Vienna was named the most livable city on the planet by the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2019. (Their exhaustive process involves ranking 30 factors!) So even if you can’t tell Mozart from Falco you’re sure to find something to love in Austria’s capital.While 2020 brought travel to a halt, we are now welcoming our guests into our second new market in 2021. Here’s a look at the Vienna neighborhoods where you can find a move in ready Blueground home.
This neighborhood in Vienna’s 1st District, also called Innenstadt, is encircled by the city’s famous Ringstrasse Boulevard. Innere Stadt is part of Vienna’s old town, with cultural landmarks like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, known for its Gothic architecture, and plenty of shopping, dining, and entertainment, including some of the city’s best museums.
Blueground’s fully furnished Innere Stadt apartments are close to attractions like the Vienna Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), the Museum of Art History (Kunsthistorisches Museum), and the Vienna Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper). You can stroll along Kärntner Strasse or Am Graben to experience some of the neighborhood’s upscale boutiques and art galleries, with plenty of bars, cafes, and delectable dining nearby. Buy an exquisite box of handmade chocolates at Altmann & Kühne or that smoking jacket you’ve always wanted at Kniže.
Vienna’s second district, located in the heart of the city, is just east of Innere Stadt and also adjacent to Landstraße, Vienna’s 3rd district. One of the neighborhood’s highlights is Wiener Prater, a 1,500-acre (6 million square-meter) green space that was carved out of former royal hunting grounds and is now the city’s best-loved park. Wiener Prater is the setting for the Riesenrad Ferris wheel, one of Vienna’s best-known landmarks, along with children’s rides, restaurants, and playgrounds. There are also biking and running trails and a tree-lined boardwalk that runs nearly three miles (4.5 kilometers) through the park. You might even spot a horse-drawn carriage or two while you’re out exploring.
Blueground’s fully furnished apartments in Leopoldstadt are located just a short walk from the park, not to mention restaurants, shops, and cafes. The neighborhood has a large Jewish population and is home to the city’s open-air Karmelitermarkt, an ideal place to pick up a picnic lunch or take a break at a cozy cafe.
Landstraße, in Vienna’s 3rd municipal district, is a centrally located neighborhood that makes a great base for exploring the rest of the city. The area is one of Vienna’s most populous and is largely residential in character, though visitors will find plenty of cafes and restaurants. Our serviced apartments in Landstraße are at the heart of all the action. You can step outside and go for a stroll past elegant foreign embassies, gorgeous gardens, and picturesque fountains, or get out and explore the rest of the city (and beyond) from the main railway station, Bahnhof Wien Mitte, or the U3 and U4 underground lines.
Visitors from all over the world come to Landstraße to see Belvedere Palace (Schloss Belvedere), once the summer residence of the Prince of Savoy, and now a public art gallery that houses an incredible collection of paintings by Gustav Klimt as well as notable works from other Austrian artists. There are also beautiful botanical gardens on the grounds.
This neighborhood in the 4th district of Vienna is small in size, but remains one of the city’s most popular areas. Blueground’s fully furnished Wieden apartments make it easy to secure a home in one of Vienna’s most desirable markets. The baroque St. Charles’s Church (Karlskirche) towers over the area and serves Wieden’s most recognizable landmark.
The neighborhood skews young, and so is filled with galleries, cafes, and bars. Nearby Karlsplatz Square hosts holiday markets each winter and an open-air cinema in the summertime. In addition, daily classical concerts (tickets required) are held inside the church.
Situated between the city center and the picturesque hills of Schafbergand, Vienna’s 17th district has a diverse collection of shops and restaurants, and you’ll also find plenty of the city’s famous coffee houses. Popular attractions in Hernals include the palace of Schloss Neuwaldegg and Mount Calvary Church, an 18th-century church that was rebuilt after World War II. Hernals is also one of the greenest parts of the city, with almost 60 percent of the area covered in foliage.
Our move-in ready Vienna apartments are easy walking distance to the Jörgerbad, a gorgeous Art Deco structure that houses the city’s oldest swimming pool. You can also see commemorative statues of Johann and Josef Schrammel, two brothers who grew up in the neighborhood and became famous composers of folk songs, in Hernals.
Vienna is one of the most magical cities in Europe, and Blueground wants you to feel at home the moment you arrive, whether you stay for 30 days or a whole year. Find your next furnished home in Vienna today.