Panorama | Vienna | © Österreich Werbung | 	Trumler
Graben with a view from above | Vienna | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
Opera house exterior view | Vienna | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
Heldenplatz with statue | Vienna | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
At the heart of it all.

Surroundings & Activities

You will be hard pressed to find a more central location for your stay in Vienna’s old town.
St. Stephen's Cathedral with city view | Vienna

Sightseeing

The Hotel Europa is just a stone’s throw from one of the capital’s most iconic landmarks, St. Stephen's Cathedral, which dates back to the 12th century. As well as ‘Steffl’, as it’s affectionately known by locals, many more of Vienna’s most impressive and popular attractions can be reached on foot in just a few minutes. Despite these short distances, it will be hard to resist the temptations of the numerous luxury stores and stylish cafés, bars and restaurants along the pedestrianised streets.

Our central location on Kärntner Strasse, one of Vienna’s most exclusive shopping streets, means that cultural highlights such as the Vienna State Opera house, the Albertina gallery and the Hofburg - Imperial Palace are all very close by, as well as urban hotspots like the MuseumsQuartier, the eclectic Naschmarkt with all its exotic delights, and the nightlife along the Danube Canal. This is where a fantastic range of beach bars and eateries set up shop each summer to create a fabulous holiday feeling right in the middle of the city.  In winter, you will find romantically lit Christmas markets here.

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Graben with a view from above | Vienna | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper

Shopping

If your shopping plans include something extra special, then head for the stores of the top designers and brands along Kärntner Strasse and Graben, the two most exclusive shopping streets in town. Both have magical Christmas decorations. The Graben is also the home of upmarket traditional retailers such as Meinl am Graben, the gourmet food specialists.

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

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

2.5 km (approx. 17 minutes)
A short running route with many sights to see: Kärntner Straße – House of Music – Parkring – Andreas Zelinka Monument – Wienfluss River – Stage Set by Donald Judd – Kursalon Hübner

 

Via Kärntner Straße, past the Haus der Musik (House of Music), along the Parkring, Andreas Zelinka monument, across the Wienfluss River, past the stage set of Donald Judd, along the Kursalon Hübner back to the Parkring and Kärntner Straße.

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Route B - Easy jogging

4.7 km (approx. 32 min)
Easy jogging through Vienna's city center: Albertina – Burggarten – National Library – World Museum – Heldenplatz – Hofburg – Parliament – City Hall – Burgring

 

Past the Albertina, through the Burggarten, along the Burgring, past the National Library, the World Museum, over Heldenplatz, through the castle, past the Emperor Franz I. Memorial, the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery, through the Volksgarten, opposite the Parliament to the Universitätsring, past the Burgtheater and at the university into Rathauspark and over the Rathausplatz, the Burgring, back to Burggarten.
Burggarten and Volksgarten: The parks are open from 1 November to 31 March from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

6.1 km (approx. 42 min)
Running training on a varied route: Opera – Burggarten – Parliament – City Hall – Burgtheater – Schwedenplatz – City Park – Kärntner Ring

 

Past the opera, to the Opernring along the Burggarten on the Burgring 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 Schwedenplatz, along the Danube Canal, at Urania on the Stubenring, past 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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