Vienna is Austria’s capital and largest city, as such it acts as its cultural, economic and political center. Best visited with the help of our Vienna car hire services it is a city which boasts a rich history as the former home of the Habsburg court.
The low-lying area in and around present day Vienna has been inhabited by humans since at least the late Paleolithic era, with the Romans being the first to found a city here during the first century CE. Fast forward a couple of hundred years and the now founded city of Vienna hosts the Habsburg court for several other hundreds of years, but before that it acts as the Imperial seat of the Holy Roman Empire, then the capital of the Austrian Empire and later of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. So the city has seen and influenced a lot of history through the ages.
If you fly into the city you will be touching down at Vienna Airport which is located just outside Vienna’s city limits and is connected to the city via commuter rails, hotel shuttle services, bus routes, train lines and of course taxis by your best choice by far will be if you employ our Vienna car rental services.
One can drive a car within the central ring of the city but it is not advisable to do so, the streets are narrow and oftentimes one way which can confuse visitors. You should also avoid taking the car during rush hours but that is good advice wherever you might find yourself.
As far as tourist attractions go, Vienna has something to offer for everyone, whether it’s palaces, museums or one of the best zoos in the world.
The Schloss Schonbrunn Palace was modeled after the world renown Versailles Palace near Paris. The building is a great example of Baroque architecture being a palace fir for the queen that commissioned it.
The Vienna Zoo is referred to as the oldest zoo in the world, being founded in 1752. It has a wide variety of species which are very well cared for who also benefit from rather large enclosures. The Zoo is probably the second most popular attraction of the city.
Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum is one of the finest European museums of fine arts. The exhibits here are the result of many generations of Habsburgs who were obsessed with fine art. Nowadays the museum has the fourth largest collection of paintings in the world including the biggest collection of Egyptian papyri, alongside extensive collections from Roman, Etruscan and Greek early cultures.
These have only been a couple of the many attractions that Austria’s capital has to offer, in order to see as many of them all as possible you will want to employ our Vienna car hire services.