Vienna regularly tops the list of the world’s most liveable cities – a good reason to devote our 3rd floor to the quality of life in the city. Every room reveals something about what Vienna offers its residents and visitors in the way of leisure and recreation.
Since 2005, the Wienerwald forest has been officially recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, making Vienna the only major city worldwide to be partly situated in one. At The Capri hotel we’ll give you an impression of the vast diversity of the 1,350 km2 region which makes up a unique sport and leisure area for the locals, with its hiking routes, mountain bike trails and lookouts.
The Lainzer Tiergarten is not actually a real zoo, but a large nature reserve with free-roaming wildlife. The unspoiled area in the north of the Vienna Woods was once a hunting ground and retreat for the kaisers. Right in the middle of it, Emperor Franz Joseph had the magnificent Hermes Villa built for his wife, Sisi. Today it’s a museum which shows just how opulently the royal couple lived.
On the one hand an amusement park, on the other a vast tract of forest and meadows, the Vienna Prater blends fun and relaxation. The “Wurstelprater” offers 250 attractions around the iconic 1897 Giant Ferris Wheel, while either side of the long, tree-lined Prater Hauptallee boulevard you can relax in the midst of unspoiled nature. There’s plenty of culinary choice too, with over 60 cafes, restaurants and food stalls.
Of course, the River Danube and its banks play a vital part in the quality of life in Vienna. And although Vienna is forever associated with Johann Strauss’s “Blue Danube” waltz, it’s actually the Danube Canal which runs through the city centre. The Danube itself courses to the northeast of the huge Prater park.
A total of 850 parks and green spaces are scattered across the city of Vienna, offering around 19 square kilometres of priceless recreational space. The Prater park alone makes up for about 6 square kilometres, and the city’s other green spaces are also more than worth exploring.
Get the most out of liveable Vienna – start exploring the stories of the city right here at the hotel. Each floor is devoted to a different theme, and every room tells its own Viennese tale. Immerse yourself in Viennese life and book your cosy room at The Capri hotel today.