Posted: 11/28/2023 | November 28th, 2023
I have really grown to love Vienna. It’s a stunning city bursting at the seams with galleries and museums, classical music, theater, cafés, and gorgeous centuries-old architecture. There’s a lot to do to fill your time here.
As a visitor, deciding where to stay in Vienna can be a little daunting. It’s a huge city that is really spread out. All areas are well connected by subway but there’s a lot of places to choose from. Personally, I think there are only a few districts worth staying in as a visitor.
To help you plan your trip and save time and money, here’s my list of the best neighborhoods, so you know exactly where to stay in Vienna:
The center of town is an obvious choice. Here, in the heart of the city, you’ll find all the old imperial buildings, palaces, churches, museums, and famed restaurants (including the Hofburg palace, Albertina Museum, and Stephansplatz Square). It’s the busiest part of town, but you’ll get the most accommodation options as well as convenience.
Best places to stay in the City Center:
Just south of the City Center is Wieden, home to the famous Naschmarkt, an outdoor market and food hall. The Karlskirche (St. Charles Church) can be found on the northern tip of the district, while the massive Belvedere Palace lines the eastern edge, surrounded by parks and greenery. I like this area because of the market, restaurants, quieter side streets, and accommodation choices.
Best places to stay in Wieden:
This part of town is just northwest of the City Center. It’s really quiet and has a lot of cheap eats because of the nearby university. It’s close to the center of town (you can walk there in 15 minutes), but it has a much more local feel (there are very few hotels here for that reason). You’ll find lots of good cafés here, as well as the Freud Museum. The giant red brick Rossauer Barracks, the headquarters of Austria’s Ministry of Defense, looms large over the southern part of the neighborhood.
Best places to stay in Rossau:
Across the river, north of the City Center is Karmeliterviertel, a quiet residential area. You don’t find a lot of tourists here (since there’s not a lot of attractions), the shops are less busy, and it’s more peaceful in general. It’s still easy to get to everything, thanks to the extensive public transportation (you can walk to the City Center in around 15 minutes too). I think this is a good place for families looking for large places to stay that are quieter.
Best places to stay in Karmeliterviertel:
This is a massive district, so you can find a ton of variety here. Part of the area is glitzy, with many high-end restaurants and hotels. The lavish Baroque Belvedere Palace is here too, surrounded by acres of relaxing parks and greenery, perfect for lounging the day away when the sun is out. Further afield, the district becomes more laid-back and residential, home to lots of families. It’s very walkable and has a local, friendly feel compared to the busier tourist areas of town.
Best places to stay in Landstrasse:
While Vienna is kind of spread out, as a traveler, everything you need is centrally located, and all the neighborhoods you might want to stay in are adjacent to the City Center and not far from one another. That means that if you pick one of those listed above, it will be easy (and fast) to get around and see the sights, saving you time and money in the process.
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