Vienna is an open-air museum, a city rich in history and contemporary art, lively restaurants, nightclubs and many hidden corners to explore.
This is why Vienna welcomes many tourists every year and is an unmissable destination for anyone who decides to visit Austria.
The Austrian capital is made up of 23 distretti (districts). The first, theInner city is the heart of the city and Old Town. Here you will find most of the tourist, historical and cultural attractions that Vienna offers. The first district was declared UNESCO World Heritage Site and it is the favorite destination for tourists who want to fully experience the charm of Viennese art and culture.
Around the Inner City rotates the Ringstrasse, more commonly known as the Ring, a wide avenue that surrounds a large part of the historic center. The street changes its name every time it meets an avenue, for example you will read Dr.-Karl-Lueger-Ring, Parkring, Opemring o Burgring, rest assured you are not lost, you are always on the Ring.
Along the Ring you will admire fantastic monuments such as Votive Church, the University, the Town Hall, the Parliament, the State Opera, the Burgtheater, the Museum of Fine Arts, the Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Applied Arts.
From the Inner city all the other districts start clockwise and in a spiral, each with its socio-cultural character and its own peculiarities. Usually the greater the number, the greater the distance from the historic center of Vienna.
Obviously the best would be to choose the district number one as an area to stay in Vienna, certainly the value for money in the historic center is not so good, but there is the advantage of moving comfortably on foot and visiting the main attractions.
choose where to stay in Vienna you need to better understand how the Austrian city is made, which areas are closest to the center and how you can move around as comfortably as possible.
Also districts ranging from 2 to 9 are considered central, while the districts 10 to 23, that is, those located outside the Gürtel (the outer ring road) they are considered peripheral.
I personally I recommend sleeping in central areas, such as Landstraße, Mariahilf, Neubau, Margareten and Josefstadt, however, close to the historic center and the main attractions. In these areas there are many cafes, characteristic restaurants and shops.
In Seventh District (Neubau) is situated the charming area of SpittelbergOnce a bustling suburb of Vienna, most famous for gambling dens and brothels, it is now a revamped neighborhood.
Also nearby is the museum district, the Museum Quarter, with numerous cafes or restaurants to relax.
Choose these areas to stay in Vienna, in particular the Mariahilf district is ideal for those who do not want to move too much in the evening, since as we have said there are clubs and restaurants. On the border with Mariahilf it is also located the most famous market of Vienna's Naschmarkt.
Then there is the Prater area (Leopoldstadt) where the best hotels in terms of services are located, but you will be quite far from the center and you will have to move by public transport.
I 23 distretti riassumendo sono: 1. Innere Stadt, 2. Leopold-stadt, 3. Landstrasse, 4. Wieden, 5. Margareten, 6. Mariahilf, 7. Neubau, 8. Josefstadt, 9. Alsergrund, 10. Favoriten, 11 Simmering, 12. Meidling, 13. Hietzing, 14. Penzing, 15. Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, 16. Ottakring, 17. Hernals, 18. Währing, 19. Döbling, 20. Brigittenau, 21. Floridsdorf, 22. Donaustadt e 23 Liesing.
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