Home to history’s most famous classical composers, Beethoven, Brahms and Strauss, Vienna is proud of its musical heritage and its past as the center of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Our hotel guests in Vienna will find that history still very much alive in this elegant Austrian city.
With 27 castles and over 100 palaces, Vienna preserves its regal past. Start with the Imperial Hofburg Palace, the impressive seat from which the Hapsburgs ruled for centuries. View their riches at the Sisi Musuem, once the royal apartments, and then retire to your own Vienna accommodations before heading out to experience Vienna’s lively café society. Viennese pastries have a world-famous reputation, but they’re just one part of a thriving Viennese restaurant scene.
Vienna loves its namesake waltz so much that there’s an entire season of balls and festivals devoted to it in January and February. Just outside your Vienna hotels, you can find concerts—from classical to modern to opera—every night of the week.
Soak up Viennese culture with a walk through the Naschmarkt or plan your trip to coincide with the annual Christmas markets, held in public squares from mid-November through December. Sophisticated Vienna is worth a trip in any season.