- Reviews: 5850
In the morning
As the after dawn rays spread across the newly fallen snow people emerged from their dwellings on their morning sabbatical. Some came with animals, as in this picture, some came alone, some came with partners all trudging through the calf deep crystals.
The gardens of the palace are there for all the people, not just those staying at the hotel.
History 2 -
In 1785, in gratitude for the charity of its owner, the people rename the "Predigtstuhl" to "Galitzinberg".
1795 - The duke dies and the count of Romanzow inherits.
1824 - Julius, Duke Montleart, and his wife Maria buy the properties and castle which are in need of restoration.
1838 - The building has two wings added.
1865 - The Duke dies and the property is up for sale. His son wins the bid and hands it to his wife Wilhelmine as a present which is obviously where today's name came from.
- Reviews: 5850
And then there's the view
As a wintry sun tried desperately to cast an evening glow on the landscape the colours softened in the dull afterglow.
Peering from my window I thought this must be one of the best views in all of Vienna and it was all happening outside my window.
A potted history - part 1
In 1781 Field Marshall Franz Moritz, Count of Lascy, acquired the fields of Ottakring and commenced building a castle.
1784 - The Russian ambassador to Vienna, Demetrius Michalowitsch, Duke of Galitzin buys the property and later adds some other parts of the surrounding forests donated by the local community. He remodels the entire property into a beautiful part with some small ponds, a church and a simulated Roman ruin.
- Reviews: 5850
They quoted me 60 euros. I was over the moon. That included breakfast. It was all I could do to not take the next plane out of Oz.
When I actually got there and saw breakfast, I salivated unapologetically. Here a sausage, there a cutlet, pass the eggs please and oh, look at the compote of fruit.
All this inaddition to my usual cereal and toast. It goes without saying that my main meal each day in Wien was breakfast.
It all that wasn't good enough the dining room and its three chandeliers was sumptuous while dining on the enclosed balcony was a delight.
The only thing I didn't want to do was leave.
- Reviews: 807
WHERE TO CAMP?
There are several campgrounds around Vienna...
Wien West is near the Vienna Woods and is just a bus ride away from the city. Open year round except February.
Wien Sud is in a lovely green area in the south of the city. Open from May to September.
Neue Donau is in the north of the city not far from the Danube, a great place on summer evenings to eat out and drink. Open from April to September.
As an idea of price: a pitch costs from 5 Euros and a person from 5.50 Euros.
- Reviews: 1935
Steinberger Wienerwald: peaceful and not far from the city
This lovely hotel was about 30 minutes from the city, but it is just off the motorway which makes it easy to go into the city. In fact if you follow the motorway into the city you arrive close by the U bahn by Schonnbrun Palace where you can park and easily get into the centre. Equally it was easy to get to other cities and the surrounding countryside from the hotel.
The buffet breakfasts and evening meals are tasty and everyone is so friendly. There is a sauna and swimming pool. The room was clean and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay there.
- Reviews: 1258
One of the difficult phases while travelling to Vienna is getting a accommodation. There are plenty of beautiful hotels in the city and their prices vary very drastically. One thing you need to remember when travelling to Vienna, nothing is cheap there and hotels are no exclusion.
- Reviews: 3491
My friends' apartment in the 18th District: The Urban Suburbs
I was fortunate in having a former student who lives in Vienna, and who was interested in letting me "house sit" for him while he and his family came back to the states for the summer. Jeff and Luisa live in the 18th District, out Wahringer Strasse just beyond the "Gurtel," the middle "ring road" that straddles the city. A great location: close to the U2 stations of Volkstheatre and Michelbeueren, and also only 8 to 10 minutes from the Ring on the Strassenbahn. This was the view from their kitchen.
- Reviews: 1277
Another great hostel, Wombats is very clean, has a good bar, and er...what else do you need! Situated near the train station, about a 10min walk, its a good location. Its 14 euro a night for a dorm, including a free(all be it small) beer at the bar. The bar also does food. they can get very booked up here so book ahead.
- Reviews: 4800
Joe's Place....: Not Cheap...
Accomodations in Vienna are expensive...but I was lucky to have a place to stay for a few days!
This is the living room of my friend, Joe's place...it's so simple & I love it very much!!!!
it is situated right in the first district of Vienna...the Innere Stadt!!
- Reviews: 1100
Youth Hostel Myrthengasse: Youth hostel
The hostel is within a 15 minute walking distance to the city centre and 10 minutes from the new museums quarter. You can walk to a lot of sights and shoppingstreets. The subway and the busstation are also near by.
The rooms are not too big only 2-6 beds per room. Each room has their own lockable cabinets for valuable articles. A good thing too is that the reception is open 24/7.
- Reviews: 355
At the end of the street, there`s the famous Haas Haus, a small modern shopping center in the Graben, accross the street from the cathedral. There is no better location in town: lively day and night, surrounded by numerous Konditorei, restaurants, bars, shops, tourist attractions and subway stations. No, I do not work for them... I genuinely love this hotel!
- Reviews: 1189
Jugendherberge Wien: Youth Hostel
I once stayed overnight in Vienna in Youthhostel Wien .It cost £10 at the time for a dorm including breakfast. I got a discount as I was a registered Austrian university student at the time, so the price is bound to have changed since then.
Very handy, rang up an hour beforehand in June and they had a bed available in a dorm.
- Reviews: 11
Do what we did, get off the...
Do what we did, get off the train and be accosted by about a hundred people begging to put you up for the night...we boarded with a lovely woman called Arabella, you can haggle the price and you usually get a half decent flat...just don't part with your money until you've seen the place and got the keys.
£10 eachfor your own space which you do need every now and again no matter who you are.
- Reviews: 60
Just like their neighbors,...
Just like their neighbors, Austrian hostels are very clean and can be high priced. But it is very comfortable. Each room sleeps about 4, unless you are in the bigger dorms. They also have pretty good lounge rooms with large t.v's that are always hooked up to MTV.
- Reviews: 78
HOTEL FUERSTENHOF: HOTEL FUERSTENHOF
Single without Sh/Wc ATS 560.- EURO 40,69
Double without Sh/Wc ATS 840.- EURO 61,04
Single with Sh/Wc small ATS 880.- EURO 63,95
Single with Sh or bath/Wc big ATS 1.220.- EURO 88,66
Double with Sh or bath/Wc ATS 1.390.- EURO 101,01
3Bed room with Sh or bath//WC ATS 1.440.- EURO 104,64
4 Bed room with Sh or bath/WC ATS 1.480.- EURO 107,55
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