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Europe's cultural capital, Vienna is known for its museums, coffee houses and wine!

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Schonbrunn Palace

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Krystyna masych

Krystyna masych5.0/5

7 reviews

Very good location

The hotel location was perfect.
The train station is few meters away.
The bus stay is also few mms away.
The hotel has good view rooms and the rooms are very neat and tidy.
I loved staying here and would not hesitate to come back here.
The check-in was very smooth and hassle free.

Girish M p

Girish M p4.3/5

2 reviews

City of Museums, art etc

If some is interested to learn more about Austrian history this is the city visit. There's a lot of options that this city provides from museums to palaces to art and architecture of the European history. I would suggest whoever wants to enjoy the city they should try the walking tour and bicycle tour that is provided by many operates to explore the city. A visit to Palace is a must to know history of the Austria ...

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Vienna-AT Overview

Vienna, the capital city of the Republic of Austria, is the cultural, political and economic centre of the country. Located in the east of Austria, Vienna is the largest city in the country and the tenth largest in the European Union, in terms of population. The population of the metropolitan city, which has some of the prominent international organisations like OPEC and United Nations, is nearly 3 million.

Vienna has a rich heritage, with evidence claiming inhabitation since 500 BC. Celts settled on the banks of the Danube River, which is the site of the city. Centuries later, in 15 BC, the city was fortified by the Romans to protect their empire against Germanic tribes and named it Vindobona.

The Celtic people lived in harmony and the evidence of that era is still present in the great Schottenstift Monastery in Vienna. This monastery was home to many monks, including St. Fergil, the Bishop of Salzburg for four decades, and St. Colman, whose grave is in Melk Abbey.

Vienna was once eyed by the Mongolian Army in the 13th century; however, due to the demise of Ogedei Khan, their leader, the threat did not last for long. Home to the Babenberg dynasty and Habsburg dynasty, Vienna was the capital of the Holy Roman Empire. Later, between 1485 and 1490, the city was captured by Hungary. Besides, the efforts of the Ottoman army to occupy the city in the 16th and 17th centuries were also not fruitful.

The city was declared the capital of the Austrian Empire in 1804, during the Napoleonic wars and hosted the Congress of Vienna in 1814. Vienna continued to be the capital city, but of the Austro-Hungarian Empire after the Austro-Hungarian Compromise in 1867. It was declared the capital of the First Austrian Republic, after World War I, in 1918.

Vienna, the world capital of music, has contributed significantly towards cultural movement, including the Vienna Secession movement, the First and Second Viennese School and the beliefs of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Additionally, the city has been called ‘Red Vienna’ for being the centre of socialist politics.

Later, the city, which was the centre stage of the Austrian Civil War of 1934, came under the dominion of Adolf Hitler in 1938. Vienna was replaced as the capital by Berlin, between 1938 and the end of World War II. However, after the Vienna Offensive in 1945, Germany was separated from Austria and Vienna was again designated the capital of the republic.

After the war, Vienna was controlled by the four powers for ten years, during which it was the centre of espionage between both the Eastern and Western blocs. Various developments took place during the decade and in 1955, the Austrian State Treaty led to the withdrawal of Russians from Austria. Owing to the treaty, Austria neither aligned with the Soviet Block nor NATO. In the same year, the State Opera and the Burgtheater were reopened, after renovations.

Vienna hosts several international institutes like UN, IAEA and OPEC in the Vienna International Centre, which was inaugurated by Chancellor Bruno Kreisky in 1970. The city has several landmarks, rich culture, festivals and others, which attract innumerable tourists. The peak tourism period of Vienna is the summer season, followed by the cool spring and autumn months.

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Transit time: 11 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 20,000 per person

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