Vienna is the capital of the Republic of Austria
. As the former home of the Habsburg court and its various empires, the city still has the trappings of the imperial capital it once was, and the historic city center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Amazing accommodations, condo rentals, villa rentals, apartment rentals and vacation rentals are available throughout this historic city.
Traditional Vienna is but one of the many façades of this city and is sometimes compared to an open-air museum. But Vienna is also a dynamic young city, famous for its (electronic) music scene with independent labels, cult-status underground record stores, a vibrant Monday through Sunday club scene, multitudes of street performers.
When staying in Vienna in a local vacation rental, accommodation, villa rental, apartment rental or condo rental avoid driving a car within the central ring if possible. While cars are allowed on many of the streets there, the streets are narrow and mostly one-way. They can be confusing for a visitor and parking is extremely limited (and restricted during the day). Walking can also be very pleasant. The inner ring is quite compact with lots of pleasant cobblestoned and paved streets. It can be crossed in about 20 minutes.
Museumsquartier (The Museum District) has served as a cultural district of Vienna since 2001.
Though many museums and cultural institutions are situated there, it is not only a place for art. It is also an urban living space and people go there to spend time, sitting in one of the cafés or perhaps playing boccia. Visitors staying around this district in accommodations, vacation rentals, villa rentals or apartment rentals are within walking distance of some of the world’s most historic buildings.
One thing you should not miss when you visit Vienna during the carnival season is to attend one of the many glamorous balls in the city
, some of them in wonderful elegant locations like the Vienna Hofburg or the City Hall (Rathaus). Many professional guilds have their own ball like e.g. the Kaffeesiederball by the Vienna Coffee house owners.
There are 21 outdoor markets with stands and small characteristically Viennese hut-like shops
that are open daily (except Sunday). Additionally many of these have true farmers' markets, often on Saturday mornings. There is a large variety of sellers and markets, from the upscale to the dirt cheap. Each has several shops of different kinds (butcher, bakery, produce, coffee, etc.). Fill your Viennese lodging accommodation, vacation rental, apartment rental or villa rental with the flavours of Austria.
The traditional Viennese fast food is sausage in all shapes and sizes.
You can buy hot sausages and hot dogs at snack bars called "Würstlstand" all over the town. The famous Wiener Würstel is known as "Frankfurter" in Vienna, but many inhabitants prefer Bosna (with onions and curry), Burenwurst, and Käsekrainer or "Eitrige" (with melted cheese inside).
Make sure not to miss out on the opportunity experience a truly Austrian city and staying in any historic Viennese villas.