vineyard with view over the city | Vienna  | © WienTourismus | Lois Lammerhuber
Church at the Steinhof | Vienna | © Österreich Werbung |
Palace garden Schönbrunn with a view of the Gloriette | Vienna | © WienTourismus | Peter Rigaud
Vienna at your feet.

Surroundings & Activities

The exclusive location of our hotel offers guests the best of both worlds: the idyllic scenery and tranquility of the gently rolling hills on the edge of town, and the endless possibilities of the capital city.
Church at the Steinhof | Vienna | © Österreich Werbung |

Nature & Culture

A walk through our 120,000m2 grounds is an experience in itself. But there are also many other attractions in the immediate vicinity. The Kirche zum Heiligen Leopold, an architectural gem of international significance, is only 10 minutes away by public transport. Better known as the Kirche am Steinhof, the church was completed in 1907 and is one of Vienna’s most important Art Nouveau buildings. It features a magnificent altarpiece and colourful, Tiffany-style stained glass windows. 

If you fancy taking a closer look at the greenery of the hills around the church and want to venture up a bit higher than our Schlossterrasse, climb up to the top of the public viewing tower on Gallitzinberg for fantastic views of the city and the Vienna Woods.

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Just around the corner

A host of destinations – both laid back and sophisticated – are located within 30 minutes of the hotel. You’ll be within easy reach of Ottakring’s picturesque Heuriger wine taverns with their regional delicacies, as well as the exclusive restaurants, bars and shops of Vienna’s upmarket Hietzing district – home to many of the city’s most famous and impressive attractions. One of them is Schönbrunn Palace, a grand reminder of Austria’s imperial past. Its splendid grounds include the Gloriette summer house as well as a large zoo. Schönbrunn Zoo, where there’s lots in store for the whole family amongst the 730 species of animal, is the oldest in the world and many also consider it to be the most beautiful.

Schönbrunn Palace looks absolutely enchanting during the winter months and provides the backdrop for one of the most magical Christmas markets in the world, where visitors can take a warming mulled wine or hot punch, try the local specialties or browse the handcrafts.

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

3.4 km (approx. 23 min)
A short walk to Villa Aurora: Savoyenstrasse - Villa Aurora - Wilhelminenstraße - Paulinensteig


Via the Savoyenstraße, past the Villa Aurora, along the Wilhelminenstraße and Kempfengerngasse over the Paulinensteig and Vogeltengasse back to the Savoyenstraße.

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Route B - Easy Jogging

4,9 km (approx 33 min)
Running route to the Otto-König-Warte and the round temple on Galitzinberg: Villach Aurora - Paulinensteig - fire station - Otto König Warte - round temple on Galitzenberg

Via the Savoyenstraße, past the Villa Aurora, along the Wilhelminenstraße, the Paulinensteig to the Hertlgasse, past the fire station on the Johann-Staud-Straße - here you can see the Otto-König-Warte and the round temple on Galitzinberg. Then it's back to Savoyenstraße.

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Route C - Training with Sightseeing

7 km (approx. 47 min)
Running route in the Vienna Woods to the impressive church on Steinhof by Otto Wagner: Villa Aurora - Ottakring Cemetery - Otto Wagner Church - Steinhofgründe - Fire Station

Via the Savoyenstraße, past the Villa Aurora, along the Wilhelminenstraße, along the Kollburggasse, over the Erdbrustgasse and Gallitzinstraße, through the Ottakring Cemetery, over the Theodor-Strom-Weg, the Pönningerweg, along the Reizenpfenninggasse, past the Otto Wagner- Church, through the Steinhofgründe, past the fire station, on the Johann-Staud-Straße back to the Savoy road. Please note the opening times of the Steinhofgründe and the cemetery Ottakring.

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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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