Vienna City Guide

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Vienna City Guide

Vienna is the federal capital of Austria and at the same time one of Austria’s nine federal states. With a population of over 1.8 million, Vienna is Austria’s most populous city. In terms of surface area, it is the biggest city and second biggest municipality in Austria. The city has plenty to offer. From culture at the Vienna State Opera or leisure and recreation in the great outdoor arena that is Danube Island, Vienna and ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser make it possible!

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Vienna City Guide

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Children & Family

Not only does Vienna offer a wealth of cultural opportunities, it also has numerous family attractions! Spend a fun afternoon in Schönbrunn Zoo and Schönbrunn Castle, a few wonderful hours in one of the many museums, for example the ZOOM Children's Museum or explore the fascinating sights of Vienna. The famous amusement park Vienna Prater or the Time Travel Vienna provides entertainment for all. Your kids will love it - so why not let Vienna surprise you with its diversity!

Sport & Leisure

Our location in an open area on the Kaiserwasser is ideal for sporting activities of all kinds. Recharge the batteries with a run around the Old Danube or the Danube Island, put your balance to the test with Stand Up Paddling and let your soul dangle in the Hirschstetten flower gardens. With the excellent public transport connections, you can also reach the Ernst Happel Stadium without any problems and visit the numerous sporting events. The ARCOTEL Kaiserwasser is the official partner of the Austrian Ice Hockey Association. Go to one of the action-packed games!

Art & Culture

Vienna - the city of art and culture! Discover Vienna’s famous sights and best-kept secrets away from the madding crowds. The Vienna State Opera, the “first building on the ring road” is one of the world’s most famous opera houses. Explore the Opera House on a backstage tour or attend a performance of an opera, operetta or the ballet. Another famous attraction is the Vienna City Hall and the Square, where every year, a number of events take place. The most famous sight in Vienna is the St. Stephen's Cathedral, built in the 12th century and located at the Kärtner Strasse.


Vienna’s Mariahilferstrasse is one of the biggest and most popular shopping streets in the city on the Danube. You will love its exciting mix of small shops and large department stores. The Donauzentrum, located in the 22th district is the biggest shopping and entertainment centre in Vienna. The Kärntner Strasse and the Graben are Vienna’s best-known shopping streets. The winning combination of traditional businesses and international companies provides a broad, diverse range of offers.