City destination Vienna: Looking for recommendations of eco-friendly hotels, tours, activities and restaurants in the Austrian capital? Welcome to our destination page with info and reviews of green accommodation, tours and recommended restaurants in Vienna, Austria.
Vienna and sustainability
In 2017, the Mercer Study voted Vienna the world’s most livable city for the eighth year in a row. More than half of the metropolitan area is made up of green spaces. 280 imperial parks and gardens enrich the cityscape. In spring, 400 species of rose bloom in the Volksgarten alone. The nearby recreation areas of Prater, Vienna Woods and Lobau invite visitors to go on walks, day trips, hikes and bicycle tours. Vienna has a total of 2,000 parks.
Eco-friendly hotels in Vienna
The following properties have been recommended to us by the city’s tourism office as a good fit for environmentally conscious, discerning travellers:
Boutique Hotel Stadthalle
“Green tourism and sustainability are priorities for Boutique Hotel Stadthalle, which is world’s first city hotel with a zero energy-balance. Relax in a unique atmosphere, unprecedented for a city hotel in cosmopolitan Vienna. Tucked away on a quiet street, away from the bustle of the capital city, lavender blooms on the roof and birds chirp in the garden. We are conveniently located within five walking minutes to puplic transport and Westbahnhof train station, while all the culture and attractions you would expect from a stay in Vienna await you just around the corner.”
“The magdas HOTEL, Austria’s first social business hotel operated by refugees under the guidance of tourism professionals is located in Vienna’s 2nd district, featuring a lush garden, just a 5-minute walk from the Prater. Guests can make use of free WiFi and enjoy snacks served in the on-site bistro.”
“The stylish Hotel Schani Wien is located only 300 m from the main train station in Vienna’s Belvedere Quarter and combines modern and traditional elements of the Viennese culture. The tram (line D) stops in front of the property and provides connection to the Ringstraße and sights such as Vienna State Opera or Vienna City Hall.”
“You experience an authentic piece of Vienna with Hotel Das Capri in Vienna’s 2nd district, just a few minutes’ walk from St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Prater. Personal, family-run and charming, this hotel invites you to feel at home. Discover the most exciting side of Vienna, as every floor and room has its own story to tell.”
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Eco-friendly Vienna tours & urban adventures
Parks and gardens, farmer’s fields and meadows, a biosphere park and a national park: Vienna is a seriously green city. Strict environmental protection policy and innovative organic farming methods help to make sure that the city loses nothing of its legendary quality of life.
With more than 50 percent of the city accounted for by green spaces, Vienna is one of the world’s greenest big cities. The city limits are defined by a green belt of woodland, meadows, gardens and arable land. But the heart of the city is awash with pockets of green, such as the elegant parks on the Ringstrasse boulevard, the Prater park and the Baroque formal gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, and the Belvedere.
Some more ideas of eco-friendly things to do in Vienna here
Healthy eateries and vegetarian restaurants
Exploring a city on an empty stomach isn’t much fun and Vienna has a great variety of healthy restaurants for hungry travellers. The following come recommended for those looking for a healthy, vegetarian or vegan cuisine:
Genuss-Bar at Bio Werkstatt
Vienna weather & other travel info
For the latest weather forecast for Vienna, check wetter.com.
For all sorts of useful information about Vienna as travel destination, check out wikitravel.org.
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