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Vienna City Guide Introduction - Vienna, Austria

Intro to Vienna

Vienna is the city of the Habsburgs and Freud. It is characterized by undeniable imperial grandeur and impressively stately architecture. By the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century, Vienna was arguably Europe's most cosmopolitan city, drawing intellectuals and migrants from all over Central Europe.

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Vienna essentials

Expect to Spend: Vienna

What can you expect to pay for a hotel in Vienna? For a restaurant meal? For an Apfelstrudel at a coffeehouse? And where can you find a cheap meal that will fill you up good? We've got answers, Cheapos, and they're right here. » read more

Getting Around Vienna

What's the best way to navigate the public transportation system in Vienna? We'll overview ways to save money on tickets, and give you the skinny on the city's network of U-Bahn, bus, and streetcar lines. We'll warn you off taxis and encourage you to rent a bike, too. » read more

Getting Into Vienna

Vienna is blessed with a fantastic airport-city center train link. We'll tell you just how great it is, and sort through other transit connections while we're at it. And don't fret: We haven't forgotten train travel. We'll cover comings and goings at Vienna's three train stations. » read more

Vienna Budget Tips

We'll tell you how to keep things cheap in Vienna, let you know where you can find tourist information, reveal the merits of the Vienna Card, recommend free sights and activities, and generally get you on your way to saving money in grand old Wien. » read more

Vienna Car Rentals

Thinking of renting a car in Vienna? We'll overview potential hassles and tell you what you can expect to pay for a three-day economy car rental. We'll also urge you to avoid additional taxes and fees by making sure you don't pick your car up or drop it off at an airport. » read more

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Reviewing Vienna

Check out Vienna reviewer Alexander Basek's take on Vienna. Learn about his two favorite hotels in the Austrian metropolis, gain some insight into his dietary practices, and read about his general impressions of the Habsburg city. » read more

Vienna City Guide Introduction

Vienna is the city of the Habsburgs and Freud. It is characterized by undeniable imperial grandeur and impressively stately architecture. By the turn of the nineteenth into the twentieth century, Vienna was arguably Europe's most cosmopolitan city, drawing intellectuals and migrants from all over Central Europe.

» read more

Vienna Day Trips

Majestic Vienna is ringed by fab prospective daytrip destinations. We profile three of the many candidates here: the spa town of Baden bei Wien, the quirky provincial capital of Eisenstadt, and the cute lakeside retreat town of Rust. » read more

Vienna Hotel Overview

Read up on essential hotel matters: how seasons are organized in Vienna, which neighborhood is most expensive, and the minimum you'll have to shell out for various room types. » read more

From our Vienna blog

Welcome to EuroCheapo’s guide to the best cheap hotels in Vienna and throughout Europe.

Since 2001 our editors have been visiting, inspecting and photographing budget hotels in central Vienna, always looking to recommend those that are of the highest quality and, if possible, have a touch of personality.

As a destination that attracts cultural travelers, Vienna is also, unsurprisingly, a class act when it comes to hotels, even of the budget variety. Our “Editor’s Picks” include a number of small, independently run hotels and pensions, most of which are quite affordable.

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Check out the articles in our city guide and Vienna blog for additional tips on ways to save in Vienna, including cheap eats, sightseeing tips, cheap Opera tickets and more.

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