The districts of Vienna.

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Size-wise, Vienna is a long way off London or Paris, but its compact quality means that most of the top attractions are near each other. Most tourists base themselves around Innere Stadt or Old Town, which is the home of the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Vienna State Opera. But it’s worth taking advantage of the city's excellent public transport and venturing further afield to districts like Landstrasse, where you can discover the Hundertwasserhaus.

Old town

1. Innere Stadt

6 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Tourist area / wide variety of styles/ Cultural city centre

Highlights:
Hofburg Imperial Palace (Kaiserpalast Hofburg) / Music Museum / Saint Stephen’s Square (Stephansplatz) / Ringstrasse

Getting there:
To the airport: CAT (City Airport Train) from the Wien Mitte station/ Local train (S-Bahn) from Wien Mitte/ Buses from Mozinplatz to the airport / Tourist train (S-Bahn) in the Ring around the centre/ Metro lines U3-U1-U2/ Citybus lines 1A, 2A and 3A

Why stay:
The heart of the city / Excellent connections with the rest of the city /wide variety of styles

10. Favoriten

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
The district with the largest population / working class district

Highlights:
Water Tower (Wasserturm) / Leisure rest area Laaer Berg / Theme Park Böhmischer Prater

Getting there:
In the next few years the transformation of the former Ostbahnhof will be complete – turning it into a main station to be served by long-distance trains to and from all destinations / From the centre on metro line U1 to the last stop Reumannplatz / Tram lines 1, O, 67 and 6

Why stay:
Have fun in the theme park Böhmischen Prater / Relax in the baths and thermal spa at Oberlaa / Do some good shopping at Favoritenstraße

12. Meidling

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Working class district / Residential area

Highlights:
Theresienbad / Buildings from the 1920s

Getting there:
From the city centre on local train line (S-Bahn) S1, S2 and S3 / Metro lines U4 and U6 / Tram lines 62, 64, 6 and 18 / At the Wien Meidling station (local trains: important public transport links) nearly all the long-distance trains from Südbahn stop here.

Why stay:
Freshen up in the Theresienbad / Go shopping in the local clothes boutiques

13. Hietzing

3 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Historic/popular with locals/ lots of green zones

Highlights:
Theresienbad/ Schönbrunn Imperial Palace/ Workshop of Gustav Klimt

Getting there:
Metro line U4 to Döbling passing through the centre/ Metro line U6 to Floridsdorf/ Strassenbahn 62 to the centre/ Strassenbahn 60 to the south/ Strassenbahn 10 to the Ottakring Norte district

Why stay:
Lots of attractions/good transport links/ perfect for excursions

16. Ottakring

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Green areas / Quiet district / Alternative cultural centre

Highlights:
Brunnenmarkt market/ Yppenplatz and surroundings

Getting there:
From the centre on metro line U3 (last stop) / Tram lines 9 (from Westbahnhof), 10 (from metro station U4 Hietzing), J, 44, 46 and 48A from the centre.

Why stay:
Visit the festival “Soho in Ottakring“ / Shopping at Central Europe’s largest open-air market - the Brunnenmarkt

18. Währing

3 apartments in this neighbourhood
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19. Döbling

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Exclusive/very green/residential

Highlights:
Wienwald/Türkenschanz Park/Zacherlfabrik

Getting there:
Strassenbahn 38 to the centre via Alsergrund/ Strassenbahn 37 passes through the district/ Suburban train N.40 to Alsergrund/Metro line U6 to the south via Westbahnhof

Why stay:
touristy/good transport links/perfect for excursions

2. Leopoldstadt

18 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
At the heart of Vienna/ on the banks of the Danube

Highlights:
Giant Ferris Wheel of Riesenrad/Augarten Park/ Republic of Kugelmugel

Getting there:
Metro lines U2 to Donaustadt and U1 to the centre/ Bus 80 B passes through the district/ Strassenbahn to Ottakring passing through the centre/ Strassenbahn 2 to Westbahnhof/ Strassenbahn 31 to the north

Why stay:
Central/lots of bars and restaurants

20. Brigittenau

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Popular with students/multi-cultural/lots of cultural activities

Highlights:
Liechtenstein Palace /Freud Museum/Schubert Geburtshaus

Getting there:
Metro lines U6 to Floridsdorf and U4 to the centre/ Strassenbahn 5 to Leopoldstadt (Pratestern)/ Strassenbahn 33 to Neubau/Strassenbahn 37-38-31 to the north (Döbling)/Strassenbahn 31 to the centre/

Why stay:
Close to the centre/lovely landscapes/ lively

3. Landstrasse

9 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
District home to the embassies / Cultural residential district

Highlights:
St Rochus Church / Belvedere Palace / Hundertwassehaus /Arsenal

Getting there:
Easy access from the centre on foot / Metro line U3 (Stops: Landstrasse with access to the airport train CAT, Kardinal-Nagl-Platz, Schlachthausgasse and Erdberg) / Local train line S7 (S-Bahn) (Stops Wien Mitte, Rennweg and Sankt Marx) / Tram line 71 (stops Rennweg and Sant Marx) / Bus line 74

Why stay:
Most important monuments / Beautiful terraces all along the River Danube

4. Wieden

4 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Historical / Cultural centre / Neurological centre of public transport

Highlights:
Saint Charles Borromeo Church (Karlskirche) / Naschmarkt / Vienna City Museum

Getting there:
Metro: Line U 1 (Stations Karlsplatz, Taubstummengasse and Südtiroler Platz) Line U4 / Bus line 13A / Local train lines (S-bahn) D, 62 and 65

Why stay:
Central location / Charms of Naschmarkt

5. Margareten

7 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Residential/lively in the summer

Highlights:
Belvedere Castle/Austriaco/Hundertwasserhaus Art Gallery

Getting there:
Karlsplatz Railway Station/ Strassenbahn or to Leopoldstdt passing through the centre/ Strassenbahn 71 to Simmering/ Strassenbahn 1 to Favoriten/ Strassenbahn 62 to the centre/ Metro lines u4-U1-U3 go to the centre

Why stay:
Close to the historic centre/ many sites of interest

6. Mariahilf

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Historic/ commercial/ popular with the locals

Highlights:
Naschmarkt/Haus des Meers/ Fillgraderstiege

Getting there:
Metro line U3 to Simmering passing through the centre/ Metro line U2 to the centre/ Metro line U4 to the north (Döbling) passing through the centre/ Buses N49-N50 throughout Mariahilfer Strasse to Museum Quartier/ Strassenbahn 5 to WestBahnhof/Strassenbahn 6 to Simmering/ Strassenbahn 18 to Landstrasse.

Why stay:
Perfect for shopping/dynamic/ busy

7. Neubau

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
popular with students/artistic/commercial

Highlights:
Schöborn Palace/Lange Gasse Street/Spittelberg

Getting there:
Metro lines U6 to Floridsdorf/ Strassenbahn line 2 to the centre/ Strassenbahn 2 to the north/ Strassenbahn 5-46- 49 to the centre/ Strassenbahn 43-44 to the west

Why stay:
Dynamic cultural life/ perfect for shopping/lots of craft markets

8. Josefstadt

2 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
The smallest district / Residential cultural area, central yet peaceful

Highlights:
Theatre in Josefstadt / Lange Gasse / Maria Treu Church

Getting there:
Walking from district 1 / Tram lines 5, 33, 43, 44 and 46 / Metro lines U2 (Rathaus station) and U6 (Josefstäder Straße Station)

Why stay:
Meeting point for students / The district home of the intellectuals, artists, actors and writers / Walks along Lange Gasse

9. Alsergrund

1 apartments in this neighbourhood
In brief:
Different styles / Cultural

Highlights:
Vienna Opera (Volksoper Wien) / Birth place of Franz Schubert / Rubbish Incineration Plant at Spittelau

Getting there:
Metro lines U2, U4 and U6 / Tram lines D, 5, 37, 38, 40, 41 and 42

Why stay:
Discover more about the well-known figures Sigmund Freud and Franz Schubert / Very close to the city centre