Vienna City Guide Introduction

Vienna City Guide Introduction - Vienna, Austria

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.

Coffee may not have been invented in Vienna, but café culture was certainly perfected here, and numerous coffeehouses carry on the low-key, enjoyable tradition of a long morning or afternoon spent over the newspaper and a melange (a distinctive Viennese coffee drink, served with a small glass of water.)

Vienna's glorious past can also be witnessed in the city's tradition of opera and other performing arts. Just when you've convinced yourself that Vienna is merely a city of the past, you discover a modern Vienna, epitomized by the playful art and architecture of Friedrich Hundertwasser and the vibrant internationalism spilling over from the city's UN community.

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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