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The “City of Music” has been an arts powerhouse and an important European capital for centuries, and has a lot to offer those lucky enough to visit.

Wien, or Vienna in English, has been the capital city of Austria for almost a century, having been the first city of the Habsburg Empire for over 600 years before that. The city centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its cultural and historical importance, and the mighty Donau (Danube River) flows through the its heart.

In the present day, the city is a vibrant central European hub, full of chic eateries, trendy nightclubs and an active arts scene. Alongside all of this sits the very clear legacy of the city’s past as an imperial metropolis, in the form of ornate and imposing palaces, meticulously maintained parks and numerous monuments.

To learn more about this rich history and to admire the spoils of rule from the Austro-Hungarian Empire, visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace. In the same complex, the Albertina offers a fabulous, world-renowned collection of art, while the MuseumsQuartier is a busy gathering place for cultural events.

The Innere Stadt, which is bound by the Danube on one side and the Ringstraße (Circling Street) on the others, is also home to a number of other cultural hotspots. Admire the splendid Rathaus (Vienna City Hall) and Vienna State Opera, or while away an afternoon at the excellent Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum).

Native Viennese artist Gustav Klimt is adored here, and his masterpieces are on show in some top galleries, including the Burgtheater, the Museum of Art History (Kusthistorisches Museum) and the Belvedere. If you’re visiting the city with people who are a little too young for art appreciation, then a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace to see the world's oldest zoo offers a fun alternative.

The importance of Vienna as a melting pot for musicians, groundbreaking thinkers and fantastic artists down through the years is difficult to overstate: Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart, Strauss and Hayden all lived here, as did Sigmund Freud and the aforementioned Gustav Klimt. Many of these stellar names can be honoured with a visit to their final resting places in the Central Cemetery.

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Top hotels in Vienna

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
4 out of 5
The price is SG$108 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Situated near the airport, this hotel is within 12 mi (20 km) of Ernst Happel Stadium, Hundertwasser House Vienna and Wiener Prater. Belvedere and St. Stephen's ...

4.2/5Excellent! (1,280 reviews)

"Very close to the airport and therefore extremely convenient. The staff was friendly and spoke good English."…"

Reviewed on 13 Oct,2020

NH Vienna Airport Conference Center
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
3 out of 5
The price is SG$77 per night from 13 Nov to 14 Nov

Located in Leopoldstadt, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Schwedenplatz, St. Stephen's Cathedral and Stephansplatz. Spanish Riding School and Hofburg Imperial ...

4.1/5Very Good! (968 reviews)

"Great location and value, wonderful staff. Beds are comfortable and clean."…"

Reviewed on 8 Feb,2020

MEININGER Hotel Wien Downtown Sissi
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
4 out of 5
Lerchenfelder Strasse 1-3, Vienna, Vienna
The price is SG$186 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Located in Neubau, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Vienna City Hall Area, Museum of Natural History, and Austrian Parliament Building. Museumsquartier ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
Nice hotel in center of Vienna

"Hotel is close to center and all the interesting locations. It has a nice rooftop bar and also a nice coffee area outside. Rooms are not very big but are cosy"…"

Reviewed on 14 Jul,2020

25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Vienna

Betariel Apartments S22
Betariel Apartments S22
3.5 out of 5

Located in Favoriten, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Military History Museum and Belvedere. Naschmarkt and Vienna State Opera are also within ...

2.5/5 (15 reviews)
mediocre

"They said they had laundry on the booking, got there and they did not. The nearest laundromat was far away and cost much too much. Instead the nice folks at A&O Hostel let me do my laundry there for a good rate."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar,2020

Betariel Apartments S22
Leonhard Apartments Vienna
Leonhard Apartments Vienna
3.5 out of 5

Located in Landstrasse, this apartment building is within 1 mile (2 km) of St. Marx Cemetery, Hundertwasser House Vienna and Gasometer. Belvedere and Wiener ...

3.9/5Very Good! (75 reviews)
Don't book here!

"I had serious issues trying to find this apartment and the area and locate the person to check me in. In fact the location they sent me I couldn't find the apartment at all and they didn't tell me how to find their person to give me the key. I ended up booking elsewhere but they charged me full price ..."…"

Reviewed on 17 Jul,2019

Leonhard Apartments Vienna
Duschel Apartments Wilmas
Duschel Apartments Wilmas
3 out of 5
The price is SG$38 per night from 21 Oct to 22 Oct

Located in Meidling, this apartment building is within 1 mi (2 km) of Euro Plaza and Schoenbrunn Palace. Mariahilfer Street and Schoenbrunn Zoo are also within ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)

"Most comfortable bed and room I’ve stayed in. Has everything you need besides a cooktop, but has an egg maker and pot and oven/microwave. Great area, easy to get to the center, and great amenities. Only issue is that the person helping me check in had a bit of an attitude and said I was sent an email ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Jul,2020

Duschel Apartments Wilmas
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Vienna

Vienna State Opera
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Vienna State Opera

4.5/5(259 reviews)

Come and experience world-class opera productions in opulent surroundings or simply admire one of the most famous opera houses on the planet.

Schoenbrunn Palace
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Schoenbrunn Palace

4.5/5(503 reviews)

Once the summer retreat of Austria's ruling dynasty, this stunning palace is set among 120 hectares of land which also houses the world's oldest zoo.

St. Stephen's Cathedral
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St. Stephen's Cathedral

4.5/5(611 reviews)

Centuries of architectural genius, artistic endeavour and fascinating history are packed into Vienna's most important religious structure.

Belvedere
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Belvedere

4.5/5(403 reviews)

Take in some of the best city views in Vienna from this Baroque masterpiece, which is also home to world-class artworks.

Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Hofburg Imperial Palace

4.5/5(465 reviews)

Visit this marvellous array of museums, sumptuous residences and theatres in the historic home of the Habsburgs.

Naschmarkt
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Naschmarkt

4/5(184 reviews)

Experience the sights, sounds and mouth-watering smells of Vienna's oldest, largest and most popular food market.

Top things to do in Vienna

Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour
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Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour

SG$51
Per adult
86% of travellers recommend
Vienna City Card
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Vienna City Card

SG$28
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Vienna PASS - All-Inclusive Skip-the-Line Card for Vienna
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Vienna PASS - All-Inclusive Skip-the-Line Card for Vienna

SG$126
Per adult
84% of travellers recommend
Vivaldi's The Four Seasons Concert at St. Charles Church
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Vivaldi's The Four Seasons Concert at St. Charles Church

SG$51
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend
Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating
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Hard Rock Cafe Dining with Priority Seating

SG$37
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Private Arrival Transfer from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Vienna City Center
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Private Arrival Transfer from Vienna Airport (VIE) to Vienna City Center

SG$73
Per adult
Central Cemetery which includes heritage architecture and a cemetery

Oberlaa

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Landstrasser Hauptstrasse

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Gerasdorf bei Wien

Photo by Sabina Trojanova

Dornbach