Welcome to the InterContinental Vienna! Our concierge staff will be delighted to share their local knowledge to make your visit authentic and unique. Vienna is a beautiful city famed the world over for its love of life, music and the arts and its delicious cuisine.
Situated in the centre of Vienna, just by the city park, the hotel is the ideal starting point to explore this fascinating city. International atmosphere and Viennese tradition together with personalized service present the perfect harmony for a pleasant stay. 459 guestrooms including 3 club floors and 49suites boast every comfort of a deluxe property.
To start the day, take a stroll down Kaerntnerstrasse, the city's premier shopping street, and do some window shopping. Stop off at the Demel Coffee House - one of the most traditional coffee houses of imperial Vienna - and enjoy a coffee and pastry in its lavish Rococo and Art Deco interior. Afterwards, make your way to the Imperial Palace to see the horses of the Spanish Riding School in training. This is the only riding school in the world where classic dressage is still practised in its purest form. Then, take a walk through the historic and imposing Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), arriving at the Museum Quarter.
Spend some time exploring the wealth of art in the immense Natural Art and Fine Art museums. The latter also houses Kunstkammer - the cradle of the museum - where you can experience a world of beauty and wit, curiosities and wonder. Kunstkammer is the most important collection of its kind in the world. Alternatively you could visit the Museum Quarter and pop into the Leopold Museum, the world's largest showcase of works by the Austrian expressionist Egon Schiele. Lovers of contemporary art should visit MUMOK (the Museum of Modern Art), and families might want to have a look at the ZOOM children museum. For a fabulous lunch you should stop at Glacis Beisl with its beautiful sidewalk cafe.
To finish your day in Vienna, a musical performance is a must. For opera, check what's on at the famous Vienna State Opera or the Volksoper. In the famous Musikverein or Konzerthaus there are outstanding classical concerts performed by the Vienna Philharmonic and Vienna Symphonic orchestras. The Concierge can give you advice and book tickets for you.
Some winter days may be icy, and some summer days much too hot - but all in all, on most days the weather is much like the inhabitants of the city: friendly ...
Our tap water is excellent and safe to drink. It originates from Schneeberg and Rax in the foothills of the Alps.
To visit Vienna’s sights individually, it is best to use public transportation which is fast and safe. Venna offers a very good transportation network and cheap tickets (EUR 2.10 for a single ride if the ticket is bought ahead of time, EUR 2.20 for a single ride when bought on the vehicle itself). Alternatively, visitors can buy The Vienna Card which costs EUR 21.90 and allows to discover the city for 72 hours by underground, bus or tram.
Most Viennese speak English, and you will find the locals are extremely helpful.
DID YOU KNOW ?
Vienna is the World's Most Livable City
Each year the international consulting firm Mercer does a survey to evaluate the quality of living in 221 cities around the world. For the fifth time in a row, the survey results give Vienna top grades, ranking Austria's capital as the WORLD'S MOST LIVABLE CITY 2013. The survey compares the political, social and economic climate, medical care, education, and infrastructural conditions such as public transporation, power and water supply. It also takes info consideration recreational offers such as restaurants, theaters, cinemas, sports facility, the availability of all kinds of consumer goods, as well as environmental conditions - from green space to air pollution
WHAT TO PACK
It is recommended that you exchange some money before you leave home - just enough to cover airport incidentals and transportation to the hotel - and avoid unpleasant queues at the airport ATMs.
Extra Luggage for Shopping
There are plenty of opportunities for shopping in Vienna! Whether flagship department stores, small boutiques, antique shops, jewelers, bookshops or designer furnishing stores - in Vienna you will find everything that the shopper's heart could desire.
A hotel limousine at EUR 55.00 or a taxi at approx. € 40.00 is available to take you from the airport to the hotel 24 hours a day. Usually this is a 30 minute drive. The city airport train CAT lis the fastest direct connection between Vienna International Airport and the city center with city check-in facilities at Wien-Mitte (one stop by underground from the hotel). Departures every half hour between 5.36 am to 11.06 pm. Traveling time: 16 minutes non-stop. A single ticket costs EUR 11.00, return ticket EUR 17.00