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Accommodation in Vienna: There are many fine hotels in Vienna and also some very reasonable bed and breakfast pensions. For 5 star luxury try The Grand Hotel, with its entrance on the Kärntner ring, and only a few yards from the world-famous Vienna State Opera the hotel is in the very heart of the city and is famous for having been at the centre of Viennese social life since the beginning of the 20th century. It is a truly elegant and luxurious hotel that evokes memories of the gaiety and splendour of the age of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Expect to pay around 300 euros per night but definitely worth it. A little less expensive but still an excellent 4 star hotel is Hotel Park Villa. This hotel lie just outside of the city centre, 10 minutes by bus and is in one of Vienna's finest residential areas. The building is beautiful and elegant. Built in 1888 during the times of the ' Belle Époque.' It is full of old Viennese charm and style and has the added luxury of a sauna suite for its guests. Price per night for a double room is around 118 euros. Cheaper, but still a 4 star pension is the Pension Neuer Markt. This hotel is situated in the heart of Vienna, overlooking the famous Neuer Markt Square and its decorative fountain and close to St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Opera House with all the important museums close by. Prices star around 91 euros for a double room

Must see:The famous Vienna Festival in May and June features artists and orchestras from all over the world. Fasching - a season of carnivals, balls, and operettas - starts towards the end of the year and lasts for many weeks. And in between there is always a packed programme of entertainment to suit most tastes.
On fine evenings Vienna's citizens and visitors flock to any of the dozen or so villages on the north western outskirts of the city where numerous Heurigen  are to be found, usually displaying the traditional bunch of firtwigs or straw. Heurigen provide typical Austrian music, songs, and jollity.
Heurigen vary in character. The most lively are at Grinzing, the quietest and most romantic at Neustift and Sievering; but with all Fleurigera the charm is rustic, the fun generally full-blooded,and the consumption of wine (and often food) considerable. Most Viennese have their special favourites, but tourists can usually size up the atmosphere of a Heuriger by peering through its gates. One thing always noticeable is that the Viennese, knowing their city's tendency to cool evening breezes, take care to dress warmly.

Vienna in the popular conception, is the gay, romantic city of Strauss and Schubert, Schnitzel and baroque elegance; and this is largely right. True, the gaiety today may not be as evident as it was in the last century, but it is still there. For to the Viennese, entertainment, culture, and Pod living are an essential part of life.
They enjoy more good, reasonably priced cafes and restaurants than most people. They have the choice of six State theatres - including the worldrenowned Opera and Volksoper - and some twenty others of various kinds. Among several experimental theatres, there is even one that often puts on English plays. In the Hofburg Chapel they can listen to the incomparable Vienna Boys' Choir; in another part of the Hofburg they can watch the superb performances of the Spanish Riding School, although in July and August both horses and choirboys go to the mountains on holiday.

Vienna Hotels
Best Western Hotel City Centralhotel in Vienna Best Western Hotel City Central 4 stars 

All rooms are traditional in style yet equipped with modern amenities, making your stay a relaxing and comfortable one. The hotels central location is ideal for sightseeing. After a day spent in the city, the air-conditioned winter garden is an oasis and the perfect place to enjoy renowned Viennese coffee.Services Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms Facilities for Disabled, Elevator, Safety Deposit Box, Heating, Luggage Storage Airport shuttle. Taborstrasse 8, Vienna  more


Le Meridien Viennahotel in Vienna Le Meridien Vienna 5 stars 

The urban hotel Le Meridien Vienna reflects the 21st century European lifestyle, offering chic accomodation and high quality services for sophisticated travellers.Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms only and is free of charge. Opernring 13-15, Vienna  more


Arcotel Kaiserwasserhotel in Vienna Arcotel Kaiserwasser 4 stars 

Its location is ideal with an underground station directly in front of the hotel and access to the airport motorway around the corner. There is also direct access to the green recreational area at the Alte Donau Oxbow Lake, with inclusive beach. Wagramerstrasse 8, Vienna  more


K+K Hotel Maria Theresiahotel in Vienna Hotel Maria Theresia 4 stars 

The hotel lies close to a host of restaurants, galleries and boutiques. It is also near a wealth of sights such as the Opera, the Imperial Winter Palace and a mixture of museums.Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Centre, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Currency Exchange, Bicycle Rental, Shoe Shine, Car Rental, Tour Desk, Fax and Photocopying, Ticket Service. Kirchberggasse 6, Vienna  more

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