The sound of imperial Vienna
Walks to nearby attractions
Vienna is a city with a history that revolves around more than just the Habsburgs. As the center of Europe's largest multi-ethnic state, the metropolis of the monarchy was also the seat of the aristocracy for the most part. Thus arose a number of stately inner city palaces, which were in no way inferior to the larger palaces outside the city in terms of grandeur and lavish decor. The so-called Palaisviertel is right by our hotel. From the old Kohlenmarkt (coal market), which was once filled with coal merchants, only the name has remained: the Kohlmarkt has become the most exquisite shopping street in the city with all kinds of luxurious items. The new Goldenes Quartier (Golden Quarter) will also entice you to have your credit card ready. This is where pioneers of design have their shops. On the Hoher Markt is the Ankeruhr, an art nouveau jewel.
Walk to St. Stephen's Cathedral
On the way to Vienna's famous landmark, you will pass the Kirche Am Hof (church in the Am Hof square) and the Goldenes Quartier (Golden Quarter). Via the famous Graben with the impressive Pestsäule (plague columns), you will first reach Stephansplatz (St. Stephen's Square) and then the cathedral, which not only boasts a variety of multifaceted anecdotes but also Europe's most striking architectural styles all the way to the Baroque.
Walk to the opera
Since you are already here, you might as well take the time to stroll along the Kärntner Straße. Not only are there a few of the top addresses for special souvenirs from Vienna, but the side streets are also home to many legendary cafes and charming bars later in the day. At the end of the Kärtner Straße, you can hear angels singing … or at least Anna Netrebko or Elina Garanča or another phenomenal opera singer of our time who will enchant ears and eyes in the Vienna State Opera.
Walk to the Hofburg
You are in luck if you are at the opera, because right next door is the Albertina with the world-famous graphic arts collection and exquisite exhibits. Treat yourself to a coffee in the Palm House in the Burggarten. After enjoying refreshments, you can continue to the Spanish Riding School, to the Redoute Halls, which are famous for congresses and balls, as well as the picturesque St. Michael's Church. When you pass through the Michaelerkuppel (the copper dome), you will come to the Imperial Treasury and Sisi Museum.
Walk to the Museumsquartier (MQ)
Are you tired yet? That's understandable. In this case, we recommend heading to a secluded spot in the middle of the city. Take a few minutes to rest in the Volksgarten, for example by the Theseus Temple. Now feeling refreshed and re-energized, you can head to the Neue Berg and Austrian National Library or the Weltmuseum Wien (Museum of Ethnology) or via the Ringstraße to the Art History Museum or National History Museum. Do you want even more? No problem, because the Museumsquartier with the Leopold Museum and MUMOK is the center of many kinds of arts and combines the old with the new.
Excursion to the palaces
Vienna's two most famous palace complexes, Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace, are conveniently reachable by public transportation or tour buses. While the fascinating and detailed Baroque palace complexes were still located outside the city in the 18th century, Vienna has since then spread out and now surrounds them. Of course, here outside the city center, you will find many other attractions, districts with a lively atmosphere, as well as art and cultural offers that will make your stay in Vienna an unforgettable experience.
Back to the hotel
All roads in Vienna's inner city lead… conveniently and quickly back to the hotel. The Ringstraße is a magnificent boulevard that represents all essential epochs of architectural history and features noteworthy buildings such as Parliament, city hall, the Burgtheater, and the university. When you head to the Freyung, you are only 3 minutes from the hotel. Wait, there's more! The Schottenkirche with the monastery is also along the way. You can return via the Tiefer Graben to your hotel: Das Tigra.