Vienna's historic heart is circled by the Ringstrasse – a boulevard dotted with opulent landmarks like the Vienna State Opera house. Once you cross over, you'll find more to ogle – from the imperial Hofburg Palace to the sprawling square of the Heldenplatz. Nearby is St Stephen's Cathedral, an epic monument to the Gothic and Romanesque, and you'll also want to explore the shops and cafes of the vast promenade, the Graben.
Contrasting with the luxurious landmarks of the Ringstrasse and Innerstadt, the small district of Josefstadt can seem more low key. But that's part of its charm, because this is the Vienna of the locals – full of charming cafes and bars where students and older residents mingle. It’s a pleasure to simply amble among the handsome townhouses, though there's also the bona fide tourist attraction of Piaristenkirsche Church, a Baroque marvel.
One reason so many flock to the Landstrasse district is the Belvedere, whose handsome Baroque walls contain world-famous masterpieces by Klimt and Schiele. It's close by another vast palace, the Palais Schwarzenberg. One of Landstrasse's other sights is as quirky as the Belvedere and Schwarzenberg are grand – the multicoloured, patchwork, children's drawing-like façade of the Hundertwasserhaus apartment complex, which looks almost like an hallucination made real.
Snug within the waterways of the Danube, Leopoldstadt is an island within Vienna. It's where you can stroll among the chestnut trees of Wiener Prater park, where you'll also find the Wiener Riesenrad, an iconic Ferris wheel that's been turning since 1897, and famously featured in classic film noir, The Third Man. In the heart of the old Jewish Quarter, the Karmelitermarkt has food stalls to make everyone's mouth water.
Landmarks abound in the Wieden district of Austria's capital – the standout being St Charles's Church (or Karlskirche), which, with its ornate dome and sculptures of saints, is one of the world's most stunning religious buildings. If the sightseeing makes you peckish, head for the Naschmarkt, which dates back to the 16th Century and attracts thousands every day with stalls selling everything from Middle Eastern spices to traditional Austrian crepes.
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Hotel is stylish but the rooms contain the sink and shower with only the toilet in a separate room. The lighting is poor, the chair height too low for the desk and the curtains hang over the desk, in all a room not designed for the working traveler. Heating noisy, had to turn it off, Noise from hallway and other rooms, not very soundproff. Breakfast good. The man at reception was barely civil ,not welcoming and reluctantly gave instructions to the rail station which were also wrong. In fairness, I think he was overwhelmed and stressed since the hotel was full. its a good hotel but i won't stay here again.
"All-around perfect stay"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 23, 2014
We could not have been more pleased with our stay. The apartment was spacious, well-appointed, and immaculate. Having a full kitchen made feeding little ones easy and the separate bedroom made for sound sleeping for everyone. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly and even gave the kids a coloring set up on check-in. The location was amazing - right over a central metro stop and tons of good food options around, plus a supermarket. My only disappointment is that the Derag hotels are only in Germany and Vienna! We would gladly stay there again and have already passed this hotel's information to our friends.
"great location and service"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 5, 2014
location was great, right in the center with everything in walking distance. Lady at reception was also very friendly and helpful. rooms very clean and quite new. great value for money! unfortunately there was some maintenance work carried out in the building so it was quite noisy from 7am in the morning (we stayed from Wednesday to Friday). Despite that everything was great. Would definitely go back!
"Great apartment, great location, wonderful service"
Reviewed by a Hotels.com guest on Feb 5, 2014
Had a fabulous experience from start to finish. The location is ideal, walking distance to the centre of Vienna or 1 minute walk from the underground station. The host was superb, ensured we were well settled in and left us to enjoy ourselves, with the knowledge that she was there if needed. Highly recommended!