Hercules is a must when visiting Vienna.
Vienna plays host to an extraordinary variety of museums for all tastes, which is what makes it a cultural capital of Europe. Whilst everyone will have their own motives for different museums, the Museums Quartier's modern art and the Kunsthistories Museum which showcases the Habsburg's collection of fine art standout amoung the rest.