Unwind at one of our Holiday Inn® Vienna hotels and learn the Viennese art of Gemütlichkeit (relaxation) in the city's nostalgic coffee houses. A visit to Austria's stately capital is a waltz through gold-spangled palaces, world-class art galleries and manicured gardens.
Your hotel in Vienna is close to monumental Ringstrasse Boulevard, where trams 1 and 2 take you on a spin of the city's key landmarks for the price of a ticket. Stop at the resplendent Imperial Palace for a romp through 600 years of Hapsburg history in gilded state apartments. Graceful Lipizzaner stallions perform at the adjacent Spanish Riding School. From our Vienna hotels, it's a short hop to St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Gothic showpiece of the Innere Stadt. Or spend the entire day absorbing Vienna's prized art collections, from Museum Quarter's avant-garde galleries to Klimt's romantic “The Kiss” in the baroque Belvedere Palace.
While away a leisurely afternoon in a Viennese coffee house. There's one to suit every mood—from the literary flavor of wood-paneled Café Hawelka to chandelier-lit Café Sacher, famous for its rich chocolate Sachertorte. Join locals for classic Wiener schnitzel and crisp Grüner Veltiner white wines in the old-world Heurigen (wine taverns) in the Innere Stadt. For a fast, affordable bite, graze the spice-scented Naschmarkt or a curbside sausage stand. After dark, see Vienna light up from the gently turning Riesenrad Ferris wheel. Or dress up for classical music at one of Vienna's opulent concert halls. Our Vienna hotels are near Graben's smart boutiques and Mariahilferstrasse's fashion malls for last-minute shopping.
Stay at our Vienna hotels from January to mid-March for the glamour of Ball Season or in summer for open-air music and film festivals. Christmas markets bring festival cheer to Vienna in December.