Once the capital of the powerful Habsburg empire, Vienna stuns with its wealth of magnificent buildings, imperial palaces and baroque churches. With a compact centre and efficient metro, the city’s sights are easy to reach from most hotels in Vienna.
A favourite destination for hotel guests in Vienna is Schönbrunn Palace, a former Habsburg summer residence, replete with opulent Rococo interiors and shady castle gardens. The lovely Belvedere Palace is worth visiting in its own right, but many are drawn by the Gustav Klimt paintings exhibited here.
With composers such as Mozart, Haydn, Strauss and Beethoven all influencing Austria's musical heritage, no stay in Vienna would be complete without a visit to the opera or a classical concert.
For art lovers staying at our Marriott Hotels in Vienna, the magnificent Kunsthistorisches Museum houses one of the most important collections of Old Masters in Europe. Just a short walk away, the art nouveau Secession hall exhibits contemporary art of international standing.
And when your feet get tired from all that sightseeing, seek out one of Vienna's traditional coffee houses and re-energise with a Schwarzer (espresso), a Melange (similar to a cappuccino) and Vienna's famous pastries, such as warm apple strudel or Sachertorte chocolate cake.