Apartments in Vienna – Boutique Holiday Rentals
Vienna leans on the crux of old and new. Contemporary designs sit shoulder to shoulder with classic art nouveau buildings, whilst age-old traditions are brought into the present day in trendy cafés, white-cube galleries, and along flawless boulevards. The city sings with music, too, having been the birthplace of numerous classical composers over the years. Its elegant culture sits hand in hand with its array of grand buildings, from palaces and churches to great, intricate museums and monuments. And then, between the rich histories, there’s etchings of the modern world. Lush courtyards burst with the lively atmosphere of young residents, glass-fronted buildings hum with futuristic possibilities, and contemporary street art dresses the city up in a flurry of colour. You just have to wander through the maze of streets to see past, present, and future worlds open up in this eclectic city. Explore the many sides of Vienna with our range of cheap studios and boutique holiday rentals. Check into one of our apartments in Vienna and start discovering the finer points.
A Postcard of Picturesque Palaces - Things to do in Vienna
- Schonbrunn Palace – This eye-catching palace was once the imperial summer residence. It boasts an exquisite Baroque design and is surrounded by colourful, manicured gardens.
- Hofburg Palace – Sat in the centre of Vienna, this grand palace was once the imperial residence. Today, part of the building makes up the official residence of the President of Austria.
- Belvedere, Vienna – This ornate, green-roofed building boasts two Baroque palaces, the Orangery, and the old Palace Stables.
- St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna – A jaw-dropping church etched with thousands of intricate carvings. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Vienna.
- Tiergarten Schonbrunn – Also known as Vienna Zoo, this popular attraction is tucked away in the grounds of the Schonbrunn Palace. Opened way back in 1752, it is the oldest zoo in the world.
- Vienna Ring Road – Encircling the city, this road plays host to a flurry of weird and wonderful buildings.
- Kunsthistorisches Museum – Set inside a palatial building on the Ring Road, this art history museum exhibits hundreds of works of art from all over the world.
- Museumsquartier – Sprawling out over an area of 60,000 metres square, this cultural quarter is the eighth largest in the world and is home to a grand mixture of creative institutions.
- Innere Stadt – Also known as the Old Town of Vienna, the centre of the city is a flurry of old architecture and quirky little side streets.
- Rathaus, Vienna – With intricate jutting spires, this impressive building is the seat of the mayor of Vienna.
- Vienna State Opera – Vienna’s musical history makes up a huge part of the city. This opera house dates back to the 19th Century and plays an important part in the city’s cultural scene.
- Albertina – This museum is tucked away in the old part of Vienna and is home to one of the most prominent print rooms in the entire world.
- Naturhistorisches Museum – Set inside a grand, domed building, this museum exhibits a range of artefacts and stories relating to natural history.
- Prater – This public park is a popular attraction amongst tourists in Vienna, offering lots of fun-filled rides and old-fashioned amusement facilities.
- Spanish Riding School – A riding school dedicated to training and showing the beautiful Lipizzana horses.
- Maria-Theresien-Platz – This large public square connects the Ring Road with the Museumsquartier and boasts a flurry of statues and monuments.
- Leopold Museum – Situated in the Museumsquartier, this museum harbours one of the biggest Austrian art collections in the world, including works by top-name artists like Gustav Klimt.
- Burgtheater – This National Theatre shows a roster of incredible performances throughout the year and is thought to be the most prominent German-speaking theatres in the entire world.
Our collection of Vienna apartments lie all over the city and many can be found within walking distance of the top sights.
Venturing into Vienna’s Lesser-Known Hotspots
Vienna has a great number of famous landmarks and attractions, all of which draw in thousands of visitors every single year. But there are also some lesser-known areas that offer the perfect opportunity to get to know more about the local lifestyle.
Start by visiting Hundertwasser House, one of the city’s more secret architectural wonders. Bursting with a flurry of bright colours, you’d could be mistaken for thinking this was a large painting adorning the street. It is, in fact, an apartment block designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a well-known and celebrated Austrian painter. Built between 1983 and 1985, it boasts trees growing inside the apartments and a hidden roof garden.
For another lesser-visited architectural delight, head to the Republic of Kugelmugel. This eye-catching round house is considered to be its own republic and is set inside a park after being moved from its initial home on a hillside. Built by Edwin Lipburger, an Austrian artist, it was his way of cutting himself off from the city after having a bad experience with building permits.
To really get a feel for Vienna’s atmosphere, head to the quiet streets of Taborstrasse, a peaceful and beautiful district of the city. It’s also known as the Jewish District, and boasts a flurry of characterful architecture, quirky shops, and open-air markets.
Dig a little deeper into the lesser-known parts of the city from the comfort of one of our Vienna apartments.
Arriving in Vienna – How to Get From the Airport to the City Centre
Vienna’s international airport is located about 12 miles outside of the city centre and offers a number of different options to get into town.
You can hop on the cheap and cheerful S7 commuter train which runs from the airport to Wien Mitte. It’s a great introduction into local life and is extremely budget friendly. Alternatively there’s the City Airport train. It travels the same route as the S7 but in half the time. It also costs considerably more than the local train but, if you’re in a hurry it’s the perfect option.
Then there’s the CAT bus service that offers three lines from the airport to different locations around the city. It tends to be quicker and cheaper than the trains depending on traffic, and is a great way to catch a glimpse of the city as you arrive.