All you need to know about Vienna

One of Europe’s grandest capital cities, the Vienna way of life is loved by all who visit and reside in the beautiful city. In fact, Vienna has been named as the world’s top city to live in for the past ten years; the high quality of life on offer alongside the impressive, imperial buildings which populate the city and create a mesmerising setting to explore leave no reason why Vienna maintains this title. Additionally, it has even been described by the Financial Times as “the city where east meets west” and has one of the highest figures for GDP per head in the world according to the World Bank. Our serviced corporate apartments in Vienna are the perfect accommodation for your time away.

Why choose a SilverDoor Vienna apartment?

As a leading serviced apartment agent, we are proud to offer the best serviced apartments in Vienna designed with the business traveller in mind.

·        Our portfolio is extensive and ever-growing. Our Partner Relations team is always on the lookout for new properties to add to the 200,000 serviced apartments we have in more than 800 cities around the world. We are certain that within this range of accommodation is the perfect Vienna serviced apartment for you.

·        Our team possess expert industry knowledge, allowing us to remove any stress and solve any queries during your booking experience. Priding ourselves on twenty years within the corporate travel industry, we have built expertise in the industry as to best serve our clients.

What is a serviced apartment? 

A Vienna serviced apartment is the most ideally suited accommodation for business travellers as they can be tailored to their requirements. The affordability which serviced apartments offer is incomparable; especially the reduction in tax which is implemented on extended stays. Therefore, if relocation to Vienna is on the cards and permanent residence is not yet available, a serviced apartment is the essential choice. Other benefits which are provided with a serviced apartment include:

·         Hand-picked additions: we cater to the business traveller’s needs, so whatever you require for your corporate trip, we will ensure you are catered for. From on-site gyms to personalised check out times, no request is too large as we pride ourselves on fulfilling specifications to leave customers completely satisfied.

·         Plentiful space: there is no need to worry about a lack of room to relax and work in when away on your corporate visit to Vienna; the plethora of space which you are provided with when staying in a Vienna serviced apartment is a far cry from the cramped hotel rooms of previous trips.

What do I need to know about staying in Vienna?

Weather

Vienna has become known as both a winter and summer tourist destination with both types of seasonal weather bringing in huge crowds. Popular months include April to May and September to October due to the mild temperatures during these seasons. With temperatures varying throughout the year and the city experiencing both snow and heat waves, looking ahead to the forecast for your trip is essential.

Transport

The best way to travel around Vienna is the public transport system in place. The combination of buses, trams, trains and the modern subway routes ensure that travelling around the city is stress-free and efficient. The city is known as being easy to navigate, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to get your head around travel arrangements.

Cuisine

Known as one of Europe’s gourmet capitals for food, Viennese cuisine is a must-try on your visit. Many traditional Viennese dishes are meat based, such as Wiener schnitzel, Tafelspitz, Beuschel and Selchfleisch. In addition to these savoury options, it is said that the variety of pastries and desserts this Austrian city offers helped put the popular Viennese cuisine on the map. With a fierce rivalry occurring between the Hotel Sacher and Demel over who serves the best Sachertorte, there’s never been a better excuse to indulge and sample both!

What else is Vienna known for?

Swimming spots

Vienna prides itself on its impressive array of pools, such as the open-air Schönbrunner Pool situated in the heart of a beautiful park and the Krapfenwaldlbad located on a hillside and boasting breath-taking views over Vienna. For a dip in a natural setting, the lakeside area of Alte Donau (Old Danube) is a gorgeous space with lidos and jetties for swimmers.  

Wine tasting delight

With 700 hectares of vines within the city boundaries of Vienna, there is no denying the irresistibly delicious wine which the city produces. There is an abundance of cosy wine taverns to enjoy around Vienna, alongside many vineyards, including Weingut Cobenzl, to experience a classic tasting tour in a picturesque setting.

Bustling markets

To sample the magnificent cuisine as mentioned above, this lively open-air market is the perfect place to fully indulge in the diverse culinary offers available around you. With a colourful 210 market stands and restaurants to choose from, there is a range of offerings to suit all taste buds.