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Car Hire In Vienna And Beyond

May 6, 2008
Vienna: the city of music, chocolate and jaw-dropping scenery gets a whole lot better with car hire. Renting a car in Vienna not only allows you to take the scenic route through lush valleys and pretty lakeside views, it also afford you the freedom to do so at a pace that suits you.

Vienna Airport Mini Guide:

Vienna International Airport is situated 18km to the southeast of Vienna. The airport is served by a number of international airlines including Air Lingus, Air France, KLM, Delta Airlines, Spanair and Lufthansa. The airport offers a range of passenger services and facilities including duty-free shopping, cafés, bars, restaurants and Bureau de change for last-minute euros.

Things To See/Do in Vienna:

Vienna is one of Europe's most popular short break destinations and it's easy to see why it's such a big hit with city break tourists.

A walking tour is one way to see what the city offers in terms of cultural and historical attractions. This way you're guaranteed to take in the likes of the wonderfully baroque Karlskirche church, stunning Hofburg Palace and iconic Opera House.

Vienna is world famous for its arts and cultural scene and the city's impressive museums and galleries definitely reflect this.

Belvedere Austrian Gallery houses an exciting collection of art nouveau works by modern greats like Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Meanwhile, Haus der Musik museum celebrates the city's formidable musical heritage, with interactive displays and features on the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and composers such as Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven.

Shopping in Vienna is a stylish affair, with the city boasting an exciting shopping scene, which caters to every budget and taste. The 7th district will impress serious followers of fashion, while thrifty bargain hunters will have fun rummaging through cheap designer labels at Saturday's Naschmarkt flea market on Linke Wienziele.

Vienna's surrounding countryside offers plenty of attractions worth exploring by hire car. A drive out to Schönbrunn, situated to the west of the city is a must. Here you'll find a range of places worth visiting, including the Habsburg's Summer Palace and Gardens, as well as the world's oldest zoo.

Eating Out/Nightlife/Accommodation in Vienna.

Eating out in Vienna offers a treat for every budget and palate.

While in town, it's worth sampling traditional Austrian dishes like Wiener Schnitzel, Fritattensuppe, and sweet Sacher Torte. Reinthaler on Gluckgasse is the place to sample low cost local Viennese fare, while Steirereck at Stadtpark offers first class fine dining. In general, prices for eating out are reasonable.

Vienna has a vibrant nightlife, which offers something to keep everyone entertained. The city's top after dark hot spots include Flex on Donaukanal, American Bar at Kartnerdurchgang and Porgy & Bess on Riemergasse.

Vienna offers good choice in terms of accommodation. Whether you're seeking budget lodgings or looking to live it up in style, you're guaranteed to find Vienna offers good value for money. Sitting proudly at the top of the price-line, König von Ungarn offers luxury suites starting at €210 per night. If however, you're simply after a cheap bed for the night, then check into Alla Lenz Hotel-Pension.
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