Vienna University of Economics and Business | © WU | Johannes Zinner
Exhibition center Vienna | © WienTourismus | Christian Stemper
Prater  | © Österreich Werbung | Popp Hackner
A taste of the Belle Époque and a city of the future.

Surroundings & Activities

The Austria Trend Hotel Messe Wien is located in what must be the most architecturally exciting area of Vienna. Integrated into the new campus of the Vienna University of Economics and Business, which opened in 2013, the hotel is part of one of the capital’s architectural highlights.

The versatile buildings of the Messe Wien exhibition centre are right next door. Its 7,000m2 conference centre and 46,000m2 of exhibition space are the venues for a steady stream of international meetings and fairs.

Prater | © Wien Tourismus

Wiener Prater

The world-famous Prater park is one of the capital’s largest green spaces and an oasis of calm in the middle of the city. It’s also the home of the Giant Ferris Wheel, one of Vienna’s landmarks, which stands at the entrance to the Prater’s lively amusement park, the Wurstelprater as it’s known by locals.

St. Stephen's Cathedral

Right in the center of Vienna

The U2 underground line is right next to the hotel meaning the whole of Vienna is easily and quickly accessible, whether your destination is in the centre of town or on the outskirts of the city. All the sights, arts and culture of the old town are just a matter of minutes away. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera and the grand Ringstrasse boulevard are all just waiting to be discovered. There are the obvious attractions of the museums and galleries displaying great works of art, and to experience the echoes of the Viennese Belle Époque and fin de siècle, be sure to visit one of the traditional coffeehouses. Take a walk through Stadtpark or along the Danube Canal, where a diverse range of bars and restaurants line its banks.

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Donaukanal | © WienTourismus | Christian Stemper

Leopoldstadt, the second district

On your way back to the hotel, stop off at the second district, Leopoldstadt. This has traditionally been the Jewish quarter of the city, and is also a hotspot for hip and trendy bars and restaurants, where you can reflect on a successful day out over a relaxing drink or bite to eat.

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 km (approx. 13 min)
A short run through the Wiener Wurstelprater: Messestraße - Prater - Kaiserallee - Schweizerhaus


Past the Messestraße, through the Südportalstraße and the Prater, along the colorful Kaiserallee, past the Schweizerhaus, then to the beautiful Prater Hauptallee and back to Messestraße.

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Route B - Easy jogging

3.4 km (approx. 23 min)
Walk through the Wurstelprater to the Konstantinteich: Messestraße - Prater - Kaiseralle - Konstantinteich - Paterallee


Past the Messestraße, through the Südportalstraße, along the Kaiserallee with a view of the Konstantinteich pond to the left. Then to the lantern way and to the Rustenschacherallee, over the Praterallee back to Messestraße.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

4.2 km (about 28 minutes)
Walk along the beautiful Prater main avenue: Messestraße - Prater - Kaiserallee - Konstantinteich - Praterallee


Past the Messestraße, through the Südportalstraße, along the Kaiserallee with a view of the Konstantinteich to the left, past the Konstantinteich. Then to the Lantern Path and the Rustenschacherallee, through the Sportklubstraße, back to the Praterallee and back to the Messestraße.

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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.

Free download