Wien, Vienna Vacations

The travel guide for the city of Vienna, with information about sights, events and hotel bookings

Vienna, Austria’s capital, lies in the country’s east on the Danube River. Its artistic and intellectual legacy was shaped by residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is also known for its Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, the Habsburgs’ summer residence. In the MuseumsQuartier district, historic and contemporary buildings display works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists.

What is a Wein?

Wein means grape, vine, wine in German and Yiddish/Hebrew (װײַנ). According to Nelly Weiss, Wein- style family names originated from signboards (house sign, house shield) in Jewish communities. Wein may also be related the German verb "weinen" (to cry).


On average, 3-star hotels in Vienna cost $107 per night, and 4-star hotels in Vienna are $151 per night. If you're looking for something really special, a 5-star hotel in Vienna can be found for $319 per night, on average (based on Booking.com prices).


On average, it costs $95 per night to book a 3-star hotel in Vienna for tonight. You'll pay around $127 if you choose to stay in a 4-star hotel tonight, while a 5-star hotel in Vienna will cost around $319, on average (based on Booking.com prices).

Which hotels in Vienna are good for families?


Many families visiting Vienna loved staying at Schreiners Essen und Wohnen, Boutiquehotel Das Tyrol, and Hotel Sans Souci Wien.

Which hotels in Vienna offer an especially good breakfast?

For hotels in Vienna that serve highly-rated breakfasts, try Parks 73 The Townhouse Hotel, Hotel Brauhof Wien, and The Harmonie Vienna.


Which hotels are the best ones to stay at in Vienna?

Parks 73 The Townhouse Hotel, The Harmonie Vienna, and Hotel Kaiserin Elisabeth are some of the popular hotels in Vienna.

What are the best hotels in Vienna near Vienna International Airport?

Travelers who stayed in Vienna near Vienna International Airport (VIE) have said good things about NH Vienna Airport Conference Center, MOXY Vienna Airport, and das Reinisch bed & breakfast.

What food is Vienna famous for?

In fact, dishes heavily depending on meat make up typical Viennese cuisine: Wiener schnitzel (veal coated in breadcrumbs and fried), Tafelspitz (boiled beef), Beuschel (a ragout containing veal lungs and heart), and Selchfleisch (smoked meat) with sauerkraut and dumplings are typical of its cooking.

Is Vienna called Wien?

Wien is simply the local (German) word for Vienna. It's pronounced “Veen” (with a V). So Wien is the city of Vienna, and a Wiener is a man or boy who comes from Vienna (and, crucially, not a sausage – that's called a Frankfurter here). A woman or girl from Vienna is a Wienerin.


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