Budget Design Hotels in Vienna – your Motel One
Vienna’s skyline is still dominated by the legacy of its once all-powerful Hapsburg monarchy. The ornate Baroque palaces of Schönbrunn and Belvedere, the Hofburg complex, once centre of an extensive empire, and the renowned monumental edifices lining the Ringstraße are all testament to Hapsburg architecture.
The Schönbrunn Palace with its expansive parkland and the world’s oldest view is well worth a visit if you want to find out more about the city’s storied imperial past. Our Design Hotel at the Westbahnhof station is just a few minutes from this Baroque residence. Promenade through this UNESCO World Heritage site in the footsteps of tragic Empress Sisi, meander the cunning maze, admire the ostentatious ceremonial chambers.
Vienna is viewed by many as enjoying an exceptionally high standard of living, and has plenty to offer the palette. Its tradition-steeped coffee houses serve up characteristic speciality mixes such as the Melange, Häferlkaffee and Einspänner, and of course the Wiener Schnitzel is more tender in its home town than anywhere else.
Alongside the numerous cafés and restaurants, the city centre is dominated by the imposing towers of the Stephansdom cathedral, a Viennese landmark consecrated in the 12th century, it is regarded as Austria’s most important Gothic edifice. Close by is the Hofburg, an expansive palace complex formerly used as the Hapsburg seat of power.
If you’ve had your fill of old buildings and are ready to let your hair down, sample Vienna’s electronic music scene in the city’s wide range of clubs. The so-called “Bermuda Triangle”, in what was the Jewish neighbourhood by the Ruprechtskirche makes a good starting point for your night out, or try the Spittelbergviertel area in the 7th and 8th districts for a more alternative vibe. The Naschmarkt is where Vienna’s young and trendy go to dance. Vienna's many facets, encompassing the old and the young, the past and the present, the opulent and the charmingly alternative are sure to appeal.