Opera house exterior view | Vienna | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
Balcony with view | Hotel Astoria  in Vienna
St. Stephen's Cathedral with city view | Vienna
Hofburg Palace with statue | Vienna
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Surroundings & Activities

The Hotel Astoria is located right in the heart of Vienna, meaning that you can experience virtually everything that the city has to offer without having to stray far from our front door.

Wherever you go – your trip starts on the bustling Kärntner Strasse shopping street and pedestrian area. Lined with flagship stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafés, it has everything your heart desires.

The old town is dotted with magical squares, that pop up seemingly out of nowhere at the end of winding streets and picturesque alleyways. Anyone brave enough should venture the Imperial Crypt beneath the Capuchin Church close to the hotel, or climb the 343 steps of the St. Stephen’s Cathedral tower which offers unforgettable views of the old town.

Albertina museum illuminated | Vienna | © WienTourismus | Lois Lammerhuber

Arts & Culture

Culture fans will enjoy the world-class paintings that adorn the walls of the Albertina gallery. A trip to the Vienna State Opera is an absolute must for classical music aficionados. Brimming with architectural gems, the Ringstrasse boulevard is virtually on our doorstep. Here, an impressive number of world-famous landmarks bring the golden age of the Dual Monarchy to life.

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Thanks to our central location and the city’s excellent public transportation network, you can reach all of Vienna’s other sights in no time at all. From cultural attractions at the Belvedere to sightseeing at the Schönbrunn Palace or a quick trip along one of the capital’s numerous walking trails – the city is yours to discover. 

After a full day spent exploring you can drop in at one of the traditional coffeehouses or modern cafébars  – whatever you choose you’ll soon discover just how effortlessly Vienna brings together the past and present.

All the city’s sights and attractions are within easy reach thanks to the hotel’s proximity to Karlsplatz and Stephansplatz station, where you can hop on the underground, tram or bus.

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

2.7 km (approx. 19 minutes)
A short running route with lots to see: Kärntner Straße – House of Music – City Park

 

Via Kärntner Straße, past the Haus der Musik (House of Music) , along the park ring, Andreas-Zelinka-Monument, across the Wienfluss river, past the stage set of Donald Judd, along the Hübner course back to the Parkring and Kärntner Straße.

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Route B - Easy Jogging

4,3 km (approx. 30 min)
Easy jogging through Vienna's city center: Albertina – Burgring – National Library – Heldenplatz – Hofburg – Parliament – Burgtheater – City Hall – Burggarten

 

Past the Albertina, through the Burggarten, along the Burgring, past the National Library and the World Museum. On the Heldenplatz, through the castle, past the Emperor Franz I. Memorial, the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery, through the Volksgarten, opposite the Parliament the university ring, past the Burgtheater and at the university in the Rathauspark and over the Rathausplatz, the Burgring, back to Burgarten.
Burggarten and Volksgarten: The parks are open from 1 November to 31 March from 7:00 to 17:30.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

5,8 km (approx. 40 min)
Running training on a varied route: Opera – Heldenplatz – Parliament – City Hall – Burgtheater – Schwedenplatz – Urania – City Park

 

Past the opera, to the opera and on the Burgring along the Burggarten. On the route between Heldenplatz and the Kunsthistorisches and Naturhistorisches Museum, along the Volksgarten on the Universitätsring, past the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater and University. On the Schottenring past the stock exchange to Franz-Josefs-Kai, over the Schwedenplatz, along the Danube Canal, at the Urania on the Stubenring, past the MAK, the City Park at the Parkring and Kärntner Ring, back to the Opera.

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Runner´s Guide

For an active start in your day we provide you with a detailed map of jogging paths with various degrees of difficulty.

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