I'm going on a trip to VIENNA in 2020
Let's talk a little about one of the oldest capitals in Europe and with a cultural heritage that amazes our own and travelers.
Vienna has been summit of music during the nineteenth century and capital of political debate and philosophy throughout the twentieth century. Thanks, to these centuries Vienna was the residence of many characters that have gone down in history as Amadeus Mozart, Johann Strauss, Karla Popper, Sigmund Freud, or Viktor Kaplan among others.
But not everything is their community of intellectuals, musicians or philosophers. Vienna was city of emperors, and its palaces, cathedrals and churches They are architectural jewels that make this city one of the most beautiful in Europe.
Its historic center was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site and only last year already received some 13 million travelers.
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It is without a doubt the most expensive area to sleep in Vienna, Although also the most comfortable, not in vain, we are talking about the old town. The average nightly rate in a downtown hotel it's usually around the 100 €, although in advance you can also find discounted hotels.
In this district, a large part of the attractions from the city. In it is the Cathedral, the Opera, the Habsburg Palace, the Albertina, the National Library, the Town Hall or the Museums of Art History and Natural History to name a few.
When it comes to restaurants and shops there Fast-food restaurants like McDonalds or fancy restaurants and with more class.
This district has dozens of streets dedicated exclusively to pedestrian traffic, including the Kärntnerstrasse, and the luxurious Graben. It is an area eminently tradel that is characterized by its elegant buildings, their neatness, and their security.
If you do not want to be in the center, another good area to stay is in Leopoldstadt, a zone adjoining the 1 district, which can even be reached on foot, and where we will find an average of most accessible hotel price that of the center, also has much quieter streets, although that does not stop having interesting tourist attractions.
Leopoldstadt is well connected by metro and from areas near the canal It takes 10 minutes to get to the Cathedral on foot. You just have to cross some of the bridges that connect it to the center. In addition the airport bus stop stops at Morzinplatz, located on the bank of the canal on the side of the Innere Stadt.
In this area is the Prater, and is characterized by its large green areas.
Leopoldstadt is today an area in the process of remodeling to become a neighborhood highly valued by young professionals and creative young people. The constant opening of cafes and restaurants, and the dynamism of the neighborhood have made it one of the most desirable areas of Vienna to live.
Wieden, together with Mariahilf and Neubau, is one of the favorites to sleep in Vienna. It borders an area of the old town very close to the great attractions of the city such as the Opera, the Museum Quarter or the Hofburg.
La location is quite good: very close to Belvedere Palace, one of the main tourist attractions and about 20 minutes walk from the center of Vienna. You also have very close Wien Hauptbanhof (central station), so it is a very well connected area.
Kärnerstrasse, the main boulevard in the city center, becomes Wiedner-Hauptstrasse when entering this neighborhood, and the Südbahnhof railway station, one of the two main ones, is at its southern end. This district is one of the best options for stay in Vienna.
In this area the accommodation can leave you below of what it would cost you to pay in an apartment or in a pension in the Viennese center.
Landstrasse is located southeast of the historic center. It is characterized by the elegance of the architecture of its buildings. It includes tourist attractions such as the Palace gazebo, the Schwarzenberg palace, the Hundertwasserhaus, and the Konzerthaus, in addition to the one known as the diplomatic neighborhood, a small area that hosts several embassies.
Several embassies are located in a small section of Landstrasse known as the Vienna diplomatic quarter. Railway station Wien Mitte and the city's air terminal are also here. This is one of the most practical districts for to stay in Vienna.
In this district you can see more than imperial charm of Vienna. The streets are dotted with churches, monuments and palaces, such as the great Schwarzenberg Palace and the Konzerthaus (concert house).
The bad thing about this area is that there is not as much offer as in the other areas, so you have to search well and in advance.
Getting to Vienna by plane is usually the most used option. Getting to Vienna by plane is quite easy as Vienna has even its own airline (Austrian Airlines) which has flights from different parts of the world. If you travel to Vienna by plane, you will arrive at Schwechat airport, which is the international airport of Vienna.
Our recommendation is that use a good flight comparator to locate the flight that best suits your needs, here we leave one to facilitate the work of looking for.
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The airport of Vienna is one of the best communications in Europe and presents many options to go to the city. According to budget we have 4 means of transport:
CAT or City Airport Train: The CAT is the train that goes from the airport to the city, stop Landstrasse - Wien Mitte, from where you can take a subway. The journey is about 16 minutes and does not stop, also passes each 30 minutes and the price is quite cheap.
El bus: The airport bus is great because, the journey takes about 20 minutes and stops at many points in the city.
El S-Bahn: This means many tourists use it. It is a commuter train that stops at several points in Vienna. It leaves you at the Landstrasse station but the good thing is that the ticket includes metro.
Taxi: it is the most expensive means to go from the airport to the city. The journey usually lasts approximately 30 minutes.
It is also possible to reach Vienna by Rail, of course, from anywhere in Europe, since Vienna has rail lines that connect it with many of the European cities. The most frequent and most common rail trips in Vienna are those arriving from Venice y Paris.
It is possible to reach Vienna by boat, but only in the months of April to October and arrive on the Danube from Bratislava, Wachau or Budapest, disembark at Danoudampfschillsgesellschft. There are many cruise companies that propose trips to Vienna.
If you travel to Vienna it is recommended that for transport in the city to be cheaper, you will acquire the Vienna Pass, which will also help you to enter Museums and other tourist sites. You can buy it at hotels and tourist information booths and it is valid for 4 days.
Getting around in Vienna is usually quite simple, since Vienna has very good public transport, in good condition, with schedules from 5 am to 12 am.
As in all cities you can move by bus, taxi, tram or on foot, but one of the most prominent transport in Vienna is its metro or Ubhan-Sbahn. Within each station you can get a complete map of the lines to move around the city.
In all subway stations there are machines that are usually red and you can buy tickets, you can also select the language so it is much easier not to be wrong. You have all kinds of tickets: individual, 24h, 48, 72h and even weekly.
These tickets are for buses, for the tram and for the subway, so it is the best option if you are going to visit Vienna and want to go to many places.
Once the purchases you have to go to validate it to other machines within the stations, which are usually yellow or blue. Remember that, if a reviewer catches you with the ticket without validation, it is about € 100 the fine that you can put and the Austrians take it very seriously.
The only thing to keep in mind, that the tickets that go by the hour, For example, the 24-hour one starts counting from the time you validate it, so if you validated it at 11 am it will be valid until 11 am the next day, and not all the next day as many people think.
Vienna has the longest tram lines in the world. The trams are red and white, and these have been disappearing, but they are still quite used, especially by tourists. It is said that lines 1 and 2 are the most used by tourists.
It is easy to get around in Vienna by Bus, but it is not recommended, not because of poor service quality, but the trams and the subway cover with many corners that cover the buses and the price and quality are often better. You can find night buses useful, those that run from 12:30 am to 5 am. Schedule in which the subway or the tram does not circulate.
Anyway, if what interests you is move and visit the surroundings, rent a car, we leave you next a car rental comparator so you can see the best offer in the city.
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El name of the city of Vienna It is a derivative of previous names that in the end referred to the name of Celtic origin with which the Romans baptized it: Vindobona, which means white city.
The city is founded thanks to a large Roman camp which was located in what is Vienna, the camp was strategically put up by the Romans, who tried to control the Panonio region, then it was used as a military defense point and thus lasted for several centuries.
In the middle ages Vienna undergoes some Barbarian invasions, but its power is recovered by the great Charlemagne, then it was a city totally committed to the war of the crusades and therefore it was storage of food and weapons that were used for war.
After the religious war, Vienna did not have much peace since later came the Napoleonic wars and different conflicts that were generated by the interest of conquering some empires such as the Ottoman and the Turkish. In 1938 he suffered the Nazi invasions by the Furher and in 1955 when Austria regains its independence Vienna becomes its capital.
Vienna is divided by districts like Paris, it goes from district 1 to 23, with 1 being considered the old part of the city. You are not going to make a mistake since, it always appears on the maps surrounded by a yellow ring called Gürtel or Ring.
One of the best proposals to know the city of Vienna are the famous free tours.
Guruwalk, community of local guides that offer “free tours”In their cities
The guides of free tours are usually quite fun and fun since they are played that their tips are more or less high.The good thing about these is that you pay according to your experience and always when the visit ends.
In this way, you can get to know the city and the tip that is usually paid for a free 2-hour tour is approximately € 10-15 per person.
We recommend you Guruwalk, international free tours platform where you can see ratings of travelers who have already done the free tour and thus choose the best free tours for this beautiful city.
Stadpark: Nice park in the middle of the city with an English style and where you can find the golden statue of Strauss, which pays tribute to the Austrian composer. In addition this park dates from 1862, it is recognized as one of the oldest parks in the city.
Eis Gleissler Ice Cream Shop: It is one of the first “bio” ice cream parlors in the city and its ice creams are handmade. The lines are very long but it is worth eating a good ice cream from Eis Gleissler. Located next to the cathedral, but that is not why it is an expensive ice cream shop, in fact it is one of the cheapest in the city and has a wide assortment of flavors.
25 Hours Hotel: It is one of the hotels in the city of Vienna, but the famous thing is the “roof top” or terrace on the top floor, where you can have a drink, relax and enjoy the wonderful views of the Austrian capital.
Donaukanal: Walk through the canal, watching the graffiti of its streets that are also legal and a work of art. The channel can be reached from thousands of different points, but in summer near the Schwedenplatz square you can enjoy its terraces and its music. We recommend one of the Vienna's most famous free tours, where they teach you all the graffiti art of the city.
The gastronomic culture of Austria is quite wide but we want to tell you the dishes you have to try before leaving Vienna.
Schnitzel: This dish is very typical in Austria, it consists of a breaded chicken but macerated with many spices and it is amazing. One of the best restaurants where they make schnitzel is the "plachutta". The portions are gigantic, so you can order it even to share, and they always accompany it with the karttofelnsalat or boiled potato salad.
Würlst: This dish is imported from Germany, although in Vienna they make them very good. These sausages are usually eaten in hot dog and we advise you to ask them for the positions that are in the street since they are the ones that do it best.
Tafelspitz: It is a very typical Austrian dish not as well known as the Schnitzel, although delicious. It is a pot where they make a soup with meat and vegetables. They serve it all together but it is usually eaten separately, a kind of forceful stew. For the cold months it is great, it warms you from top to bottom.
The Sacher cake: If the Schnitzel is famous, this cake is already international. It is an incredible chocolate cake that hides a layer of jam inside and that is also served sprinkled with whipped cream. There are no words to describe its taste.
Krapfen: Another typical and authentic post. A donut bun but without hole and that is also filled with jam, great.