Magnificent baroque buildings, wide avenues, leafy parklands and a world-class cultural heritage. The imperial capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire, Vienna is elegant, classic and timeless.
Kirchengasse 41, Vienna 1070, Austria
This five-story 1902 townhouse boasting a serious collection of contemporary art feels like a cross between a b&b and a hotel. It is located in the artist-residential district of Spittelberg, just outside the bustling tourist area and a short walk from the museum district. Rooms range from streamlined modern to eight cozy Matteo Thun-designed rooms featuring crystal chandeliers and damask wallpaper.
This 200 year old tavern-inn located in old Vienna was once the stable and guesthouse for high officials of St. Stephen’s cathedral. Mozart composed Marriage of Figaro next-door. Today it features 33 rooms in a classic traditional style and since 2009, it has 11 rooms in an innovative modern style.
The peaceful Danube runs through a verdant countryside filled with wineries and baroque architecture. Romantic, ruined castles dot the hilltops. Richard the Lionhearted was held for ransom in one of these castles.
Named after Richard the Lionhearted, this bower of tranquility has a cozy pre-World Wars Austrian feeling. Dining terraces overlook the Danube River.