The best hotels and restaurants in Vienna for children
Searching for accommodation in Vienna to spend our holidays with children is not a difficult task. There are many hotels and apartments with good value for money. Check which are the most suitable areas for families and plan your trip successfully. When it comes to eating, the options are immense bo
Searching for accommodation in Vienna to spend our holidays with children is not a difficult task. There are many hotels and apartments with good value for money. Check which are the most suitable areas for families and plan your trip successfully.
When it comes to eating, the options are immense both in terms of local food restaurants - beisl and heuriger - and international ones. Austrian food, the Sacher cake and Viennese coffee will captivate you.
Hotels for children in Vienna
The offer of hotels and apartments in Vienna is very wide and diverse, so you will find from modest hostels to luxury hotels and design. The choice depends on you.
One of the best areas in terms of animation and location is the cathedral. In its surroundings you will find endless terraces full of people, street musicians, cafes, restaurants and, of course, hotels.
Another highly recommended area is the Hofburg Palace, which is also very central and surrounded by all kinds of establishments. The hotels in district 1 are the most expensive and elegant, but also the most monumental.
If the prices in these areas are very high you can choose to go a little further from the center, surely that way you will find something cheaper. Perhaps the least recommended area for families is the neighborhood of Gürtel, with lots of youth entertainment, lots of parties and many great hostels for backpackers. Despite being a safe area, it is too noisy for small children.
Restaurants for children in Vienna
The options for eating in Vienna are many and good. To get to know the typical Austrian food - which fuses Hungarian, Bohemian, Jewish and Italian ingredients in its dishes - it is best to go to a heuriger. Traditionally they are in the outskirts of the city but it is also possible to find a tourist heuriger in the middle of Vienna. They are rustic premises, with live traditional music, where typical food and homegrown wine are served.
Less traditional are the beisl, simple restaurants with an informal atmosphere where local specialties are also served, such as the Wienerschnitzel, a large escalope accompanied by a warm potato salad or the Tafelspitz: stewed beef with vegetables.
But if something draws attention in Vienna are its wonderful cafes, true national pride. The Landtmann Café is a historic place where Sigmund Freud used to go. Very crowded is also the sumptuous Café Central, famous among writers, artists and now tourists. Both in these and in any of the many and beautiful cafes in the city it is possible to have an excellent coffee accompanied by strudel or pieces of cake.
Forced to try the famous Sacher cake, a delicious chocolate cake filled with a thin layer of jam and covered with chocolate.
On the lively bank of the Danube known as Copa Cagrana, north of the Reichsbrücke bridge, there are plenty of places to have a drink on the terrace or dine with the family at affordable prices.
Another interesting area is the neighborhood of Stephansdom where there are many bakeries, ice cream shops and restaurants of all kinds, including some heuriger.