Schönbrunn Palace | Vienna | © Wien Tourismus | Manfred Horvath
Palace garden Schönbrunn with a view of the Gloriette | Vienna | © WienTourismus | Peter Rigaud
Surrounded by imperial charme.

Sights in Hietzing – Vienna’s 13th district

If you check in at Hotel Maximilian, you reside in one of the wealthiest neighbourhoods of Austria’s capital. Hietzing, Vienna’s 13th district, is known for its beautiful historic mansions and villas – and also for its many green areas. A true visitors magnet is nearby Schönbrunn Palace. With its lavish interior, it attracts lovers of culture and the arts from all over the world. But that’s far from everything that the surrounding area of the Austria Trend Hotel has to offer.

Where is Hotel Maximilian located? 

Located centrally on Hietzinger Main Street and near the well-known address of “Am Platz”, the four-star hotel is in great company. After all, splendid-looking Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn can be found right next door. 

If you’re arriving by public transport, you can choose from the following options: 

  • underground line 4
  • tram lines 10, 58 or 60 
  • bus lines 51A, 56A, 56B or 58A

Those travelling by train should get off either at Wien Westbahnhof station or Wien Hütteldorf train station.

If you are arriving by car, you have the following parking options: 

  • garage at Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn (EUR 28 / 24 hours) just around the corner 
  • garage at Ekazent in Hietzing (for a fee as well) 
Schönbrunn palace | Vienna | © WienTourismus | Peter Rigaud

Must-sees in nearby Schönbrunn

What would a trip to Vienna be without a visit to Schönbrunn Palace? In 1996, the summer residence of the Austrian imperial family was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site – and it continues to fascinate visitors with its pompous interior and geometrically aligned gardens. Coming from Hotel Maximilian, you can enter the park and gardens by crossing the “Hietzinger Tor” (gate). Among the highlights on site: the Gloriette, the Palm House, the Orangery and, of course, Schönbrunn Zoo. 

Quarter intel: Hietzing

You’d like to explore the posh district of Hietzing? We recommend you start your tour right outside the hotel’s doorstep – visiting the many charming locations on and near Hietzinger Main Street. How about a frothy Viennese Melange at Café Dommayer, for instance? Altgasse and Maxingstraße with lots of little shops and restaurants like the Waldemar are well worth a visit too. 

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Exploring Vienna from Hotel Maximilian

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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 and use them for free.

Route A - for Beginners

3.1 km (approx. 21 min)
A short running route with many sights to see:
Great Parterre - Naiad Basin – Naiad Fountains – Rosarium


Through the Hietzinger Tor into the park at Schönbrunn Palace, along the avenue Finstere Allee over the Great Parterre in front of Schönbrunn Palace with view of the Palace and Neptune Fountain as well as Gloriette. The way back along the avenue Lindenallee, past the Naiad Basin, the Naiad Fountains as well as the Rosarium and the Hietzinger Tor.
Please note the opening hours of the park at Schönbrunn Palace!

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Route B - Easy Jogging

3.8 km (approx. 26 min)
Easy uphill jogging to the Small Gloriette: Great Parterre – Obelisk Fountain – Small Gloriette – Neptune Fountain

 

Through the Hietzinger Tor into the park at Schönbrunn Palace, along the avenue Finstere Allee over the Great Parterre in front of Schönbrunn Palace with view on the Palace and Neptune Fountain as well as Gloriette. Past the Obelisk Fountain uphill to the Small Gloriette. The way back downhill to the Neptune Fountain and along the avenue Rustenallee next to the zoo, past the Palm House as well as the Rosarium and the Hietzinger Tor.
Please note the opening hours of the park at Schönbrunn Palace!

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

4.7 km (approx. 32 min)
Running training on a varied route: Great Parterre – Obelisk Fountain – Gloriette – Small Gloriette – Neptune Fountain


Through the Hietzinger Tor into the Schönbrunn Gardens, along the avenue Lichte Allee over the Great Parterre in front of Schönbrunn Palace with view of the Palace and Neptune Fountain as well as Gloriette. Past the Obelisk Fountain uphill to the Gloriette. From there on to the Small Gloriette and the way back downhill to the Neptune Fountain, along the avenue Rustenallee next to the zoo, past the Palm House as well as the Rosarium and the Hietzinger Tor.
Please note the opening hours of the park at Schönbrunn Palace!

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