Mariahilfer street | Vienna | © Christian Fürthner | MA 28
Museum quarter | Vienna | © WienTourismus | Christian Stemper
Naschmarkt | Vienna | © WienTourismus | Christian Stemper
Cosmopolitan city life.

Surroundings & Activities

Located close to Vienna’s major shopping street and with many trendy restaurants and bars right on your doorstep, city life is in full flow in the streets around Hotel Anatol. Day or night, there is always something new to discover – perfect if you can’t get enough of everything this cosmopolitan city has to offer.

The hotel is on a street bordering the sixth and seventh districts which are more heavily shaped by youth culture, innovation and open-mindedness than many other parts of the city. All sorts of bars and restaurants, pop-up stores and one-off shops await in the eclectic seventh district, while Mariahilf, the sixth district, is a world of shopping, eating and drinking and cultural highlights with a distinctly modern flavour. Top of the list is the MuseumsQuartier cultural complex, a hotspot of Vienna’s bar and clubbing scene. Home to the Leopold Museum and mumok museum of modern art, it caters for both modern and more traditional tastes. 

Mariahilfer street | Vienna | © Christian Fürthner | MA 28

Sightseeing & Shopping

If you want to treat yourself to something special on your city break, Mariahilfer Straße is just a stone’s throw away from the hotel – a shopping street with everything your heart desires. When you reach the end of Mariahilfer Straße, it’s just a few steps to the Museum of Natural History and the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Alternatively, you can take the underground four stops to get to Stephansplatz and the chic boutiques of Kärntner Straße in the old town. If your shopping plans include some culinary interludes, then head for the famous Naschmarkt – only a ten-minute walk from the hotel – where the herbs, spices and international specialties create a feast for the senses.

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Family Hint

Also just a short walk away is a destination promising fun for the whole family in a fascinating ocean world right in the heart of the city: the House of the Sea, an aquarium and zoo housed in an extraordinary converted 50-metre-high World War II anti-aircraft tower, and home to over 10,000 species of animals. As well as shark tanks, a rain forest house and the amazing variety of animals, visitors can look forward to one of Vienna’s most spectacular views from the observation deck.

Runner's Guide

Discover our surroundings with the Austria Trend Runner's Guide. Here you can download routes of varying difficulty directly to your smartphone or download them as a PDF file and use them for free.

Route A - for Beginners

4.3 km (approx. 29 min)
Route through Mariahilf to the Museumsquartier: Webgasse – House of the Sea – Mariahilfer Straße – Museumsquartier – Maria-Theresien-Platz – Mumok


Via the Webgasse, Liniengasse and Worellstraße to Gumpendorfer Straße. Pass the House of the Sea in Windmühlengasse to Mariahilfer Straße. Continue to Museumsquartier and on the Babenberger Straße. Back over the Maria-Theresien-Platz, cross the Museumsplatz, past the MUMOK over Breite Gasse, Siebensterngasse and Stiftgasse, as well as the Lindengasse, Kirchengasse and Mariahilfer Straße out of town, to Webgasse.

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Route B - easy jogging

6.5 km (approx. 44 min)
A longer walk from the hotel to the city hall: House of the Sea – Mariahilfer Straße – Burgring – Volksgarten – Burgtheater – City Hall – Leopold-Gratz-Platz – Museumsquartier


Via the Webgasse, Liniengasse and Worellstraße to Gumpendorfer Straße. Passing by the House of the Sea in Windmühlengasse up to Mariahilfer Straße. Continue on Babenberger Straße and Burgring through the Volksgarten, behind the Burgtheater. Cross the Universitätsring, through the Rathauspark, over the Reichsstraße the Leopold-Gratz-Platz, Schmerlingplatz and Museumsstraße, behind the Museumsquartier, via Burggasse, Kirchbergstraße and Siebensterngasse, Stiftgasse, Lindengasse, Kirchengasse and Mariahilfer Straße out of town, via Amerlingstraße, Damböckgasse, Esterházygasse and Königseggasse, via Otto-Bauer-Gasse, Schmalzhofgasse and Webgasse back to the hotel.
Please note the opening hours of the Volksgarten.

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