Vienna is home to around 2.5 to 3 million people, and is the ninth largest city in the European Union. The city is in the east of the country, not far from the border with the Czech Republic. Vienna got its start around 500 B.C., and really rose to prominence during the Middle Ages. By the time of Napoleon, it was the capital of the Austrian Empire, and was a key player in European and even world politics. Its position in the forefront of politics and culture meant that it was certain to draw in people from all corners of the world. It was home to greats such as Brahms, Strauss and even the famous psychiatrist Sigmund Freud. Book a hotel in Vienna with HRS.com to experience Habsburg luxury and discover what makes this city so special in the hearts and minds of people through the ages.
Vienna has many wonderful sights to offer. A walk around the Ring, which circles the Old City, will show Vienna's most impressive buildings: Parliament, City Hall, State Opera House, Museum Quarter, and the University. Undeniably, the most impressive building at the heart of the city is St. Stephan's Cathedral. The many palaces throughout Vienna are also definitely worth seeing, especially the Hofburg, Schönbrunn, and Belvedere, and many top Vienna hotels are in close proximity. Don't miss a visit to one of Vienna's famous coffee houses for a slice of Sacher Torte and a cup of specialty coffee. Book yourself on to a relaxing river and canal tour. During the summer you can attend the open-air film festivals, and the ImPulzTanz Festival, a celebration of contemporary dance and performances. Book a hotel in Vienna and explore the royal heritage of the city.
Located in the east of Austria, Vienna is a portal to business in Western and Eastern Europe. Many hotels in Vienna have amenities that cater to their business clientele. Many international corporations and organisations call Vienna home. Among these organisations and companies are United Nations, Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, Panasonic, 3M, Siemens, and IBM. Moreover, Vienna International Centre and Messe Wien (Convention Centre) host most international organisations' and corporate events. Reserve a hotel in Vienna to experience Vienna's welcoming business climate. The Vienna International Airport is just outside the city limits, and is an excellent transport choice. Getting to and from the airport is easy as the S-Bahn trains stop right at the main airport terminals. If you are travelling by rail, you can get direct trains from any of the neighbouring countries. The city is connected to the main European freeway network, so travelling by car is a great option, especially if you enjoy taking the scenic routes.