Panorama Rathaus | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
Burgtheater | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
Ringstrasse and Parliament | © Wien Tourismus | Christian Stemper
In the heart of the city.

Surroundings & Activities

Anyone can have a holiday in Vienna – but in order to get to know the city in all of its facets, and learn to love it, it’s best to get tips from the locals.

Why not from genuine local figures from history, such as Stefan Zweig, Sigmund Freud or Maria Theresia themselves? Follow in the footsteps of famous personalities from the ‘Grätzl’ (the Viennese word for a small part of a district, or a particular neighbourhood) around the Hotel Rathauspark and take your senses on an interactive journey of discovery!

Lobby lounge with mural | Hotel Rathauspark in Vienna

Free audio guide

Explore the places of historical interest in the vicinity of our hotel under your own steam with the individual audio guide, ‘Hearonymus’, which you can easily download on your smartphone. Listening to descriptions of unique city walks allows you to immerse yourself in the quintessential Vienna. Listen to the exciting anecdotes told by your illustrious companions, from Falco to the Empress Elisabeth, with just the touch of a button, and begin your Vienna adventure where conventional travel guides end.

Grätzl walk short free download
Grätzl walk medium free download
Grätzl walk long free download

Sightseeing

Set off from Rathausplatz, the location of the impressive City Hall and a varied year-round programme of events that encompass food, film and music. There’s more culture on offer right opposite at the Burgtheater, where the country’s leading actors tread the boards.

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Arts & Culture

From there, the heart of the old town with all the major sights is just a few minutes’ walk. After you’ve seen St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Treasuries, the lively atmosphere of the MuseumsQuartier provides a nice contrast. It’s bursting with culture here too, as it’s the site of the Leopold Museum and mumok museum of modern art, which regularly showcase the work of world-famous artists.

All corners of the city are easily accessible thanks to the hotel’s excellent public transport links. Hop on the underground, tram or bus to see Vienna’s other cultural highlights such as Schönbrunn Palace, or the picturesque rolling hills of the vineyards and woods on the outskirts of town.

Goldenes Quartier  | © WienTourismus | Peter Rigaud

Shopping

Want to treat yourself to something special? You’re guaranteed to find just what you’re looking for on Vienna’s shopping streets Graben, Kohlmarkt or Kärntner Straße . Take a carefree stroll past the stores of the top brands along the retail hotspots.

Nightlife | © Wien Tourismus

Nightlife

Night owls will also feel right at home due to the hotel’s central location. The remarkably diverse selection of bars and clubs in the old town and its surrounding districts will leave you spoilt for choice. Why not round off your day packed full of exciting new experiences with a relaxing drink?

Welcome to the Grätzl!

 
Follow in the footsteps of famous personalities from the ‘Grätzl’ (the Viennese word for a small part of a district, or a particular neighbourhood) around the Hotel Rathauspark and take your senses on an interactive journey of discovery!
 

Cross paths with genuine Viennese icons without leaving the hotel? Where is such a thing possible? Only at the Hotel Rathauspark – because hidden behind the classically stylish façade of the Viennese city palace is a rich history featuring many impressive figures, from the Empress Elisabeth to the pop star, Falco. In the ‘Platzl’ – our comfortable lounge which exudes Viennese charm – some of these personalities have made themselves at home in a mural painted by the artist, Laura Wolfsteiner, and each one of them has an exciting story to tell.

Restaurant with picture of Sigmund Freud | Hotel Rathauspark in Vienna

Hear..

If you'd like to explore the historic neighbourhood around our hotel on your own, then listen up now: with the audio guide specially designed for the ‘Grätzl’, you could hardly get closer to the ‘Vienna of the Viennese’. Listen to the exciting anecdotes told by your illustrious companions, from Falco to the Empress Elisabeth, with just the touch of a button, and begin your Vienna adventure where conventional travel guides end.

Breakfast buffet with mural | Hotel Rathauspark in Vienna

..taste..

Breakfast in the best company. Reflecting the richness of Viennese history surrounding the Hotel Rathauspark, you can find quotes from historical figures and Viennese icons like Falco, Oskar Werner and Maria Theresia in our breakfast restaurant, and you’ll be inspired by the exciting things that you’ll discover.

And if you've acquired the taste by now, there are some Viennese culinary treats waiting for you among the varied selection on offer at our restaurant. From essential brain food to local gourmet cuisine for those who want to really make the most of their stay – this is service that you can savour slowly!

Lobby lounge with seating| Hotel Rathauspark in Vienna

..and discover the "Grätzl".

Just as varied as the stories in our audio guide are the books that have been lovingly selected by us in our bookshop. Take a little time to browse, and you’re sure to find a book that you just can't put down – from the curious and the historical to useful insider tips, our readers’ corner has everything.

Browse through our bookshop with its lovingly selected range focusing on Vienna, and relax with something interesting to read in our ‘Platzl’ – a lounge decorated with a mural by the artist, Laura Wolfsteiner, portraying a panorama of true stars from the ‘Grätzl’.

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 min)
A short walk through the green Rathauspark: Rathausstraße - Universitätsstraße - University - Rathaus - Dr. Ing. Karl Renner Statue - Burgtheater - Karl Seitz Statue - Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller


The route leads along the Rathausstraße to the university, past the town hall and Dr. Ing. Karl Renner statue, along the Rathauspark to the Burgtheater, past the Karl Seitz and the Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller statue and back to the hotel.

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Route B - Easy jogging

5.5 km (approx. 37 min)
A relaxed Danube Canal tour: Votive Church - Sigmund Freud Park - Maria Theresien Street - Augarten Bridge - St. John Nepomuk Chapel - Wilhelm Kienzl Park - Aspern Bridge - Schwedenplatz - Danube Canal


Past the Votive Church, through the Sigmund Freud Park onto Maria Theresien-Straße, past the Stock Exchange, over the Augarten Bridge, past the Johannes-Nepomuk-Chapel, through the Wilhelm-Kienzl-Park over the Aspern Bridge along the Danube Canal and past the Schwedenplatz.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

6.4 km (approx 44 min)
This route leads along the entire ring road: University - Schottentor - Schwedenplatz - Urania - Radetzky monument -Stadtpark - Schwarzenbergplatz - Opera - Burggarten - Heroes Square - Volksgarten - Rathauspark


Walk down the ring road and admire the many well-known sights and buildings. Pass the university to the Schottentor, Schwedenplatz and Urania. Past the Radetzky monument, through the city park to Schwarzenbergplatz, past the opera and the Burggarten, across the Heroes' Square and along the Volkgarten and through the Rathauspark back to the hotel.

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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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