A stay in Vienna without a glance at real Viennese sights is like a summer sky without clouds, like a winter day without snow - nice, but a little bit incomplete. To let you pick out the ones that make your stay in Vienna complete and unforgettable, we gathered everything that might be of interest to you here: museums, historic buildings, real Viennese landmarks, and much more. Let yourself in on a wonderful adventure and discover YOUR Vienna..
The Vienna Volksoper, the second greatest opera house after the Vienna State Opera, is situated only two subway stations away from the Donauwalzer Hotel (Station U6 Währingerstraße). It was established in 1898 in Währing as a theatre for performances of German plays. Through the whole history it has been changing in form and essence. During the World War II Volksoper was rearranged into one of the biggest cinemas in Vienna and afterwards used as a temporary accommodation for the destroyed State Opera. Today it is a legally distinct establishment with a purpose to take up a position of the Vienna Music Theatre, to enhance in value and open up operetta to the broad audience.
Ring of Vienna (Ring street) indicates the line of the city wall built in the 13th century and is 1600 meters away from the hotel. By choosing a hotel situated close to Ring street, you immerse yourself inevitably in the atmosphere of the inner city and can get fascinated by the charm of it. Especially the visitors of the well-known Wiener Staatsoper should consider a hotel situated not far from Ring street, as for instance the Boutique Hotel Donauwalzer.
In close vicinity to the hotel in Vienna: The attractions of Ring street
As a history-charged architecture admirer one gets one`s money worth, for there are many remarkably beautiful buildings in Gothic style around Ring street. Primarily the City Hall of Vienna and the Votivchurch are to be mentioned. If you take an interest in the former monarchy of the country, you cannot avoid the visiting of Hofburg in Ringstreet, which is easy accessible from the hotel. It is the former imperial residence. Today it is the seat of the president of Austria. Having reached this place you ought to visit the new Burg, which is also in the vicinity of the Donauwalzer Hotel. The Museum für Völkerkunde (museum of ethnology) and the österreichische Nationalbibliothek (state library) seat here.
Vienna offers an unbelievable variety of remarkable buildings and places, so that one day seems not to be enough for the research. And a day full of impressions can be to some extent exhausting. After returning from Ringstreet to our hotel one might desire some relaxation. Our hotel leaves nothing to be desired and offers among others a private Spa with sauna, whirlpool, IR cabin etc., - everything to round off the day. You also have the possibility to make yourself comfortable in the inner courtyard with a glass of Viennese wine. Our Newfoundland dog Eos will keep you company. Stroking is desirable.