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Family friendly travelling in Vienna

Most popular areas in Vienna for family-friendly hotels

Vienna isn’t just for romantic couples looking to explore the ornate streets, or culture vultures here to soak up continental history and heritage. It’s also a playground for families, and there are suitable hotels spread out across the whole city. If you want to have your beds close to the major historic attractions, pick a pad in Innerestadt, the stately old town district. Alternatively, look into some of the family-friendly hotels in Mariahilf and Josefstadt, or across the Danube Canal near the parklands of Prater.

Top family-friendly hotels in Vienna

As its name suggests, Hilton Vienna Danube Waterfront is the hotel to choose if you want sweeping views across the grand Danube river. There’s even an outdoor pool overlooking the waterway, while the on-site spa offers holistic indulgence. InterCityHotel Wien is situated in a major shopping district, and its guestrooms offer free WiFi, so kids can keep up with the social media. 25hours Hotel at MuseumsQuartier is a flamboyant boutique hotel with colorful circus-themed rooms and public areas bedecked by vintage ornaments that will fascinate and amuse.

Where to find the best restaurants in Vienna

Innerestadt, the historic core of the city, is known for its palaces, museums, and Neo-Classical grandeur. Yet it’s also where you’ll find some of the best eating in Vienna, whether you want to tuck into buttery pastries or dark, unctuous sachertorte in the grand old cafés, or pork knuckle and boiled beef stews in the old-fashioned family restaurants. Look to other areas like Josefstadt for bargain eateries serving kebabs and Italian food, while kids and adults alike will relish the pork-centric street snacks offered at the traditional wurstelstands.

The most unique things to do in Vienna

Anyone who’s seen classic thriller The Third Man will be excited at the sight of the iconic Wiener Riesenrad Ferris wheel. And if you haven’t, then the wheel will be just one of many attractions at the Wurstelprater amusement park, which dates back to the 18th century and is a place of vintage, family-friendly fun. Then there’s Tiegarten Schonbrunn, which has the distinction of being the world’s oldest zoo, and boasts marvelous beasts like giant pandas, as well as a simulated rainforest and lush, landscaped grounds. Another historic landmark is the vast Hofburg Palace, resplendent with Rococo and Baroque architecture, and filled with items which once belonged to the power-players of the Habsburg dynasty. Afterwards, take your family up to the top of the Donauturm tower, where you’ll enjoy panoramic views across this great old European city.

Best ways to get around Vienna

You could easily spend your whole holiday in Vienna in one district: Innerestadt. And if you do, you can see it all on foot, taking the time to explore the streets that have seen so much history unfold. Then again, if you do want to check out the other quarters, then you can hop on one of the frequent buses and trams, which make an enjoyable way of getting to various points, while the super-efficient subway system is another great way to get around.

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