Close to the "Lucia"
Vienna is a fascinating city and combines, like no other, the flair and charm of different eras with the modern and hip of a modern metropolis.
We would like to share our enthusiasm for "OUR VIENNA" with you. The sights and places listed here represent only a very small selection of the many possibilities for exploration.
Let us inspire you, best in person at Hotel Lucia, and provide you with many insider tips and stories ...
Wiener Stadthalle (9 minutes' walk)
Vienna Museum of Technology (10 minutes' walk)
Schönbrunn Palace (5 minutes by bus)
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (7 by underground)
Church at Steinhof (15 minutes by public transportation)
St. Stephen's Cathedral (10 minutes by underground)
Hundertwasser House Vienna (5,3 km)
Kahlenberg (8.8 km)
Today, St. Stephen's Cathedral is the most important Gothic building in Austria and the landmark of the city of Vienna. The south tower (136.44 m high) can be reached via 343 steps, from where you have a breathtaking view over Vienna.
The second largest free-swinging church bell in Europe, the Pummerin, is located in the north tower of the cathedral.
Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
Bus 10 A (200 m from the hotel) takes you directly to Austria's most visited sight: the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace.
The baroque synthesis of the arts consisting of palace and gardens is largely presented in its original historical state. Numerous attractions await you, from a walk through the authentically furnished living and representation rooms of the imperial family in the palace to the maze and labyrinth in the garden and a separate children's museum (www.kaiserkinder.at). If you still feel like doing something else during this excursion, the Technical Museum, which is on the way from Hotel Lucia to Schönbrunn Palace, is a good choice.
Mariahilfer Straße 212
A short walk (or the 10A bus) takes you into the world of technology.
From the exhibition mine to the high-voltage laboratory, from the steam engine to the salon car of Empress Elisabeth, exciting insights into technical achievements of the last centuries await you. Changing interesting thematic focuses complement the offer and guarantee an additional high quality of experience for the whole family.
At the beginning of Hütteldorfer Straße - a "stone's throw" from the Hotel Lucia - is the Wiener Stadthalle. Built in the 1960s, the building with its striking architecture is Austria's most important event arena. Numerous famous bands and musicians regularly perform here.
After a short walk through the so-called Nibelungenviertel, one of the green oases of our city awaits you: the Schmelz recreation area. The former parade and drill ground became famous in the 19th century, especially for its spring parades for Emperor Franz Joseph I, and is now home to an extensive allotment garden settlement.
Dimitrij Simulevski's recommendations:
• 3. Mann Tour
• Xocolat Manufaktur
The Karlskirche - one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Central Europe - offers you the unique opportunity to experience unimagined impressions. Take a panoramic lift under the church dome and enjoy the unique view as well as the world-famous dome fresco by Salzburg Baroque painter Johann Michael Rottmayr. www.karlskirche.at
From the Karlskirche it is only a stone's throw to Karlsplatz, where you will find the entrance to the "wondrous" world of Vienna's sewers. The chase of Orson Welles alias Harry Lime in the film "The Third Man" became world famous and with it the Viennese sewer system. Today, the Vienna Sewerage System presents itself as the most modern sewage system, combining technological innovations with great history. Interested visitors can take a look into this mystified city beneath the city, follow the tracks of the famous penicillin smuggler Harry Lime and learn exciting stories and interesting news from Vienna's underworld. www.drittemanntour.at
So much excitement calls for a sweet reward: In the "Xocolat Manufaktur", the finest chocolate creations and pralines are made in elaborate handicraft. www.xocolat.at
A visit to the imposing State Hall of the Austrian National Library is definitely recommended. Take your time, discover the magnificent ceiling frescoes and soak up the atmosphere and beautiful ambience of the former court library. The State Hall was built in the 18th century and is almost 80 metres long and 20 metres high. More than 200,000 books are on display there. In addition, the Austrian National Library regularly hosts highly interesting exhibitions.
If you are interested in extraordinary architecture, a visit to the Kunsthaus Wien is worthwhile. The former factory was converted into a museum according to the designs of the Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The imaginatively designed building is characterised by irregularly used elements of glass, metal, bricks wood or ceramic tiles. In addition to a permanent exhibition of works by Friedensreich Hundertwasser, the museum also hosts very interesting temporary exhibitions by other artists.
When one thinks of hiking, Vienna is certainly not immediately the focus of nature-loving hikers and nature lovers. In fact, there are over 120 km of hiking trails in Vienna alone, especially in the Vienna Woods, not to mention wonderful hiking opportunities in the surrounding countryside.
Combine the unique opportunity to enjoy both nature and the city in one stay. We can recommend many great hiking trails for your unique nature experience in Vienna.
Children are very welcome at the Lucia!
As a father of three children of different ages, Dimitrij Simulevski is no stranger to travelling with children. Here, too, Vienna knows how to inspire and offers a range of opportunities to discover great things with children and entertain them.